Meet the Golf Pros

Philip Leiss | Director of Golf

Phil brings 20+ 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 [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x228.


William D. Cunningham | PGA Head Golf Professional

Bill has been a Pro in the New England area for 28 years and was elected to membership in the PGA of America in 1999. He's previously been at Wellesley CC, Winchester CC, and most recently Oakley CC. He especially enjoys teaching and fostering a love of the game in younger players. He's served as administrator of the PGA Junior Golf Program at both Walpole and Oakley CC, coached high school for Walpole, and was the assistant coach of the Suffolk University men’s team from 2016-2019. When time allows, Bill enjoys playing golf with members on both the home course and in tournaments. One of his favorites is the annual Pro-Lady where he and his partner placed first in 2017.  Contact Bill at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x230.


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



Peter Bronson | Assistant Golf Professional

Born and raised on the North Shore, Peter spent 25 years learning, teaching and playing professional golf abroad: Spain, Poland, Germany, Norway and Iceland. While it was an adventure he wouldn't trade for anything, it's nice for him to be home and he's looking forward to working with anyone who's interested in improving their game, or just enjoying it more. His approach to teaching is the simpler the better, with an emphasis on common sense and body awareness. Outside of golf, Peter's interests include the natural world in general, and especially ornithology and marine biology. He can be reached at [email protected]




Kevin Franey | Assistant Golf Professional

Kevin re-joined the golf staff in 2016. He is a Class A member of the PGA and graduated Campbell University in 2012. Prior to 2016, Kevin worked at some of the country's most prestigious clubs including Medinah CC, Rich Harvest Farms, Essex CC, and Boston GC. Kevin enjoys working with beginner and intermediate golfers of all ages. Kevin can be reached at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x 231. To book a lesson with Kevin, click here.  



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