Dick McPhail Named General Manager of TwinEagles

Dick McPhailThe Ronto Group has named Richard J. McPhail, CCM, as general manager/chief operating officer of TwinEagles, with responsibility for managing all club operations.

For the past three years, McPhail was general manager at both Shadow Wood Country Club and The Brooks Commons Club in Estero, Fla. He was previously responsible for club operations at Estero Country Club. While residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, McPhail managed private country clubs and city/athletic clubs for Dallas-based Club Corporation of America, the world’s largest owner-operator of private clubs. He began his club career at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

“Dick’s background, knowledge and respect for the traditions of golf are a great fit for the vision of TwinEagles as a golfers’ country club,” said Anthony Solomon, executive vice president of The Ronto Group. “His high standards for the private club experience will be instrumental in creating a new excitement and an outstanding reputation for the TwinEagles Club.”

McPhail has served as a Golf Digest Top 100 panel member since 1981, assisting the magazine in rating and evaluating top courses throughout the country. He earned his certified club operator credentials upon completion of Club Corporation of America’s renowned Star University Program in Dallas. During his tenure with Club Corporation, he was awarded Rising Star Manager of the Year, as well as Asset Manager of the Year.

He earned his certified club manager designation through Club Managers Association of America, where he currently is an active member of the Everglades Chapter of the Florida CMAA and serves as education chairman.

McPhail is a graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, with post graduate coursework in Hospitality Management Studies at Cincinnati State.

The TwinEagles community includes the outstanding Talon Course co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus Jr. Its natural setting and vistas can be viewed from every window of the spacious two-story 47,000-square-foot Scottish manor clubhouse.

TwinEagles is the winter home of The Suttie Golf Academy with legendary instructor Dr. Jim Suttie, who is currently No. 16 on the prestigious Golf Digest America’s 50 Greatest Teachers list for 2009-2010, in a field of more than 30,000 eligible teachers. Suttie’s training employs the principles of biomechanics using state-of-the-art equipment and computer video analysis to improve all facets of the game.

TwinEagles also features two themed botanical parks named for the plant life that gives them their character. The Palmery has more than a dozen species of palms, a hedge maze and shaded seating beneath a vine-wrapped pergola. The Fernery is enclosed by a hedge, has the sky as a ceiling and features dense green ferns, colorful bromeliads and benches surrounding a center fountain.

TwinEagles is located on Immokalee Road in Naples, approximately three miles east of Collier Boulevard (SR 951). The master-planned community consists of approximately 1,115 acres, with homes and recreational amenities surrounded by more than 300 acres of open green space. For more information on the TwinEagles Golf Club, call (239) 352-0002.

Homebuyers and Realtors may request additional information or arrange an escorted tour by visiting the TwinEagles Information Center, calling toll free (888) 403-0085 or logging onto www.twineagles.com

 

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