Let's be honest about it. We all want to play better golf.
Whether you're a competitive golfer playing in club or county competitions, or if you just like to play with your friends, we all like to win. It's in our nature. Admittedly we all have a friend who likes to win just a little bit too much sometimes, but that competitive instinct is in all of us golfers, whether it's winning the Club Championship or taking a £1 off our pals.
Although we're a competitive bunch, we also play golf for enjoyment and like everything in life, the better you do something, the more you enjoy it, that's where we step in. We're here to help you enjoy your golf more. We plan to do this by helping you play better golf.
We offer several different types of golf lessons, from a single one off lesson to long term development plans. We offer both private individual lessons and group coaching sessions, so there are options available for everyone.
We like our players to keep a track of their statistics, so that we can monitor their on course performance and to that end we've developed our own statistics software www.LowerYourScores.com
For more information on our lessons, please click on the links below. You can also buy Lesson Gift Vouchers online by going to our online Shop.
Our Professional Team
At Noah's Ark Golf Academy, we have a team of 4 Golf Professionals on hand to help you improve your game. With over 40 years of combined coaching experience, we really know how to make you a better golfer.
Head PGA Professional
Niall has been a golf professional since 1991 and on qualifying as a PGA pro was awarded the Tom Stewart trophy for being the top graduate in Scotland and was placed third in Britain. Over the years Niall has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience, working at golf facilities both at home and abroad. Niall believes that there is no correct method to the golf swing, and that every players swing is unique and should remain so. The key is being able to make a repeatable movement and to be able to strike the ball crisply through low point control.
Senior PGA Professional
Information coming soon.
Kevin McNiven PGA Professional
Kevin started playing from a very young age at Aberfeldy golf club. After Becoming the youngest club Champion in the clubs history he decided he wanted a career in golf and started his PGA training at The Gleneagles hotel in 2011.
Through his training Kevin has coached a wide variety of people from beginners to advanced both male and female. After working through the 2014 Ryder Cup Kevin then went on to work at the Emirates golf club in Dubai. He worked on his coaching at the Emirates, helping develope both ladies and junior programs as well as his individual lessons with the help of Master PGA Professional Pete Cowan.
After coming back to Scotland in 2016 Kevin worked at the Drumoig golf centre and developed his own ladies and junior classes, also working closely with Trackman to develop his skills further.
Assistant Golf Professional
Alex started playing golf at the young age of 3 years old, here at Noah's Ark Golf Centre. After his successful junior career winning the Strathmore Junior Club Championship 4 times, winning all age categories of Perth & Kinross' Golf Championships and competing in many Scottish and International Golf Events including 3 Scotland caps, It didn't take Alex long working here at Noah's Ark before deciding he had what it takes to become a PGA Professional. Doing his training at Noah's Ark Golf Centre allows him to work with customers of different abilities, learn in the workshop, and use Trackman to further his knowledge about golf. Alex is very keen and is looking forward to his future career in golf. Alex has a very outgoing personality and is very enthusiastic to get everyone interested in playing golf and furthering their skills and make the game as enjoyable as possible.
Wallace started playing the game of golf at eight years old. He was instantly hooked. He represented Scotland at every age group as an amateur. He won the Scottish Amateur Strokeplay Championship in 2008, was part of the Scotland three man team that won the World Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) in Australia in 2008 and also part of the six man Scotland team that won the European Championship in 2009. He represented Great Britain and Ireland in the St. Andrews Trophy in 2008 and then in the Walker Cup in 2009.
Wallace turned pro after the Walker Cup in 2009, but unfortunately, two shoulder operations (2011 and 2017) have halted his progress in the professional ranks. While recovering from his second shoulder operation, Wallace came on board with the Noah’s Ark team in 2018 to run the pro shop at Pitlochry golf club as well as provide all the coaching there. He has a wealth of experience from working with some of the best golf coaches in the world on his own game. He is now looking to return to competitive golf but remain on staff at Noah’s ark in order to continue coaching and help people improve their golf and enjoy the game more.