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Abu Dhabi Golf Club Appoints South Korean Coach

8.00am 23rd February 2012 - People

Jae Min Lee

Experienced instructor Jae Min Lee from South Korea has joined the award-winning coaching team at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

The 33-year-old, who comes from the Troon-managed Alpensia Golf and Country Club in Pyeong Chang east ofSeoul, is looking forward to making a difference to golfers in the Emirate and working closely with the growing Korean community.

“I’m committed to enhancing and expanding the Troon Golf experience for the Koreans here, the Golf Institute development programs and golf in Abu Dhabi,” said Jae, who is also studying accountancy.

“There are a lot of Koreans living and working in Abu Dhabi so it’s an exciting opportunity for me. “I’m keen to make a mark and really add to the tremendous reputation the club has.”

Jae has worked as an instructor at a range of clubs in the United States, including Mountain Brook Golf Club, Palm Springs Golf Centre and Castle Creek Golf Course. He has a bachelors degree in Agribusiness and professional golf management from the Arizona State University.

It was in Arizona where Jae made an impact on the 10,000-strong Korean community, coaching juniors right through to more senior players. He is a natural teacher and has also taught as a ski instructor and Sunday School teacher.

Danny Jakubowski, Director of instruction at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, believes Jae brings a wealth of talent and enthusiasm to his team.

“Jae is a huge asset for us and he not only offers a tremendous amount of experience but his passion for the game and teaching people is what has seen him deliver such great results for golfers of all standards in the past.”

“He has a distinct way of working with people which we think will be ideal for here and we are very much looking forward to seeing some fantastic results while he is in Abu Dhabi.”

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which hosts the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, offers one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences in the Middle East. The 27-hole layout is managed by Troon Golf and is a par-72, 7,600-yard course. The course provides a tough-but-fair challenge, with 18 holes of lush fairways, strategically placed bunkers and generous greens.

Luxurious golf resort experience

Abu Dhabi Golf Club presents itself as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, in full management with the renowned worldwide golf resort management organizations of excellence, Troon Golf. Fifteen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes fromAbu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests.

An oasis of tranquillity carved out of the desert, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features 27 Championship holes of golf, over 162 hectares of land. The course features an undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs with seven spectacular saltwater lakes.

Situated majestically overlooking the golf course is the impressive Clubhouse, built in the shape of a falcon with its wings outstretched, peering over the 18th green. As you look across the lakes from the far end of the course, the Clubhouse dominates the scene. It’s a marvellous, superbly-designed building to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

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