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ABOUT THE COVER:
Thirteen-year-old Michael and dad Dennis Nigro
read a tricky putt on the ninth hole during the
Father-Son Invitational at Winchester Country Club.
COVER PHOTO: Spenser Hasak
Edward M. Grant
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Michael H. Shanahan
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
James N. Wilson
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
William J. Kraft
Anne Marie Tobin
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N O R T H S H O R E
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Larrabee on Kernwood CC's rebirth ............... 4
Winchester tourney celebrates centennial ...... 6
Club champs crowned ...................................... 8
Program aids disabled golfers ........................ 10
Excitement at Women's Amateur ................... 12
North Shore Golf Notebook ............................. 14
Fun on the course .............................................16
Green on growing the game ............................ 18
Knight moves at Women's Amateur ................ 19
Tedesco's Fabulous Foursome ....................... 20
Q&A with Pat Bradley ...................................... 22
Programs benefit New Hampshire's juniors .. 28
Course directory ............................................. 30
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Fathers, sons and growing the game
For 100 years, Winchester Country Club has hosted its Father-
Son Invitational tournament. That’s 100 consecutive years.
Uninterrupted. Even world wars and hurricanes haven’t been
able to halt this New England tradition. Absolutely amazing.
Anne Marie Tobin, North Shore Golf’s associate editor, reports
on this year’s centennial event, which boasted a larger than usual
field, and looks back at the championship that continues to bring
fathers and sons and families together.
Nationwide, however, fewer fathers, sons, mothers and
daughters are playing the game of golf. Tedesco CC head pro Bob
Green reports that the number of golfers continues to go down.
Ten million players, who already have skills and own clubs, have
abandoned the game. In his Shades of Green column, Bob
theorizes why this might be happening and looks at various
programs designed to increase participation, many of which are
having success, especially at the junior level.
In addition, Erin Hart explores a few golf programs in southern
New Hampshire that have had success growing the game,
particularly with youngsters.
In this Fall issue of North Shore Golf, Gary Larrabee in his
Straight Down the Middle column, reveals that membership at
Kernwood Country Club had dwindled from an ideal maximum
census of 275 golfers to 199. Gary talks with Kernwood board
members who describe how a well-thought-out five-year strategic
plan helped save the Salem club from financial ruin.
The aforementioned Ms. Tobin chats with legendary LPGA
champion/Westford native Pat Bradley, who talks about her
career and describes her elation at playing in the inaugural U.S
Senior Women’s Open, an event that was long overdue.
North Shore Golf readers may not realize that Lynnfield
resident Tobin was a pretty fair golfer herself. I use the past
tense – was – because Anne Marie hasn’t played a round of golf
in more than a decade. That caused her a few tense moments
when MassGolf, the new statewide organization created following
the merger of the Massachusetts Golf Association and Women’s
Golf Association of Massachusetts, asked her to hit the ceremonial
first drive before the start of this year’s Women's Amateur
Championship. “I panicked. I hadn’t swung a club in years. I
didn’t even know where my clubs were,’ said the Massachusetts
Golf Hall of Famer and seven-time Women’s Amateur champion.
Tobin wittily writes about the experience in these pages.
We also update readers on a Spaulding Rehabilitation Center
program that will get golfers Back in the Swing, and look at North
Shore golfers who have made news on and off the course.
As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for
the magazine. Please let us know what you like, don't like and how
we can make North Shore Golf better.
And, who knows, maybe this issue will encourage fathers, sons,
mothers and daughters to head to a driving range or golf course
to enjoy this game we all love.
See you on the links. l
Bill Brotherton is editor of North Shore Golf magazine. He grew up in Beverly, caddied and worked in the pro shop at Essex CC, is a Ouimet Scholar who
graduated from Suffolk University, has written about golf for the Beverly Times and Daily Item of Lynn. He’s retired from the Boston Herald, where he wrote
about music and edited the Features section. Tell him what you think at email@example.com.
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Kernwood CC’s rebirth a lesson
in perseverance, adaptability
ernwood Country Club, the most beautiful country
club in the region, was in serious trouble in 2014,
its centennial year. Through a series of
circumstances beyond the club leadership’s
control, membership had dwindled from an ideal maximum
census of 275 golfers to 199. That’s a lot of revenue lost.
There was talk among the membership that the club might
have to experience drastic change in order to survive.
