The summer edition of North Shore Golf magazine contains a story about Sir Nick Faldo visiting Ferncroft CC in August. That will not be happening. In fact it already happened: in 2010. Somehow an old press release found its way into NS Golf’s inbox. We apologize for the error, and hope it didn’t cause problems for the Ferncroft pro shop staff and members.
Sir Nick Faldo will visit Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton on August 24. The 2008 Ryder Cup captain, a fan favorite at last summer’s U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club, will conduct a golf clinic and host a cocktail party with a question-and-answer format.
All net proceeds will be donated to the Ferncroft CC Junior Golf Scholarship Program.
Tickets to either the clinic or cocktail party are $100 each. Tickets to both the golf clinic and cocktail party are $150. A limited number of tickets will be available.Tickets may be purchased online at www.ferncroftcc.com/faldo or by calling the pro shop at 978-739-4040 x231.
The golf clinic will take place on the range at 3:30 p.m. and the cocktail party will follow in the club’s recently renovated Jones Room. Complimentary cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at the party.
Head Golf Professional Phil Leiss said, “We are thrilled to have this legend visit Ferncroft CC and the North Shore. Nick Faldo held the number one spot in the Official World Golf Rankings for a total of 98 weeks and won 40 PGA tournaments. It will be a fantastic opportunity to get up-close and personal with this accomplished golfer. We’re trying to keep the atmosphere intimate.”
The Ferncroft CC Junior Golf Scholarship Program seeks to nurture disadvantaged young people ages 8-16 by providing access, instruction and equipment to introduce them to golf.
Since Affinity Management (affinitymanagement.com) purchased the club in 2006, more than $3 million in restorations have been completed. These include renovating and reopening the previously dormant 19th hole restaurant, building a new multi-section golf practice area, performing drainage work on 14 holes, repaving the cart paths and installing a fitness room filled with top-of-the-line equipment.
Ferncroft is known for its Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed championship golf course that hosted the LPGA Boston Five Classic from 1980-90.