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Name

Greg Long

Title

Director of Golf

Greg started his PGA career on May 5th, 1985 at the Hunt Valley C.C. , a 27 hole private course in Maryland. He then spent the next twelve years as a Head Professional at three different courses. He moved to Florida in December of 2000. Upon arriving in Florida he worked at the Fiddlesticks C.C. in Ft. Myers, then took the job as Director of Golf at the Lakewood C.C. in Naples. After 5 years at Lakewood, he moved to North Carolina to become the Director of Golf at the White Oak Plantation, this course ran into financial troubles and never opened. Greg then moved back to Florida in Nov. of 2006. He has spent 11 years as the first Assist. at Royal Wood until becoming the Director of Golf on May 1st, 2019. Greg has been a Class A member of the PGA of America for 31 yrs., he has attained a status of a life long member of the PGA.

Name

Brian Macoy

Title

Assistant Golf Professional

Brian grew up in Lineville, Alabama and started playing golf at the age of 9. He then attended Gadsden State College on a golf Scholarship. He also earned a degree in Golf Course Operation and Mgmt. at the Golf Academy in Orlando, FL., where he learned advance teaching and business under PGA Master Professionals. Brian has worked in the golf industry for over 20 years. Brian made his way down to Southwest Florida in 2010. He is now in level 1 of the PGA program and is working toward having his Class A status within the next few years. His goal is to build lasting relationships, and make Royal Wood feel like home for all of its members and their guests.

Name

Cary “Todd" Werder

Title

Assistant Golf Professional

Todd Werder was previously employed as PGA assistant at Windstar on Naples Bay for 5 years and Heritage Bay for 10 years. Elected to PGA membership in 2004. He has a passion for teaching which allows him to keep learning all aspects of the game, keeping in mind no two players swing the same and patience truly is a virtue. After graduating on the Dean’s List from Western IL University in 1999, He interned at Winnetka Golf Club then spent combined 10 years as Professional at Royal Melbourne and Biltmore CC, both in Chicagoland. He’s looking forward to working with and meeting all the members at Royal Wood and is excited to be working with such a great professional staff.