Greg Yeomans, Director of Golf
Greg is entering his fifteenth season at the Bay Club. Hired as part of the original team when the Club opened in 2004, Greg held the position of Head Golf Professional for twelve years. In January 2016, Greg was named General Manager/Director of Golf. Possessing a vast understanding of the entire Club operation and an intimate knowledge of the Bay Club culture and membership, he was a natural fit for the GM role.
As the Head Golf Professional, Greg managed the golf operations including tournaments, merchandising and services. His philosophy created a culture of warmth and friendliness among members and staff alike to ensure an enjoyable golf experience for all players. Greg still finds time to play a role in the golf arena, valued by him and the Club. Recognized for his professional achievement both through Club operations at the Bay Club and his role in growing the game, he was named the New England PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2014, the highest honor bestowed upon a NEPGA member.
An accomplished player, Greg previously competed three times in the Professional National Championship (PNC), an event that hosts the best PGA professionals in the country. He won six consecutive NEPGA Cape Cod Chapter Player of the Year Awards 2009-2014; two Stroke Play Championships (2006,2010); and seven Match Play Championships (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014) in the Cape Cod Chapter. One of Greg’s career playing highlights was playing in the 2002 Greater Hartford Open PGA Tour event.
Prior to joining the Bay Club, Greg was Head Golf Professional at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain, Connecticut and Assistant Pro at both Sterling Farms in Stamford, Connecticut and the Black Hall Club in Old Lyme, Connecticut. In addition to his NEPGA section awards in 2013, Greg was named the Cape Cod PGA Gary Philbrick Golf Professional of the Year.
In the offseason, Greg spends time coaching basketball in the community with travel teams. Greg is also the current assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Tabor Academy having just completed his sixth season at the private boarding school in Marion, Massachusetts.
Greg is a 1995 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Economics. While at UConn he was three-year captain of the golf team helping his team capture nine team titles and six individual titles. As a senior, Greg earned the Guy Tedesco award in recognition of his performance and sportsmanship as a college athlete. He also achieved a rare double and made the powerhouse Men’s Basketball team as a walk-on for the 1994-95 season, a year in which the men’s team earned #1 ranking in the country for the first time in their history. UConn lost to UCLA (the eventual Champion) in the Elite 8 of the March Madness tournament that year.
Greg resides in Marion with his wife, Ann, and children; Jake, Cassidy and Braden.
Ben Egan, Head Golf Professional
Ben joined the Golf Professional staff in 2017 as an Assistant Golf Professional and was named Head Golf Professional in 2018. A ten-year PGA member and recent TPI Certified Professional, Ben was previously the First Assistant Professional at Concord Country Club. He also served as Senior Assistant and Tournament Director at The Kiawah Island Club; First Assistant Professional at the Vineyard Golf Club; and Head Golf Professional at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course. Ben has been engaged in the game of golf his entire life having grown up with a father who was a PGA Head Golf Professional for 32 years. Originally from Gardner, MA, he graduated in 2007 from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, where he studied Professional Golf Management and Resort Management.
John Paesani, Assistant Golf Professional
John is a Quarter Century member of the PGA of America with a long and diverse career in golf. Entering his 8th season at the Bay Club, he has proven to be a valuable member of our golf staff with a diverse skill set. Prior to joining the Bay Club, John served as Head Professional and General Manager at Norwich Golf Course (CT), a teaching professional at the Golf Club of Avon and Brae Burn Country Club, as well as an assistant at Dedham Country & Polo Club and the Dorado Beach Resort. He has collegiate coaching experience as the Associate Head Men’s Golf Coach at the University of Connecticut. John is an expert player, with a competitive resume that includes multiple Connecticut Section PGA Championships, numerous PGA Tour events, and five major championships. Most recently, John was inducted into the Connecticut Section PGA Hall of Fame in 2017.
Jon O'Connor, Golf Course Superintendent
Jon has been the Superintendent at the Club since January, 2003. He was involved with the planning, construction and “grow-in” of the golf course and has lead the maintenance efforts since. Jon has earned a reputation as one of the finest golf course superintendents in the country. He received high praise from internationally renowned golf course agronomist Richard Bator, who said, "I consider Jon to be one of the best, well rounded superintendents technically, practically, work ethic and construction wise."
Jon previously served as Director of Ground Operations at the historic Seaview Marriott Resort in Absecon, NJ, which included two exceptional courses, The Bay course of which was designed by the legendary Donald Ross and the Pines course designed by the team of William Flynn and Howard Toomey and where Sam Sneed won his first major, the 1942 PGA championship. While at Seaview, he hosted four Shop Rite Classic LPGA tournaments. Jon also served as Superintendent at Gull Lake C.C. in Richland, Michigan for eight years and as an Assistant Superintendent at Olympia Fields C.C.in Chicago, host of numerous PGA events and Majors, most recently the 2013 Men’s U.S.Amateur. While studying Turfgrass Management at Michigan State University, Jon completed a six-month internship at famed Oakmont C.C. outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
Jon is a graduate of Michigan State University where he studied turfgrass management.