Matt joined as an assistant professional at Mission Hills Country Club in 2007, and currently provides award-winning, top-shelf golf instruction for the membership. Matt graduated from Kansas State University in 1999 with a degree in Social Sciences.
A native of Grants, N. M., Matt’s distinguished playing career began at Grants High School where he started on the boys’ varsity golf team as an 8th grader and helped lead the team to a State Championship in 1994. Matt went on to play two years of college golf at Barton County Community College where he earned recognition as a member of the National Academic Team of the Year in 1994. In 1996 Matt transferred to KSU to complete his collegiate playing career. Matt’s notable amateur highlights include appearances in the 1997 U.S. Amateur Publinks (made cut) and the 1997 U.S. Amateur (missed cut).
Professionally, Matt brings more than 15 years of golf industry experience to the table. From 1999-2002 he coached the BCCC Men’s and Women’s golf programs to three national championship appearances while also serving as the golf professional at Stone Ridge Country Club. From 2002-‘06 Matt continued to develop his reputation as a top-level instructor both as an assistant at Manhattan Country Club in Manhattan, Kan., and at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, Ga.
Since arriving at Mission Hills Country Club, Matt has amassed an unparalleled portfolio of professional awards and accomplishments. In 2010, he was honored as the Midwest Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year. That same year Matt participated in the prestigious PGA Professional National Championship where he made the cut and finished tied for 59th place. Most recently Matt was named the 2011 and 2013 Midwest Section PGA Teacher of the Year.
Residing in Prairie Village, Matt spends his time away from golf with his wife Emalie and daughters Brie and Adrianna.