LEARNING CURVE: Australasian and Japanese tour winner Matthew Guyana (left) is nurturing the youth at Ipswich Country Club.
LEARNING CURVE: Australasian and Japanese tour winner Matthew Guyana (left) is nurturing the youth at Ipswich Country Club. Inga Williams

Young golfers at Ipswich Country Club star under Matt

GOLF: Young golfers in the city have made stunning progress under the tutelage of Australasian and Japanese tour winner Matt Guyatt at Ipswich Country Club.

Guyatt has been the teaching professional at the 18-hole course at Leichhardt for 10 weeks and his impact has been immediate.

Ipswich Country Club's golf manager Craig Frohmuller said it was a massive coup for the club to have Guyatt on board.

Guyatt works at the club on Tuesday and Thursday and holds lessons with the juniors from 3.30pm on Thursdays. The impact Guyatt has had already is highlighted by the performances of two of his pupils, Logan Norris and Josh Avenall, at the Hatton Vale Junior Open.

"Josh finished third and his dad is an avid golfer,” Frohmuller said.

"He had come out and swung the club and hit the ball mucking around with his dad.

"But Logan had never picked up a club before 10 weeks ago and he won the Hatton Vale Junior Open, just from listening to Matt and learning the correct technique and swing.”

You can't put a price on experience, and Guyatt certainly has that.

"Matt got the right teaching when he was younger and he took it and really made something out of it,” Frohmuller said.

"So it is great to have him now come to our club and teach our juniors. Even the older people at the club are getting lessons as well.

"It is like having someone like Darren Lockyer going back to coach junior league players. The amount of knowledge they would get off him would be the same.

"A lot of the juniors are from golfing families and they know of Matt Guyatt and have seen him play in some of the big tournaments. The kids can Google him and see what he has done. They can look at him like they would Tiger Woods and guys like that.”



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