Matt Walter Golf Academy

Matt Walter Golf Academy

5.0 (7)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

I provide expert level instruction to players from beginners to professional.  I have students who have won mulitple times on junior tours and amatuer level events.  When taking a lesson from me we will have TrackMan radar, Smart2Move force plates, and video technologies to anaylze all aspects of your game.  I also doing playing lessons for golfers who feel like they can't take the range game to the course. Let me help you get better and enjoy golf faster!

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Murfreesboro, TN 37127
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Rachael McQueen

    One of the best coaches I worked with during my time in America. If I was still out there he would still be my coach.

  • Rob Mukherjee

    Matt takes great care and pride in coaching his junior golfers. Technically excellent, great fun and on the cutting edge of technology

  • Greg Herrington

    Matt has been our kids golf coach for several years. We have a strong friendship and he is incredibly talented working with Junior Golfers of any Skill Level. We came to Matt 2 years ago because we were looking for a new golf coach for our 8 year old junior golfer Jackson. He had a very good natural swing , but was struggling in tournaments. Matt worked with Jack on swing mechanics , short game and course management and continues to work with Jack on a weekly basis. After a few months with Matt , things began to change and there was noticeable improvement. Since the Spring of 2015 , Jack greatly improved in his knowledge of the game , consistency , short game , putting, length of the tee, getting out of bad lies, accuracy and overall course management. Jack's record since working with Matt: 49 Tournaments: 1st Place (22) 2nd Place (9) 3rd Place (9) US Kids Local Champion - (Pinehurst & Nashville) Tennessee State Champion (Sneds Tour- Boys 10-11(Micro Division) Earned spots in the US Kids World Championships and IMG Junior Worlds World Rank #52 - 10 year old Division. Our daughter Gracie also works with Matt. She has been playing a couple of years and through Matt's coaching, Gracie is really blossoming into a terrific junior golfer. Matt has helped Gracie with swing mechanics , chipping , putting and course management. Gracie loves working with Coach Matt, they have a lot of fun and every lesson Gracie tells me what she learned. Gracie has been playing competitively for about 18 months. She has a beautiful swing and continues to improve under Matt's coaching. Gracie's Record since working with Matt: 12 tournaments : 1st place (6) 2nd place (4) 3rd Place (2) US Kids Local Champion - Nashville Tennessee State Champion - (Sneds Tour , Girls 8-11 micro) Middle School Golf Team: Set new scoring record and team scoring record. Summary: Matt adapts quickly to each golfers unique swing. His lessons aren't robotic, they are loose and fun but every lesson is instructive and valuable. I would recommend Matt Walter to any golfer of any skill level. He quickly sees swing flaws and quickly has a solution. His course management lessons are also incredibly valuable to any golfer wanting to learn how to score and not look ahead to the next shot , but simply play one shot at a time. Practicing bad lies , trouble shots and real world scenarios are very important to improving as a golfer and that is one of Matt's strengths. Contact Matt if you are interested in improving your game. Whether you are an adult golfer with bad habits or a junior golfer just starting out you can't go wrong with Matt... He is the best !!

  • JJ Morris

    Matt is a great teacher. He has a good eye and gives good, practical ways to make a fix. I highly recommend his lessons.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I receive a new student I want to understand what their needs are and how they want to improve.  I then evaulate what the state of their game is and how their body is built and moves. Golf isn't a sport that you can force someone to make a swing their body won't allow.  After that I try to find the most effective way to communicate the golf swing so that the student has a full understanding of what is happening. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

PGA Professional 

2019 Golf Digest Best Teacher in State (8th)

15+ years of tournament experience

2014 and 2019 TN PGA Section Youth Player Development Award Winner

2015 & 2016 US Kids Top 50 Instructor


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Half Hour $75

Hour $150

3 Hours $400

8 Hours $1000


How did you get started teaching?

I helped my instructor operate a few junior clinics and saw how much fun it was and decided it was a career I wanted to pursue.  I had a natural eye to spot the flaws in the swing and was able to help friends throughout college.  Then after 2 years as an Assistant Professional I had to leave the golf shop to continue to build my business. Now my sole profession is teaching golf. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Amateur

Junior

Collegiate

PGA Professional

PGA Tour Professional (Latino American Tour, Web.com)


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't be afraid to shop around and experiment with different instructors to make sure you find one that communicates with you and can give you results on the first day.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do a self analysis about what happens in your round.  How many fairways do you miss, balls hit out of play, greens hit in regulation, up and downs, putts, etc.