ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, a semi-private club in a 1,000-acre gated, master-planned Englewood community by the locally owned and operated Neal Communities (NealCommunities.com), recently hired Edward McConnell as its head golf professional.
With 30 years of experience covering a range of capacities, McConnell will be responsible for upgrading the golf experience at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club. In his new role, he will develop member and non member tournament schedules with traditional and creative formats, play and interact with the club’s golfing members, teach the game of golf, manage the golf department and merchandise the golf shop to maximize its offerings.
“We are very happy to welcome PGA professional Ed McConnell,” said Ian Fetigan, the general manager of Boca Royale Golf & Country Club. “Ed brings with him an impressive track record as a golf professional, having worked at several prestigious private clubs throughout his career. In addition, he has a playing record to be envied, and I know Ed will not only fit in at Boca Royale, but he will elevate the golf program to great heights benefiting us all.”
Prior to joining Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, McConnell worked with prominent golf clubs, including The Founders Club, Sunset Ridge Country Club, Piper’s Landing Country Club and Moss Creek Plantation.
The continual course improvements include the installation of Champion Grass greens this summer, as part of the Club’s program of United States Golf Association’s (USGA) best practices. This re-grassing of the greens will extend championship conditions throughout the year, particularly during the cooler temperatures of its high season.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Boca Royale Golf & Country Club is a semi-private golf facility. Its elegant clubhouse offers casual and fine dining and a wide range of social activities for resident and non-resident members. Other community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness facility and sports activities on site, including Bocce ball, croquet and six har-tru lit tennis courts.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder national 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, visit www.NealCommunities.com.
About Boca Royale Golf & Country Club
Located in south Sarasota County, near world-class and secluded beaches, Boca Royale Golf & Country Club is nestled within a private, gated community of beautiful homes, pristine lakes and nature preserves. A semi-private golf facility, Boca Royale offers single and family golf, tennis, fitness and social memberships and a full range of social activities. The elegant Georgian clubhouse provides spectacular views of the manicured golf course and a full range of dining options – from fine dining in our Fairway Dining Room to casual dining in the 19th hole. The 18-hole par-72 golf course includes a driving range, putting green, sand bunker, chipping and pitching area and Pro Shop.