“The staff provides a warm, comfortable, respectful, but unpretentious atmosphere.”
- Jim O’Connell, Principal, O’Connell Hospitality Group LLC
Member service is a cornerstone of our success and these individuals are the ones who make it happen:
Danielle Gentile | Clubhouse Manager
Join us in welcoming Danielle Gentile as our new Clubhouse Manager. Danielle comes to us after several years working for Aramark at Fenway Park as Luxury Suites Manager. There she oversaw a team of 60+ who delivered exceptional experiences for everyone from weekday regulars to VIPs and sports legends. She's also a golfer and spent several years as Catering Sales Manager at Troon North in Scottsdale after graduating from U of AZ. Danielle can be reached at 978-739-4040 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Paul Blanchette | Membership Director |
Paul is a lifetime native of the North Shore and an entrepreneur with over 35 years owning a variety of business ventures. He brings 5 years experience in golf marketing, sales and development as former Director of Membership Development at Turner Hill and The Georgetown Club. He’s passionate about the game of golf and the opportunity to meet and serve our membership in any way he can. In addition to playing golf, Paul and his wife are active in their parish as Pilgrimage Organizers and travel annually to faith based destinations around the world. Two married sons with five grandsons to keep them busy in their spare time. Paul can be reached at email@example.com or 978-500-5661.
| ||Reggie Lemelin | Membership Ambassador|
Reggie comes to Ferncroft after a three-plus decade long professional hockey career during which he played over 500 games in goal and won the William M. Jennings trophy for the '89-90 season, one of six he spent with the Boston Bruins. After his retirement from playing in 1993, he served as goaltending coach for the Philadelphia Flyers for 13 seasons. After leaving the Flyers organization in 2009, he spent seven years as the Membership Sales Director for The Golf Club at Turner Hill. Reggie is currently a Board Member for the Boston Bruins Alumni and remains an active player for the team in their charity hockey games throughout the northeast. Reggie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Leiss | PGA Head Golf Professional
brings over 15 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 full and varied tournament schedule. Contact Phil at email@example.com or 978-739-4040 x228.
Cathy MacPherson | LPGA Instructor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 978-739-4040 x257. More information about Cathy’s programs and teaching philosophy can be found by clicking here.
Michael Cassidy | Golf Course Superintendent
has been the Superintendent at Ferncroft since 2001. Michael came to
Ferncroft CC from Tedesco CC where he was First Assistant
Superintendent. Raised in Swampscott, MA, Michael graduated from Essex
Agricultural College. In addition to managing the golf maintenance
operation, Michael enjoys mentoring future superintendents through an
apprenticeship approach. Prior to his career in agronomy, Michael had a
brief stint in professional baseball before an injury ended his playing
career. Having been scouted from the age of 12, his big break came
following a hit off former Phillies and Yankee pitcher Ron Darling in a
Alex Menendez | Executive Chef
Chef Alex is a graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. His experience includes Harvard Club in Boston (Head Chef), Faculty Club at MIT (Executive Chef), and Oakley CC (Executive Chef). Alex and his wife have one son, two Yorkshire Terriers, and a house in Revere that is under constant renovation. Alex can be reached at email@example.com.
| ||Heather Forrest | Wedding & Events Sales Director|
Heather has a BA in Hospitality and Event Management and comes to Ferncoft after holding similar positions at Cruiseport in Gloucester and Kernwood CC in Salem, in addition to having run her own boutique wedding planning and event design company. She has also planed, designed and executed a series of intimate dinners for the Real Housewives of NY. When she's not working she enjoys spoiling her nieces and cooking for friends and family. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-739-4040 x255.
Mark Cirolo | Tennis Professional
has been a Tennis Professional for more than 20 years on the North
Shore. He is currently teaching at the Newburyport Racquet Club. He also
spent 6 years as the Director of Tennis at Boston Sports Club in
Lynnfield and was a full time Tennis Professional at Northeast Tennis
Center in Middleton. Mark is experienced in developing programs for
children and adults of all ages, and levels. Mark can be reached at email@example.com