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Matt Flenniken

AA CGS Coach

General

Country USA
State/Region USA / California

Contact

Phone (408) 361-0250
Mobile Phone 14088573631
Skype Matt.Flenniken

Career

Year Turned Pro 1984
Member of PGA's or Coaching Associations
Tournament Playing Highlights and Coaching Awards

Details: MS. Psychology and Educational Sciences PGA Class A Professional since 1984 PGA Sectional Teacher of the Year 2007 NCPGA PGA Club Fitter of the Year, 1989, 1993, 2003, 2013 (NCPGA) Certified Sport Psychology Instructor James Griffitts award holder (1999) Randy Henry Award Winner (2004) Master Club Fitter Certification Jimmy Award recipient (2013) for contributions to advancing teacher education Former PGA educational facility member Member PGA Ambassadors program Member of PGA Magazine’s Advisory Council for Instruction To date over 55,000 golf lessons taught

Year First Introduced to the Croker Golf System 1998
Current Position

Los Lagos Golf Course

Previous Positions Held

San Jose Golf Course (Ca.) 1987-2002  Director of Instruction. Instructed an average of over 2000 lessons per year. Pioneered dynamic club fitting (first dynamic club fitting facility) increasing club sales as well as instruction dramatically.  Whilst at this course we developed launch monitor technology, incorporated the first digital video for golf instruction and moved all hard goods to the driving range for fitting services. Successfully enhancing sales, the learning environment and the golf experience.

Country Club Of Green Valley (Az.) 1982-1987  Employed by the club to lend expertise of services to the golf operation. Helped supervise, direct, plan and coordinate all golf operations. Dedicated to enthusiastic men’s and ladies instructional programs. Incorporated Arizona’s first club fitting services within the instructional program.

Oro Valley Country Club (Az.) 1981-1982  Employed as 1st assistant PGA professional rendering growth of membership services, overseeing all tournament operations and hard goods merchandising.

Tucson National Golf Club (Az.) 1976-1980 Tournament direction and coordination for over 40 tournaments per season, including direct assistant for the annual Pro-Am and NBC Tucson Open. Help institute “work-ation” programs for businesses.

Worked with Golf Digest Instruction Schools, John Jacobs Ball flight clinics, Obitz and Farley Golf Schools. Assisted in the coordination and logistics and teaching of over 120 high-end schools. Was most fortunate to have worked with and be mentored by Jim Flick, Sam Snead, Paul Runyan, Peter Costas, John Jacobs and many other premier instructors and players. In addition to the above positions held I have worked as a guest Instructor in Australia, South Africa, Europe and China.

Number of Years Coaching 30
Year First Introced to Croker System 1998

What Do You Like About Croker System

The Peter Croker Golf System is a fully balanced and fully detailed educational organism. I say organism, as it is a truly live which is an organized system coordinating the interdependent parts necessary for learning in a congruent manner. The head, the heart and the body and even the equipment are all inclined to coordinate in a great system and this is true in this system, which I might add is rare. As a Master teacher of golf sport and club fitting and golf mind management for some three decades and as board member of PGA Magazines Educational Board advisor group I see a plethora of systems and a fair share of great teaching and teacher’s world wide. I would point out that the Croker methodology being a gathering of the best practices and best communications is among the truly preeminent educational systems one can find in golf. As for myself, my 55 thousand lessons worth of helping people learn golf has been enhanced significantly through my relationship with Peter Croker and his system. As a small example of benefit: The word “push” is part of the vocabulary in the Croker system, which for my swing and now thousands of others means thrust and power with coordination, this single word has been an invaluable tool. The many words and principles used in golf instruction, including books, magazines, golf schools and so forth oft times are poorly chosen poorly used and many times detrimental to realities. I have found as a professional educator the words and principles found in Peter Croker’s methodology in each instance profoundly benefit the instructive process. Most players have not a method to learn this fine game other than random which is not a system, many choose poor educational opportunities, as well intended as they may be, and a clear choice need be made – a great proven system that enhances the learning/athlete in all players that allows a player to go from point A to point B with a clear method a genuine understanding and results is the choice to make. The choice of the Croker System is a wise choice I highly recommend anyone at any level to go through the program. Matt Flenniken/PGA
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