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Matthew Paget – Head Professional

Matthew turned professional in 1991 as an Assistant Professional at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal and became PGA Qualified in March 1995.  In October 1995, aged 22 he became Head Professional at Walmer and Kingsdown Golf Club (one the youngest in PGA history). During his 8 years at Walmer he became Captain and Committee member of the Kent PGA , and held a seat on the Board of the South Region PGA.

Matthew left Walmer at the end of 2003 to join Croham Hurst in South Croydon. He spent three years there with the last two years as General Manager/Head Professional. In this time Matthew launched a Ladies Academy which recruited 16 new lady members in its first year and started a Junior Golf Scheme that boosted the Junior Section from 20 to 120.

In 2006 he moved to Royal Mid-Surrey and completely refurbished the Pro-Shop which won the 'Pro-Shop Europe' Best Pro-Shop award 2012. Matthew has taught all types of golfers from LPGA Major Winners, European Tour Golfers, County Champions, Surrey Ladies/Girls/Junior squads and golfers of all standards.

Achievements:

Kent PGA Matchplay Championship in 2003.
'Ashworth Cup' TGI team that was victorious at Turnberry in 2012
South Region PGA Pro/Captain Championship 2007 - 2nd in the International Grand Final in Bahrain
South Region National Pro-Am - 4th in the Grand Final in Turkey.


Dean Rodgers - Assistant Professional

DOB: 26.02.86
Hometown: London
Favourite Player: Tiger Woods
Favourite Course: Quinta Do Lago South

Achievements:

PGA Assistant Pro of the Year 2012 - Pro Shop Europe Awards

Runner up PGA Junior Coach of the Year 2012 - Pro Shop Europe Awards

Surrey Junior Scratch Order of Merit Winner 2004

Ricky Pharo - Assistant Professional

DOB: 16.07.89
Hometown: Shrewsbury
Favourite Player: Sergio Garcia
Favourite Course: Royal Lytham & St Anne's

Achievements:

Course Record Holder at Hawkstone Golf Club with 62 (-10) beating the previous record of 65 by Tony Jacklin

Sam Connell - Assistant Professional

DOB: 27.02.92
Hometown: Watford
Favourite Player: Adam Scott
Favourite Course: The Grove

Achievements:

County Player for Hertfordshire U14, U16 and U18 squad
Hertfordshire Boys School Champion

Anthony Chaloner - Assistant Professional

DOB: 06.08.87
Hometown: Abergavenny, Wales
Favourite Player: Seve Ballesteros
Favourite Course: Royal County Down

Achievements:

Gwent Schools Champion 2005

We are committed to excellence and provide exceptional standards of tuition to everybody. We appreciate every pupil’s individual needs, traits, abilities and limitations to deliver the most applicable and appropriate teaching methods to improve our golfers.

Using our depth of knowledge and experience, we use all the tools available to us to plan and execute effective teaching. We, like you, have an innate passion for the game of golf and a passion for improving ourselves and others. We all know that better golf makes more enjoyable golf too and our enthusiasm will be sure to rub off on you.

We are spoilt with teaching facilities at Royal Mid-Surrey. We have a Huxley surfaced practice ground, a dedicated short game area with bunkers, a large chipping green, a putting green, an indoor Performance Studio and not forgetting two golf courses.

Teaching is forever evolving and we adapt with time. The majority of our pupils find video playback an effective way of learning and hence all of our PGA Professionals have the capability to film and assess golf swings in slow motion and to email these videos to build a portfolio of swings over time. Above all, we are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy your experience at Royal Mid-Surrey and we welcome members and visitors alike.