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About Matt Neff


Matt Neff is the assistant golf course superintendent at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, OH. He is a graduate of Malone College in Canton, Ohio, and obtained his turfgrass science degree from The Ohio State University. He has been writing for Golfdom since 2013.

Posts by Matt Neff

How a job in maintenance brought Zach Ferone up from rock bottom Posted on 13 Jul 2021 in the Featured & From the Magazine & People categories.

Released from the Arizona Diamondbacks system broke and with a drug addiction, Zach Ferone hit rock bottom. A job in golf maintenance brought him back. Read more»

The unpredictability of predicting the weather Posted on 03 Feb 2020 in the Columns & Featured categories.

According to the great Bob Dylan, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Hot take alert — Bob was not a superintendent and was almost Read more»

5 things your greenkeeper is thinking (but not saying) Posted on 04 Oct 2019 in the Columns categories.

We’ve all seen those clickbait articles, like “10 Things Your Waitress Doesn’t Want You to Know,” or “15 Secrets Your Flight Attendant Won’t Tell You.” Spoiler alert — sketchy things Read more»

PGA Tour pros behaving badly Posted on 22 Apr 2019 in the Columns categories.

Have you ever been in your accountant’s office reviewing your tax return when he discovers a mistake, completely loses his mind and starts overturning office furniture? Have you ever been Read more»

It’s academic Posted on 26 Feb 2019 in the Columns categories.

I’ve often said that getting a turfgrass science degree is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The science is fascinating, the job is awesome (usually) and our “offices” Read more»

Spread the love Posted on 17 Dec 2018 in the Columns categories.

I recently had a conversation with one of my neighbors and he asked me about my job. You’ve all had the same conversation, and my neighbor and I hit all Read more»