Coach Portrait

Matthew Jennings

Golf Professional


PGA Crest

Newton, IA
Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA

About Matthew

Matthew Jennings grew up in Prairie City, IA. He graduated in 2010 with the accomplishment of being the Class 2A High School individual medalist while at PCM High School. After high school, he attended Division II Henderson State University in Arkansas. There he would compile twenty top ten finishes and three individual medalist honors in forty starts for HSU, including the Great American Conference title. Matt was the first golfer in Henderson State history to make NCAA post seasons every year for a four-year career and was named All-Region by the NCAA in 2014.

Upon graduation, Matt turned professional and began the pursuit of a career playing professional golf. Matt has playing experience on the Korn Ferry Tour, Canadian Tour, Sunshine Tour (South Africa), and a host of other satellite tours. He has experienced all of the best events the Midwest has to offer and has twice finished 3rd in the Iowa Open. He has accumulated over 15 professional wins in various locations.

In 2020, Matt began a career teaching golf and is now in the process of becoming a Class A member of the PGA of America. In the fall of 2021, Golf Digest ranked Matt as one of the top five teachers in the State of Iowa. He is also a certified club fitter for PING. Matt was married this past year to his wife Amanda.





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“Matt was extremely knowledgeable and passionate to improve my game. I felt like he genuinely cares for his students, and makes sure they can take what he teaches, remember & apply it. I enjoyed every session, and improved greatly.”

Nik Dykstra


I found Matt to be extremely personable and approachable from our very first lesson. He valued my input and used training aids to help. I appreciated the use of video which I could continue to use at home while working on my swing.

Jr Wadley


I wanted someone my son could relate to, not someone to completely revamp his game. Matt helped. He analyzed my son’s game and gave him suggestions on certain areas, which has greatly helped. Most importantly, my son values Matt’s input.

Barry Smith


Coach Matt is outstanding. He helped me reach my goal that I set at the start of the season. Sessions were based off what I wanted to improve on. I loved the video he made for me at the end of the lesson, I reviewed them before every round.

Earl Robinson


Matt has a way of breaking things down in a understandable way. He didn't try to put me in a cookie cutter swing. I was straighter and more consistent after spending time with him.

Craig Wassenaar

Matthew's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Get swing diagnostic testing

Make the high school golf team

Improve your Short Game

Break 80

Break 100

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Playing with disabilities




Matthew's Facilities

Elmwood Country Club

Marshalltown IA


Since 1896 Elmwood Country Club has served as the premier family-friendly retreat in Marshalltown, Iowa. Elmwood offers a stunning visual setting to enhance the world-class golf, dining and event amenities that the Club has to offer its members and community. Elmwood provides a top experience for improving. The course is annually a challenge to some of the top amateurs in the state, while at the same time a fun experience for recreational players.

*Coaching available to public

1734 Country Club Ln, Marshalltown, IA 50158-3878

Facility Offerings
Driving Range

Full Length driving range with quality range balls.

Short Game Area

Putting green and pitching/chipping area

Indoor Simulator

*Full Swing Company

Quality Turf Conditions

Elmwood boasts some of the best turf conditions in Iowa.

Pella IA

*Coaching available to public

2411 Bos Landen Dr, Pella, IA 50219-7874

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