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Will Smith took some golf lessons in Dubai

  |  January 23, 2014

The Butch Harmon School of Golf has opened in Dubai for 2014, and it's already provided lessons for one very high-profile pupil.

American actor Will Smith took lessons at the school earlier this month, when he was in the UAE for New Year's Eve to celebrate his wedding anniversary with Jada Pinkett-Smith (and go skydiving).

In a press release, Dubai Sports City said Justin Parsons, the Director of Golf Instruction at the school, was impressed by Smith, the one-time Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, musician and headliner in movies as varied as the Muhammad Ali biopic Ali to the 90s alien blockbuster Independence Day.

"He is a strong, athletic guy with lots of potential. He trained with me in the mornings and played with the professional staff in the afternoon," Parsons said in the release. "Will is a bright guy. He knows a lot about the game and had knowledge of modern ball flight laws, Trackman a tool we use for swing and ball-flight analysis and swing styles.

"He was very up to date with players and obviously has a keen interest in the game."