A Quick 9 with Matt Johnson – Royal Mayfair Golf Club
Royal Mayfair is a member’s club designed to exceed the golfer’s expectations. Dubbed as the club of choice in Edmonton, Royal Mayfair is consistently ranked among the top 100 courses in Canada, ideal for the competitive golfer, but also suitable for players of different calibers.
“One of only several Canadian golfing societies with the ‘Royal’ prefix and its splendid course is certainly worthy of such a regal club.” – Top100golfcourses.com
Led by Director of Golf Matt Johnson, Royal Mayfair is committed to providing members and guests the best experience golf has to offer. Get to know Matt, who shares his golf experiences, his team has boosted their operations using technology to provide their members with the best on-course experience.
1. Has golf always been your first love? What other sports/team are you a fan of?
Golf has always been close to my heart ever since I was a little boy. My father was involved in Golf Course design and architecture throughout my childhood, which made it easy for me to fall in love with the game. As a Canadian kid it was easy, hockey in the winter and golf in the summer.
2. What is your favorite/greatest round of golf experience?
I took a group of members to Liverpool a month ahead of the Open at Birkdale. We were able to play 3 Open courses amongst other great venues. The weather was perfect, an unforgettable experience.
3. What is your dream golf destination? Why?
Scotland – The Home of Golf.
4. Since the implementation of the Tagmarshal system, how has the technology helped improve pace and field flow?
It’s helped us react to potential issues before they become actual problems.
5. What is the impact of Tagmarshal’s technology on on-course efficiency at Royal Mayfair?
Especially during the pandemic, we were able to test tee time intervals to help maximize the inventory on the course without losing the experience due to pace of play.
6. How have your members responded to the system?
They appreciate the continued monitoring of the golf course. They have trust in our operation that we are taking care of their on-course experience.
7. Describe Tagmarshal in three words.
8. Who’s the slowest and fastest player on Tour?
Bryson Dechambeau (slowest)
Dustin Johnson (fastest)
9. If you could be a caddie on Tour, whose caddie would you like to be and why?
Dustin Johnson – His demeanor and athleticism would be something I would want to be around. He’s the MAN!
Tagmarshal, the market leader in on-course optimization technology, provides courses with full, real-time operational oversight and reporting, giving golf operators the tools to manage pace and flow of play effectively, resulting in enhanced player experiences, increased efficiency through automation, and additional revenue generation.
Tagmarshal’s technology has collected over 1 billion data points from more than 30 million rounds of golf and has relationships with in excess of 500 partners, including Hazeltine, Whistling Straits, Baltusrol, Fieldstone, Bandon Dunes, Serenoa and Erin Hills.
Tagmarshal partners with several golf management groups, private, daily fee, public and resort courses, including 35 of the Top 100 US courses, as well as many $30-$50 green fee courses, which are seeing excellent results using the system.