But thanks to a five-year strategic plan, now in its fourth year
of implementation, a plan created under the guidance of thenpresident
Jack King and current president Bruce Bial, the North
Salem club is back at peak financial health. The club, one of the
North Shore’s handful of five-star clubs boasting exceptional
historic credentials and an outstanding championship course,
happily enjoys its first waiting list since 1997.
Kernwood could have joined one of several other private
country clubs in the United States that in recent years has either
been sold to a golf club management company like ClubCorp
or, worse, been sold to a private entity that wished to turn
Kernwood’s sensational scenic acreage into house lots.
“We had too much going for us to get anything but a
satisfactory resolution to our situation,” Bial, in his third
year as president, reflected. “Our golf, social, community and
philanthropic history ran too deep. But I admit we had too
narrow a focus for quite a while there as to where our members
should come from, primarily Swampscott and Marblehead. We
broadened that focus to include virtually all points of the
The club, proud of its roots as the first Jewish club in Greater
Boston (founded 1914), to some observers had taken its
membership market for granted and become complacent with
its deservedly lofty standing in the country club hierarchy.
Occupying the most eye-catching piece of property, originally
the Colonel Francis Peabody estate, among the North Shore golf
course/country club family, Kernwood should never have had
trouble keeping its golf membership at max level, even as it, and
other clubs, began diversifying its membership at the turn of
Other prominent North Shore clubs were watching their
census during this same period, but none had the eventual issues
that Kernwood encountered.
“I joined in 2006,” said Jack King, a retired Mobil/Exxon
executive who became the club's first non-Jewish president in
2014. “The club had very few non-Jewish members. Today the
membership is 50 percent non-Jewish, if not more. The club in
2006 already had been diversifying the membership, but by
2008 it didn’t matter. Between the financial crisis, with banks
STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE
collapsing, and the Bernie Madoff scandal, we experienced more
than the normal attrition rates for several years.”
The membership census continued to drop to the point the club
leadership, in a radical attempt to attract new members, made a
stunning reduction of more than 60 percent in the initiation fee.
“We knew that changes had to be made,” Bial said, “so we hired
an outside consultant to help facilitate the discussion. Change at
first was difficult but it was necessary. Renovation of the grille
room and adding a 14-seat bar was a huge step in changing the
culture of Kernwood. There had been no area of the club that
could be a coed social area. We had no place to watch the Masters
or a Red Sox game together as a club. “The club also changed
philosophically and is now open year round. The demographic
changed. Much of the membership no longer heads to Florida
soon after Labor Day, as had been the custom. The club is now
filled with many young professionals who have families that are
entrenched in the community."
King added that the board developed a five-year plan “that
covered every aspect of the club’s operation. We prioritized the
plan, and Bruce and I formed a partnership committing ourselves
to follow through on the plan once he succeeded me as president,
and four years later we have recovered beautifully.”
Bial added, ”we have two of the top professionals anywhere
in Frank Dully, our head golf professional, and John Eggleston,
our course superintendent. They run their departments in
“The prime issue for our future success thus lay with letting
people know Kernwood existed; that Kernwood was available for
the entire region’s golfers to be a part of. The restrictions that
were the basis for the establishment of clubs like Kernwood,
Belmont and Pine Brook were now backfiring, Kernwood needed
to be a diverse and thriving club.”
Kernwood’s plight, with a happy ending, is a reminder to all
golf clubs of the care that must be applied in continually
assessing their financial standing and immediate future.
“We were hanging on for some time,” admitted former club
president and 27-year member Scott Sagan. “We got some calls
from potential suitors, but I knew we’d survive and eventually
thrive. We’ve had a great turnaround. The membership clearly
understood our plight and played an active role in rejuvenating
the club with new members. Many of our new members came
from other area clubs.”
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PHOTOS: Spenser Hasak
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Matthew Collins, 13, and dad Drew get a line on a
putt at Winchester Country Club; Dennis and Michael Nigro celebrate after Michael
drained the tricky putt for par they were sizing up on the cover; Ralph Bonnell, who
has played the Father-Son Invitational for 60 years, watches his tee shot on the 10th;
Richard Ferriter signs the commemorative board as Tim Ferriter looks on; Brian
and Luke Haney, 7, of Winchester make their way up to the ninth green.
