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Golf Centre of Excellence

At GEMS FirstPoint School our mission is to provide our gifted and talented students with a first-class education and a world-class golf coaching programme that holistically prepares them for collegiate and professional golf.

Working exclusively with the Claude Harmon 3 Performance Golf Academy at The Els Club, Sports City, our partnership offers an exceptional opportunity for young golfers to pursue their academic and vocational aspirations, whilst still fully focusing on their training and coaching. This unique pathway ensures that elite level junior golfers gain valuable qualifications and excel practically, providing a pathway into the professional game through scholarships to university or professional coaching centres. 

Features of the Programme 

  • A school that understands the pressures and demands to succeed on the elite golf pathway.
  • A bespoke curriculum that is tailored to support student success, with a commitment to limit the impact of the programme on core subject tuition.
  • A personalised timetable for each student enrolled on the programme.
  • Pastoral care and support to ensure that students are managing their schedules and maintain excellence in both their education and golf.
  • Regular communication with students and parents regarding performance in school and on the programme.
  • A commitment to encourage participation in internal and external competitions.
  • Transport between the school and golf facility, provided by School Transport Services (STS).
  • Opportunities for holistic development, for example: DP World Tour Golf Futures Workshops, Athlete Development Seminars and DP World Tour Championship ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’.
  • World-class golf coaching from the Claude Harmon 3 Performance Golf Academy.
  • Access to, and use of, professional-standard equipment and technology.
  • Fitness, strength and conditioning training in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Sponsored training and competition kit.
  • Yearly opportunities to engage in individual and group sessions with Claude Harmon.
  • A full junior golf membership at The Els Club.
  • Optional fitness sessions with the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) medical professionals.
  • College application planning and support with ForeCollegeGolf (FCG).

Recent UAE School Competition Successes on the Programme  

  • DASSA Secondary Golf Final 23-24- 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Place.
  • DASSA Secondary Golf Final 23-24- 32% Qualifying Final Entries.
  • DASSA Secondary Golf Competition 23-24- 25% Overall Student Entries.
  • Dubai School Games Par 3 Competition 23-24- 1st Place.
  • British Schools Middle East (BSME) Golf Tournament 23-24- 3rd Place.
  • British Schools Middle East (BSME) Golf Tournament 23-24- Nearly 25% Overall Student Entries.
  • DASSA Secondary Golf Final 22-23- 1st Place.
  • Dubai School Games Par 3 Competition 22-23- 1st Place and Most Valuable Player.



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