Matthew Rea – Head Professional

Matthew Joined Elton Furze as Club Professional in June 2016 and lives locally in Rutland. He began his PGA training at Stourbridge Golf Club in the West Midlands, qualifying in 2011. Shortly after graduating Matthew secured a trainee coaching role with David Leadbetter Golf Academies, working first at Reiters Golf and Country Club, Austria followed by a move to IMG Academy Florida. Matthew has been fortunate to experience thorough grounding in theories and models of participation, player development and performance aspects of golf coaching which can be applied to golfers of all abilities and backgrounds. He is committed to providing appropriate coaching instruction across a range of proficiencies and individual needs.

In articulating and shaping his coaching philosophy Matthew would probably say that his experience at IMG is instructive, alongside his personal values and views. Key to this is recognition that the coach-golfer relationship is collaborative and that golfing success or achievement  is nurtured through a multi-dimensional approach in which coaching is just on aspect; training facilities, mentoring, family and educational support, and sport science all contribute to improved performance. He has begun to implement his coaching philosophy in relation to junior development through a productive relationship with The Golf Foundation and a focus on devising programmes and practice schedules that will provide optimum support to young golfers.


Tim Ward – Assistant Professional

I first started playing golf at the age of 10 after my uncle took me to the driving range when I was staying with him and my cousins one summer. After nagging my parents when I got home they finally gave in and bought me some golf lessons for my birthday, after which my whole family joined Lakeside Lodge (Pidley). Soon after joining I started playing more and more with the Cambridgeshire County Team and moved up all the age groups to be in my final year of U18s this year. After taking part in the Lee Westwood Academy I moved to join Elton Furze and this year I was voted in to be Junior Captain. In June 2015 I was presented with the opportunity to start my PGA Training at Elton Furze and to become the Assistant Professional. I am now in my second year at the University of Birmingham.

I am passionate about encouraging beginners and juniors to the game, please see the tuition page for my lesson plans and pricing.