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Fathers & Sons
Winchester tourney celebrates 100th year
either snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of
night stays these couriers (or golfers) from
the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
If there is one saying that captures the spirit
of the annual Winchester Country Club Father-Son Invitational,
which celebrated its 100th anniversary this year, it has to be
The tournament was founded in 1919, the same year the
Black Sox threw the World Series, Babe Ruth was traded to the
dreaded Yankees, and a little thing called Prohibition began.
The oldest tournament of its kind in the nation, it has been
played for 100 consecutive years.
Not even the Masters, U.S. Open, PGA Championship or
British Open can make that claim, those tournaments
having been canceled during the world wars. “It’s pretty
special this year, as it is the 100th anniversary of the
tournament,” said head golf professional Jim Salinetti.
“As far as we know, it’s the only
tournament of its kind to have
been played that long without
interruption. Somehow, the tournament
just always carried on no
matter what was happening. It’s
just crazy to think that this event
has been played 100 times in
100 years with 100 winners now
in the books, and it’s amazing
that there were never any
interruptions, not due to war or
hurricanes or anything.”
Equally impressive was the
final round on July 26, which was
interrupted twice by heavy rain. Play was suspended at 3:15 and
the course was evacuated after some greens had taken on too
much water. Nonetheless, in typical Winchester Father-Son
tradition, play carried on after two delays totaling a little
more than 90 minutes. Some teams finished their rounds in
total darkness. A handful of teams completed their rounds the
By the time the final score was posted, Bill and Boomer Jenks
(Brae Burn) were crowned overall champions. They posted a
1-over-par 72 on Tuesday, July 24, but had to wait until the
morning of Friday, July 27, to see that their score held up. It did,
but there was plenty of drama right down to the final group.
Eddie and Ollie Cordeiro (Belmont) and Dave and Sean
Savage (Winchester) were among five teams to finish that
last day. Each stood 1-over with two holes to go.
The Cordeiros bogeyed the 17th and narrowly missed birdie
on 18 to fall one shot shy. Team Savage made a spectacular
up-and-down for par on 17 to stay 1-over, but bogied the 18th,
leaving them one shot behind. The Savages didn't go home
empty handed, however, as they won the 16-and-over gross
By ANNE MARIE TOBIN
“As far as we know, it’s the
“By the time the final score was
posted, Bill and Boomer Jenks were
crowned overall champions.”
The tournament is a grueling event of 18-hole,
selected-drive, alternate-shot stroke play. Tee times run from 7
a.m. to almost 5 p.m., with play winding down sometimes in
pitch-dark conditions. A true family affair, it is common for dads
to play multiple days with different sons and grandsons.
There were two double-winners this year. Mike and Mikey
Santonelli won the 13-15 gross title with a 76, while Mike Sr. and
Mikey and won the grandfather-grandson division gross title
with an 84. Teams Fiorentino swept the 12-and-under division
with father Dave and son Adam winning the gross title (84) and
Dave and son William winning the net title (57).
Other winners were Doug and Michael Nordberg, 62 (16-
and-over net); Mike and Jack Bosco, 66 (13-15 net); Bill Hood
and Julian Ragosa, 65 (grandfather-grandson net); and Hugh,
Brian and Peter Mullin, 157 (father/two sons).
This year, 320 teams participated.
“It can’t get much bigger than this year with three full days
of tee times running from dawn till
practically dusk,” said Salinetti.
“Being the centennial year, the field
was a little fuller than past years so
we had to limit the new invitees to a
handful … but we really didn’t have
to turn too many people away.”
Past champion Richard D. Chapman,
a longtime member at Winged
Foot Golf Club, is among the most
accomplished players to have
played in the Father-Son. He is one
of only two players to win the U.S.,
Canadian and British Amateur
championships and also may be
best known for his efforts working with the USGA to create the
Chapman System format in the 1950s.
Among the notables in this year's field were four players
playing for the 60th time or more. Dr. Garrett Gillespie leads
that pack with 71 appearances, followed by Ken Volk (68), Bill
Hood (61) and Ralph Bonnell (60).
