Originally from Central Florida, Matt was introduced to the game of golf at the age of ten by his father. Matt had a successful junior golf career and received a scholarship to attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. While at Eckerd, Matt became the captain of his college golf team, and then led the “Tritons” to their first-ever tournament victory
After graduating, Matt began taking lessons at a Leadbetter Golf Academy with a certified golf instructor. He was so impressed with the teaching methods he was learning, he decided to forego his pursuit of playing golf professionally and joined the Leadbetter team in 2003.
Since becoming a GLA Certified Golf Instructor Matt has had the opportunity to travel to many of the Leadbetter academies and work with some of the best players in the world. Matt has spent summers in Vail, Colorado, and also taught in Naples, Florida; Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, and Half Moon Bay, Jamaica.
In 2016 and 2018 Matt was chosen as a Golf Digest Top Instructor under the age of 40 and in 2017 Matt was also chosen as Golf Digest Best Teacher by State -FL, as well as Leadbetter Teacher of the Year.
Presently, Matt resides in Palm Desert, CA with his wife Julie and three children. Matt serves as the Academy Director in Whistler, British Columbia and Palm Desert, CA.
Today, Matt is stationed in Palm Beach, Florida, where he offers lessons at our PGA golf school (LGA Palm Beach Gardens at PGA National). Call 888-633-LEAD now to learn more, or schedule your session with Matt today.