Cantigny Golf, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and managed by KemperSports, announced the promotion of Matt Tullar to head golf professional, effective March 1.
Tullar has been assistant head golf professional at Cantigny since 2010. In his new role, Tullar will oversee all golf operations including the Cantigny Golf Academy, Cantigny Youth Links, golf shop, tee time reservations and outside services. He’ll manage an in-season team of about 80 staff members.
“Promoting Matt was an easy decision,” said Terry Hanley, Cantigny Golf general manager. “He’s a true professional, hard working and well-liked by our staff and guests. Matt knows Cantigny Golf inside and out, and he’s full of good ideas that will make us even better.”
Tullar began his career in 2006 as a Cantigny Golf intern. He graduated from Ferris State University (Big Rapids, Mich.) in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a concentration in professional golf management. In 2009, he became a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).
Prior to joining Cantigny full time, Tullar held winter-season positions with Bay Colony Golf Club, in Naples, Fla., and Old Marsh Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
“To be named head professional at a one-of-a-kind place like Cantigny is truly an honor,” Tullar said. “I’ve been lucky to learn and grow alongside the wonderful staff here and the golf course itself is a treasure. The 2021 season can’t arrive soon enough!”
A Downers Grove native, Tullar now resides in Winfield with his wife Katy, whom he met at Cantigny in 2010, and their one-year-old son, Mason.
About Cantigny Golf
Cantigny Golf, managed by Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports and owned by the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, was named “Best New Public Course in America” by Golf Digest when it opened in 1989. The 300-acre public complex includes 27 scenic holes designed by Roger Packard, the year-round Cantigny Golf Academy, the 9-hole Cantigny Youth Links and a full-service clubhouse with dining and banquet facilities. For more information and tee times, visit CantignyGolf.com.