Press Release | 01-12-17
August 08, 2021 – Aqaba, Jordan: PGA Qualified South African coach Jason Vermeulen joined Ayla Golf Academy’s team as Head Golf Professional, bringing with him vast technical and training expertise and experience garnered through years of working at international and regional courses and academies.
Vermeulen’s appointment to Ayla Golf Academy’s line-up of coaches is in line with the Ayla Oasis Development Company’s mission to promote and nurture the game locally while simultaneously laying the groundwork for upcoming sporting seasons, including local, regional, and international tournaments whether hosted by Ayla or attended by the Jordan National Team and Ayla Golf Club members.
Drawing on his experience in Kuwait, Dubai, and South Africa, to name a few, Coach Vermeulen brings with him more than a decade of experience in the field, with his professional certification by the PGA since 2014 and has a professional diploma in golf club management from the European Association of Golf Club Managers. His appointment will contribute to Ayla’s efforts to advance golf both locally and regionally by helping train a new generation of professional Jordanian golfers.
In 2020, with the support of Ayla Development Oasis Company, Walid Abu Al-Smeid the first Jordanian to receive the international certification in golf from the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) as a professional golf trainer.
Ayla Managing Director Sahl Dudin welcomed Vermeulen to the Ayla family, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome Jason to the team, and we look forward to his valuable contributions in supporting the development of golf in Jordan through his extensive experience managing Ayla Golf Club and working to qualify our junior teams in line with the club’s expansion and development plans.”
Ayla continuously works to develop the capabilities and skills of its staff, which it views as a basic pillar for success and development. The company constantly develops its human resource strategy in preparation for the current and future expansion and growth plans, offering specialized programs, workshops, and seminars that focus on the subjects of tourism, entertainment, residence, and various other activities.
Ayla also continues to expand the reach of golf through programs offered by its highly qualified staff at its international-level facilities that include the Ayla Golf Club, which features a world-class 18-hole course designed by veteran golf great Greg Norman. The course is qualified to host high-level international, regional, and local tournaments.