Matt Vanderpool has golfed since childhood. Playing courses throughout the East Coast and Midwest, golf has always been his "therapy". Kansas weather is notoriously unpredictable, and a regular golf season typically only spans 6 to 7 months. In his office on a cloudy October day, pining for the course, Matt had the idea for an indoor golf facility. His career in technology, as well as advanced education (BIS and MIS, plus the decade of military training), provided him the background and experience to open 8 Iron Therapy. He's the face you'll see most evenings and weekends at the shop, usually with a kid or two in tow.
Sarah Vanderpool does NOT love golf, but she loves Matt. Her MBA and Project Management Professional certification help her cover down the "operations" side of the house while Matt lives out his passion with golf. A retired Major with the Army Reserves, she's also an Executive Director with Color Street.
Together they have four kiddos, all attending Shawnee Heights School District. None of them golf, or show any interest.