Our Philosophy

At Education City Golf Club, we strive to build lasting relationships with our students, taking pride in their progression. Whether beginner or seasoned golfer, our aim is to improve together. Every golfer has different needs and therefore our philosophy is focused on not only being flexible to different learning styles but empathetic to our student’s needs.

We are constantly delivering a wide collection of carefully orchestrated lessons, versatile in approach with programs suitable for individuals or groups. Our highly qualified instructors are continuously developing themselves and trained to apply detailed holistic solutions.

The Center of Excellence specializes in nine core competencies from swing techniques, biomechanics, proper mindset, and wellbeing. Our resources are second to none, with a Centre of Excellence boasting, all the latest state of the art equipment monitoring data on ball flight with 3D swing analysis, enhanced with the extensive practice areas both inside and outside, all collates to a great teaching environment. We learn from every pupil and take pride in recording their data from day one analyzing the progress made, measuring every step of the journey.

If you are looking to learn golf in Doha or improve your golf game by having lessons our Centre of Excellence is one of the most advanced facilities in the world to learn golf in Qatar.

wellbeing. Our resources are second to none, with a Centre of Excellence boasting, all the latest state of the art equipment monitoring data on ball flight with 3D swing analysis, enhanced with the extensive practice areas both inside and outside, all collates to a great teaching environment. We learn from every pupil and take pride in recording their data from day one analyzing the progress made, measuring every step of the journey.

 

If you are looking to learn golf in Doha or improve your golf game by having lessons our Centre of Excellence is one of the most advanced facilities in the world to learn golf in Qatar.

Individual Lessons

45 Minute Lesson - 450 QAR

45-minute lesson with a PGA Professional. There are a variety of experiences on offer at the Centre of Excellence; the state-of-the-art technology will be utilized to ensure you get the most out of your lesson. Any aspects of the game can be covered during the lesson. Includes complimentary practice on the day of your lessons.

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Centre of Excellence package - 6000 QAR

For a long term individual package, we offer our Centre of Excellence Program.
With an annual package of lessons once per month and unlimited practice, this program will get you from the lesson area to the golf course!
 

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Package Lessons

5 x 45 Minute Development Lessons 2025 QAR

5 x 45 Minute Development Lessons 2025 QAR

A specific game improvement package designed specifically for you. Using the latest technology, improvement during the term will be tracked and analysed. Included in the cost is the option to join a weekly theory class at the Centre of Excellence.

  • Includes 1 x bucket of balls on day of lesson at The Range
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8 x 45 Minute Development Lessons - 3080 QAR

8 x 45 Minute Development Lessons - 3080 QAR

A specific game improvement package designed specifically for you. Using the latest technology, improvement during the term will be tracked and analysed. Included in the cost is the option to join a weekly theory class at the Centre of Excellence.

  • Includes 1 x bucket of balls on day of lesson at the Range
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12 x 45 Minute Development Lessons - 4320 QAR

12 x 45 Minute Development Lessons - 4320 QAR

A specific game improvement package designed specifically for you. Using the latest technology, improvement during the term will be tracked and analysed. Included in the cost is the option to join a weekly theory class at the Centre of Excellence.

  • Includes 1 x bucket of balls on day of lesson at The Range
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Group Lessons

This Get in to Golf program is a short program, lasting 4 weeks with weekly one hour lessons, to introduce you to golf a whole. Every week’s lesson is designed to be fun packed mixing a little theory encouraging the proper body movements.
Starting with putting and chipping games then pitching moving quickly onto the thrill of hitting your first drive. After the first four-week session we are confident that you will have built a good foundation and understanding of the game of golf, allowing you to continue with further group coaching.
The lesson schedules can be found in the sign up area below. (Please visit Ladies Group Lessons for ladies only classes)

This Get in to Golf program is a short program, lasting 4 weeks with weekly one hour lessons, to introduce you to golf a whole. Every week’s lesson is designed to be fun packed mixing a little theory encouraging the proper body movements.

Starting with putting and chipping games then pitching moving quickly onto the thrill of hitting your first drive. After the first four-week session we are confident that you will have built a good foundation and understanding of the game of golf, allowing you to continue with further group coaching

children golf lessons

Children Golf Lessons

The Junior Golf Play to Par Development Program is the heart and soul of all our tuition available at the Education City Golf Club. We focus not only on golf but also the key areas of a child’s cognitive development:

• Mobility
• Motor Skills
• Coordination

We aim is to deliver a safe, fun and healthy environment but also a memorable one, as we encourage learning through a multitude of fun exercises.

The Children will be continuously assessed gaining certification throughout their journey. Our goal is to guide them towards playing a competent game of golf on the 6 Hole Championship course.
The program will run over 4 weeks, with weekly 45-minute sessions.  The cost of the program is 600 QAR for the 4 week Program which includes special gifts for the children on registration and a extensive testing day at the end of the program for your child to progress to the next level.

Ladies Golf Lesson

Ladies Golf Lesson

The key to playing better golf is practice and there can be few better places to do this than Education City Golf Club. With our new Centre of Excellence we are putting together our golf lesson packages. We pride ourselves on tailoring golf to the specific needs of the individual.

