Simply put, Matt Fields is synonymous with junior golf. In a coaching career that spans more than 20 years, Fields has been responsible for recruiting, training, and developing more top-ranked junior level golfers than just about any other coach in the business.
In his illustrious career, Fields has taught more than 25 American Junior Golf Association All-Americans, two AJGA Players of the Year (Morgan Hoffmann & Kevin Yu), one USGA Public Links Champion (Alice Jo), one Western Junior Champion (Kevin Yu), one North & South Women’s Amateur Championship (Amelia Lewis) two AJGA Junior Players Champions (Morgan Hoffmann & Kevin Yu), one AJGA Polo Champion (Morgan Hoffmann) one AJGA HP Boys Champion (Morgan Hoffmann) three Golf Week Invitational Champions (Stephanie Meadow x 2 & Morgan Hoffmann) three US Teen Girls 15 to 18 World Champions (Laura Restrepo, Kelly Whaley, Jenny Chen) one boys 14 US Teen Champion (Kent Hsaio).
Fields also developed these players over many years as junior golfers helping them ascend to the top amateur and professional levels: Shan Shan Feng (LPGA), Richy Werenski (PGA), Morgan Hoffmann (PGA), Kevin Yu (PGA), Stephanie Meadow (LPGA), Amelia Lewis (LPGA), Kelly Whaley (Symetra Tour), Nicole Autrique (Symetra Tour), Laura Restrepo (Symetra Tour), and Stewart Hagestad (Walker Cup x 3).
- FCG Top 50 Elite Junior Coach
- Hank Haney & Gary Gilchrist Certified Coach
- Geoff Mangum Certified Putting Coach
- Mach 3 Certified Speed Training
Achievements of Field’s players:
- “25” AJGA ALL AMERICANS
- “2” AJGA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
- “1” USGA PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPION
- “1” NORTH & SOUTH WOMEN’S AMATEUR CHAMPION
- “1” WESTERN JUNIOR CHAMPION
- “4” US TEEN WORLD CHAMPIONS
- “4” AJGA MAJOR VICTORIES
Assistant Director of Instruction
RJ was a member of the golf team at Bethel University in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, Schebel moved to South Carolina and attended the Professional Career College, earning a degree in Professional Golf Management. RJ has been coaching junior golfers for the last 10 years and his students have gone on to compete at all levels in college as well as professional tours both domestically and internationally.
Clive followed in the footsteps of his mother Rina Ritson and step father Phil Ritson, both lifetime Legendary Golf Instructors.Clive played professionally for 15 years, 11 of which were on the PGA tour. (South African – European Co-Sanctioned and South American PGA tours)Clive assisted Rina Ritson as an instructor at Falcons Fire GC, and then became the Director for Phil Ritson, Golf Your Way Schools at Orange County National. During his tenure with Phil Ritson, he also directed the international expansion in S. Korea (Samsung Academy) and in Japan for the Tokyo Tour Players Academy.He later joined the Gary Gilchrist Academy as Lead Coach for the Elite team, thereafter joining Heidi Han as the Director/Head Coach for the PGSA Academy in S.Korea/USAHead Instructor for the Junior Players Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. then Director for the Junior Players Golf Academy in Orlando Florida.After many years with JPGA, Clive has now joined the Club Med Academies team as their Senior Coach.Clive has assisted players on these tour; USPGA, LPGA, EPGA, JPGA, KPGA, KLPGA, SAPGA, CPGA, TPGA, KORNFERRY, McKenzie Tour and APGA
Originally from Norwood, NY, Brandon Palmer is an intern & assistant instructor here at Club Med Junior Academy. Brandon is also the founder of Balance Performance, a diverse string of social media accounts designed as platforms to engage, inform, & inspire individuals who also share a passion for all things life, golf, and fitness. Along with content creation, Brandon has worked at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, Timber Trails Golf Club in the Poconos, PA, and as a social media marketing & engagement specialist for Shot Shaver Golf in the summer of 2020.
Brandon’s love & knowledge for the game has compounded throughout his time at the State University of New York, at Delhi, where he majored in Business & Professional Golf Management. While working on earning a Bachelor’s Degree, Brandon began the certification process of becoming a Golf Fitness Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition to his studies, Brandon competed for the Delhi Men’s Golf Team earning individual accolades of USCAA Student Athlete of the Year, 3x USCAA All American, and Delhi Invitational Medalist. While in his senior season, Brandon carded 3 Top-5’s & 4 Top-10’s, out of seven tournaments, leading his team to five straight wins, including a Division Championship, Conference Title, & USCAA National Title at Penn State, where Brandon placed 5th individually.
In addition to building his knowledge and resume as a golf coach, Brandon looks to take his game to new heights turning pro in 2021 to play in various events around South Florida.
Recruiting & Consulting
David Allibone has become an integral part of our team here at The Altitude International Performance Academies. A native of Doylestown, Pa., he joins the Academy after spending the past 15 years working within golf industry. He worked in business development at both The Annika Academy and Saddlebrook Golf Academy. David was the Director of Adult programs for the IJGA in Hilton Head, SC. David also coached student-athletes at The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, and the International Junior Golf Academy.
Before entering the golf industry, he spent 15 years in corporate sales for major companies like Citibank, Rosenbluth and consulted with clients in the software industry. He holds M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from Stetson University in Deland, Fla.
“David’s many years of experience with aspiring competitive golfers makes him ideal to spearhead the continued growth of our Elite Training Program,” says Scott Del Mastro, a partner at Altitude. “Moreover, his impressive sales results throughout his professional career will benefit our burgeoning junior and adult golf programs. We’re very excited to have him on our team.”
Like you, I am a golfer and I know what it feels like to struggle with your golf game.
As a mental performance coach for over 20 years. I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of golfers. My clients have gone on to become PGA and LPGA Champions, NCAA Champions, US Amateur and US Junior winners, and some have even played in the Olympics.
In addition to coaching individual players, I have also coached some of the best college teams in the country. Many of these teams have won conference titles and have been nationally ranked in the top ten.
Let’s begin working together so we can make your golf goals a reality!!
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Drew Solecki is an experienced strength and conditioning coach who is passionate about the development of student athletes. Drew has previously worked with the University of Miami Varsity Athletic teams, United States National Team Youth Soccer Academy program, high school strength and conditioning, as well as health and wellness facilities. He has also been involved with the National Council on Strength and Fitness where he developed educational material for fitness professionals and coaches around the world. He is very upbeat and loves to share his positive energy to uplift others. Drew was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Miami to pursue his graduate degree many years ago.