A professional Top golf coach that will effectively utilize acquired expertise, creative talents and commitment to excellence
is a member of the PGA Tour Canada. His crowning achievement in golf was winning the TELUS Edmonton Open in a spectacular playoff. Other highlights include winning the BC Junior and seven college tournaments. He was a member of the 2nd place, 4 man team at the World Junior Team Championships in Japan. Representing Canada, he finished 6th in the world individually. Matt has also played in PGA and Nationwide Tour tournaments.
Matt was introduced to the game by his parents on his 9th birthday. He has been hooked ever since. After a successful junior career he went to college for two years. He chose College of the Desert in Palm Desert where he could stay at his grandmother’s house and play golf every day. He turned pro in 1998 and won his Canadian Tour Pro card a month later, finishing as the low Canadian. He proceeded to miss his first ten cuts as a pro. With much perseverance he has become a mainstay on Tour for many years.
His greatest achievement in golf certainly came in 2002 at the TELUS Edmonton Open where he won what has been widely considered one of the best finishes in Canadian Tour history. After rounds of 67 and 66, Matt found himself in the last group on Saturday. He was paired with PGA Tour player Alex Rocha. They exchanged birdies with each other all day, but it was Matt who took the lead heading into Sunday’s final round. On that final day Matt was holding on to a one shot lead against Rocha and Stuart Anderson with two holes left. After Rocha bogied 17 it was Anderson, playing alongside Matt, who made a charge, sinking a 20 footer for eagle. Matt hung tough and birdied. They both holed 20 foot putts for birdie on the last hole, forcing a playoff. Matt won the tournament on the first playoff hole in front of one of the biggest galleries ever witnessed on the Canadian Tour.
With all this playing experience, Matt has turned to another passion in his life: teaching golf. He wants to share all he has learned about this wondrous game to others. His incredible feel for the game, profound knowledge and vast tour experience give him all the tools needed.
Professional Summary and Qualifications
- Played golf since early age of 9 and had an exceptional junior and college career
- Became golf pro at the age of 21 and played nationwide and PGA tournament events since
- Over 15 years of successful teaching and training Experience
- Private, group, team building, and on course playing lessons
- Teaching first time beginners to experts, Juniors to professionals
- Taught, coached and mentored hundreds of amateur players at pro-ams, ran over 50 clinics, corporate events and seminars around North America, combined with playing and privately coaching
- TPI Certified golf instructor
Golf Achievements Highlights and Accomplishments
- 40+ Mini Tour Wins
- Won Telus Edmonton Open
- 4th 2012 Canadian Tour Championship
- Played in PGA Tour and Web.com Tour Events
- Shot a 61 and 62 in 2012 (Both for Tournament Wins)
- Won 20 Times VGT (Vancouver Golf Tour) and 5 course Records Around North America
- Canada’s Highest Ranked Teacher on the Official World Golf Rankings
- Taught 12 International Touring Pro’s such as Spencer Levin, Kent Eger…..
- Won 7 Individual Titles
- 1996 Best Stroke Average in Southern Cal Conference
- Competed against Tiger in the US Amateur
- 1993- Won BC Junior (beat Fred couples 3 day record)
- 1993- 2nd Junior America’s Cup
- 1994- 2nd Representing Canada at World Junior Team Championships In Japan