Golf Pros


Danny JakubowskiDanny Jakubowski
Group Director of Instruction

Danny is excited to return to The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club where he will be acting as Group Director of Instruction for Troon Golf in Abu Dhabi. Danny believes that Saadiyat Beach Golf Academies unwavering commitment to Junior Golf, the Ladies development program and individual lesson packages compliments the relaxed and warm experience that our students enjoy.

He sees the diverse Academy team and their skills as a perfect fit on the island of happiness for both serious golfers and holiday makers alike.  As for coaching he is no slouch either. The current MEGA teaching professional of the year loves to teach and will be seen at Saadiyat Beach Golf for lessons on Sundays and Tuesdays.


Jaco StanderJaco Stander
Academy Instructor

Jaco Stander is very passionate golfer who hails from Pretoria, South Africa.

Jaco started playing golf with his dad at age 12, and he immediately fell in love with the game. In 2009 he went on to study Sport Science, as well as a PGA degree, and became fully qualified in April of 2014. Since then Jaco has developed his own teaching skills, while improving his own game. Jaco has enjoyed a successful period within the UAE PGA circuit already having secured several high placed finishes, his competitive experience enables him to deliver some great advice out on the course when conducting a playing lesson, which is one of his favourite way’s to help out his students. 
Jaco’s passion however now lies within teaching the game and he firmly believes that a great golf swing can be built around great posture.

Lewis Newcastle

Lewis Caseley
Academy Instructor

Lewis hails from Newcastle, England and trained with the British PGA after a strong Junior amateur record. He has been working at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club for 5 years, working in all areas of golf club operations and In this time he has also helped the Lofoten Links Golf Club in Norway where he specialized in growing the game from beginners to advanced players.

Lewis returned to continue to develop his career at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, and now as part of their expert golf academy team. Lewis Is an ideal coach for those wanting to start their game and for those wanting to take their game to the next level. He believes that his communication skills and positive energy are two of many key attributes that he delivers on the lesson tee and looks forward to working with players of all abilities. 


Federico Alba

Federico Alba
Academy Instructor

Federico Alba is a very passionate sportsman in love with the game of golf. Hails from Sicily, South of Italy, where he learned to play golf at a professional level after a professional football career with Palermo FC and Italian National Team Under 18.

British PGA Qualified and fluent in Italian, French and English, Federico is happy to share with his students the experience and knowledge gained after several years at one of Europe’s exclusive Golf Resorts.

Coaching and helping people to develop their golfing skills is his passion. Federico firmly believes that a solid swing can only be built through good fundamentals and strongly believes that it must also reflect the body characteristics of the pupil.



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