Congratulations to Matt for be nominated for the 2022 Kentucky PGA Teacher of the Year Award!
Matt O'Keefe is entering his 25th year as a teaching professional. He is 1 of 184 PGA Master Professional's in Coaching & Teaching in the country and the only one in Louisville, KY. He is a proud PGA award winner and member of the Kentucky PGA Section, along with the PGA of America. Born and raised in Kentucky, he joined the United States Army after high school and spent the next six years on active duty with three overseas tours (Panama,Germany & Iraq). He attended the University of Tampa after being awarded a full-three year Army ROTC Scholarship and served an additional six years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Matt turned professional in 1996 after passing the 36-hole PGA Playing Ability Test on his first attempt.
He joined the PGA of America in 1999 as a full Class "A" member. He earned his PGA Certified status in Instruction in 2004 and was awarded his PGA Master Professional status in Coaching & Teaching in 2005.
Matt has the ability to connect with his students both in an individual and group atmosphere. He focuses on each player's personal abilities and customizes his coaching accordingly.
Owner of Matt O’Keefe GOLF / Director of Instruction 2001- 2022
FlightScope Certified Professional 2014
Golf Digest Schools Certified Instructor 2012
Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Certified Instructor 2000
Saddlebrook Preparatory Academy Golf Coach 2000
Instructor for the PGA Learning Center / Ryder Cup @ Valhalla Golf Club 2008
Level I Certified First Tee Coach 2018
Member of the KPGA Marketing Committee 2020-2022
Teaching Seminars / PGA Summits
2020 Completed PGA.Coach Certification (ADM)
2018 First Tee Level I Coaching Seminar / Augusta, GA
2015 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit / Orlando, FL
2011 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit / Port St. Lucie, FL
2009 PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit / Port St. Lucie, FL