Meet the Staff

Matthew Fonner

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2020
Phone Number: 847.945.6200 x6984
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Matt is a dedicated golf professional with over 10 years of golf expertise.  Golf was taught to Matt at an early age from his Grandfather who was passionate about the game.  The passion continued to develop through playing High School, College, and eventually entering the PGA of America. 

He and his wife Kelly reside in Round Lake with their two children Emerson (20 months) & Benjamin (3 Months).   Kelly is a registered nurse working in the Oncology Department at Northwestern Hospital Downtown.  

He has spent time working at Champaign CC, CC of Florida, Knollwood, Bears Club, Secession, and Glen Flora CC.  He is entering his first year at Ravinia Green CC.  Matt has a strong background in Jr Golf, Merchandising, and Tournament

Operations.

 Professional Accomplishments:

  • Class A Member, Professional Golfers’ Association of America
  • Nominee for Private Merchandiser of the Year Illinois PGA, 2019
  • 1st Place Central Illinois PGA Assistants Championship at Champaign Country Club, 2010
  • 1st Place Central Illinois PGA Stroke Play at Coyote Creek, 2010
  • T3rd Central Illinois PGA Stroke Play at Ironwood Golf Course, 2010
  • T3rd Central Illinois PGA Stroke Play at Pekin Country Club, 2010

My approach to teaching is not a specific method, but a focus on finding a consistent ball flight for each individual student