Coach team 2022

THE TEAM

At EPGA, we operate with the motto: “Your passion is our passion” with a team of professional, experienced, passionate PGA coaches.

EPGA – Where your golf game starts! 

ERNIE ELS

Brand representative

Ernie Els affectionately known as the Big Easy due to his gentle easy going demeanour and fluid rhythmic golf swing is one of the most engaging players in the modern game.

Ernie has over 70 professional career victories to his name, including Four Majors, Two World Golf Championships and seven World Match-play titles.

Ernie is one of the most prolific winners of his generation and the global reach of his victories is almost without parallel.

Ernie was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011 and received the prestigious Payne Stewart Award in 2015.

WILLIAM FYFE – PGA OF SCOTLAND

HEAD TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

Coach William Fyfe is from Aberdeen, Scotland.

He began his professional golf career at Kings Links Golf Center in Aberdeen, Scotland. William has more than 27 years of experience working in the golf industry at top coaching locations worldwide such as Butch Harmon Golf School – Portugal, Rio Secco Golf Club – Las Vegas, Aspire Golf Center – Scotland, the Paul Golf Center Lawrie – Scotland, Newmachar Golf Club – Scotland. William has more than 13 years in the role of the Director of Instructional.

During his career, William has had the opportunity to work, learn and accumulate valuable experiences from the world’s top experts and golfers.

Coming to EPGA as Head Teaching Pro, William aspires to bring his knowledge and experience to improve the game for Vietnamese golfers in particular and golf lovers in general.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Qualified with the PGA GB&I 2003
  • 3D BiomechanicsCertified
  • Quintic Ball RollCertified
  • Aimpoint Certified
  • Trackman Level 1 & 2 Certified
  • V1 Pressure Mat Certified
  • V1 Video analysis
  • 4D Motion Capture
  • TPI Level 1 Certified
  • TPI Junior Certified
  • Blast Motion
  • Trained under the Harmon Family for 5 years at various locations worldwide.

Eoghan Clerkin – PGA OF Ireland

TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

With over 9 years of international experience, Eoghan Clerkin from Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland joins the Els Performance Golf Academy team in Hanoi, Vietnam as Teaching Professional.

Working amongst some of the most respected instructors in the world, Eoghan assisted David Leadbetter with the opening and day-to-day operations at the Leadbetter Golf Academy, Hanoi including their junior development program.

His most recent posting was as the Director of Instruction for the Jack Nicklaus Academy Vietnam, introducing the most famous golfer of all times coaching philosophy to the people of Vietnam.

Prior to this he held a range of positions at some of the finest golf courses in the world including Warrenpoint Golf Club in Northern Ireland, home to Ryder Cup Player and 1989 European Tour Order of Merit Winner, Ronan Rafferty as well as Royal Tara in the Republic of Ireland before working in Orlando and Miami in the USA.

Eoghan gained his Professional Qualifications at the most respected PGA in the world the Great Britain and Ireland PGA. Diploma in Golf Directorship and Club Management. He is passionate about taking your game to the next level and believes that every golfer is an individual and will tailor his coaching to the individual’s needs.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Coaching for 15 years
  • Qualified with the PGA GB&I 2013
  • Leadbetter and Nicklaus Certified Instructor
  • Swing Catalyst Level 1
  • Bio Swing Dynamics Certified
  • Trackman Certified
  • Flightscope Certified
  • Titleist Club and Ball Custom Fitting Certified
  • Cobra Custom Club Fitting Certified
  • TaylorMade Custom Fitting Certified
  • Ping Custom Club Fitting Certified
  • Scot Cowx Certified Instructor
  • Scott Cowx Advanced Certified Instructor
  • V1 Golf Certified
  • V1 Pressure Mat Certified
  • Boditrak Certified Ground Mechanics
  • Sam Putt Lab Certified Level 1 and 2
  • Discover Golf Junior Coaching Level 2 Certified
  • US Kids Level 1 & Level 2 Certified

Jean-François LE QUERE – PGA OF FRANCE

TEACHING PROFESSIONAL

Jean-François LE QUERE is a full qualified golf coach and teacher, member of the PGA France.

He has been passionately coaching at EPGA since 2018. He started golf at the age of 5, and has always loved to play, and has played several times in the French Championship and European Team Championship.

He is most passionate about teaching this great game and passing on his advice. Graduated level 2 PGA France, he then passed another PGA diploma to become what he is today. “My aim is to improve my students understanding of the game whilst ensuring they have fun in the pursuit of better golf, as better never stops” – said Jean.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Coaching for 22 years
  • Titleist TPI Level Seminar
  • Golf Coaching Level 1 & 2 French PGA
  • Force and Motion
  • Golf Lab Certified Club Fitter
  • BodiTrak Certified Golf Ground Mechanics
  • Capto Level 1 & 2 Certified
  • FlightScope Professional Certification
  • K-Coach Level 1 Certification by K-Motion
  • Sam Putting Instructor Level 1 & Level 2
  • Smart2Move Ground Reaction Forces Level 1 Certified
  • Smart2Move BioSwing Dynamics Level 1 Webinar Certified
  • Swing Catalyst Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Instructor
  • V1 Pressure Mat Certified
  • SuperSpeed Certified Level 3
  • U.S Kids Golf Certified Coach

EUGENE MARAIS – PGA OF SOUTH AFRICA

PERFORMANCE TRAINER
TOP 50 U.S KIDS GOLF COACHES OF THE WORLD

Eugene started his golf studies in Pretoria, South Africa where he received his PGA Diploma from Centurion Golf Academy. While in his studies he found how important the function and movement of the body is in the development of a good stable swing. Eugene then went on by completing his TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) certification under Dr. Greg Rose.

With his new found passion in golf fitness, Eugene started using his knowledge with Academy players, some of whom went on to later play on the Sunshine Tour. Eugene previously worked as the Head Professional and Academy Director at the Alexandria Sporting Club in Egypt where he developed the academy and provided members with quality instruction. He worked closely with the Egyptian National Team as their fitness trainer as well as screening professional players who play on both the Mediterranean and Alps Tour.

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 9 years Golf Fitness Specialist
  • TPI Certified Level 2 Fitness
  • TPI Medical 2
  • Repsa Qualified Personal Training
  • Repsa Qualified Nutrition
  • Head Professional Alexandria Sporting Club, Egypt
  • Fitness Trainer for Professional Players on various Tours
  • Egyptian National Team Fitness Coach
  • Coaching golf for 7 years
  • Discover Golf Level 2 Certified
  • Gary Institute: Function Golf Specialist Certified
  • FMS – Functional Movements System Certified
  • Scott Cowx Certified
  • US Kids Level 1 & Level 2 Certified