LGA PONDOK INDAH
LGA ROYALE JAKARTA
LGA DAMAI INDAH GOLF - BSD
LGA DAMAI INDAH GOLF PIK
Tommy is a fully certified Leadbetter coach based at Pondok Indah in Jakarta, Indonesia. He joined the Leadbetter Golf Academies again in 2017 having previously been attached to them in Korea in 2006.
He is an experienced KPGA Qualified Golf Professional. He spent his early years living between South Korea and America and later began working in the golf industry at several of the leading instruction brands in the world. He is highly passionate about golf and had been playing professional tournaments all around the world including Korea, China, and the United States.
In 2006, Tommy began working at the David Leadbetter Academy at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in South Korea. There he assisted senior Leadbetter coaches and helped organize the full-time training program. He traveled with the Leadbetter team to Australia for two of their 8-week winter training programs.
Following his time working and training at the Leadbetter Academy, Tommy went to study under Mike Bender whilst also assisting Mike with his Korean students during their lessons. His time at the Mike Bender academy enhanced his knowledge or the golf swing and taught him about the coaching philosophies that the world-renowned coach utilizes with the professional golfers he trains.
In 2010, Y.E Yang’s coach, Brian Mogg, opened an academy in South Korea. Tommy was enlisted to help with assisting Brian at his academy, working on the coaching team for both junior and professional players.
Throughout his extensive time spent at elite academies, Tommy has also continued to play on Korean National tours. He is an avid golfer and an extremely passionate coach, something which can be noticed in the positive and enthusiastic way he coaches his students.
- Leadbetter certified
- Korean PGA professional
- TPI Level 1, TPI Power Level 2 certified
- Trackman Level 1, 2 certified
Francois is former professional golfer and coach from South Africa, who has head roles as the Academy Director for LGA Royale Jakarta and Leadbetter South Africa. Having grown up in South Africa and played on the local tour there, he also worked with renowned South African coach Moose Gammon. Whilst based in South Africa he spent two years working at one of the country’s top academies in Johannesburg, BDGA Golf Academy, where he worked with amateurs, juniors and aspiring professionals. Whilst coaching in South Africa he also had the opportunity to work and learn from Hendrick Burhmann (former Asian and European Tour player) and Martin du Toit. On his first posting in Indonesia Francois worked with several elite junior players and quickly qualified as a certified Leadbetter Coach.
1. Leadbetter Certified Coach
2. Leadbetter Kids Certified
3. TPI Level 1 Certified
4. Gravity fit Certified
Randy is a respected and dedicated golf coach who has built his reputation for delivering an elite standard of golf instruction over many years of coaching in Jakarta. Randy has worked as the National Coach for the Jakarta National golf team and has demonstrated his proactive approach to coaching by attending numerous international coaching courses and completing additional certification programs.
Randy is a level two certified TPI coach, specializing in golf mechanics and junior coaching. He is also a level two certified Trackman coach, an accredited Harold Swash putting coach, and a certified K-vest professional. These accolades further enhance and expand his extensive knowledge of all areas of the game.
Randy has joined the Leadbetter team and is currently completing the Leadbetter certification program. He brings with him a wealth of experience and looks forward to helping golfers improve their game at the Leadbetter Academy at Royale Jakarta Golf Club. Randy was voted a ‘Top 75 International Teacher in the World’ by Golf Digest Magazine in 2020.
Harry Harwood is from England and grew up on the golf coast of Lancashire. Harry turned professional in 2015 and began the British PGA training program while coaching in London.
He then moved to the island of Jersey where he spent almost years specializing in junior golf, built an academy and progressed many junior golfers to success.
Harry is extremely passionate about growing junior golf as they are the future of our game. Harry has good experience in coaching golfers of all abilities individually and in group sessions. Harry pride himself on creating a relaxed, fun, and enjoyable atmosphere for golfers.
He likes to work on strong basic fundamentals in both long game and short game to improve consistency, while educating his students on their golf swing making changes easier to implement.
Morné Wolmarans is a fully Certified Leadbetter Instructor with over 14 years experience within the golfing industry. Most recently he has been focusing on long drive championships and junior development, making him a much sort after coach in his native South Africa
Amongst playing on tour in South Africa for 4 years, he is the 2016 South African Long Drive National champion and recently came into the world spotlight with a top 16 finish at the Global Infinity Series event in China, Mission Hills. His longest measured drive in competition is 429m.
In his own words Morné says he’s always been the “Go to guy” amongst his peers and fellow competitors for any swing and golf related advise. This has led to him working with both professionals, amateurs and juniors to help them develop greater distance.