Group lessons are a great way to learn in a fun environment, while spending time with friends. We have group lessons scheduled throughout the week for ladies (please see information above). You also have the option to create your own group (6-12 people), if the days and times do not work for your schedule and/or you already have an established group.

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Ladies Golf Lesson
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Track Man

At our Centre of Excellence, our golf professionals will be able to monitor more data to help improve your golf game under the guidance of expert tuition.

The centre of Excellence has a number of TrackMan units to help monitor ball flight and impact data.

What factors we can track at the Centre of Excellence?

Attack Angle is the direction the club head is moving (up or down) at impact.

Shots hit off the ground should have a negative attack angle in order to create “ball first” contact. However, golfers with slower club speeds should be careful not to hit too much down (negative attack angle) with their irons. This will affect the golfer’s potential distance. To maximize distance with your driver, hitting up on the ball (positive attack angle) is a must. The driver’s loft should be chosen so that it complements the golfer’s attack angle. Having a positive attack angle does not guarantee maximum distance. The fit of the club is also an essential piece of the puzzle.

 

Smash Factor is ball speed divided by club speed. Smash Factor relates to the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball.The higher the smash factor the better the energy transfer. A golfer would hope to achieve a smash factor near 1.50 on driver shots.

That means for a 100 mph club speed the ball speed would be 150 mph. The higher the loft of the club, the lower the smash factor is expected to be. A PW should have a smash factor near 1.25.

 

Golfer A has a club speed of 100 mph and a smash factor of 1.40. Golfer A’s ball speed is 140 mph.

Golfer B has a club speed of 100 mph and a smash factor of 1.50. Golfer B’s ball speed is 150 mph.

The 10 mph difference in ball speed between Golfer A and Golfer B equates to approximately 20 yards in distance between the two golfers even though they have the same club speed.

 

Club Speed determines a golfer’s potential distance. Club Speed is the speed the club head is traveling immediately prior to impact. More club speed equals more potential distance. In fact, adding 1 mph of club speed can increase your distance by up to 3 yards with the driver. The highest recorded club speed is 150 mph! This was accomplished by the two-time world long drive champion, Jamie Sadlowski.

 

Ball Speed is the speed of the golf ball immediately after impact

Ball speed is created by club speed and impact. Bad impact such as shots hit on the toe or heel will reduce the potential ball speed. “Glancing blows” created by hooks, slices, and hitting too much down on the ball can also reduce the potential ball speed. Although a golfer’s club speed is key to potential distance, the ball speed that is created at impact is the biggest factor in how far the ball actually carries.

Gaining 1 mph of ball speed can increase your driver distance by up to 2 yards. The highest recorded ball speed is 225 mph by former long drive champion Ryan Louw.

Carry is the distance the ball travels through the air.

An important thing to know about carry is that the value is given for a landing area that is the same height as where the ball is hit from. Then the golfer can adjust for uphill and downhill shots on the course.

This reason is why carry is sometimes referred to as “carry flat”. Using the club speed definition, we would expect the average male amateur to hit their driver as far as the average LPGA Tour player.

However, the actual difference is more than 20 yards. Ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate must be optimized to reach a golfer’s potential distance. LPGA Tour players are some of the best in the world at optimizing these numbers and getting the most out of their club speed.

 

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Club Path is the direction the club head is moving (right or left) at impact.

Most golfers relate this number to hitting the ball “in-to-out” or “out-to-in”.

A positive value means the club is moving to the right of the target at impact (“in-to-out” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means it is moving to the left of the target (“out-to-in” for a right-handed golfer).

To hit a straight shot, the club path should be zero. The club path is part of what influences the curvature of the shot. It also is part of what determines the ball’s starting direction.

An “in-to-out” club path is necessary to hit a draw and an “out-to-in” club path is necessary to hit a fade. The optimal club path depends on the type of shot the golfer wants to play. A golfer may want to hit a 5 yard fade, straight shot, or 10 yard draw. Each of these shots has its own optimal club path.

 

Face Angle is the direction the club face is pointed (right or left) at impact. Most golfers refer to this as having an “open” or “closed” club face.A positive value means the club face is pointed to the right of the target at impact (“open” for a right-handed golfer) and a negative value means the club face is pointed to the left of the target (“closed” for a right-handed golfer). Face angle is the most important number when determining the starting direction of the golf ball. The ball will launch very closely to the direction the club face (face angle) is pointed at impact.

To hit a straight shot, the face angle should be zero. The optimal face angle depends on the type of shot the golfer wants play. A golfer may want to hit a 5 yard fade, straight shot, or 10 yard draw. Each of these shots has its own optimal face angle.

Spin Rate is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact

Spin rate has a major influence on the height and distance of a shot. Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions. A high spin rate is the enemy, particularly when hitting in to the wind. One way to reduce spin is to hit a lower lofted club. Practice taking one or two clubs more (5 iron instead of 7 iron) and swing easier.

This will help you control your ball flight and distance. More loft generally increases spin rate. All things being equal, more club speed will also increase spin rate.

Launch Angle is the angle the ball takes off at relative to the ground.

