At 9 years old, my dad introduced me to the game of golf. It didn’t take long and I was hooked on the game for life. Growing up in northeast Iowa, the season was not long, so during the summer I was at the course from sun up to sun down taking lessons from PGA Professional Randy Olsory, who is still my coach today. After a lot of hard work, I became a very accomplished junior and high school player. In 1982, I made the decision to turn professional and played golf throughout the country on the mini tours. I played professionally for 10 years and was fairly successful winning many tournaments. After moving to Eugene, Oregon and playing mostly on the west coast, I had enough of the travel and the grind and I decided to teach golf. My family and I moved to Boca Raton, FL where I became a PGA class A golf instructor. I since have been teaching for 22 years and have given over 40,000 golf lessons from beginners to tour professionals and becoming one of Americas top 100 instructors in 2003.
I teach at the Deer Creek Golf Club in Deerfield Beach, Florida and my main focus is to listen to my student’s needs and concerns. Golfers and their swings are all different so I teach individuals differently and focus on their desires to improve. Along with my knowledge and expertise, together we can get the job done.
Certified PGA Professional
1984 Upper Iowa Open Champion
1989 Witchita Open Champion
1991 Golden State Open 3rd Place
1991Upper Iowa Open Champion
1992 Plattville Wis Classic Champion
1992 South Florida Classic Champion
1992 Moonlight Tour Champion
1995 Nevada State Classic 6th place
1996 Painted Dessert Las Vegas Open Champion
1997 - 2000 6 South Florida Mini Tour wins
63 Oneota Golf Club Decorah, IA
“Matt is the best golf instructor I have ever worked with!”– Todd P.
“My son can't wait to get to golf camp every Monday, its the highlight of his week" - Jennifer D.
“Matt has helped me shave 5 strokes off my handicap”– Sam J.