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.
I have worked in the golf industry for 8 years now. I joined North Middlesex GC as a junior and, as my game improved , I worked in the Pro Shop as the assistant for 4 years whilst lowering my handicap.
Through this period, I gained great experience and knowledge before moving to Sudbury GC where I began my PGA degree in 2019. I have now been at Hendon GC for 2 years and I will be completing my final year of the PGA and graduating in 2023.
I am now a qualified level 2 coach with 2 years’ of golf coaching experience. Within my coaching, I focus on beginner and junior development but I am always up for a challenge. My goal in coaching is to teach the core fundamentals, help better one’s golf performance and most importantly make the game fun!