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, hailing from Pretoria, South Africa, studied PGA and Sport-Science at The University of Pretoria before becoming fully qualified in 2014.
When Jaco became part of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s Teaching Team he thoroughly enjoyed his time teaching junior golfers and now runs a very successful Future Falcons program. He is dedicated to build successful group coaching programs and healthy relationships with his individual students.

Jaco strongly believes in teaching the Fundamentals of golf and building a solid swing around a student’s natural ability-and-swing characteristics, while using equipment like Trackman to achieve better performance. When teaching, Jaco strives to achieve the full potential of his students while maximizing enjoyment and keeping it simple.
The key to a successful lesson lies in constructive communication and a clear understanding in why a specific change has to be made.



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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