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.

2015 Tournaments

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