Meet the Golf Staff

Daniel Dwyer

Role: Director of Golf
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 978.312.3084

Dan Joined the Ipswich golf staff for the 2011 season as the First Assistant Golf Professional under the previous Director of Golf and now General Manager, Travis Hall.  His career in the golf business started like many area professionals as a local caddie.  Over the past 20 years Dan has refined his abilities at many of the area’s finest Clubs as an assistant professional including Winchester, Kernwood, Bellevue and Bass Rocks Country Clubs.  He also has previous Head Professional experience having served as such at both Bass Rocks Country Club and Mt. Hood Golf Course. 

Dan is also one of the New England Section’s finest players.  In his college days he played on the Salem State University team that finished 2nd in the Division III Nationals.  His professional playing accomplishments include being the first recipient of the New England Assistants Association’s Ben Boyd Player of the Year Award as well as winning the esteemed Hudson Cup in three different decades.  On a national scene, Dan has twice qualified for the 2nd Stage of U.S. Open Qualifying, the most recent of which was in 2012.

Dan is a model of professionalism and truly has a gift for enhancing the enjoyment of the game of golf for our Members.  Originally from Melrose, MA, Dan currently resides in Manchester-by-the-Sea where he enjoys fishing, golfing and donating his time to Junior Golf.

Gary Ruffen

Role: Assistant Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2011
Phone Number: 978.356.3999

Gary joined the Ipswich Country Club team in March 2011 as a full time Assistant Golf Professional under the previous Director of Golf and now General Manager, Travis Hall. Gary's golf career began at Atkinson Resort and Country Club as an Assistant Golf Professional and from there went to Haverhill Country Club. Gary has qualified and played in several tournaments including the New England Open Championship and the Massachusetts State Open. Gary has been in charge of the Golf Outings here at the club since 2011 and has built great relationships with all of our repeat and new clients.

Originally from Methuen, MA, Gary currently lives in Seabrook, NH and enjoys photography and teaching golf.