Thirty-year industry veteran, most recently at Cherry Valley CC, replaces Dave McGhee, who retired after a distinguished 30-year tenure at the New Jersey club.
Thomas Hurley, a 30-year veteran of the golf and country club industry, has been hired as the new General Manager of Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster Township, N.J. Hurley replaces Dave McGhee, who has retired after serving as the Fiddler’s Elbow General Manager for the past 25 years, after originally joining the club in 1981 as its Golf Course Superintendent (see http://clubandresortbusiness.com/2011/07/08/david-mcghee-retires-from-fiddler’s-elbow-cc/).
Hurley comes to Fiddler’s Elbow from Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, N.J., where he was General Manager/Chief Operating Officer for the last seven years. Earlier in his career, he spent two years as club manager at Cherry Valley and executed the successful opening of its golf clubhouse.
In 1998, Hurley was recruited as Chief Operating Officer by Spring Brook Country Club in Morristown, N.J., where he served as the driving force behind the major development, reconstruction and renovation of the club’s facilities. He left Spring Brook CC in 2004 to return to Cherry Valley CC, where he helped facilitate the club’s transition to member ownership.
Hurley’s first stint as a General Manager occurred during his tenure at the Ashbourne Country Club in Cheltenham, Pa., which followed his promotion from Food and Beverage Director.
While attending Fordham Preparatory School (Bronx, N.Y.), Hurley spent the summers working numerous positions at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. He went on to serve as the food and beverage steward at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, N.Y., and later accepted a steward position at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., where he was eventually promoted to Beach Club Manager.
“Tom is a perfect fit for Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club,” McGhee said. “He will be a great replacement.”