Golf Professional & Staff

Resident Professionals

Fiddler's Elbow Country Club possesses one of the finest staffs of golf professionals in the country. Members benefit from knowledgeable and distinguished staff devoted to providing the best experience.

Our golf program is filled with a host of unique member tournaments and learning opportunities for golfers of all skill levels to enjoy.  The Club offers instruction for men, ladies, boys and girls by expert PGA & LPGA Professionals.  Private lessons, clinics, golf schools and camps are customized to the individual or group's needs.

   

 


Mat Kent, PGA

Director of Golf

Mat joined Fiddler’s in 2012 having come from Basking Ridge Country Club in Basking Ridge, NJ, where he served as Head Pro for five years. He has worked at several of the most prestigious private clubs in the area, including The Ridge at Back Brook and Hamilton Farm Golf Club. Additionally, Mat is the creator of Swing FORE Life, LLC, established to introduce boys and girls to golf via a proprietary teaching strategy he developed. He also serves on multiple committees in the NJPGA, with a focus on growing the game.
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BRENT WALLACE, PGA

Head Golf Professional
Brent comes to Fiddler's by way of Overbrook Golf Club in Villanova, PA, where he served as First Assistant Professional. A graduate of the Penn State Professional Golf Management school, he has worked at numerous prestigious clubs, including Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, NJ, East Hampton Golf Club on Long Island, Old Marsh Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida and Moselem Springs Golf Club near Reading, PA. Brent has focused on growing the game through various Ladies' and Junior programs, and has embraced technology as a tool to improve teaching 
     
     
 

Bill SchMedes, PGA

Director of Instruction

Bill joined Fiddler’s as the Director of Instruction in early 2015 having come from the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Orlando, FL where he was a senior coach to one of the Top 50 Instructors in the world. His peers know him as one of the top golf coaches in the country, Golf Digest knows him as a Best Young Teacher in America, Future Champions Golf as a Top 50 Elite Junior Coach in the USA, US Kids Golf as a Top 50 Kids Teacher honorable mention, and NEGM recognized Bill as a Top 25 Golf Instructor in New England. He’s also the author of The 5 Tour Fundamentals of Golf!

Bill specializes in a long term coaching model where he utilizes his TSM system allowing players to spend time training on technique, skill building and management of one's self. His students have won hundreds of events all over the world including the Florida Azalea Amateur, multiple US Kids World Championships, and AJGA events. He's coached a junior to the No. 1 ranking in Peru and has also assisted 14+ PGA, LPGA and European tour players including Yani Tseng when she was the No. 1 ranked women in the world.   He’s been featured in various publications such as Golf Digest, Golf Tips Magazine, Golf Channel online, and GolfWRX. Bill has been asked to present in front of his peers numerous times to offer his expertise on teaching and coaching. He’s presented for the PGA of America, BMW Of North America, and the New Jersey Golf Foundation where he’s shared the stage with PGA Hall of Fame member Michael Hebron, Golf Channel personality Michael Breed, and PGA Tour Player Morgan Hoffmann!  

Come see what all the talks about and schedule a swing evaluation with Bill today! For more information on Bill, visit his website www.BS3Golf.com.  
     
   

Jeremy Eccles, PGA

Golf Coach and Head of Junior Development
Jeremy has one goal for all his students; to gain the ability to believe in yourself and therefore have more enjoyment on the golf course!

Jeremy is a PGA Class 'A' Professional, Titleist Staff Member, Titliest Certified Club Fitter, and Titleist Performance Institute Certified Instructor in the expertise of fitness, golf instruction, golf biomechanics, and junior coaching. Jeremy has spent the last decade teaching the game of golf at some of the top-100 facilities and courses that have hosted PGA, LPGA, Q-School, USGA and NCAA tournaments. Spending the last 6 years at The Club at PGA WEST in La Quinta, California where he assisted in the facilitation of PGA Tour's Career Builder Challenge, Humana Challenge, and Bob Hope Classic.

Jeremy's success in golf started early as he was a member of a Division One High School State Championship and played collegiant golf at Johnson & Wales University where he earned his bachelors degree in Sports/ Entertainment/ Event Management. 

Jeremy specializes in short game instruction and the body-swing connection.  Jeremy believes building a better golf game starts with a plan suited to the individual. Jeremy offers coaching programs to reach your short and long term goals.

     
 

MARK WOOD, PGA

Master Instructor

Joining his wife Kathy on the Fiddler’s Elbow golf staff, Master Instructor Mark Wood is recognized as one of America’s top teachers. Over his 25-year career in the golf business Mark has been associated with some of the finest clubs around the country. While the clubs are famous in their own right, it is instruction that really sets him apart. Being listed on both Golf Magazine's and Golf Digest Top Instructor list for many years, Mark currently teaches PGA star Bo Van Pelt, ranked 28th in the world. For Fiddler’s Elbow, Mark provides private instruction and develops special programs and events for the club’s membership.

     
 

KATHY HART WOOD, LPGA

LPGA Instructor

One of Golf Digest’s Top 50 Women Instructors, Kathy Hart Wood is a several year veteran at Fiddler’s Elbow, where she has provided instruction to club members, while maintaining her connection to students throughout the country. She frequently conducts women’s and junior golf clinics. She has traveled the world, competing on the European, Korean, Australian and South African tours. 


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