HKGTA COACHES

DAVID FREEMAN
DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION

PGA

Originally hailing from Wales, and with a distinguished 24-year coaching career in Hong Kong, David Freeman has been a British PGA Class A Golf Professional since 1996 and has gained numerous accolades throughout his time as both a player and coach. Career highlights include multiple Hong Kong Order of Merit Champion awards, and playing as Hong Kong's World Cup representative, along with a period as a full-time Asian Tour player.  Formerly the Head Teaching Professional at the Hong Kong Golf Club and Hong Kong national team travelling coach, David now specialises in the development of elite juniors, including many Hong Kong National Junior Team players, as well as Hong Kong-representative amateur players.

Fluent in English and with conversational Cantonese, David draws on his own extensive playing and coaching experience to help players at all levels maximise their potential.

MARELI JOUBERT
LEAD INSTRUCTOR

PGA of South Africa

Hailing from South Africa, Mareli Joubert is a University of Pretoria Sports Science graduate, with over a decade of professional golf coaching experience. Her extensive golfing qualifications include TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Level 3 Fitness Professional and Level 1 Swing Catalyst, and she was previously recognised as Western Cape’s Teaching Professional Of The Year.

 

An outstanding player herself, Mareli joins PGA Youth Development and HKGTA after a distinguished career in South Africa – most recently as Head Teaching Professional at De Zalze Golf Club, and PGA AA class student lecturer, both in Stellenbosch. Her experience and passion, along with studies encompassing sports and exercise science, biomechanics, sports psychology, nutrition and children’s golf coaching, make Mareli a valuable addition to the team.

Not all practices and trainings are created equally. With our detailed understanding of how students grasp golfing techniques, we craft lesson plans to ensure students are simultaneously learning and having fun. Gone are the days of beating balls from sunrise to sunset, we believe in varied practice that engages students to tackle challenge after challenge, keeping our students inspired and wanting more.