Meet the Golf Pros

Philip Leiss | PGA Head Golf Professional

Phil brings 14 years of experience to the position of Head Golf Professional and he is a Class A-1 Member of the PGA. Prior to joining Ferncroft CC in 2004, Phil was the First Assistant at Ipswich CC for six years where he earned the prestigious Maria Iacocca award for Member Service. Phil has completed numerous PGA, NEPGA and USGA teaching and coaching summits and rules seminars. Phil enjoys focusing on customer service and enhancing the overall member experience, and is dedicated to a having a comprehensive tournament schedule. Contact Phil at or 978-739-4040 x228.


Cathy MacPherson | LPGA Instructor

Cathy joined Ferncroft in July 2006 as a full-time golf instructor for male and female members and non-members. Cathy has been ranked as one of the “Top 50 Teachers” in the US by Golf for Women Magazine for six straight years, named “Top Ten Teachers” in Massachusetts by Golf Digest, and selected as one of the "Best Teachers in the Region" by Golf Magazine. She is also integrally involved in raising money to benefit the National MS Society.

Contact Cathy at, or call 978-739-4040 x257. More information about Cathy’s programs and teaching philosophy can be found by clicking here.



Ryan Barry | PGA First Assistant Golf Professional

Ryan graduated from the Professional Golf Management program at Arizona State University where he earned PGA Class A Membership. Growing up in Wakefield, he was a prominent junior player on the NEPGA Junior Tour. Ryan attended Malden Catholic High School where he led the Lancers to a state tournament berth and earned Boston Globe and Catholic Conference All-Star awards. Ryan brings experience from some of the top facilities in the country including Whisper Rock Golf Club and the Walt Disney Company. Ryan can be reached at or 978-739-4032 x229.






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