Meet Our Volunteers

Matt Lyons

The Basics:

Name: Matt Lyons

City of residence: Whittier

Club:Sherwood CC, Hacienda GC, Riviera CC

Profession: Investment Management

Family: Married for 32 years, 1 daughter who is 27

Volunteer and committee involvement:Finance and scholarship committees

What you Didn’t Know:

A band that Matt listens to: Foo Fighters

First car: 1961 Pontiac Tempest Wagon

Favorite book: Atlas Shrugged

Guilty-pleasure food: Rosa Maria’s Verde Burrito

Favorite non-golf item: Major League Baseball

One gadget Matt can’t live without:iPad

Favorite quote: “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have it.” -Thomas Jefferson

If Matt couldn’t do what he does now…: I would like to teach at the college level

Greatest pride: My daughter

Most-visited website that’s not work-related:

On volunteering: I have been extremely fortunate and feel duty bound to give back

On the Course:

Has golfed for: 30 years

What Matt would like to see more of on the course: More clubs consider tree removal programs to enhance play-ability and make the game more fun

Favorite TOUR player: Fred Couples

What part of the game of golf needs to change? I think it’s the greatest game. Wouldn’t change a thing.

Importance of junior golf: This is truly the future of the game, which makes it the most important.