Skip Van Matre Golf Lessons

Through my proven system you will learn more and play better golf.

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Golf is Really Hard

Professionals work for years to perfect the game of golf, and even they miss. A perfect golf swing doesn’t guarantee perfect shots. A good short game and learning how to play your misses and minimize damage is a key to playing at the highest levels. I have been involved in the game of golf for 28 years where I have gained knowledge and skills from some of the greatest in the game. I have worked with renowned instructors, top club manufacturers and their R&D engineers, as well as many players that are currently on major tours all around the world. These experiences have shaped my understanding of equipment, swing technique, physics, bio-mechanics, psychology, and how each of these items can help you reach your scoring potential.

“Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.” – Bobby Jones

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I Will Make It Simple

  • 1) Keep it Simple: I pride myself on staying up to speed on what is new in the world of instruction, but I also filter what is bad so I can protect my students from the overwhelming flow of unproven information. I will give you simple, actionable ways to improve your game every step of the way.
  • 2) Know your Numbers: I want each of my students to fully understand where they are losing shots as many times the easiest areas for improvement are overlooked. By keeping track of your overall stats we can analyze in what areas you are strong, improving, or need work.
  • 3) Understand your Game: I can’t be by your side when playing in an event (or for $2 with your friends). Through our lessons I will educate you to fully understand YOUR game. Ultimately, you are your own best instructor so I will guide you to understand where you are now and the path to improve.
  • 4) Practice with Purpose: You will spend more time hitting range balls off the lesson tee then with me (actually, you’d better), so I want that time to be high quality and done with a purpose. I will teach you how use different types of practice to make the most of this time and lead to visible results in your game.
  • 5) Get out there and Play! I do more than teach players how to just swing a club. I educate players on the full experience of the game— from strategic decision making on the course, to playing an honorable round; and above all, having fun and enjoying the game.

Golf Lessons and ProgramsPlease call for special packages, programs or club fittings

$150 / hour
      • Private Lesson
      • Short game and/or Driving Range
      • Monthly Programs and Packages Available. Please call for Pricing
$125 / hour
      • Private Lesson
      • Short game and/or Driving Range
      • Monthly Programs and Packages Available. Please call for Pricing
Playing Lesson
  • 2 Hours on Course
  • Strategy and Decisions
  • $200 for 1 player
  • $250 for 2 players
  • $300 for 3 players
  • $350 for 4 players
Short Game School
      • 2 day school
      • 2 hours each day
      • Individual $400
      • Group (2-4) $600
      • Group (5-6) $750


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Skip Van Matre
Maderas Golf Club
17750 Old Coach Rd.
Poway, CA 92064


Phone: (760) 485-5240

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