5 Questions with Matt Anzalone – Gainey Ranch

Matt Anzalone is the Director of Golf at Gainey Ranch, a prominent member of the ClubCorp family based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Matt is also a Regional Director of Golf for ClubCorp and serves in the SWSPGA Board of Directors.

Get to know more about Matt in 5 quick questions!

If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why?

Tiger Woods of course because he is the GOAT! Tiger was also my hero growing up. What little kid didn’t want to play golf and win tournaments like him?

Has golf always been your first love? What other sports / team are you a fan of?

I have always loved golf but if I’m not watching golf I’m watching my Green Bay Packers! (See who else backs the Packers)

What was your favourite Major to watch this year and why?

My favorite major to watch this year was the U.S Open. I grew up in Wisconsin and have played Erin Hills several times so it was neat to see how the touring pro’s played certain holes.

Where does Pace of Play rank as an industry priority?

In my books it ranks #1. It contributes to the overall enjoyment and people just don’t seem to have enough time these day. Anything we can do to speed up the game only helps. We at Gainey Ranch have decided to invest in a pace efficiencies system for the mere fact of further improving satisfaction and enjoyment for our members and guests.

What are the top benefits about having Tagmarshal technology to manage the field, efficiencies and the pace of play?

The top benefits are live accurate feedback and data to support both our staff and players. Our player assistants and staff have an easier job. To me, the Marshal job can be quite a thankless role. If they don’t address slow play, players can get mad – when they do address slow play, the slow players get mad. This technology supports what and how they conduct business.

Bonus question: Who’s the Slowest / Fastest player on tour?

It has to be Kevin Na or Sergio Garcia right? Fastest? Probably Brandt Snedeker? I only say that because how fast his putting stroke is.


About Tagmarshal

Tagmarshal is a golf course efficiencies and field management solution that turns pace-of-play into an asset. The system uses a series of small “tags” clipped onto one golf bag per group, or installed into carts, which transmit geolocation data. Industry-leading algorithms identify risk groups with accurate, objective support to alleviate pace challenges before they arise. Public, private and resort courses using Tagmarshal realize substantial returns on investments through improved on-course experiences achieved with less staff, as well as increases in daily rounds. Easy-to-use pace analytics, weather data integration and geo-fencing complete the offering.