In order to achieve excellent coaching, we work with a team of experts from various fields to assist us in improving our teaching methods.
José Ferreira - Qualified PGA Professional
José Ferreira is a Fully Portuguese qualified professional who has been coaching since 2006. José researched not only the game but also the most effective teaching methods. His desire to achieve perfection led him to Germany where he developed his skills as a putting specialist with Sam Putt Lab at Vandenberge Golf Academy. Here, he helped produce the television show Show Time for Golf. Later, he specialized in biomechanics with one of the world’s leading biomechanics specialists, Robert Neal (Biomechanics from Jim Mclean Academies in America and Founder of Byodinamics 3D). Recently, he established a high quality academy which was awarded World Best Boutique Hotel!!!
In his career as a Golf coach, José has worked alongside players of the Ladies European Tour, Challenge Tour and European Tour, along with David Frost and Max Kramer during the BMW Open 2008 in Munich and Emma Cabrera-Bello during the Ladies German Open in Gut Häusern in 2008.
Jason Hoyles - Qualified PGA Professional
Jason turned pro in 2002 and is a Fully Qualified P.G.A. Golf Professional. He is originally from Newcastle in the North East of England and emigrated here in 1999. He has spent his time at Barrington's Golf Academy in Vale do Lobo, Super Golf (Butch Harmon Academy) in Vilamoura and has been part of the Quinta do Lago group since 2004 as a full time teaching professional. He regularly attends golf shows and seminars keeping up to date with modern teaching methods. Jason is suitable for teaching all levels of players from beginners to low handicaps and professionals.
Russell McIntyre - Qualified PGA Professional
Russel started playing at the age of seven and played amateur golf at Dalmahoy Golf and Country Club. He joined Prestonfield Golf Club in 2007 as an assistant PGA professional and qualified in 2010. He then spent a further year teaching and playing on the Tartan Tour and two European Tour Pro-Ams.
He began training with TaylorMade at Wentworth, Turnberry and Kingsfield to become a custom fitting specialist and now holds this position at Quinta do Lago.
Graham Morgan- Physio Trainer
Graham Morgan BSc (Hon) Sports Science, Adidas Sports Conditioning Coach, TPI Cert. Golf Fitness Trainer. A life of sports participation and over 25 years as a Fitness Professional ensures Graham´s knowledge and experience is unrivalled in the Algarve. In the field of Sports Performance conditioning, having worked with International Sports Stars of Football, Rugby, Golf and Tennis, he is able to select and apply the correct training methods and programs to benefit the performance of both professional and recreational players.
“A biomechanical assessment of a players movement patterns provides the blue print for individual training routines. Focusing on mobility, stability, balance and acceleration, each player´s routine is designed to maximize their strengths and eliminate weaknesses.”
The Active Q fitness program was conceived and established by Graham in 2010, and the opening of the Active Q Gym in 2011, now provides a central location for the development and expansion of the program. Health, fitness and an active lifestyle are the key aims to ensure positive lifestyle enhancement and improved sports performance.