|Amateur Achievements||Cornwall U14 Champion – 2009|
|Cornwall County player – 2009-2014|
|Scholarship at Bournemouth University – 2014|
|Professional Achievements||Purbeck Salver Champion – 2016, 2017|
|Over 15 Top 5 finishes in PGA and TP Tour events|
When do you wake up in non tournament days and what’s your typical breakfast?
Non tournament days I’m normally up pretty early, 6:30/7 a.m. I hate to admit I spend a fair bit of time checking my various social media accounts to see any news of friends and other golf pros, it shouldn’t really be one of the first things I do in the morning but it has become apart of my day. Generally get ready then head to the golf club if I don’t have anything to do. I’m not really one for breakfast, normally a glass of orange juice or a cup of tea at most.
What about tournament days, do you have different diet?
Tournament days are relatively similar, the only difference is I will have breakfast and listen to music. I try to have some bananas and maybe an omelette while still having some orange juice or a cup of tea. Music wise I’ll listen to most things. I often listen to modern music as well as bands from the 70’s, it tends to relax me and get into a competitive mindset. On the course I have a number of oat bars and lots of water to keep me going.
What do you usually do after breakfast? Gym or practice on the driving range?
Always practice. I’m not much of a gym fanatic so I like to spend my time fine tuning the swing and more importantly my short game.
Your favorite lunch?
Ooh a number of things, I’m a big foodie. Lunchtime will either be a prawn salad, or a chicken and bacon baguette.
More gym or more golf after lunch?
I’ll spend some time teaching amateurs or doing some general tasks like going to the bank. Afternoon would be heading out on the course of doing more practice.
How do you prefer to spend your evenings?
Evenings I spend with my girlfriend. Occasionally I’ll teach some amateurs or do some practice although most of the time I’m relaxing at home which is always needed for a balanced mind.
What do you like to do when you are not on the course?
Recently I have tried some fishing with another golf pro friend of mine although I still enjoy playing football occasionally with some friends. Unfortunately I don’t have much free time as I spend so much of my time practising and trying to elevate my game
Do you watch golf on TV when you are not playing?
All of the time. Watching the European Tour is part of my week regardless where I am. Often because I know some of the players so I am tracking their performance but also watching to see what I aspire to become.
If you can win only one golf event, which one will you choose?
For me it would have to be The Open. Home venue, one of the biggest tournaments in the world and around a links course where golf started. I can’t think of anything better, I still play Qualifying every year.
Have you ever been to Bulgaria?
No, I haven’t, possibly one day.
If you wish to support or learn more about Matt visit his website or follow him in social media.