Bill Locke Sr., a longtime member at Thomson C.C., at 96,
is the oldest person to play in the tournament. Locke drained
a tricky sidehill, downhill 3-footer on the final hole for
96, to match his age, with youngest son Timothy Locke
The roll of past champions contains some of the most
recognized names in golf. One name stands out: Monahan. Four
generations of that clan have found the winners’ circle, starting
in 1938 when Judge Joe Monahan won with son Joe Monahan
Jr. That team went on to win seven titles. Joe Monahan III won
10 titles with son Brendan, the most recent win coming last year
when they prevailed in an unprecedented four-way 18-hole
playoff. All told, Monahan III has won 17 titles, three with son
Justin and four with son Jay, the current commissioner of
the PGA. l
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CLUB CHAMPS CROWNED
At Bass Rocks in Gloucester, Curtis Quinn captured the men's
title over Steve Salah. Jenni Ceppi won her 12th women's
championship; Sandy Potter was runner-up. Winners in other
flights included Tom Gouzie, Norm Seppala, Keith Burbage,
Quinn Ahern and Anne Saurman.
Brad Tufts successfully defended his Tedesco club championship,
winning his sixth title and third in a row, having opened up a
13-shot lead with one round to play. In the final round, Tufts
cruised to a 74 to finish with a 54-hole total of 71-69-74—214.
Chuck DiGrande finished second at 232. Bill Cunningham won
the senior title by one stroke over Dick Fosler.
At Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, 69-year-old Richard Thurber
won his second senior championship in a real dogfight. Thurber
shot 158 to edge Randy Alexander and Al Burnham by one
shot. The women's championship also went down to the wire.
Mary MacDonald shot 91 to win by one over Kathy Myers.
At Amesbury Golf Club, Peter Fournier prevailed in a three-hole
aggregate playoff to win the men's title. Fournier (72-75) and
Joe Pelletier (75-72) were tied at the end of regulation. Both
players parred the first two extra holes, then Fournier parred the
final hole after Pelletier made bogey. Christina Crovetti
successfully defended her 2107 women's title.
At Lynn's Gannon GC, John Boland, 59, won the men's
championship, while Rob Thomas was runner-up with Terry Ward
and Tim Calvani tied for third. Joe Crowley was men's net
champion, Josh Drivas was runner-up. Joe Young and
Matt Debenedictis tied for third. Frank Dunn won the men's senior
championship and Mark Spencer was runner-up.
Mary Hunt won her second straight women's club championship,
with Gina Manning the runner-up. Juanita Grass won the net title
for the second straight year, while Julie Lombara was the net
At Winchester CC, it was a family affair with Brendan Monahan
picking up his seventh title, defeating brother Justin Monahan 5&4
in the 36-hole final. In the semifinals, Brendan Monahan
defeated 2017 finalist and Holy Cross junior Jake Peer, while Justin
Monahan needed 20 holes to defeat 2017 club champion
Chris Towle. In the Winchester women's championship, Tracy
Welch won her 14th title and needs just two more wins to tie her
mother, Jane Faxon Welch, who has 16 championships to her credit.
Carol Lowenstein, who won five men's club championships, won
his second senior championship in the gross division, while
first-time winner Bob Amoroso claimed the net division title.
Gene Foley was also a first-time winner, grabbing the
Peter Harrison won his third men's championship at Vesper,
edging runner-up Dan White. Fourteen-year-old Morgan Smith
won her first Vesper women's championship, improving on her
2017 runner-up finish when younger sister Molly Smith won her
first Vesper title.
At Salem Country Club, Vashti Cheyne won the women's senior
At Bear Hill, Mike Armstrong won the men's gross title and
Rich Antonelli took home the senior net title. Super-senior
Bob Pisacreta defended his title; runner-up was Paul Guilfoy.
Bob Curran defended his net title.
At the Golf Club at Turner Hill, Kyle Vincze won the men's title
with Kyle Larson finishing second. Steve Sanders won the A-Flight
division, with Roger Theriault as runner-up. The B-Flight was won
by Ian Graham, while David Quirk took second.
At Kernwood CC, senior club champ is Jon Yorks. Super-senior
champ is Jeff Fermon.
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Kernwood (the name of Mr. Peabody’s
mansion, KCC’s first clubhouse) had a
different kind of scare, like all area clubs,
private and otherwise, during World War II.
Men such as Kernwood’s Abe Burg and Salem
Country Club’s Mike Flynn were leaders in
guaranteeing their beloved clubs would not
shut down, nor go out of business, victims of
the double whammy – the devastating Great
Depression followed by the war – before their
members returned from serving in the
military. They succeeded marvelously.
