Matthew Richardson

PGA Teaching Professional

Matt grew up playing golf in Yorkshire at county level as an amateur. Deciding early that he wanted a career in golf, he undertook the Applied Golf Management Studies course at the University of Birmingham, considered the PGA’s flagship training programme. He graduated with a First Class BSC (Hons). The course gave him access to leading researchers and coaches in the golf industry, providing a firm foundation into not just coaching but also other aspects that allow players to improve. Whilst at University, he played golf in both the individual and team events for his University.


Matt is passionate about the game of golf. Since University, he has developed further by working at Sunningdale Golf Club, a leading UK club. He has been able to see some of the worlds best coaches and players work, and has utilised this experience within his own coaching.


From these experiences, no matter what the standard of golfer, he will look to tailor an approach that will bring out the best in the person in front of him. He believes strongly in a statistical approach, utilising data to both measure improvement and allow comparison. 


Matt’s coaching style has developed from access to up to date research and extensive reading into learning styles and methods. From experience, he utilises his knowledge to present a concise and simple lesson objective and goal, tailored for the player for most effective learning. He is always developing his knowledge further through continuous professional development courses.


Matt is enthusiastic to promote golf, and spends time aiming to increase the amount of beginners and juniors taking up the game. His belief is that his role as a golf instructor is a pivotal one in many individuals’ journey, from complete novice to seasoned golfer. He believes with hard work and the right instruction, there is no reason to stop anyone reaching their goals.