Matt Shaffer

Matt_ShafferMatt Shaffer is a Penn State graduate. He spent 31 years of his career as a Golf Superintendent and is now the Director of Golf Course Operations at Merion Golf Club. He has worked at just about every conceivable type of Golf Course Operation; public, resort, private country clubs, and championship golf venues. Under Matt’s guidance, Merion hosted the 2005 US Amateur, the 2009 Walker Cup and most recently the 2013 US Open.

Matt is a member of the USGA Green Section Committee. He is the former President of the Pennsylvania Turfgrass Council, and is also GCSAA Class A member.

Married for 39 years, Matt enjoys fishing and restoring homes with his wife Renna. She supported him throughout his career and 11 job-related relocations within the states.