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New PGA Teaching Professional Joins Pun Hlaing Golf Club - Meet Phil Moore

Updated: Oct 9

Phil Moore’s Story


Phil is originally from Ballymena in Northern Ireland and grew up playing Golf at Ballymena Golf Club. Then proceeded to turn Professional at the age of 21 and worked firstly at the Johnny Foster Golf Academy as an Assistant Teaching Professional. He then proceeded to join Cleobury Mortimer GC as the Head Professional before moving on Murcar Links GC in Aberdeen, Scotland to develop the Junior Academy and Coaching Programs. Then Phil’s ambitions got the better of him and he accepted the exciting opportunity to be Head Professional at Safaa Golf Club in Saudi Arabia at the King Abdulla University of Science & Technology in Jeddah.

Phil was interested in this opportunity at Pun Hlaing as soon as the position was advertised and he joins the team with over 13 years of International coaching experience. He has vast experience in developing players of all abilities; from Grass roots Juniors and beginner Golfers to high level amateur players.


Phil graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Applied Golf Management Studies in 2013, and has continued his personal development since his degree. He most notably become a TPI Certified Instructor, a Swing Catalyst Level 2 Instructor and a US Kids Certified Coach. Also furthered his coaching knowledge by working with European Tour Coaches, critically acclaimed Junior Coaches, Psychologists and Physical Trainers.

Phil has extensive experience in developing Junior Academies, having achieved success in the UK and Saudi Arabia. This combined with an extensive Schools Coaching Program lead Phil to be nominated for Coach of the Year with Sport Aberdeen in 2017.

Phil is very passionate, knowledgeable and looking forward to meeting all the members at Pun Hlaing and hoping to help them improve their Golf in the near future.

Golfing Bio

  • Started playing Golf aged 12

  • Achieved a handicap of 5 by aged 15

  • *Interesting fact* never played off a 6 handicap

  • Part of the Ballymena Junior Team that reached the Fred Daly Quarter Finals in 2007

  • Attended the Darren Clarke Golf School from 2007-2009

  • Shot the lowest round by 4 shots at Junior Cup Qualifying in 2009

  • Turned Professional in 2012 off of a 2 handicap

Coaching Bio

  • Completed his degree in Applied Golf Management Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2013

  • Worked under European Tour coach Johnny Foster in 2013

  • Nominated for Coach of the Year with Sport Aberdeen in 2017, for my innovative schools program in Aberdeen and growing the Junior Membership numbers at Murcar Links from 32 to 187

  • TPI Certified level 1 Instructor

  • SAM Puttlab Level 2 Certified Instructor

  • Swing Catalyst Level 2 Instructor

  • US Kids Certified Coach

  • Junior Golf Alliance Member


Other things about Phil

  • Favorite hobby is Darts

  • Favorite football teams are Manchester United & Aberdeen F.C

  • Favorite club in the bag is my 5 iron

  • Favorite Golfer is Rory McIlroy

  • My dream four ball would be George Best, Liam Neeson and Paul Stirling

  • Favorite Golf Course is The V Golf Club in Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Other favorite sports outside of golf are Darts, Football, Cricket, Rugby and Tennis

  • My Future dream in Golf is to qualify & make the cut at the Open Championship


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