Seasoned pro returns home to lead Forsgate Country Club

MONROE — Forsgate Country Club has announced that Michael Furey, a Monroe Township native, has been named the club’s new head golf professional.

Furey, who will work alongside Director of Golf Carolyn McKenzie Andrews, will oversee Forsgate’s merchandising and will organize the club’s extensive tournament calendar. In addition, Furey will provide lessons to members and guests, while this season, he will serve as an instructor in the Forsgate Future Stars golf program that annually attracts hundreds of junior golfers from around the area.

“Having grown up here in Monroe, Forsgate is the place where I discovered my love of golf. I am excited to come back ‘home’ and to work with an amazing team of professionals,” Furey said.

A Class A PGA Member, Furey brings 15 years of experience to Forsgate. He began his career in 2000 as the first assistant professional at Knob Hill Golf Club in Manalapan. In 2004, Furey moved on to the same position at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, where he was responsible for member, women and junior golf activities.

Furey then joined Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson where, as the first assistant pro, he coordinated daily golf operations and launched the club’s first junior golf program.

“Mike is a wonderful addition to the Forsgate team. His experience working at top-notch private country clubs along with his business knowledge and work ethic will undoubtedly be appreciated by our enthusiastic members,” Andrews said.

A graduate of Monroe Township High School, Furey spent six years in the United State Marine Corps. He currently resides in Monroe.