David Feherty: Club Ambassador
David Feherty (born 13 August 1958) is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and Golf Channel.
Feherty was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. He turned professional in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour’s Order of Merit, placing tenth in 1989 and eighth in 1990. He spent 1994 and 1995 playing mainly on the PGA Tour in the U.S., and the best result on the tour was a second place finish at the 1994 New England Classic. Feherty represented Ireland in international competition and captained the victorious 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team. Feherty played for Europe on the 1991 Ryder Cup team.
In 1997, Feherty retired from the tours and began his career as an on-course reporter and golf analyst. Feherty is a contributor to Golf Magazine and has his own column in the back of the magazine called Sidespin. He is also the New York Times and Booksense best-selling author of four books, A Nasty Bit of Rough,Somewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot, An Idiot for All Seasons, and David Feherty’s Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup. On 21 June 2011, Feherty premiered his own weekly primetime talk show called Feherty on the Golf Channel. Feherty is also a co-announcer on EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour series with Jim Nantz and is a periodic guest on Dallas’ sports radio station, KTCK. Feherty also appears in advertisements for Bridgestone Golf and Hyundai.
In 2014, Feherty decided to take his act on the road and travel across North America for his new live show Feherty Off Tour – Wandering Around On His Own. His cutting edge style is full of great stories from behind the scenes.
Dave Douglas: Canadian PGA Member since 1986
After being tricked into the golf business in 1985 by the short hours, huge pay, and lavish lifestyle, Dave Douglas enjoyed the following five years as Peter Boyce’s Assistant Golf Professional (PGA Status) at the private, Sarnia Golf Club, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. 1991 saw a change in venue with Dave’s first Head Pro Position as he enjoyed five years at Greenhills Country Club in London, Ontario. While personally writing the paychecks for a staff of 18 employees each week Dave saw four of his Assistant Golf Professionals come through the ranks by overcoming his instruction, advice, and guidance to ultimately become Head Professionals themselves.
During that stint at Greenhills Dave and his wife Denise Douglas (intricately involved in the business as well) would come to Providenciales in the winters to help out Peter Boyce who by 1992 had become Provo Golf Club’s first Director of Golf. In those three winters from 1993 to 1995 he managed to "not quite” upset enough members (or management) to this time trick the Owner’s Representatives into hiring him (“really Denise”) upon Peter Boyce’s Departure back to the real world. Since 1996 Dave has thoroughly enjoyed at least 4 of his 22 years as Head Bag Boy, while toiling daily in Golf’s Wonderful World of Adult Day Care, "Island Style."
Sean Wilson: Canadian PGA Member since 1994
Sean began his golf adventure at a young age working in the backshop at Greenhills Country Club in London, Ontario working under the tutelage of Dave Douglas and worked his way up to Associate Professional obtaining his Class "A” status in the Canadian PGA in 1999. It was at this time he obtained his first Head Professional position at the Norfolk Golf & Country Club in Simcoe, Ontario. After 3 years he left to become the Head Professional at Erie Shores Golf & Country Club in Leamington, Ontario.
During the winter months in these early years in the golf business Sean would visit the Provo Golf Club and assist during the winter months, it was these tropical winters that sparked his interest in travel and working in exotic locations. Sean’s next move was unconventional as he traveled the world teaching golf lessons on various cruise ships while working for Elite Golf Cruises. After visiting most parts of the world on the cruise ships Sean wanted to get back to working in a Club Environment and returned to the Provo Golf Club on a full time basis. It was during this stint that he was recruited for the Director of Golf position at The Links at Safehaven in the Cayman Islands. Upon the sale of The Links at Safehaven to new owners and being re-branded The North Sound Club Sean remained a few months re-opening the course for the new owners until deciding to return "home” to the Provo Golf Club where he has remained for the past 7 years.
Tim Mack: Course Superintendent
Tim grew up playing and later working at Echo Farms C. C. in Wilmington, NC. As he got older, it became apparent that he was not going to make a living playing golf, so his attention turned towards course maintenance.
Tim graduated from North Carolina State in 1996, and then continued to learn his trade as the Assistant Superintendent at Sedgefield C. C. and Starmount Forest C. C. in Greensboro, NC. In 2001, he obtained his first Superintendent position at Guyan Golf & C. C. in Huntington, WV, where he remained for 10 years.
Tim and his better half, Kristen, first traveled to the Caribbean for their honeymoon in 1998, and continued to vacation at various islands annually. The more they traveled, the more they fell in love with the culture, lifestyle, and obviously the climate. In 2010, they decided to take a permanent vacation by accepting the Assistant Superintendent position here at Provo Golf Club. For the next 3 years, he learned the nuisances of managing a golf course in the Caribbean from his predecessor Jason Bailey. In 2014, Tim took over as the Superintendent at Provo Golf Club, and it truly is a dream job for him.
Richard McGhie: Assistant Superintendent
Richard began his Greenkeeping life in the beautiful setting of Chiltern Forest Golf Club in Hertfordshire, England. This is where he cut his teeth and obtained his NVQ Level 2 for Amenity Horticulture. After four years of service he then traveled to Australia where he worked on various courses along the East Coast.
Richard then moved to the wet and cold climate of Scotland. He spent four years at Cochrane Castle Golf Club attending college and obtaining his SVQ Level 3 for Amenity Horticulture for which he was promptly nominated for the Student Greenkeeper of the year award in 2005. It was here in Glasgow, where he met his better half Ainara.
2007 saw the couple move to New Zealand and settled in Queenstown where Richard was First Assistant at Jack’s Point Golf Club which is ranked #3 in the country. In 2009 after sailing from New Zealand up to Fiji and around the South Pacific Islands, the pair moved to London, England.
Coombe Hill Golf Club was where Richard found himself as Assistant Superintendent and remained for five years. City life got the better of the pair, so they decided to make the move to the more agreeable nature of the Caribbean where Richard was delighted to be offered the Assistant Superintendent role at Provo Golf Club.