11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew NeSmith

We get to know the young professional NeSmith a little better with these facts.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew NeSmith
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Matthew NeSmith

1. NeSmith was born on September 29, 1993.

2. He grew up in North Augusta, South Carolina and from the age of 8, he attended the Masters every year until leaving for college. His first Masters memory includes taking a photo with Bernhard Langer.

3. On the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour, NeSmith won the Albertsons Boise Open to secure his PGA Tour card. He won the event by one stroke from American Brandon Hagy, and Norwegian Viktor Hovland.

4. His middle name is Christian

5. NeSmith attended the University of South Carolina where he studied Sociology. He graduated in 2016 after he became the first Gamecock in program history to earn PING First Team All-America honors. He was also a semi-finalist to win both the Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus awards. 

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6. NeSmith is married to Abigail after he proposed to her on the 18th green of Harbour Town Golf Links in March 2018. Abigail was on the equestrian team at South Carolina so we can assume they met whilst at college.

7. Was named 2010 Male Athlete of the Year by the Greater Augusta Area Sports Council.

8. His parents are Darren and Beth NeSmith.

9. He has been really close to Curing Kids Cancer, a non-profit based out of Atlanta, where his wife Abigail has worked. NeSmith has also volunteered to build bikes for families who need them for Christmas.

10. NeSmith turned pro in 2016 after a successful amateur and college career.

11. His brother is a photo journalist in New York City and has photographed celebrities who have been on the cover of Vogue.

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer (For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)