The Kernwood membership has no
intention of allowing a similar near-catastrophe
as what occurred the last four years take
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(Note: Gary Larrabee is author of the Kernwood Country Club
centennial history book, published in 2014.)
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By STEVE KRAUSE
Rick Johnson, a PGA pro who has worked at Willowbend and Hyannisport clubs on the Cape, runs a Spaulding
Rehabilitation Center program for people with physical and cognitive issues. He’s shown here with his golf carts
and solo rider chair.
You’ve had a stroke that has left vital
parts of your body compromised.
Or perhaps you’ve suffered a head injury
that has left you with cognitive issues.
Let’s say a lifetime of violent torque
from driving golf balls has left you with a
back that no longer allows you to play the
game you love.
You could even have these issues while
never having picked up a club in your life.
Rick Johnson, a PGA pro who has
worked at Willowbend and Hyannisport
clubs on the Cape, has a program that
might either get you back on the course or
get you interested in playing. It’s called
“Back in the Swing,” and he’ll bring it to
Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead the
first three Thursdays in September (6th,
13th and 20th).
“This is for folks with disabilities,
and it covers a whole realm of issues
that we deal with, both physically and
cognitively,” he said.
Johnson, who is not in the health care
industry, said he got hooked up with
Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in 2011
while he was the club pro at Hyannisport.
The club wanted to start a program for
people with physical and cognitive issues
and appointed him to look into it. The
program began on the Cape, and “began
to morph itself into a position that went
outside the Cape. They wanted to expand
it, and the director put me in charge and
here we are. The people at Tedesco have
The clinics run in 2-hour sessions,
and the goal “is to use golf as therapy,
kind of as a last piece of therapy,”
“People have already gone through
hospitalization and in-patient care.
Now it’s time to get back out and play.”
The program comes under the umbrella
of adaptive sports, Johnson said. Adaptive
sports help teach people with disabilities
to compensate for them while at the same
time enjoying much-needed exercise
“This is a good way to serve golf and
to wrap up my career,” said Johnson, who
is in his mid-60s.
“I’ve had a good run. I spent 31 years
The Back in the Swing program has
grown exponentially in the six years it’s
been in existence.” Initially, it ran from
June through September, with Johnson
traveling to golf courses throughout
Massachusetts (he also does clinics at
Beverly Golf & Tennis Club, Middleton
GC and Lynnfield’s Reedy Meadows).
Now, however, Johnson runs indoor
clinics during the winter.
“It’s unusual for a golf guy to be part of
a major health network,” he said. “I think
I may be the only guy doing this.”
Most of his clients are recovering from
strokes, he said.
“That seems to be the biggest area of
concern,” he said.
His goals aren’t lofty by golf standards.
Nobody’s under the illusion that they’re
going to set records once they start
playing golf again. There will be a
lowering of expectations based on how
a golfer might have done prior to their
injuries, he said.
“But,” he said, “we’ll teach you proper
technique. By the time we’re done, you’ll
hit the ball better than you ever did
before. It might not go as far – maybe 70
percent of your previous distance – but
you’ll hit a good ball.”
The instruction isn’t limited to disabled
golfers. It is also for caregivers who would
have to accompany their spouses/friends
to the golf course.
Rick Johnson runs a golf clinic for
persons with mobility issues.
“We teach folks how to manage
their disabled partners,” Johnson said.
“At Tedesco, I’ll have two physical
therapists working with me.”
There is also a need for occupational
therapists to be on hand for some
recovering victims, he said.
And, Johnson said, he travels with
special equipment to help people who
might have severe mobility issues.
“You can hit the ball from a chair,” he
said. “I have to tell you, they didn’t
teach that at PGA school.” >>> P. 26
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GET A GRIP, ANNE MARIE
YEARS LATER, NERVOUS GOLF CHAMPION
TEES IT HIGH AND LETS IT FLY
By ANNE MARIE TOBIN
PHOTO: David Colt/MassGolf
Anne Marie Tobin gets her drive airborne during opening ceremonies
at the Women's Amateur Championship at George Wright GC.
t was July 23, about 1:20 p.m. I was minding my own
business when my cell phone rang. It was
Becky Blaeser, director of communications for
MassGolf, the new statewide organization created
following the merger of the Massachusetts Golf Association
and Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts.
Becky made me offer I could not refuse. She asked me to hit
a ceremonial first drive prior to the start of the Women’s
Amateur qualifying round to honor the occasion. As a
seven-time women’s amateur champion and longtime
proponent of bringing the two organizations together, I
understood why I had been asked.