Launch angle is highly correlated to dynamic loft. Launch angle will always be a little less than dynamic loft, but will have a similar value.

Along with ball speed, launch angle is a primary component to determining the height and distance of a shot. Every golfer should be fitted to achieve the optimal balance of launch angle and spin rate based on their club speed and ball speed.

Dynamic Loft is the amount of loft on the club face at impact.

The golfer’s attack angle, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the club head, whether the club face is open or closed to the club path, and where the ball makes contact on the club face can all impact the dynamic loft.

Creating the proper dynamic loft for the golfer’s club speed is important to creating the optimal trajectory and maximizing carry.

Too much dynamic loft can send the ball too high into the air and reduce the golfer’s distance.
Too little dynamic loft can send the ball too low making the ball roll out excessively causing it difficult to judge distance.

 

Meet
The Professionals

Anthony Caira
Head PGA Golf Professional

A Certified Club Manager, PGA Director of Golf and a Fellow of the PGA. Anthony heads up the Center of Excellence having gained two decades of experience from his two previous positions in Scotand being the Director of Golf at Kirriemuir Golf Club and General Manager of Kirkcaldy Golf Club. Although Anthonys true passion lies in teaching and his ultimate aim is to build an elite team of Professionals to grow the game in Qatar and develop as many people both young and old into the sport. He firmly believes the big secret is built around a holistic foundation of learning nine key competencies. Anthony is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute for fitness, specializes in golf nutrition and Time Management for Golf. Anthony is married to Donna with two daughters, Julia and Olivia. He is the consummate sportsman, loves playing squash in particular, but has become particularly fond of a run round Oxygen Park.

Rachel Choi
PGA Golf Professional

Rachel has been a member of the PGA of America since graduating with a professional golf management degree at the University of Idaho in 2015. Since the start of her career, her experiences include roles in private, resort, and administrative facilities. The highlights of her university internships are a summer at the PGA Headquarters in Palm Beach, Florida as a member of the Player Development team as well as working as the Junior Golf Director at the Western New York PGA Section where she ran over 40 junior and professional events. After 3 years as an assistant professional at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, she decided to pursue a more teaching focused career and went overseas to the Els Performance Golf Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her love for teaching has brought her to Education City Golf Club where she hopes she can continue to help golfers be the best they can be. Rachel is fluent in English and Korean.

Martin Steel
PGA Golf Professional

Martin spent his formative professional years at The Metropolitan Golf Club located on the world renowned Melbourne Sandbelt in Australia. Martin then moved to the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the host venue of the European Tour’s HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship where he spent 6 years assisting to develop the academy. Martin is a AAA rated PGA Professional with the PGA of Australia and also holds Certification as a Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute. Martin aims to continue growing the game of golf in the State of Qatar, and develop his students to reach their full golfing potential. His coaching philosophies stem from extensive research and time spent with some of the industry’s leading golf coaches and high performance institutes. Martin delivers clear and simple concepts to his students ensuring they can practice efficiently and see results.

Alex Day
PGA Golf Professional

Alex first got into golf in his hometown of Lichfield in the UK. As his passion for the game grew, he went on to represent his county at all levels, and after graduating from Gloucester University in 2001, decided to join the professional team at the Belfry. In 2005 Alex successfully completed his PGA studies achieving distinction grades in golf coaching and swing theory.

His first move overseas came in 2010 where he helped develop the first green golf course in Muscat, Oman. Following this, he managed and established an Academy to create a pathway from the junior programme to the National Squad. After 4 years in the Middle East, he moved to Russia where he supported in the development of another prestigious club and secured the first PGA education pro-gram at Zavidovo PGA National.

More recently Alex was appointed by IMG Golf Services for the development of its Academy at Dreamland Golf Club in Baku, Azerbaijan. Here he helped set strategic direction for the growth of the game and was successful in coaching Azeri’s into representing club and country at international amateur tournaments.

Alex firmly believes in offering a holistic approach to his coaching. He has achieved ‘Advanced’ PGA status, is TPI level 2 certified, and continually attends coaching conferences to further his knowledge and professional development. He has worked successfully with complete novices through tour professionals.

Personal Training

At Education City Golf Club we provide golfers and non golfers with Personal training options to help you meet your life goals. On the first session we will get you started with a personal consultation and get to know your specific goals be it golf-related, sports-related or lifestyle.

We will include:

  • One to one training consultation with our personal trainer
  •  Tour of the facility and specific training area
  • Goal setting discussion

Personal Training Fees:

  • QAR 300 – Member per 1-hour session
  • QAR 350 – Non Member per 1-hour session

To get started, please contact our Fitness Coach, Myles Taylor.

Myles Taylor

Personal Training

Contact

+974 556 14 124

With over 15 years of industry experience, Myles is an expert when it comes to golf specifics with a low hcp of 4 and a swing speed faster than the PGA Tour average, he knows what you need to do to improve strength, mobility, and flexibility if your looking for some extra yardage off the tee! A fully qualified PT that can assist with all forms of self-improvement with a positive focus towards mindset adjustments that create sustainable habits for life!

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