The golf staff at Avon Oaks will work to ensure that you have a good experience every time you play the course or visit the golf range. Led by our head pro Matt Stroud, he and the staff are committed to delivering a quality golf experience. All are available for lessons by appointment.
Matt Stroud - Head Professional
Originally from Norwalk, Ohio, and a graduate from The Ohio State University, Matt started his career in 2012 working for Scioto Country Club in Columbus and Firestone Country Club in Akron. Matt joined the staff at Avon Oaks in August of 2017, where he served as First Assistant in 2019. Now Head Golf Professional & PGA apprentice, Matt hopes to achieve full PGA membership in a few months. Matt enjoys teaching juniors on Thursday mornings at the Club and coaching Avon Oaks PGA Jr League teams, where he served as the 2019 Captain. Matt lives in North Olmsted with his wife Ariel, and hopes to buy a home in the near future.
Jimmy has been an avid golfer since the age of 4. He has moved around quite a bit in his life, starting in Ontario then South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, and Ohio. Jimmy played all 4 years of high school golf in Texas, played one year of college golf at Faulkner University in Alabama, and then transferred to The Ohio State University where he graduated with a degree in Professional Golf Management.
Jimmy started his golf career like many do in outside services at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell, Ohio. Through his hard work and dedication to serving members he made his way into the pro shop. Since then he has gained experience as an assistant golf professional at Westchester Golf course in Westchester, Ohio, and also Interbay Golf Center in Seattle, Washington. His passion for golf and serving members and guests will ensure your experience is an enjoyable one.
Originally from North Ridgeville, Ohio, Matt has found a passion for golf at the age of 13. Matt competed in golf during his senior year after playing other sports he enjoys, such as, baseball, basketball and tennis. He is currently attending Lorain County Community College and pursuing his Bachelors of Science while deciding if becoming a PGA professional is the right career path for him.
Matt has become a Certified Fitter for Callaway, Cobra, Mizuno, Ping, Srixon, Taylormade and Titleist and he loves breaking down a players swing and analyzing performance numbers to help a golfer produce the best possible shot they can. Matt is very excited to join the Avon Oaks staff, and is committed to serving members and guests to ensure each experience is enjoyable.