Matt Deal, Head Professional
I turned Professional in 1991 and have 30 years’ experience as a Golf Professional and Coach. I have been the Club Professional at Hendon since 2000. Prior to working as a Club Professional, my playing career included competing in regional and national tournaments.
I am an Advanced Golf Professional with the PGA and maintain this status by participating in continuing professional development, seminars, webinars, and courses to stay abreast of the latest developments and thinking in coaching.
I have a passion for coaching golfers of all levels:
I believe every golfer can benefit from coaching on a regular or intermittent basis. I would be happy to discuss your individual needs whether that be a quick fix or something to work on over a longer term and put a programme together to help you reach your goals. I enjoy coaching all aspects of the game. My passion is to improve player’s impact. How we contact the ball is golf’s moment of truth because impact is destiny.
Luke Goddard, Assistant Professional
I have been a member of Hendon Golf Club since I was 15 and played at club and county level. Whilst still an amateur, at 18, I was selected to play in several international events for the England Men’s Squad. Highlights of my amateur career were winning the Argentinian and English Amateur Championships before being selected for the Great Britain & Ireland squad in the 2009 Walker Cup.
As a professional I played on the European, Challenge and EuroPro tours before starting my PGA Professional qualification in 2017.
I predominantly play by feel and my coaching often reflects this. I enjoy coaching all aspects of an individual’s golf game with my biggest passion being improving short game technique.
As I was growing up, I played a lot of sports and was a very keen footballer playing for the Tottenham Hotspur Academy. At 16, my sole ambition became to focus on golf and to become a PGA professional.
I joined North Middlesex Golf Club and as my game improved, I had the opportunity to work there as an Assistant professional for 5 years. Through this period, I gained great experience and knowledge working in the golf industry before moving to Sudbury Golf Club where I began my PGA training.
I will be completing my PGA training in 2023 and I am a qualified level 1 Golf Coach. My goal is to build the best possible knowledge that will enable me to excel in playing and coaching.