Our Instructors

We as professionals have to work with what the palyer has, no swing is broken. It is essential that players are given pictures and feelings in our lessons to help them understand the correct movements. We believe that each individual needs to develop in stages in order to build a repetitive swing. The mental and physical aspects of the golf swing are equally important to swing fundamentals. We believe in a learning developing environment not a teaching fixing environment...


Mathew Parker

Director of Instruction

Mathew is our first ever Director of Instruction. His role brings together his experiences and passion to excel our academy with the intention of offering the very best services in the country. His work has seen him travel on the European, Challenge and Satellite tours. In Dubai Mathew was Senior Teaching Professional at Al Badia Golf Club, followed by being part of the opening team to set up... and run the ETPI at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

2017 was a successful year for Mathew’s students, with wins at three professional events, including Luke Joy’s win at the King Hamad Trophy and in the amateur ranks with Steve Kelbrick’s EGF Order of Merit victory. Mathew comes from a golfing family which has yielded six professionals. He is highly motivated to get you playing the best golf possible by offering sessions in a relaxed, innovative and enjoyable style


Reynard Kleynhans

Teaching Professional

At the age of two Reynard received his first golf club as a gift and since then golf is his passion.  He comes from, Potchefstroom, a small town in South Africa.  During his educational years, he participated in several sports.  Reynard played rugby, cricket, and golf for his school’s first teams. His love for the game steered him to make his PGA Professional Career under PGA professional Liezl Klotz supervision at the Potchefstroom Country Club where he started coaching in 2013. Reynard played in several PGA events in South Africa and came short of victory a couple of times.

During school holidays he and his mentor Liezl presented Youth development golf training to many aspiring young golfers. He also assisted Liezl on a regular basis with golf lessons rendered at the North West University.  In December 2016 Reynard joint the Yas link team as a Golf Operation Attendant.  During September 2017 he started coaching and helped to develop a successful junior development program. Reynard is currently the Head of Junior Development at Yas Links Golf Academy.  He offers lessons with video analysis to all ages and strives to better each player golf skills during his time with them.     



April Varney

Teaching Professional

I have learnt that everyone is different, and together we must find what works best for you as an individual. I am very patient and will take the time to help you reach your true potential, play your best golf, and to really enjoy the game.