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About Matt Shaffer

Matt Shaffer, a longtime superintendent, is the owner of Minimalistic Agronomic Techniques (M.A.T.) He was previously the superintendent at The Country Club in Cleveland and is director of golf course operations emeritus at Merion GC, Ardmore, Pa., where he hosted the 2013 U.S. Open. Reach him at

Posts by Matt Shaffer

Matt’s Memories: Why we’ve got to look backward to move forward Posted on 17 Mar 2023 in the Blog & Columns & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Matt Shaffer gives us a blast from the past as he takes us back to where the industry was 49 years ago and how it has changed since. Read more»

Matt’s Memories: How to stay in control of your club Posted on 03 Oct 2022 in the Blog & From the Magazine categories.

Matt Shaffer, a long-time superintendent and owner of M.A.T., shares how he gained and maintained control over his course. Read more»

Matt’s Memories: Favorite memories from my time at Augusta National Posted on 07 Jun 2022 in the Blog & Columns & From the Magazine categories.

Long-time superintendent and owner of M.A.T. Matt Shaffer shares his funniest golf stories in his first-ever Golfdom column. Read more»