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Our added value to you

After spending years honing our skills and working closely with club golfers like you, we're confident that we can lend a helping hand wherever your game needs a little fine-tuning.

As your PGA Professional team, we deeply care about your golf game and the happiness it brings you. That's where the philosophy of We Coach, We Fit, We Care comes into action – our approachable team is always ready to listen to your concerns and help you make positive changes that bring success on the course.

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Every golfer is different and here and Matlock Golf Cub every golf lesson is unique to the individual. Time is spent recognising problem areas and using a variety of coaching styles improve all areas of your game.

Why Coaching?

We’re passionate about helping you play better golf.

Every golfer enjoys the game more when they’re hitting good shots and playing well. This is our mission for you.

Think back to your last few rounds and try to pinpoint an area that cost you shots…

Maybe, you had too many three-putts as a result of poor distance control? Or did you miss too many fairways to the right meaning you had to chip out sideways? It could be that you play well in practice rounds with your friends but struggle to replicate that in competitions?

Through our experiences in the game and our PGA education, we appreciate that every golfer is different. That’s why we offer a range of lessons and packages to suit everyone.

Lessons will cover:

  • Golf Fundamentals
  • Swing Basics
  • Short Game
  • Long Game
  • Course Management

Our Staff

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Christian Goodman - Head PGA Professional

I have been part of Matlock Golf Club since 1989 when I joined as a junior member working my way to my current position as The Club Professional. Prior to becoming a Professional, I completed a Bsc (Hons) degree in Sport and Recreation Management and then returned to Matlock to undertake my PGA apprenticeship. I qualified as a P.G.A. Class ‘A’ Professional in May 2006 and took over as Head Club Professional in June 2007. I have a wealth of playing experience both as an amateur and as a playing professional in the Midland and Derbyshire PGA Region. My particular strengths are coaching working with a wide range of ages and abilities, from beginners to Derbyshire County players. I use a mix of traditional and up to the minute coaching techniques and can work on all aspects of your game from putting, short game to full swing analysis.

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Craig Pollard - PGA Professional

Craig has been a PGA Professional for 23 years, and in 2015 was awarded the title of Advanced PGA Professional for coaching. Craig loves helping golfers of all abilities and ages improve and reach their goals, whether that be wanting to break 100 for the first time, winning the club championship or just simply learning how to start golf in the correct way. His coaching style is to keep the instruction simple and easy to understand so as not to overwhelm the pupil with lots of technical thoughts. If you need any help with any part of your golf game please get in touch.

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Tom Fennah - PGA Trainee Professional

Tom has been part of Matlock Golf Club since 2012 when he was a junior member. He has since gone on and completed a sports coaching qualification at Derby College along side this he was part of the Performance Golf Academy at the College. Tom is currently in his second year of the PGA training programme, working towards being a fully qualified PGA Professional. He wants to help players of all abilities to improve their golf game and has a real enthusiasm for junior golf.

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