Matt Schneider

Having both a golf course management and golf club manufacturing background in his family, Matt gravitated to golf since he could walk. From the time he was Captain on his high school golf team to securing a scholarship to play at Duquesne University to finally playing Professionally, Matt has always been driven to be the best at what he did. After playing briefly as a professional, Matt sought out his next challenge, teaching. He taught in Miami Beach, Scottsdale, New York City, Hong Kong and finally China for two top 100 golf instructors. Upon his return to the United States Matt looked towards his longtime teaching hero, David Leadbetter. Having successfully completed the unparallel apprenticeship program under David Leadbetter's watchful eye, Matt started teaching at the world renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton Florida. After traveling around the world teaching the best juniors, Matt has now turned his sights on Player Development. Along with one other manager Matt has been given the task of finding, growing, and retaining the finest junior program in the world.


  • BS, Business Management, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 2002
  • PGA of America Apprentice
  • Included in 2 page article, Golf Magazine Hong Kong


  • IMG Academy golf program Bradenton, FL 2007 – present
  • Conducts international clinics and seminars around the word for the David Leadbetter Golf Academy
  • John Jacobs Golf Schools
  • Teaching Assistant to Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Robert Baker
  • Certified John Jacobs Golf School Instructor
  • Certified Golf Digest Schools Instructor
  • Assisted World Hall of Fame Member Mrs. Peggy Kirk Bell at Pine Needles
  • Brookdale College Teaching Professional 

Playing Experience:

  • Duquense University Golf Team
  • Local and State Amateur and Professional Tournaments
  • Previously sponsored by J. Lindeberg, Bentley Automobiles, & Oakley