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David Feherty Speaking in Davidson – “Blowing the Doors Off the Silence: It’s Time to Talk”

by | Oct 10, 2022

Golf fans will recognize golf commentator and former golfer David Feherty. Next week he will be in Davidson with an important conversation on mental health. This photo is from the 2007 Buick Invitational at La Jolla. [Jane Campbell photo]


Starting a conversation about mental health challenges and substance use can be difficult for any of us. And often for boys and men, it’s even more difficult.

David Feherty can start this conversation. A former professional golfer and now author and TV golf commentator, Feherty has interviewed presidents, champions of industry, and myriad athletes – even Davidson’s own Steph Curry! David is joining us to share his own challenges and experiences with bipolar disorder, depression and substance use with the point of making it OK to talk, connect, and ask for help.

Thursday, October 20
Check-in begins at 6:45pm
Event begins at 7:15, ends at 8:45
River Run Country Club in Davidson
Please register for the event here; there is a minimum $25.00 contribution. Scholarships are available.

If you don’t know much about David Feherty take a look at the links:

Greg Gumbel interview – hard and sad – Former Pro Golfer David Feherty’s Struggle w/ Addiction | Real Sports w/ Bryant Gumbel | HBO – YouTube Feherty from Golf Channel interviewing Steph Curry – Feherty: How Stephen Curry feeds off the crowd | Golf Channel – Smiling Through The Tears: David Feherty on Comedy and Tragedy (

David Feherty Planning Team Lynn Hennighausen – Davidson LifeLine, National Trainer, Mental Health First Aid, Co-Founder, WholeHealth Sport ~ Leslie Willis – Davidson LifeLine, Director Parks & Recreation, Town of Davidson ~ Turner Family ~ Chris Willis – Head Volleyball Coach, Davidson College ~ Emily Johnson – Chief Advancement Officer, HopeWay ~ Melissa Good, Ass’t General Manager, River Run Country Club ~ DeAnne Frazier, Director of Private Events, River Run Country Club ~ Jackson Michael, Director, Marketing & Communications, River Run Country Club

Special thanks to HopeWay, Davidson LifeLine, River Run Country Club, and The Turner Family for making these important conversations possible.

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