Matt Ford


I was born in Swindon, while my dad was playing professional football there. But we have lived in Bearsted, Kent for the majority of my life and now very happily with my fantastically supportive wife and 2 amazing children. Football was my first love and Glenn Hoddle was my idol! But golf quickly overtook football in our very competitive house. I started playing golf at 10 years of age at Marriott Tudor Park, but played the majority of my amateur golf from Bearsted G.C. getting my handicap to +3 and being selected for the England squads, but never gaining a cap. After A levels at Maidstone Grammar School I went to Cheltenham C.H.E. for 3 years and completed a Sport Science Degree. But I had a real desire to pursue golf and only really focused on that after my education. I turned professional at the end of 2003, at 25 years old and started my PGA training at Cobtree Manor Park. It was good to learn about the industry in such a busy place and be able to get out and play a bit. I managed to win the PGA National Assistants in my first year and played the PGA Championship at Wentworth, in 2005. This was amazing and really opened my eyes to where I wanted to be. With a mixture of PGA South Region, PGA Europro Tour and European Challenge Tour events over the 10 years I finally got my card at the Qualifying School at the end of 2014. Then with a 2nd place in the Africa Open and tied 7th in the Hong Kong Open, which was the last event, I secured my card for 2016 very late! Now I have an even more exciting year ahead.

Tournament Date Position
Alfred Dunhill Championship 29/11/2015 T5
BMW SA Open Hosted by City of EKurhuleni 10/01/2016 T81
Joburg Open 17/01/2016 T138
Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship 24/01/2016 T74
Omega Dubai Desert Classic 07/02/2016 T110
Tshwane Open 14/02/2016 T109
True Thailand Classic Presented by Chang 13/03/2016 T106
Hero Indian Open 20/03/2016 T95
Real Club Valderrama Open de España 17/04/2016 T127
Shenzhen International 24/04/2016 T97
Volvo China Open 01/05/2016 T79
Trophée Hassan II 08/05/2016 T121
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation 22/05/2016 T48
BMW PGA Championship 29/05/2016 T55
Lyoness Open powered by Sporthilfe Cashback Card 12/06/2016 T59
BMW International Open 26/06/2016 T116
100th Open de France 03/07/2016 T112
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 10/07/2016 T34
Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play 07/08/2016 T17
D+D REAL Czech Masters 21/08/2016 T27
Made In Denmark 28/08/2016 T140
Omega European Masters 04/09/2016 T71
KLM Open 11/09/2016 T131
Italian Open 18/09/2016 T75
Porsche European Open 25/09/2016 T70
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 09/10/2016 T60
British Masters supported by Sky Sports 16/10/2016 T41
Portugal Masters 23/10/2016 T69
Final Qualifying Stage – PGA Catalunya Resort 17/11/2016 66
Tournament Date Position
Alfred Dunhill Championship 14/12/2014 71
The South African Open Championship Hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni 11/01/2015 T25
Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 24/01/2015 T82
True Thialand Classic presented by Black Mountain 15/02/2015 T71
Hero Indian Open 22/02/2015 T70
Joburg Open 01/03/2015 T43
Africa Open 08/03/2015 2
Tshwane Open 15/03/2015 T69
Trophee Hassan II 29/03/2015 T101
Shenzhen International 16/04/2015 T34
Volvo China Open 26/04/2015 T123
Open De Espana 17/05/2015 T28
BMW PGA Championship 24/05/2015 T100
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by The Rory Foundation 31/05/2015 T35
Nordea Masters 07/06/2015 T109
Lyoness Open Powered by Greenfinity 14/06/2015 T79
BMW International Open 28/06/2015 65
Alstom Open De France 05/07/2015 T95
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 12/07/2015 T104
Omega European Masters 26/07/2015 T134
Made in Denmark 23/08/2015 T71
D+D Real Czech Masters 30/08/2015 T73
KLM Open 13/09/2015 T36
72° OPEN D'ITALIA presented by DAMIANI 20/09/2015 T44
Porsche European Open 27/09/2015 T78
Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 04/10/2015 T143
Portugal Open 18/10/2015 T73
UBS Hong Kong Open 25/10/2015 T7