Matt Clay

From his trousers, the checkered ones or the neon ones or the combination of the two, to his ability to explain complex and dynamic golf skills to 4-year-olds, Coach Matt is an atypical personality in a field that screams typical. He is a member of the PGA, but relishes the opportunities to teach our youngest golf enthusiasts. He is the general manager of a 33-acre sports complex that includes swimming, tennis, volleyball, an RV Park and the Del Mar Golf Center, yet he can be seen, along with a half-dozen of his employees, in thigh-high boots fixing broken water mains. Whatever it takes to get the job done the right way, that's Coach Matt.


Coach Matt gets just as involved when it comes to building a successful long-term athletic development program. He loves golf and all of the unique, special and life-long experiences that come with the game. He started The Academy at Del Mar Golf Center to bring a special brand of golf development and fitness training to young athletes. 

Matt's primary goal has been to develop a long-term program that is FUN, develops athletes, creates competent life-long golfers and entices young athletes and their parents to return season after season.

The intricacies of creating a sustainable and marketable youth program require an executable plan and a team with a cohesive focus. With the success of the The Academy at Del Mar Golf Center as a testimony, Matt knows how to create teams, develop plans and execute them. 

  • 10-Year PGA Member
  • General Manager - Del Mar Golf Center
  • Head Golf Instructor - Academy at Del Mar Golf Center - 
  • Advisory Board Member - Golf Range Association of America
  • Advisory Board Member - Operation Game On
  • 2015 San Diego PGA Junior Golf Leader
  • Business Consultant

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