I explained to Becky that I hadn’t played a round of golf in six
years and that I played only once in the past decade. She said, “No
problem, Anne Marie. You don’t have to hit a driver, you can hit a
hybrid or a 9-iron for that matter, whatever you want.”
I had no idea where my golf clubs were. I told her I
wasn’t sure I could even get a ball airborne, it’d been so long.
Again, Becky said “No problem, Anne Marie, Jim Driscoll hit it in
the water when we had a ceremonial first drive at Charles River, and
the Boston cop who hit the ceremonial drive at the men’s amateur
Having exhausted all of my lame excuses, it dawned on me that I
had to accept her offer. It was my obligation. It was the right thing
After all, MassGolf is in the middle of a historic summer of firsts
and was about to conduct its first Massachusetts Women’s Amateur
(and 115th in all) the following week at George Wright Golf Course.
For the first time in the history of Massachusetts golf, both state
amateurs were being hosted by the same public course.
For me, the merger of the two organizations had added
meaning. About 25 years ago, I chaired a WGAM committee
seeking to establish ties with the MGA and engage in joint
activities with one mission: to grow the women’s game.
Unfortunately, things didn’t work out. But I was on
board with MassGolf’s decision to mark its first year of existence
with the decision to play both amateurs at George Wright,
the jewel in the city of Boston's crown and a hidden Donald
It had been years since I last competed in the women’s event,
and by the time I hung up with Becky, the only emotion I felt was
So I came up with a plan. Practice! Ugh. The practice range
has never been my thing, but for the next six days it >>> P.19
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Mark Turner and Steven DiLisio were the top
finishers in the United States Amateur sectional qualifier
at Essex County Club in Manchester-by-the-Sea on
July 24. Eighty-three players vied for three qualifying
spots on the par-70 course. Turner, 18, of Gloucester
and Bass Rocks, was medalist with a 1-under 139 total
(69-70). DiLisio, 20, of Swampscott and Salem Country
Club, was second at 141 (71-70). Turner, a freshman at
Dartmouth, started his day with birdies on four of the
first six holes at Essex CC. His brother, James, who has
been sidelined by a shoulder condition that needed surgery,
served as his caddie. DiLisio, a junior at Duke, was
3-under on his final nine at Essex. The former St.
John’s Prep teammates moved on to the 36-hole onsite
qualifier at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill
Golf Course in California, where 180 players competed
for the 64 match-play slots starting on August 13. In
California, DiLisio shot 79-77 (156, 13-over) and Turner
finished 84-78 (162). The cut was at 5-over, with 24
players competing for one spot. James Imai of George
Wright made the match play round, at 4-over.
For the second time in three years, Haverhill CC
members Mark Souliotis and Michael Souliotis
are MassGolf champions. The father and son duo
battled a field of nearly 70 teams and Mother Nature’s
wrath to post a 3-under 68 to capture the senior
division title at the 2018 Massachusetts Father & Son
Championship held August 13 at Ledgemont Country
Club in Seekonk. Belmont’s Eduardo and Oliver
Cordeiro and Winchester’s Brendan and Joe III
Monahan each shot 72, tying for ninth.
In the Junior Division, Scott Hampoian (Hillview)
and Nicholas Hampoian (Thomson) finished one
strokebehind Brian O’Leary (Walpole) and Andrew
O’Leary (Pawtucket CC) who won with a 3-under 68.
Kevin and Ryan Daly (Salem CC) shot an even-par
71 to finish fourth. Glenn and Jackson Scott
(Beverly Golf and Tennis Club) tied for seventh with a
73. Brendan and Brendan Locke II (Tedesco)
The inaugural Wreaths Across America Charity Golf
Tournament will take place September 20 at Ferncroft
CC. Danvers event management company High5EM
is working in conjunction with the North Shore chapter
of Wreaths Across America on the fundraiser.
Each December, volunteers place wreaths on individual
veterans’ graves in more than 1,400 U.S. locations,
with ceremonies at sea, and at each of the national
cemeteries on foreign soil. Here on the North Shore
the goal is to place more than 5,000 wreaths in
local communities. For details or to sign up, go to
The Ouimet Memorial Tournament was held at
Concord Country Club and Woodland Golf Club,
July 25-27. Frank Vana Jr. (Marlborough CC and
Topsfield resident) won the Lowery senior division at
6-under 206. Jackson Lang (Nashawtuc CC) won the
championship division, also at 206. Brett Krekorian
(Indian Ridge CC) was the top North Shore player in
the championship division, shooting an even-par 212.