Morné has a passion for the growth of the game and sees juniors as the future of the sport.
- Diploma in Golf in Directorship and Club Management
- GrafityFit Golf Coaches Course Certified
- TPI Certified
- TPI Junior 2 Certified
- PGA South Africa
John Thompson is originally from Bredasdorp a small town in the Overberg area, but spent most of his childhood in Ontario Canada. John moved back to Somerset West, South Africa once his schooling was completed and then his love for golf began while he was a student studying Information Technology. John began his PGA apprenticeship at Somerset West GC, before making the move to De Zalze Golf club as a shop assistant. John found his true calling while coaching for EOGA Golf Academy at Erinvale GC and now specialize in developing junior golfers. John uses fun and innovative setups to encourage the development of all the necessary movements and golfing skills.
After 2 years of coaching at EOGA golf Academy, John's biggest dream came true of returning to De Zalze Golf Estate as a Junior Development coach. John is looking forward to interact with all the members and visitors at the Leadbetter Golf Academy at Royale Jakarta Golf club and extremely excited to introduce the game to many young golfers with all the fun activities that I have developed.
Member of South Africa PGA
Shern Wei has been building up his reputation as a golf coach for the past 10 years in Malaysia. Having been mentored by Steven Giuliano, he also assisted him with multiple overseas trips, clinics and lessons. This has given Wei a unique perspective to how one of Asia's top coaches makes lasting improvements with students of all abilities.
Wei started his career path in golf by completing a sports science major in golf coaching. After this he turned Professional competing on multiple tours such as Asian Tour, Asean Tour, Thailand Tour and local Malaysia Tour. After a successful playing career, which was ended due to injury Wei has been focused on coaching ever since and feels he has found his true passion.
In early 2022 Wei joined the Leadbetter team and is currently the Academy Director for Damai Indah BSD. Wei finds great joy and satisfaction in helping all golfers improve their game.
Malaysia PGA Professional
Sports Science in Golf Coaching
Canadian Ahmad Bateman, Academy Director of LGA Damai Indah Golf PIK, has had a long and distinguished career on both sides of the Pacific, both as a tour player and, more recently, one of Asia’s most sought-after coaches. Ahmad started his career as a Club and Teaching Professional in Long Beach, California teaching golf for 9 years.
He was able to eventually transform his own game and went on to become a successful Tour Player for the next 15 years, winning on the Korn Ferry Tour and playing over 300 events on the Korn Ferry, PGA Tour, Asian Tour, European Tour and Japan Tours. Ahmad’s playing career featured multiple Player-of-the-Month awards on the Korn Ferry Tour as well as Korn Ferry Tour All-Time Records for Best Putting Average and Most Birdies in a Tournament (29).
He also set the still-standing World Record for Longest Birdie-Eagle streak in Professional Golf History while playing a Korn Ferry Tour event in 1996 (8 holes!). After Ahmad’s playing career he returned to his first love, teaching golf, first as the Head Professional at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei from 2007-2014 and then the past 9 years as a Coach to many of Thailand’s top juniors, amateurs and professionals (along with everyday golfers!).
Ahmad has been the coach for TK Ratchanon Chantananuwat from the age of 7 until present (16). TK is the World Junior #1 and youngest-ever winner of an OWGR Professional Tour event (at 15 years and 1 month TK won on The Asian Tour!) In 2022 and 2023 10 of Ahmad’s junior students in Thailand received full college scholarships to Universities in the USA, including Stanford, Georgia, Harvard and Purdue.
Ahmad has invented and developed a multi-functional obstacle and feedback system, the Subconscious Swing Trainer, that has helped many of his students, including TK and other elite ams, juniors and pros achieve rapid and permanent improvement. Ahmad’s wife is Indonesian and, after 30 years of practice, he is able to speak ‘conversational’ Bahasa Indonesia. He’s excited to finally be living in Indonesia and looking forward to the opportunity to help Indonesian golf grow both locally and on the world stage.
33 Years PGA of America Life Member
Hailing from Ayrshire, Scotland. Euan began his career in the golf industry by attending the University of the Highlands and Islands based at the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club before turning pro in late 2020. The British PGA Professional competed for 2 years on the Tartan Pro Tour circuit playing some of the worlds most famous golf courses.
Highly passionate about the game, Euan decided to utilise his knowledge from his professional golf degree and tournament experience by transitioning into coaching.
Euan takes pride in continuing to develop his skills by researching and learning from some of the industrys greatest names.
British PGA Member
SuperSpeed Golf Level 3
Leadbetter Certified Instructor