Emirates Golf Club News

Peter Cowen signs a two year extension with The Academy at Emirates Golf Club

One of the world's leading golf instructors, Peter Cowen has signed a new deal extending his affiliation with The Academy at Emirates Golf Club until the end of 2012.

Peter Cowen, who currently coaches some of the best golfers in the world, was recently presented with the award for 'UK Coach of the Year' at the 2010 UK Coaching Awards in London.  Cowen is credited with helping Lee Westwood to become the number one golfer in the world in 2010.  In addition to guiding Westwood to success, he has also coached a number of the world's top ranked golfers and is currently working with Race to Dubai runner-up and US Open winner Graham McDowell as well as Open winner Louis Oosthuizen.

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(L to R)Christopher May-General Manager,Dubai Golf;Peter Cowen and Andrew Whitelaw-Club Manager,Emirates Golf Club

The partnership means that Emirates Golf Club are able to utilise Peter's experience and expertise first hand during his regular visits to the Emirate.  He provides insights and training on the latest techniques and training methods, works with the team on the schedule and structure of lessons being offered and regularly brings his players to use the practice facilities and golf courses at the club. On his most recent visit to Dubai during the recent Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club, Peter Cowen commented, "Emirates Golf Club is a fantastic venue and I always enjoy the time that I spend here. The Academy is a superb facility offering the very best in tuition within the region and I am extremely proud to be associated with the facility and the team here."

The award winning Golf Academy was originally established in 1988 and currently teaches over 5000 students per year, from beginners to experienced players and from children as young as four years old.  The Academy is staffed by fully qualified PGA Professionals who are available to assist experienced and new golfers 'Every Step of the Way'.  A selection of lesson programmes are available including kindergarten golf, ladies sessions, dedicated putting lessons, on course playing tuition and a range of other individual and group lessons. Alternatively, programmes can be personally tailored to suit individual abilities and schedules.

The Academy is headed up by Senior PGA Professional Jamie Wood who said, "It is great to have extended the agreement with Peter Cowen and have such a respected and leading coach associated with the club.  Peter's enthusiasm for the game is infectious and he brings with him a real sense of knowledge and experience which ultimately is transferred onto every individual that we teach".

To find out more about taking lessons at the Emirates Golf Club please contact the Golf Academy on +971 4 380 2222 or email emiratesacademy@dubaigolf.com