About Cathy


Cathy MacPherson on Morning Drive

Cathy has been a leader in professional golf for over 25 years. Her career began with playing aspirations and in the early 90’s she played on The Futures Tour, Central Florida Challenge & Player’s West Tour. She discovered her love for teaching while working at a club in Atlanta and joined the LPGA as a Teaching and Club Professional. Cathy came back to New England soon thereafter and became the Director of Instruction at Middleton Golf Course. She led the instruction program for 10 years before being recruited by the owners of the Ferncroft Country Club and is now in her 15th season. Cathy was one of the first LPGA Members to be selected to join the Proponent Group; an invitation only group of leading instructors from around the world and remains an active member today. Cathy was one of the first to become certified in Dr. Rick Jensen’s, Certified Golf Coaches Association program and participates each year with this association’s continuing education.

Cathy is a Class “A” member of the LPGA and is a Lead Coach with The Golf Channel Academy. She has appeared several times alongside Damon Hack on The Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” show as the Featured Coach of the Week. Since her appearances on Morning Drive, Cathy has created more than 30 Video Golf Tips for the Golf Channel. She was recently selected by the LPGA to film video tips for the Secrets of a Champion Series.

Cathy was on the Golf for Women Magazine “Top 50 Teachers” list from 2000 – 2008, over the years she was listed as a Top Teacher in the Region by, “Golf Magazine,” in 2004 she was nominated by Golf Magazine for the “Top 100 Teachers in America” and this year, Cathy is ranked 6th on the “Best Teacher in Your State” list by Golf Digest.

Outside of golf, Cathy is a specialist in the world of philanthropy as a member of National Auctioneers Association. Cathy has been a licensed Benefit Auctioneer since 2008, a member of the Massachusetts Auctioneers Association, and has conducted auctions in Massachusetts and beyond. Cathy has worked for many non-profit organizations raising millions of dollars with her expertise in auctioneering and consulting. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the National MS Society’s Greater New England Chapter for 15 years.

Cathy is an award-winning member of Toastmasters International. She has competed in and won speech competitions at the Club, Area, Division, and District levels. Cathy was also featured in the Toastmasters International Magazine in 2016. Prior to entering the golf profession, Cathy was a professional trumpet player based in the New Hampshire seacoast area. She performed solo works, played in several brass ensembles, wind ensembles, local theater orchestras and New Hampshire’s Seacoast Big Band. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening and spending time with family and friends.

"Cathy gave me back my game of golf. Prior to losing my vision I was an avid golfer. As a blind golfer I was happy just to be out on the course and hit a ball. Since working with Cathy, I now am..." Read more

"My experience with Cathy has been nothing short of miraculous to this point. I have gone from a not so confident 5 handicapper down to a very confident scratch golfer in just about 6..." Read more

“Cathy has proven herself a leader among golf instructors. Her legions of satisfied students populate the Northeast and she has earned a reputation as one of the premier teachers..." Read more