Other locals: Chris Francoeur (Amesbury G & CC)
213, Steven DiLisio (Salem CC) 216, Nick
Maccario (Bradford CC) 217, Christian Emmerich
(Kernwood CC) 218, Mark Turner (Bass Rocks
GC) 219, Colin Brennan (Indian Ridge CC) 222.
Maddie Smith (Mount Pleasant Golf Club) captured
the Mite Division 10-and-under Girls Junior Amateur
Championship title at Framingham CC August 8-9 with
a 3-under 69. She opened with a 2-under-34, a round
that featured two eagles and two birdies. Smith
finished the two-day event with two eagles and five
birdies. Her older sisters Molly and Morgan Smith
played well in the championship bracket.
Other local girls competing included Jordan
Hamelsky (Belmont CC), Jacqueline Stiles
(Nashawtuc CC), Bimba Carpenter (Myopia Hunt
Club), Kelsey Paris (Bradford Nashawtuc juniors
Phoebe Chamian and Ahria Desrai placed
top-10 in the Silver Division (handicaps of 10.2
Three area women qualified for match play in the
President’s Cup: Kym Pappathanasi (Renaisance),
Abigail Taney (The Meadow at Peabody) and
Ann Dawson (Gannon).
At the B,C, D, E Class Championships at Duxbury Yacht
Club July 18, Juanita Grass (Gannon) was the North
Shore’s top finisher, winning the Class E Championship
with a 91. Julie Lombara (Gannon) shot 102 and
placed fourth. Ceile Pawlina (Bellevue) and Lynda
Brandi (Bellevue) played well.
In the Class B Championship, Janet Kim (Sagamore
Spring) finished eighth and Sue Maslowski (Long
Meadow) finished 11th. Pat Granger (Bellevue)
finished fifth in Class C.
At the 2018 New England Women’s Golf Association
Amateur Championship July 9-11 at The Woodlands
Club in Maine, Karen Richardson (Haverhill)
placed third in the Legends Division.
The Amateur Public Links Championship was held at
the Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, July 30-31. (Local
qualifying was held at Beverly Golf & Tennis Club in
June.) Owen Quinn (Wachusett CC) captured the
title with a 3-under 141. Chris Francoeur (Amesbury
G&CC) tied for eighth at 144.
Other local scores: Jared Mscisz (Beverly G&TC)
147, Ryan Anderson (Beverly G&TC) 148, Cam
Morrison (Beverly G&TC) 152, Drew Semons
(Beverly G&TC) 153, Christian Mckenna (Beverly
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G&C) 155, Ben Friedman (Gannon GC) 161. Just
missing the cut were Robert Merlina (Mount
Hood GC), Jay Fiste (Gannon GC), Joseph Accardi
(Bradford CC), Jimmy Grant (Bradford CC),
Matthew Moore (Bradford CC).
Patrick Frodigh (Dedham C&PC) defeated
Herbie Aikens (Old Sandwich GC) 4&3 to capture
the 110th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at
William Devine GC and George Wright GC July 9-13.
Several North Shore golfers qualified for match play.
In the round of 32, Matt Parziale (Thorny Lea GC)
def. Steven DiLisio (Salem CC), 5 & 3; Chris
Francoeur (Amesbury G&CC) def. Colin
Brennan (Indian Ridge CC), 4 & 2; Alex Jamieson
(Marshfield CC) def. Brendan Monahan
(Winchester CC), 19 Holes; Herbie Aikens (Old
Sandwich GC) def. Mark Turner (Bass Rocks GC), 6
& 5. In the round of 16, Francoeur def. Ben Balter
(Weston GC) 1-up; Francoeur’s run ended in the
semifinals, when Alex Jamieson (Marshfield CC)
ousted him 3&2. Local players who competed but
failed to advance to match play included Zane
Brownrigg (Myopia Hunt Club) +4, Connor
Phillips (Longmeadow CC) +5, Brett Krekorian
(Indian Ridge CC) +6, Brian Faulk (Indian Ridge
CC) +9, Ken Whalley (Ferncroft CC) +9, Nick
Maccario (Bradford CC) +10, Collin MacDonald
(Ferncroft CC) +11, Brett Fodiman (Vesper CC)
+12, Douglas Parigian (Long Meadow GC) +12,
Kevin Daly (Salem CC) +12, Phil Miceli
(Sagamore Spring GC) +12, Christian McKenna
(Beverly G & TC) +13, Will Grady (Haverhill CC)
+13, Athan Goulos (Ferncroft CC) +14, Owen
Elliott (Andover CC) +14, Michael Souliotis
(Haverhill CC) +15, Christopher Brewer (Beverly
G & TC) +16, Kevin Scott (Vesper CC) +18, Kyle
Vincze (GC at Turner Hill) +18, Liam Dwyer
(Meadow Brook GC) +18.
