Nicklaus Academy Orlando Adds Matt Clinger to its Staff


Contact: Ted Simons, Nicklaus Academies

Orlando, FL – The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf in Orlando, Florida is pleased to announce Matt Clinger has been added to its professional staff of instructors. Located at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at the Orlando World Center Marriott, the Nicklaus Academy provides instruction for players of all abilities and ages.

Matt brings 9-years of golf instruction to the Academy. In Matt’s first full year as an instructor he was named to the US Kids Top 50 instructors list. He has created multiple junior coaching programs at facilities in Atlanta and Kansas City.

Matt is one of just 54 Certified Master Fitters for Callaway and has spent many years as a custom club fitter for Callaway, TaylorMade, Mizuno, Wilson, Srixon, Cleveland, Cobra, Nike, Miura, Edel, as well as other companies. Matt spent one year as Head Coach for Avila University Men and Women’s golf teams while in Kansas City. Matt loves working with students of all ages but has excelled at taking junior golfers to the next level and helping them reach their goals quickly and efficiently. Many of Matt’s students play for D1 and D2 college teams, and some have gone on to play in events on the, Canadian Tour, LPGA and Symetra Tour.

According to Brian O’Neill, Director of Instruction at the Nicklaus Academy Orlando, “Matt brings a passion to teaching and coaching that is unparalleled. His results with juniors speaks volumes about his ability to communicate and inspire. Combine his instructional talents along with his club fitting resume and Matt is a great addition to our staff.”

“The opportunity to join the Nicklaus Academy at Hawk’s Landing was too good to pass up,” states Matt. “To represent Mr. Nicklaus at this Academy is a dream come true. The Nicklaus philosophy matches perfectly with how I feel the game should be taught. And to have access to all of the latest technologies here in the Jack Nicklaus Coaching Studio is incredible. I anticipate having even greater results with all of my students now that I am here.”

Matt also coaching the Windermere High School Golf Team which just won its Region tournament and is advancing to the State competition.


About Nicklaus Academies Nicklaus Academies is the world-wide licensee for golf instruction for Nicklaus Companies, the global company founded and directed by Mr. Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus Academies are in operation in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Japan, South Korea, and China, and recently opened facilities in Hong Kong and Vietnam. Each Nicklaus Academy location and facility are unique based on the individual market, however, each Academy and their Certified Instructors teach the same proven Nicklaus Academy philosophy.

Alexandra Gardner