Twin Willows Par 3 Golf Staff

Carol Ward - Owner Operator, Office Manager, Events Coordinator
Carol Ward earned her degree in Art Education and taught for 2 years before joining her husband’s family business in 1970. Alongside her husband Rich and his family, Carol built up and managed the restaurant at Lincoln Park Swim Club. Since the Swim Club’s closing in 2001, Carol has been able to use her creativity and artist’s eye to build and beautify Twin Willows’ many gardens. Carol currently serves as Office Manager and Events Coordinator for Twin Willows Par 3.

Interested in booking a corporate outing, party or tournament at Twin Willows?  Email Carol at

Jeff Ward - Owner Operator, Head Golf Professional
Jeff Ward was born into a golf family and was given his first club at age 2. His love for the game intensified as he went on to play tournament junior golf and to compete in both high school and at the College of William & Mary.  After graduating with a double major in Finance and Economics, Jeff joined the family business in 2003 as the Head Golf Professional at Twin Willows.  Jeff is a US Kids Certified Coach and has lead countless juniors to tournament level competition, and successful high school and college golf careers.

In addition to teaching golf, Jeff oversees all aspects of course management, upkeep, and maintenance.
For more information on golf lessons, please view our Golf Instruction page. To book a lesson, email Jeff at

Nicole Ward - Director of Business Development, Golf Fitness Professional
Nicole Ward attended the University of Delaware earning a degree in Interpersonal Communications. After teaching elementary school for a short time, Nicole decided to combine her professional background in education with her passion for healthy living, fitness and overall wellbeing. Since 2006 she has been training adults, teens and children for sports performance, weight management, and general health and fitness. 

Nicole joined the Ward family in 2010 and is becoming increasingly more involved in the family business. In addition to training clients for golf performance here at Twin Willows, Nicole is now the Director of Business Development and Marketing.
For more information on Golf Fitness, please view our Golf Fitness page. To set up a training session, email Nicole at

Darren Funabashi, Head Greenskeeper

Darren Funabashi is the head greenskeeper and property manager at Twin Willows Par 3.  He has over 30 years of experience in horticulture, the retail floral industry and landscape design.  He has consulted for many private golf courses in New Jersey, specifically hired for garden beautification.  In conjunction with Jeff Ward, Twin Willows owner, Darren ensures the best care for the golf course and the best playing experience for our patrons. 


Domenic Curfman, Assistant Golf Professional

Domenic Curfman graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Exercise Science.  He is a certified health and physical education teacher and currently teaches upper elementary school.  Since 2010, Domenic has been the assitant golf coach for a coed high school golf team. He joined Twin Willows Golf Academy in 2016 to combine his professional background in education with his lifelong passion: golf.  Domenic has over 20 years experience playing golf and is also a US Kids Certified Coach.