Waterfront Properties Heralds ‘Feherty’ Debut with Legendary Golfer from North Palm Beach, FL

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Jack Nicklaus, arguably the best player of all-time, appeared on the Golf Channel show Feb. 25, 2013.

Jack Nicklaus designed the golf course at The Loxahatchee Club.

Among the links that “bear” the Golden Bear’s signature style are the Champion Course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, where The Honda Classic takes place Feb. 28 through March 3, and The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter.

“Feherty” aired its season premiere at 10 p.m. Feb. 25 with none other than golf great Jack Nicklaus.

The quirky host of the self-titled Golf Channel show, David Feherty caught up with the busy North Palm Beach resident at Lost Tree Village. Feherty, a former professional on both the European and PGA tours, opened the third season of the strangely successful pop-phenom program with a poolside chat at Nicklaus’ home.

Nicklaus not only is a decades-long owner of one of the beautiful homes in North Palm Beach, he also is a proud father, an even-prouder grandfather and a burgeoning businessman whose products range from vintage wine, to upscale apparel, to high-tech golf gadgetry.

He also is a renowned golf-course designer. Among the links that “bear” the Golden Bear’s signature style are the Champion Course at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, where The Honda Classic takes place Feb. 28 through March 3, and The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter.

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities considers Nicklaus, his sphere of influence and the game of golf in general to be among the primary attractions to northern Palm Beach and southern Martin counties and the reasons so many homeowners chose to buy here.

Feherty, who hails from Northern Ireland, turned pro at the age of 17 and had, by no uncertain terms, a successful and productive career on the golf course. He has an impressive 10 victories, and he won in excess of $3 million in prize money. He served as captain of the Irish team at the 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup and won it. He also played in the 1991 European Ryder Cup.

Feherty retired from the game in 1997, after receiving an offer from CBS Sports to come onboard as a golf commentator, which he did -- and stole the show. He is daring and provocative, colorful and witty, silly and smart, and lovingly self-deprecating. He has written six books and pens a monthly column for Golf Magazine. His after-dark television show has been hailed as a laugh-inducing experience and a turning point for a channel whose demographic is fairly narrow.

Television critics predict Feherty to hit the late-night talk-show scene as a host or a permanent cast member, as “Feherty” was described in an article in The New York Times as a combination of Oprah Winfrey and Johnny Carson.

Other guests on the season premiere included Bob Knight, of college-basketball fame, and Bill Russell, a former NBA baller.

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