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The first academy of its kind in Asia, The Els Performance Golf Academy is a state-of-the art centre of excellence. Accessible from both Ocean and Valley Courses, The EPGA is Ernie's latest offering in sharing his success story across the globe; giving juniors and adults an opportunity to learn the game the way it should be played.


At the Els Performance Golf Academy Malaysia we believe playing the finest golf means keeping things simple; utilizing the very latest teaching techniques and video swing analysis our PGA qualified coaches will help you to develop and refine your game through personalized attention resulting in simple focused steps any golfer can take to improve their swing, their strategy and ultimately their score. Regardless of ability, age or experience the Els Performance Golf Academy will take your game to an entirely new level. You will enjoy the difference in our creative approach and our commitment to creating an extraordinary learning experience.


Zafran Abdullah

Assistant Golf Professional

Zafran has been playing golf since the early age of 11 and has been in love with all aspects of the game ever since then.
    Zafran turned Pro at the age of 21 and is a member of the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia, PGM as well as the Asian Development Tour and has had great success playing golf on these tours and more recently he has fallen in love with teaching golf.
    "I never really thought I would enjoy being a golf coach as I believed that I was always destined to be a professional player. Ever since starting out at The Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA) under an ambassador deal with The Els Club Desaru Coast, I was not only improving my game but taking part in trying to better other people’s games as well. The satisfaction of seeing how fast one can improve another’s game is indescribable and I really love to be able to help people enjoy the game and enjoy the process of getting better at golf.” said Zafran.
    At the EPGA we have all the tools to help you with all the elements of your game while maintaining a holistic approach whereby we are able to teach everyone as simple techniques without confusing them, giving them the right simple ideas to improve more than one thing at a time.  
    Outside of golf, Zafran enjoys travelling, basketball, football,cooking and spending time with his family

"I look forward to welcoming you over to the EPGA and working on improving your golf game", said Zafran.