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Matt Hardy Named Mendham Golf & Tennis Club Head Golf Professional

January 27th, 2022

Author: Dave Miller


Recent Assistant Golf Professional at Canoe Brook Country Club, Matt Hardy has been named Mendham Golf & Tennis Club’s newest Head Golf Professional. 


Hardy, having served as Canoe Brook’s Assistant Golf Professional since 2015, started his career at Mendham as an Assistant Golf Professional from 2009-2014 under the tutelage of New Jersey PGA Past President, Joseph Kelly. In 2021, Matt was named the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year, an award given to an Assistant Golf Professional who shows outstanding service to the New Jersey PGA and their facility. Hardy is a proud member of the PGA of America, New Jersey Section since the beginning of his career in 2011. 


Additionally, Matt has excelled on the golf course, having finished in the Top 6 in the Rolex Assistant Player of the Year Race, five times since 2014. Most recently, Hardy finished solo 2nd at the 2020 Lincoln Charity Clambake at Hollywood Golf Club. His most notable win came at the 2019 National Car Rental Assistant Championship which was held at his home club, Canoe Brook Country Club. 


I am beyond excited to become the next Head Golf Professional at Mendham Golf & Tennis Club”, Hardy said soon after being hired as Mendham’s Head Golf Professional. “It’s an indescribable feeling to be heading back to where I began my career in 2009 and I am very grateful to the Mendham membership for this terrific opportunity. I’d like to thank everyone at Canoe Brook, for a terrific 7 years. I truly appreciate the support I’ve received, you will all be missed but not forgotten. It’s time to begin the next chapter of my career and I can’t wait to get started!"  


Joe Kelly, PGA, General Manager at Mendham, added “Mendham couldn’t be happier to welcome back Matt Hardy, a former Assistant Professional here, to be our new Head Golf Professional. In the last several years, Matt’s achievements on the job at Canoe Brook, and on the course, culminated with his honor as 2021 NJPGA Assistant Professional of the Year. We are excited to have him join our staff leadership team.”


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