Tamer Win Golf & C.C.
Meet the Pro

Meet the Pro

035Matthew J. Rura, PGA is the Head Professional at Tamer Win Golf and Country Club and the owner of Pro Performance Golf Academy. His client list includes both new and advanced players, as well as some well-known national celebrities. Matt is especially known for his patient attitude, fun personality, extensive knowledge, and skill in the game.

Matt Rura is a third-generation member of the Tamer Win family. His grandfather, Charles E. Winch, opened the golf course in 1961. His mother, Deborah Rura, and uncle, Charles D. Winch, are the current owners. Matt learned to play golf on these fairways at a very young age and has been working in the golf industry for over twenty years.

IMG_6677_3Matt became the head professional at Tamer Win in 2012 when he and his wife, Amanda, moved from the Washington, DC metropolitan area. While in DC, Matt worked at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (host of four President’s Cups) and had the honor of changing the holes on the White House putting green. He was also the Head Professional at Rock Creek Golf Course for five years and a highly sought-after instructor at Capital City Golf School (GolfDC Academy), one of the busiest golf schools in the nation.

Matt was elected as a member of the Professional Golfers Association in 2015, making him the first PGA Professional in Tamer Win’s history. He is very proud of this achievement and is eager to share his expertise in the game and business of golf. Matt is always working to enhance his golf knowledge and is currently completing the PGA Certified Professional Program in Teaching & Coaching. He is also certified as a TrackMan Level 2.

Matt’s teaching approach is rooted in the fundamentals of the game. His students will learn and improve their skills through goal-oriented practice. With data from a TrackMan launch monitor, players will receive information about their performance and will be guided to make necessary refinements and improvements. Matt is particularly proud of his consistent short game, considering it one of his specialties.


As a PING staff player and expert club fitter and builder, Matt is available for lessons, fittings and club repair discussions every day by appointment.

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What’s in his bag?
PING G430 LST Driver 9°.  PING G430 3 Wood 12.5°.  PING iCrossover 18.5°
PING i59 Irons 4-PW.  PING Glide Forged Pro Wedges 52, 56° & 60°.
PING Anser 2D Putter.  Titleist ProV1 ball.