Featured Alumni: Matt Shaffer

January 7, 2010 in 2-year, Alumni

Between hosting the 2009 Walker Cup and preparing for the 2013 U.S. Open, Matt Shaffer, golf course superintendent at Merion Golf Club, sat down with us. Mr. Shaffer discussed his feelings about Penn State’s 2-Year turf program and the turfgrass industry as a whole.


“A great education boils down to those that teach you!  I know some other colleges use superintendents and while that sounds flattering, when you are trying to get as much knowledge into someone’s head as quick as possible it is better to use professional educators for that task!  The faculty at Penn State program is superior to any other faculty at a two year college anywhere!” (Matt Shaffer, Merion Golf Club)  Read more…
This is the first in a “featured alumni” series about graduates of Penn State’s 2-year turfgrass management program. This ongoing series will include question and answer sessions and even video interviews of our alumni. 
To view the rest of this feature and more of our featured alumni visit our Featured Alumni section.