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Meet the Team

Chloe Beacon | Membership Manager

Country: Durban, South Africa

Background: I was born and raised in South Africa, moved to England in my teens before relocating to one of the most exciting countries in the world; China. Having spent time in Africa, Europe and Asia, it seemed my next home was inevitable; the mysterious and alluring Middle East. Whilst new to the golf industry, I have had many years experience working abroad within hospitality and marketing.

Interests: I love meeting people, exploring new places (especially those off the beaten track) and learning about different cultures. My keen interests include travel, my boy cats (Jorge and Sanchez), photography, yoga and any kind of cheese.

Jerome Ackermann | Tournament Coordinator

Country: Kysna, South Africa

Background: Originally started as a primary school student teacher before entering the golf retail industry as Pro Shop Supervisor at the Pezula Championship Golf Course in the Western Cape. Spent three years at the prestigious Pinnacle Point Beach, Golf & Heritage Estate playing a multi-faceted role as pro shop assistant, operations supervisor and golf coordinator.

Interests: Rugby, travelling and experiencing new adventures, meeting new people.

Masooma Hayat | Reservations Supervisor

Country: Bahrain

Background: I was born in Muharraq but raised in Safrah in the south of Bahrain, close to the Royal Golf Club. I started work at the Club in 2008 as a receptionist and was promoted to senior reservationist in 2011. I became the reservations supervisor in 2015 and now oversee a team of four. I really enjoy my work as I get to meet such a wide range of people from all different countries and cultures.

Interests: Cinema, dining out, cosmetics & spending time with my family.

Phil Waine | Director of Golf

Country: England, United Kingdom

Background: Graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2006 with a BA (Hons) Management in Golf degree and later completed the Foundation Degree in Professional Golf (PGA) at the University of Birmingham in 2012 and turning professional in 2009. Since graduating in 2006, have always worked in the golf industry with Crown Golf, the UK’s largest golf course operator and Marriott Golf at the European Marriott flagship venue the Forest of Arden in central England. In 2010 moved to Abu Dhabi and worked at Abu Dhabi Golf Club managed by Troon Golf for 5 years before making the move to Bahrain in 2015 to become the Director of Golf at the Royal Golf Club. Along the way have worked at some of the most prestigious events including the Open Championship, Volvo PGA, Curtis Cup, Mallorca Classic, Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Interests: Everton FC, travelling to new countries/places each year, keeping fit and being active by playing sports that include football, golf, tennis, boxing, running & swimming. Playing golf on both a competitive and social level.


Scott Sellars | Golf Operations Manager

Country:  England, United Kingdom
Background:   Graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Sports Management and Golf in 2010. As part of this degree I gained invaluable operational experience working at Frenchman’s Creek Country Club in Florida.  I then went on to turn professional in 2012 and completed the PGA foundation degree in 2016. Whilst studying, I gained 4 years of experience working for BGL, one of the largest golf course operators in the UK, before moving to Foxhills in Surrey where I progressed to Golf Operations Manager.
Interests:  All sports, especially golf, football and yoga, West Ham FC supporter, love to attend live sporting and music events and visiting new countries as often as possible.