When it came time to replace Mark O’Brien, the retiring longtime director of golf operations at The Captains Golf Courses, the Town of Brewster’s Golf Commission turned to Jay Packett, who has served as the town-owned courses’ assistant operations manager since 2006.
Packett, a native of Brewster, forged his love of golf at the courses he will now oversee.
“I took my first golf lesson at The Captains in 1986 and fell in love with the game,” said Packett of what would become his lifelong passion and career.
After graduating from Nauset Regional High School, Packett earned his bachelor of science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Professional Golf Management, from Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C. in 2000. Upon graduating, Packett returned to Brewster where he took a position as an assistant golf professional at The Captains.
“I am very happy to be passing the baton to Jay Packett to lead The Captains as the new director of golf operations,” said O’Brien. “Having worked at The Captains for more than 20 years, being a PGA member and having a great educational background, Jay is uniquely qualified to take on the challenges.”
“With the help of the incredibly hardworking staff who work to maintain the exceptional playing conditions of the two courses,” as he puts it, Packett plans to continue with the rigorous maintenance schedule and incremental improvements to the courses.
Packett’s future plans include raising awareness of the courses and Freemans Grill, the onsite restaurant.
“We’ll be increasing our presence on social media, to attract and retain younger players, and working with Freemans Grill to create events that will not only bring the membership together, but the community of the Lower Cape, as well,” said Packett.