Matthew Cooke, PGA
Training for Greatness
Originally from the United Kingdom, Matthew developed his knowledge through extensive study in sports and exercise performance, sports and exercise science, and the PGA (Professional Golfers Association) of Great Britain.
Whilst in the U.K. Matthew Co-founded ‘Leap Golf UK’, with Iain Highfield, where he worked with Ladies European Tour, Euro-pro and mini tour professionals.
Since joining the United States, Matthew has coached at The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy & Bishops Gate Golf Academy in Orlando Florida. In 2016 Matthew founded ‘Game Like Training Golf Academy’. The Academy runs full scale coaching programs for all level golfers, and educational programs for coaches looking to expand their knowledge on scientific learning principles. Clients spread from all over the Unites States, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.
Matthew also serves on advisory boards for multiple Junior organizations, and golf coaching institutes, providing advice on training, development, learning, and performance.
Some of Matthew’s positions have seen him work with all types of golfers, utilizing his knowledge, and expertise in the LTAD framework (Long Term Athletic Development). Partly because of this Matthew has worked with golfers and seen them achieve success at the city, county, national and international level.
Matthew is currently involved with research studies in expertise and expert performance with Dr K Anders Ericsson, and Len Hill PhD, and is collaborating with professors in motor learning, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and professionals at the United States Olympic Association.
Matthew is a published author writing a book called 'Expert Golfer - Truths on how to become one' and Matthew has also written 4 workbooks that have helped hundreds of golf coaches, and players, in over 13 countries, practice, and train more efficiently. The workbooks give an insight, and practical examples, to the key characteristics of creating an environment that fosters learning.
Matthew currently writes for many online golf platforms, and magazines, providing educational content on how to practice. His expertise within the learning sciences, and his experience as a golf coach allow for a very simple, and practical perspective to incorporating what the science shows.
In 2016, Matthew was elected to be part of a book project, called "The Taxonomy Of Educational Objectives For High Performance Golf" with Dr. Fran Pirozzolo, Dr. Robert Bjork, and more. Collaborating with the worlds best golf coaches, and academic professors, Matthew aims to educate, grow, and give back to the golf community.