If you live, breathe and sleep golf, then we’re the college for you. You can study any of our full time school leaver study programmes in any subject including sport or A Levels and become a member of our Golf Academy.

You’ll develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a career in sport or to go on to university or an apprenticeship and gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst training and competing to develop your golf skills.

Development Pathway Programme

To make sure all our academy members stay at the top of their game and are able to improve, we’ve created a unique development pathway programme with a dedicated package of support for each level.

Personalised Technical and Performance Coaching

Your golf coaching programme can include:

  • Swing development
  • All aspects of putting
  • All aspects of short game
  • Practicing efficiently and time management
  • Playing the game and course management
  • Psychology and golf specific mental skills
  • Tournament preparation and planning
  • Fitness, lifestyle and nutrition
  • Skill development and shot making skills
  • Structured skills testing to monitor performance
  • Performance analysis via capture of performance statistics

Train at Matfen Hall

We’ve teamed up with two professional golf facilities to offer top quality indoor and outdoor training. At Matfen Hall Golf Club in Northumberland, you will play on their top class 27-hole golf complex which includes a covered driving range, state of-the-art teaching analysis room, short game area and a 9-hole par 3 course.

I really enjoyed the technical and physical sides of my training. It helped me improve my game and drop my handicap by three shots in one season.
Luke Denny

Meet the Coach

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John Vallely, Head Coach

John has been PGA Professional golf coach based at Matfen Hall for 17 years. He is very passionate and committed to helping all his students to improve their game and achieve their potential.

John works extensively with players of all abilities from beginners and club golfers right through to tour professionals and has become a squad coaching specialist.

He has been an England golf regional coach for the past 10 years and has worked with numerous county squads, both male and female, and university golf teams.