About Us
At Stevenage Golf and Conference Centre, we have a fully-stocked shop run by our Head Professional, Matthew Bannister. We stock various major brands including Titleist, Callaway, Lynx, Motocaddy and FootJoy. As well as running the shop, Matthew offers a variety of coaching to help improve your game.

Matt Bannister - Head PGA Professional

I qualified as a PGA Professional in 2007 and have been located in the PGA East Region, I regularly compete in PGA events and Pro-Am’s taking teams to play in a professional environment.

I always look to improve myself and education, to help stay at the forefront of golf trends and products.

I regularly attend coaching seminars and further educational courses. I am BodiTrak Certified, an SnT Network Instructor, One of 10 Edel Putter and wedge certified fitters in the UK and always looking to add to my knowledge.

It brings me great joy when people reach milestones in their golfing journeys. Whether that is breaking 100 for the first time, coaching players to single figure handicaps or helping fellow Professionals with their own games.

The main highlight of my playing career was playing in Final Qualifying for The Open in 2005 at St Andrews, teeing off with the Claret Jug on the 1st tee. I love playing the game, but even more passing my knowledge on to clients I coach and seeing them improve.



Ryan Deery - Assistant PGA Professional

I’m in the second year of my PGA training. Currently studying Business, Coaching, club repairs, sports science and retailing. My goal in coaching is to always make people better and give them ownership of their golf game in between coaching sessions.

I began playing at the age of 7 and learnt and developed my game at many courses in the region.

When I am not on site I enjoy taking members to PGA events so they can experience playing in a professional, competitive environment.



Luke Simkins - Pro Shop Manager
I am keen category 1 handicap golfer. Working in the golf industry for 6 years. Keeping an eye on trends and looking to introduce products on site that meet your golfing needs.


My Poll

Which format do you prefer?


  • 1Strokeplay
  • 2Matchplay
  • 3Texas Scramble
  • 4Alternate Shot (both foursomes & greensomes)
  • 5Other

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