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.


Sam Reed | Assistant Professional 

Sam is in his second season here at the club and is a recent graduate of Costal Carolina working towards is Class A PGA Membership. He loves working with juniors and those new to the game. You can reach Sam at 978-739-4032 x230, or [email protected].


Chris Davekos | Assistant Professional

Chris comes to FCC from Florida where he was working at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando. He'll be working with our Academy Members this season, in addition to helping out with junior programming. You Chris at 978-739-4032 x230, or [email protected].




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