As the dust settled on the DP World Tour Championship, top coach Peter Cowen hosted a workshop for his Academy pros at Jumeirah Golf Estates on Monday.
Cowen has been in town for two weeks coaching his players at the Aviv Dubai Championship and the DP World Tour Championship being held on the Fire and Earth courses respectively at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
From coaching the likes of Ian Poulter, Danny Willett, Jazz Janewattananond, Thomas Pieters and Victor Perez, his attention turned to hosting all the pros from the Peter Cowen Academies at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates.
A total of 24 pros, 19 male and five female attended the session.
Cowen commented on the importance of these days: “I always like to spend time with my pros whenever I am in Dubai. It is important that they follow my philosophy of golf teaching and technique. They all have their own personality, which is important to project, but with the basics of the game it is important to follow one method. I have put my name to these academies, so they are all representing my Peter Cowen brand and reputation, which I am hugely proud of.
“I always like to think that I am available for all my pros to contact me, whether I am in Dubai or travelling. We had some excellent Q&A sessions during the day. It is all about the pros trying to improve themselves as golf coaches for the academies and the end goal is to improve the golf of our clients.
“What I bring to the table is experience and up-to-date research and development on the swing that is proven through all my players on tour.
“The game is becoming more and more dependent on the mental side of the game, but if the mechanics are not correct, there is no point advancing to the mental element. Getting the mechanics correct is the first stage of improvement and never forget that hard work cannot be avoided.”
Cowen’s philosophy is based on learning the movements and patterns of the golf swing and training the brain. He stresses that lots of work can be done away from the range and the golf course. At home, the office and at work, amateurs and pros can practise swing movements.
“I have been doing these workshops for 15 years since I established my first Peter Cowen Academy at Emirates Golf Club, and will continue to host them as long as I have my academies in Dubai,” he added.
Cowen will travel to his home and headquarters in Rotherham this week and return to the UAE when the DP World Tour comes to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in January.