Meet the Staff

Matthew Baran, PGA

Head Golf Professional

Matt is entering his second season as Head Golf Professional at The Ridge Club.  He comes to us from Oyster Harbors where he spent 10 years as an Assistant Golf Professional.  Matt graduated from Salem State College and then went on to finish his PGM schooling.  Matt grew up in Western Massachusetts but now resides in Osterville with his wife Catherine and three children Madison (11), Savannah (6) and Wesley (4).  Matt has also worked at Old Marsh GC, Pine Tree GC and Seminole GC.   When not at the club, Matt enjoys spending time with his family.  Matt’s career highlights/achievements include being voted Top 50 US Kids Teacher, competing in two NCAA National Championships and becoming a 3-time All-American. 


Zachary Staub, PGA

Assistant Golf Professional

Zack is entering his second season at The Ridge Club.  Zack is originally from Middleton, MA but now resides in Aventura, FL.  He is a recent PGM graduate of Coastal Carolina where he played four years of Varsity Golf.  Zack is currently in California for the winter season working at the Hideaway Club.  He has worked at other top clubs such as Ko Olina Golf Club, Montclair Golf Club, Hidden Creek Golf Club, Charles River Country Club and grew up caddying at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton, MA.  When not at the club Zack enjoys scuba diving, hiking, biking, traveling and spending time with close friends.  Zack is excited to get back to the Ridge Club!


Emily Hunt

Golf Shop Assistant/Merchandiser

Emily is entering her fourth season at The Ridge Club and third season in the Golf Shop.  Emily started out as a caddie and has earned her way into a Shop Assistant/Merchandiser role.  Emily is a native of Sandwich and is currently a senior at Sandwich High School.  Emily is on the Boys Varsity Golf Team and soon will be Captaining Girls Varsity Golf Team.  Emily is a National Honors Society member and last summer she was selected to the First Tee of America’s Leadership Council held at Michigan State University.  Emily will be attending Merrimack College in the Fall where she will continue her golf career by being a part of the Women’s Golf Team.  When Emily is not at the club, she enjoys Swimming, Fashion and spending time with friends.  We are extremely lucky to have Emily a part of this team!


Robert Travers

Director of Outside Operations/Caddie Master

Bob is entering his 15th season at The Ridge Club.  Bob grew up in the golf business, learning from his father, who was the Golf Professional at Walpole Country Club.  As an adult, Bob has been involved in junior golf as the varsity golf coach at Newton South High School, and is currently the Sandwich High School Boys JV and Girls Golf coach.  Bob has mentored many of the boys and girls here at The Ridge Club into young adults through the successful caddie program and outside operations.  When Bob is away from the club he likes to spend time with his best friend Winnie! We are all extremely fortunate to have Bob a part of this team!