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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: How to stay in control of your club Posted on 03 Oct 2022 in the 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 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»