Matt Keller, originally from North Wales, PA, turned professional in 1998 and earned his PGA Membership in 2003. Matt continued his work with the PGA and earned certifications in Player Development and Teaching & Coaching within the PGA’s Certified Professional Program 2.0. Matt holds additional certifications in Titleist Performance Institute Level 1, K-VEST Level 1 & K-VEST Level 2.
He is a graduate from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Recreational Park and Management with an option of Professional Golf Management. Matt continued his education and earned a Master’s Degree from Ohio University. Within the Master’s Program, Matt focused on sport psychology, long term athletic development, athlete performance, conditioning, recovery and injury prevention.
Matt has worked with some of the finest PGA Golf Professionals and facilities in the country, highlighted by Lancaster Country Club. Other facilities include the Country Club of Naples, The Strand, and Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club.
Matt’s experience draws on the ability to develop successful player development programs, highlighted by a Play Golf America program that ranked in the top 30 of 3,800 participating facilities nationally. Over the course of his career, Matt has instructed thousands of players of all ages and ability levels. His teaching ability extends beyond the golf course and into the classroom where he served an instructor for Ohio University’s Masters Degree Program. In addition to traditional roles as a PGA Golf Professional, Matt has worked as a freelance writer and published over 2,000 golf industry articles since 2010.
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Derek has been a PGA Class “A” Member since May 2016. He took up the game of golf when he was just 6 years old. Growing up Derek played a variety of sports, but while playing golf in high school he decided he wanted to make this great game his passion and career.
Derek was born and raised in the small town of Dover, Pennsylvania, which sits about forty minutes south of the capital, Harrisburg. He started working at Grandview Golf Course in Dover, PA when he was 15 years old and upon graduation from high school, he was accepted into the Professional Golf Management program at Coastal Carolina University. After four and a half years Derek graduated with a degree in Professional Golf Management while also receiving a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Derek’s experience comes from working internships at clubs such as the Country Club of York, where he worked for his first 3 internships, Bristol Harbour Resort, where he completed his final internship, and Regents’ Glen Country Club, where he worked as an Assistant Golf Professional from April 2016 – January 2017. Over the course of his 4 internships and Assistant Golf Professional position, Derek was instrumental in helping grow instructional programs. He is K-Vest Level 1 certified, which is the industry’s only human motion learning system. His desire for knowledge on how biomechanics can help the golf swing has motivated him to study more about this subject. He is very excited to be pursuing his passion for teaching and club fitting, full time, at York Indoor Golf & Training Center.
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Matt graduated in 2020 from Penn State Berks in Reading, PA with a B.S. degree in Business – Management/Marketing. He is currently enrolled in the PGA of America Professional Golf Management Program.
Matt grew up in Lancaster County, and as a four year member of the varsity golf team at Ephrata High School, he served as team captain his final two years. At the conclusion of his senior season in the fall of 2015, he was named the Lancaster-Lebanon League Player of the Year and was voted the mid-state MVP. After graduating from Ephrata, Matt moved to West Palm Beach, Florida to attend Keiser University’s College of Golf, where he had the privilege to play and practice at PGA National. After finishing his first semester at Keiser, Matt decided to return home to Pennsylvania to pursue a business degree and to play collegiate golf at Penn State Berks. In 2018, he helped lead his team to the school’s first-ever conference championship win, which propelled them to the NCAA Division III National Championship in North Carolina. Individual achievements during Matt’s collegiate golf career included All-NEAC First Team recognition and NEAC Scholar-Athlete honors.
As his focus now shifts toward player development and club fittings, Matt has experience working with golfers of all skill levels. He particularly enjoys serving the mentor role for junior players who are aspiring to play in high school or college. His accomplishments as a player (11 wins as an amateur) allow him to be an extremely versatile coach by understanding first-hand what it takes to compete at a high level. Matt looks forward to his newest journey, as a golf professional, in his ongoing effort to help grow the game.
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