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



Sean Keller | Assistant Golf Professional

Sean grew up in Reading and was at FCC from 2008-2011, early on in his career. He went on to complete his PGA Apprenticeship at Los Angles CC, host of the 2023 US Open, and was most recently he was teaching full time as a Certified Pro at Westchester GC. We're happy to have him back here, home on the North Shore and at FCC, where in addition to teaching he's lead instructor for our Academy members and the PGA Junior League. He can be reached at [email protected] Contact Sean at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x 230. 



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 Country Club, Rich Harvest Farms, Essex County Club, and Boston Golf Club. Kevin enjoys teaching beginner and intermediate golfers of all ages and is an instructor for Ferncroft's Academy program. Kevin can be reached at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x 231. To book a lesson with Kevin, click here.  


Scott Wakely | Assistant Golf Professional

Scott was originally at FCC from 2013-17, then spent a season in Georgia at Piedmont Driving Club before returning. Scott works with members on a daily basis to make their experience as enjoyable as possible, as well as grow the game in all aspects. He played collegiate golf at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA where he achieved two individual medalist honors and All-Conference honors. Scott runs MGA & WGA events, along with the junior programs and can be reached at [email protected] or 978-739-4040 x 231. 



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