Hi I’m Matt, I have had the pleasure of working in the golf industry since 2006 when I started my PGA Apprenticeship through the PGA of New Zealand at the Firmount Golf Park (Big Swing Golf Driving Range).
After graduating the PGA Traineeship program, I moved to Canada to start an OE, before settling in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Was the associate Professional in Yellowknife for 3years followed by 7years as the Head Professional and General Manager of Yellowknife GC.
In 2020, I accepted the position as a PGA Professional at the Pakuranga Golf Club with the team at GolfHub. Currently the Director of Golf for the Pakuranga Golf Club. I am passionate about playing golf, teaching golf and proving customers with the right equipment for their golfing requirements.
My teaching philosophy is very based around functional body movement and utilising the body rotation to create power and consistency. Increasing the use of our larger muscle groups such as the core and glutes to stabilise the body, maintaining posture and reducing the use of the hands and arms in the golf swing.
Team NWT Head Coach
2013 Canada Summer Games
2014 North American Indigenous Games
2015 Western Canada Summer Games
2017 Canada Summer Games
Golf Northwest Territories Head Coach
PGA Professional Coach 16years
NZPGA Class A Member
TPI Level 1 Certified
NCCP Level 3 Trained
Lowest Round – 64 (8) Yellowknife Golf Club
3x Hole in Ones
3rd Place Omaha ProAm
Strongest part of my game – Inside 150m & chipping