Meet the Pros 2018-04-12T23:35:32+00:00

Meet The Pros

Our team of fully qualified PGA Professionals have a wealth of experience and the latest teaching technology on hand to ensure that every lesson delivered is both effective and enjoyable.  We have three highly experienced golf professionals, and you can meet them here.

Marcus Casey

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Marcus started his golf career in Durban, South Africa. After a successful amateur career he moved to Ireland where he started his golfing career at the prestigious Portmarnock Golf Club. Upon completion of his P.G.A studies Marcus established ActiveGolf.

ActiveGolf was Ireland’s first golf performance centre. Marcus was then approached by the South Australian College of Elite Golf to take up the position of Director of Instruction. Whilst in this position Marcus was named as Head Coach and High Performance Manager for the State of South Australia. In this role, Marcus developed and implemented programs used from grass roots junior development all the way to elite and professional players competing on major tours including the Asian, European and US PGA Tour.

Marcus’s approach to coaching is a holistic one. Marcus believes that in order to reach your full potential every aspect of your game must be analysed. He believes that a golf lesson should leave the pupil inspired and informed on how to reach their golfing goals. Having taught every level of golfer, from complete beginner to successful tour player, Marcus is taking golf lessons and training to another level here in Almouj Golf. As Marcus is a fully qualified T.P.I Golf fitness professional, an AA rated member of the P.G.A of Great Britain and Ireland and having worked with world-renowned coaches such as Pete Cowan, Jim McLean Marcus has the skills and knowledge to help you on your golfing journey.

Steven Troup

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Steven was introduced to golf at the age of 12 by his father and was inspired to take it much more seriously after being mesmerized watching Tiger Woods win his first major at the 1997 US Masters. He has been a member of the Professional Golfers Association since 2004. After qualifying at the Kings Links Golf Centre in his home town of Aberdeen, Scotland in 2007 Steven was offered a role of Teaching Professional at Doha Golf Club, Qatar where he worked for 8 years with latter part of that being at the Qatar Golf Academy overseen by world renowned coaches Pete Cowan and Mike Walker.

Steven has been a member of the Almouj Golf Professional staff since April 2015 and was attracted to moving to Oman because of how new the golf market is in Oman and the incredible potential it has to develop a great deal of players of all ages. In November of 2016 Steven given by the Oman Golf Committee the additional role of National Team Manager for the Omani Men and U18 golf teams and is entrusted with the development of the players and the management of the team affairs.

Steven’s coaching philosophy is simple – ‘To enrich lives through golf and create learning experiences where players are developed in a way that suits the their physical attributes, current skills, experiences and needs’ Over the last 12 years of coaching Steven has learned from some of the best in the business including Pete Cowan and Mike Walker (Coaches of several Major Champion Golfers) and Phil Kenyon (European and PGA Tour Putting Coach). Steven is equipped with knowledge of coaching players of all levels and ages from beginner to tour player. He brings a wealth of expertise to the Almouj Golf as well as being a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Coach, SAM Putt Lab Accredited coach and is also a one of three Professionals in the Middle East qualified to coach the Aimpoint Green Reading system used by Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Lydia Ko to name a few.

Josh Thornton

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Josh started playing golf at age of 10 on an oil-based course in Dukhan, Qatar. After moving back to the UK to attend Loughborough University, to complete a degree in Industrial Design, Josh took the decision to enrol on the PGA training programme.

Josh began his training with the PGA at Forest Hill Golf Club in England. During his first year he was awarded 2nd PGA Rookie Assistant of the Year and 1st TGI Midland Assistant; he completed his training in 2013, graduating as 6th Titleist Trainee of the Year and 1st in the Equipment Technology element of the programme.

Whist at Forest Hill Golf Club Josh was part of a team that comprised of one qualified PGA Professional and two PGA Assistant Professionals who catered for a large coaching clientele and Junior Academy. Josh is well-versed in coaching and instructing diverse individuals at all levels of the game with excellent feedback, which has led to recommendations and repeat business.

Josh harbours a passion for the game of golf, striving to help improve his pupils in addition to his own game. He enjoys playing competitive golf and has played in a number of top events in the UK and Middle East, including a full season on the MENA Tour 2013 (Middle East & North Africa) and via sponsors invite – the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 2013 on the European Tour.

Josh enjoys being part of the Al Mouj Golf Team and relishes the opportunity to help golfers of all abilities to meet their goals and get more enjoyment out of the game.

Enquiries

To contact the Academy Team:

Phone: +968 22 00 59 90
Email: academy@almoujgolf.com

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