Ferguson is Onion Creek Club's new director of golf

AUSTIN, Texas – Longtime Central Texas-based golf professional John Ferguson is the new director of golf at the venerable Onion Creek Club in Austin.

Ferguson comes to the Onion Creek Club, which is managed by The Dominion Golf Group, after spending his entire PGA career working in Central Texas, namely at the now shuttered Aquarena Springs Golf Course and – most recently – at Quail Creek Country Club. Both of those properties are in San Marcos, Texas, about 20 minutes from the Onion Creek Club.

“I am very excited about being at Onion Creek Club,” Ferguson said. “There is no question about the place in Texas golf history that Onion Creek and its golf courses hold, and I know it is my job to make sure that legacy is protected and nurtured. I enjoy all aspects of the golf business, especially member functions, tournament operations and merchandising and will be actively involved.”

Taught the game of golf at the age of 12 by his father, Ferguson started playing at Quail Creek Country Club when it was first built. He began working in the golf business when he was 16 at Aquarena Springs and quickly discovered his passion for golf and the golf business. Ferguson played on the San Marcos High School golf team, and then on the squad at Southwest Texas State (now called Texas State).

While still in college and working on his degree requirements, Ferguson was offered and accepted a full-time job as the golf professional/course manager at Aquarena Springs Golf Course. He graduated from Southwest Texas State in 1985.

In 1987 Ferguson moved across town to Quail Creek Country Club and became that facility’s head golf professional. In 1989 he also assumed the role of course superintendent at the facility and 1990 he garnered membership to the PGA as a Class A-1 head professional.

Ferguson ascended ranks at Quail Creek to the role of general manager and director of golf in 2004, a position that he held until he left in 2011 for his new role at Onion Creek Club.

“We are pleased that John has joined our staff at Onion Creek,” said David K. Woods, Onion Creek Club’s general manager. “We interviewed many of the top PGA professionals in the region before deciding that John was the best fit for the things we are trying to do at our club. John's hands-on style, in addition to his familiarity with the area, seems to be a perfect fit for our membership.”

Ferguson is already on the job and is running to acclimate himself to the demands of the position at Onion Creek Club.

About Onion Creek Club
Onion Creek Club (www.onioncreekclub.com) is revered as the birthplace of the Senior (now Champions) Tour and hosted the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament from 1978-89. The club was founded by Texas amateur golf legend Jimmie Connolly in 1974 and its original 18 holes were designed by three-time Masters champion Jimmy Demaret.

Nine additional holes, fashioned by Austin native and two-time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw and his partner Bill Coore, debuted in 1996. From 1999 to 2001, Onion Creek Club was host of the LPGA Tour’s Harvey Penick Invitational.

Located 15 minutes south of downtown Austin and 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Onion Creek Club is owned and operated by The Dominion Golf Group of Austin.

About The Dominion Golf Group
The Dominion Golf Group (www.thedominiongolfgroup.com) currently directs a portfolio of five prestigious private clubs that includes Onion Creek Club, River Place and Twin Creeks Country Clubs, all located in Austin, as well as San Antonio’s peerless Dominion Country Club and the much-heralded Lantana Golf Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Austin-based company was founded in May 2006 and has added more than 200 new members at its clubs in the past year alone.

The common thread among all The Dominion Golf Group’s properties is their commitment to service and hospitality. Five outstanding clubs and a clear intention to continue to grow assure The Dominion Golf Group’s members they are enjoying unmatched quality and value.

 

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