Course Ambassador - David Feherty
Provo Golf Club is proud to say that David Feherty is our very own Club Ambassador. So happy in fact that it makes us laugh out loud .... or perhaps that's just the impresion that David leaves you with after one of his stories or countless jokes that we now regularly enjoy.
The man of many talents, who manages to juggle hosting 22 episodes of "Feherty" and golf analyst duties for NBC and Golf Channel besides multiple speaking engagements will continue to be a regular visito to Provo Golf Club after agreeing to be our Ambassador for the second year in succession.
Born 13 August 1958 in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, David became a naturalized U.S. citizen eight years ago and now lives in Dallas with his wife Anita and their five children. Anita fell in love with the TCI after visiting in 2010 believing Providenciales wes somewhere the family could relax together. David's first visit left him impressed with the quality of Provo Golf Club, its welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff, and now with numerous visits under his belt David feels quite at home in the TCI.
David turned professional in 1976 and spent nearly 20 years on the European Tour, winning five tournaments and twice finishing top 10 in the Order of Merit. 1994/5 saw him playing the U.S. PGA Tour, with his best result second at the 1994 New England Classic. When he retired from the tour in 1997, he joined CBS Sports as a course reporter and golf analyst and gained acclaim for his acerbic wit.
Since 2011 David has hosted his own one-hour talk show "Feherty" on the Golf Channel, going one to one with golfing greats such as Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus, former Presidnt Bill Clinton and more recently newly elected President Donald Trump. His sharp wit and clever personality has resulted in David being known as one of the most irrepressible personalities in golf and a true viewer favorite. He is now one of the most popular golf commentators on TV with almost 520,000 followers on Twitter. In 2014 Feherty decided to take his "cutting edge style" on the road with his live show "Feherty off Tour - Wandering Around On His Own" - a show full of great stories from behind the scenes.
What was the best piece of golf advice/tip you ever received and who was it from?
See where the ball goes when you make a comfortable follow-through, and then figure out where to aim the next one. I worked that out for myself.
Who would be in your dream foursome?
My father, Annika Sorenstam, and Tom Watson.
What do you like to do in your spare time away from golf?
I make bolt-action precision rifles.
Who is your golf hero?
Who do you think has had the biggest influence on the game of golf?
Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger
Who would you like to interview for your show who you haven't already and why?
Bill Murray. Because I can't find the man.
What would you say is your biggest accomplishment/favorite moment in your golf career?
Playing in the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island.
What design features do you like to see in a golf course?
If it isn't a beautiful walk, it isn't a beautiful course.
What were your thoughts on Provo Golf Club during your visit?
I thought it was the perfect Caribbean Island golf course - not too long, not too short, beautiful birdlife, and in great shape.
What do you thing visitors will enjoy about vacationing in the Turks & Caicos islands?
Not Never leaving!