PGA Golf Professionals

Our PGA Golf Professionals, Tony Varney and Matthew Gardner, provide one-to-one coaching to both members and non-members. Tony has also established our popular class programme for beginners, ladies and juniors.

Tony and Matthew’s tuition are ideal for those wanting to brush-up on their golfing techniques as well as those new to the sport wanting to start from scratch. The lessons are tailored specifically to the player, depending on their previous experience and long-term goals.

Lesson Tariff


  • 30 Minute Lesson | £30
  • 60 Minute Lesson | £50
  • 90 Minutes Lesson On The Course | £60


  • 6 Lessons For The Price Of 5
  • 10 Lessons For The Price Of 8


  • 30 Minute Lesson | £25
  • 60 Minute Lesson | £40


  • 6 Lessons For The Price Of 5
  • 10 Lessons For The Price Of 8


  • 30 Minute Lesson | £40
  • 60 Minute Lesson | £55

Tony Varney

To book a lesson email or call 07776 141718.

Tony is a local lad, who started playing golf at 14 years when his father introduced him to the game, playing at Dereham Golf Club.  His hours of practice and dedication to the sport resulting in him reducing his handicap form 28 to 5 by the age of 16. Tony represented the Norfolk County Boys team on many occasions, including qualifying for the ‘National Boys Golf Championship’ final in Spain.  Tony’s love of the game resulted in him gaining an Apprenticeship at Dereham as Golf Assistant, which allowed him to join the PGA and start his career of golf professional at Rookery Park Golf Club in Lowestoft.

Tony became a Fully Qualified PGA Golf Professional after four years of training and passing his PGA exams with flying colours.  This resulted in him joining Wensum valley Golf Club as head professional in 1997. During his time at Wensum Valley, he enjoyed many playing successes in and around Norfolk, Suffolk, including the Norfolk PGA Order of Merit on three occasions.  Tony moved to be head professional at The Norfolk Golf & Country Club at Reymerston until its closure in 2011. Tony continued to successfully compete in a number of competitions; winning the Norfolk Open three years running, won the Norfolk Professional Championship, as well as winning the Norfolk & Suffolk Millennium trophy on three occasions.  Tony also became the coach for the Norfolk Boys County squad.

Following the closure of The Norfolk Golf & Country Club, Tony moved to the Norfolk Family Golf Centre.  Tony is appointed as coach to the County Ladies and also the County Girls “Talent Program”.

Matthew Gardner

To book a lesson email or call 01362 850111.

Matthew started working at Barnham Broom in 2004 and worked his way up the ladder, starting as Golf Marshall followed by Shop Assistant before getting promoted in 2018 to Golf Operations Manager. Matthew started his P.G.A. Training and after completed a 3-year degree course at the Birmingham University in 2017. Matt is known for his retail background.

Matthew started at Mattishall Golf club in 2021 as Academy Manager. He has since been promoted to General Manager overseeing both clubhouse and academy golfing activities, as well as managing and supporting staff members. Matthew also provides lessons when Tony is off or on holiday.