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Doha Golf Club

Meet The Professionals

Below you will find a brief bio for each of our PGA qualified professionals who teach here at Doha Golf Club.



Chris NicholLS

Chris started his golfing career at the Forest Of Arden Golf and Country Club where he gained invaluable experience working at several European tour events.

Chris qualified as a teaching professional in 2010. He has spent time with Pete Cowen and Mike Walker, gaining an in depth knowledge of their world renowned coaching philosophy.

Chris brings with him a wealth of experience, having taught at Garforth Golf Club in Yorkshire and also Reiters Golf School in Austria.

His past clients include County and International team members as well as PGA Professionals.


David Moreland, British PGA member


David qualified as a PGA professional in 1994 and was one of the first ever graduates of the Golf Management HND course initiated by the PGA and Kingston University, London. After coaching full time in London for 6 years David joined Doha Golf Club in 2001 as the Head Instructor. In 2007 he initiated the Qatar Golf Academy before becoming Director of Golf in 2008. David left the club for a few years returning in 2016 to help develop and manage the Doha Sports Park project. He is a highly experienced coach and actively involved in the Qatar Golf academy programs.


Mike Elliott, USA PGA member,
Languages - English, German

Mike became a Playing Professional / PGA Assistant Professional in 1988. Member of the Professional Golfers Association of America since 1995. Member of the Professional Golfers Association of Germany 1995-2010. National Coach Qatar since January 2011. Over 30 years of experience in Teaching and Mentoring beginners to Elite players. Attended annual Rules, Teaching, Agronomy and Sport Psychology Seminars from 1995 – 2010.


Hassan Benrokiya, Moroccan PGA Member
Languages - English, French & Arabic

He has also been a European Challenge tour & Alps tour also Member of the French PGA Section since 2000. From 2006 Hassan worked as Qatar National Coach for the Qatar Olympic Committee under Qatar Golf Association, to introduce, promote and developing golf in Qatar and the region.


Gary McGlinchey, British PGA Member




Anwar Ali, Indian PGA Member

Anwar turned pro in 1991 and played couple of tournaments in Indian tour. He coached golf for 4 years in our home golf club. Anwar joined Qatar Golf Association in 2005, and started teaching young kids who wanted to get in to golf, couple of them are now a part of Qatar National Team. Later started coaching the junior National team under-18, under-15 and ladies team. Continues to further encourage more Qatari kids to learn and play golf and grow the game in Qatar.


REB SOTELO BARENG

Reb has been a PGA Member of the Philippines directly after graduating from Golf Academy of America - San Diego in 2011. She has also been an LPGA T & CP Member of the Western Section of the Ladies Professional Golf Association since 2016. 

When she was in the Philippines, she was playing in the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour and was a Golf Instructor teaching individual lessons and running junior programs at various facilities in Manila.

In 2015 to 2017, she worked as Golf Coach for the Qatar Olympic Committee under the Qatar Women's Sports Committee and Qatar Golf Association to introduce and promote golf to female Qataris to be able to develop the Qatar National Women's Golf Team.


Edward Retief, South African PGA MembeR

Director of Tuition St Johns, Developed and managed all junior academy operations and golf program. Head of Tuition TPC Academy Glenvista Country Club. Sahara Kuwait, Developed Kuwait junior program alongside the international junior program, Head of Swing - children with down syndrome and autism in Kuwait. Trackman Level 2 certified, Swing Catalyst Certified, Certified Custom Fitter


Jeff Mathews, British PGA

Jeff is a British PGA Professional for 42 years. Head Pro at Bedlingtonshire Golf Club before moving to Lancashire in 1989 and teaching at Blackburn Driving Range. In 2001 built his own driving range and PAR 3 course at Samlesbury Hall near Preston.  After selling the business in 2009 Jeff became Secretary of the Lancashire PGA, and until he move to Doha in August 2021 he was the Teaching Pro at Lee Valley Driving Range in Rishton. Along the way Jeff has gained his European Tour Card; played in both the British Open and the Senior British Open; and have been Captain of both the North Region PGA and the Lancashire PGA in England.






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