Matt is regarded as one of the top elite junior golf coaches and is equally effective working with golfers of all skill levels. His students are from all corners of the world. His mission is to help give golfers of all levels the direction they need to play their best golf and achieve their goals.
Matt's teaching philosophy focuses on measurable differences between skill/handicap levels and laying out a systematic approach that is individualized for each specific student and their patterns. His goal is to help the student develop an understanding of their own tendencies, swings, and overall golf game while helping them play their best golf. Simply, Matt's instruction revolves heavily around the golfers movement dynamics (pivot) and understanding of how the body needs to move in order to most efficiently perform the intended shot, club face control, impact alignments, and the overall geometry of the club (swing plane) and hand action resulting in a swing that is efficient, repeatable, and reliable under pressure. Every player is built differently, posses different patterns, different movements and have swing characteristics that are unique to them, but they all play golf abiding by the same laws of physics and geometry which govern the game. Having a system that organizes the golfers progression, allows them to diagnose problems on their own, and simplifies the game allowing golfers to improve faster and find more enjoyment in their practice and on the course.
Why A Systematic Approach?
We use systems for everything! They are used everyday in every industry. Doctor's use a system to diagnose and treat patients. Lawyers use systems to win cases. Farmers use a system to plant, pick, and organize crops. Manufacturers use systems in all parts of the production cycle. The Periodic Table of Elements is a system used to organize the elements that make up the universe. Libraries use the dewy decimal system to organize and classify books. We have a system to classify and organize the animals of the Animal kingdom. Systems to classify, organize, problem-solve, diagnose, and treat are a part of everyday life. Without systems the world would be nonfunctional and chaotic.
In golf instruction, differing layers of sophistication is required when teaching golfers of differing skill levels and backgrounds. A system is required to have the flexibility to give a multi-faceted answer to the golfer. It is also required in order to classify and categorize the movements that occur during the golf swing, differing variations and all the variables, and the overall patterns of a mass number of golfers. It gives me as a coach the ability to break down the game into as simple as a few words for a beginning golfer or give a very detailed and sophisticated answer to a tour level player depending on the need of the player. It is also required for the student to be able to walk away from a lesson with an understanding, a plan, and the ability to diagnose and treat their own faults. This in effect making them a more functional player.
So, the question is.... Would you even consider taking lessons from somebody that didn’t have an organized approach in giving the lesson and capability to organize the progression for you?
Student Accomplishments Include: 2017 US Open at Erin Hills Participant 2018 US Junior Amateur Participant 2018 US Girls Junior Amateur Participant 2018 SFPGA Girls Tour Championship Winner 2016 & 2017 USGA Four Ball Participants US Kid's World Champion Boy's 9 US Kids European Champion Girls 10 US Kids European Champion Girls 12 2016 & 2017 Florida Junior Amateur Champions 2016 FSGA Junior Golfer Of The Year 2016 & 2017 SFPGA Player Of The Year 2016 SFPGA Most Improved Boy and Girl players 2017 SFPGA Girls Tour Championship winner 2016 FCWT Tour Championship Winner Multiple AJGA winners Multiple FJT winners Multiple SFPGA Championship, Challenge, and Prep Tour winners 17 NCAA Division I scholarship recipients
Matt's Playing accomplishments include:
Winning a NJCAA National Championship
Serving as the team Captain his senior year at CCSU.
Earning NCAA Division I Srixon/Cleveland All-American honors.
Winning two individual NCAA Division I tournaments and having seven top 10 finishes.
Co-Course record holder at Geneva Country Club with a score of 64