The English Golf Union (EGU) announce today that their Director of Coaching, Peter Mattsson will be leaving at the end of September following six successful years at the governing body of men’s golf.
Mattsson, who joined the EGU in 2005 after being Head Coach for the Swedish Federation, led the restructure of England’s elite player training programmes, bringing success both nationally and internationally. He established a new National coaching structure which reflected greater interaction with both Regional and County Union activity and now provides a proven player pathway for England’s talented golfers.
On his decision to leave Mattsson said “My time at the EGU has been extremely enjoyable both from a professional and a personal view. I have had the opportunity to work with some gifted young golfers and also some very committed people who are determined to maintain England as a leading nation in golf.
“This was a difficult decision to make, but I know I will be leaving England in a stronger position and look forward to continue seeing this reflected in the achievements of players in the future.”
Mattsson will be leaving England to return to Sweden as the Director of Elite Performance for Swedish Sports.
John Petrie, Chief Executive of the EGU commented, “Peter Mattsson has been an outstanding asset to the EGU and elite golf in England. His visionary approach has taken England’s elite performance to a new level and the structures he has put in place will continue under a new Director of Coaching. I am delighted that we have been able to agree that Peter will continue to work for the EGU on a consultancy basis as this will be a great asset to the next Director of Coaching.
“Peter has won the respect of so many people across the country involved in golf and has been a terrific ambassador for the EGU. He will be missed for his enthusiasm, encouragement of others and his immense wealth of knowledge and we wish him the very best in his future role.”
Plans to identify Mattsson’s successor will be agreed by the end of the month. Mattsson will take up his new appointment in Sweden on 1st October at which time his role as consultant to the EGU will commence.