Northampton’s Reilly Fowles won the Massachusetts
Young Golfers’ Amateur Championship Aug. 16 at
Canton’s Milton-Hoosic Club. The 11-year-old shot
2-over-par 72 and had 52 stableford points. Molly
Smith (77/47 stableford points) of Mount Pleasant GC
in Lowell tied for fifth. Other North Shore area
competitors included Terrence Manning (84/40) of
Ipswich CC, and Owen Mitchell (103/24) Meadow
At the New England Amateur Championship at Portland
CC in Maine July 17-19, Reese McFarlane
(Purpoodock Club in Maine) won at 4-under par for the
three-round event. Steven DiLisio (Salem CC) was the
top North Shore scorer, tying for sixth at even par and
shooting the second round’s best score, 4-under 66.
Chris Francoeur (Amesbury) finished at 5-over and
Nick Maccario (Bradford CC) was 8-over.
Among those missing the cut after two rounds
were Brett Krekorian (Indian Ridge CC), Colin
Brennan (Indian Ridge CC), Ryan Anderson
(Beverly G&TC) and Owen Elliott (Andover CC).
Many hole-in-ones were shot at area courses. Players
getting aces included Tony Addonizio at The Golf
Club at Turner Hill, Dan McPherson at Rockport
Golf Club, Robert Withee at Ferncroft Country
Club, Kevin Jean at Four Oaks Country Club,
Joan Bornstein at Thomson Country Club,
Brian Theriault at Andover Country Club, and
Paul McNulty at Bear Hill GC.
Bass Rocks’ Abigail Hood, attending Sacred Heart
University, earned the Northeast Conference Scholar
Athlete of the Year honors for women’s golf. … At
Bear Hill, Ladies 4 Ball champions are Rose
Persian and Roe Sherman, who defeated Liz Carr
and Maria Giannelli in the final.
Nick Maccario (Bradford Country Club) won
his third consecutive Joseph F. Healey Memorial
championship at Merrimack Golf Course. His threeday
total of 212 (1-under) at Bradford CC, Atkinson
CC and Merrimack GC was 10 shots better than
Eric Byrne, Shane Donahue and Troy
Donahue of Haverhill. … The Mass Super Senior
will be held at Haverhill CC Oct. 2 and 3. … T.J.
Whelan and Michael O’Neil are main
flight champs at the Tedesco Invitational Fourball
Christian Emmerich of Swampscott, a student at
St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, won the three-day
NEPGA Junior Bay State Cup Invitational by two
shots over James Imai of Brookline. Emmerich
finished 2-under. The tournament was held at Blue
Hill GC, LeBaron Hills CC and Fall River CC July 31-
Aug. 2. Other North Shore golfers competing
were Nicholas Li of North Andover, James
Robbins of North Andover, Aidan LeBlanc of
Beverly, Joshua Lavallee of Bradford and Alex
Landry of Andover. Emmerich also made it to the
semifinals of the 100th Massachusetts Junior
Amateur Championship at Belmont CC, winning
two rounds before falling to David Rogers
(Needham GC) 2&1. Jared Mscisz (Beverly G&T)
qualified for match play, losing to eventual winner
Imai in the first round. Among the locals who missed
the Junior Amateur cut (147) were Nicholas Li of
Renaissance (148), Trent Han of Ferncroft (150),
Nicholas Hampoian of Thomson (150), Jackson
Scott of Beverly (152), Trevor Lopez of Winchester
(153), Matthew Remley of North Andover (155),
Matthew Lucy of Bradford (160), Drew Semons
and Sam Gerry of Beverly (161), Robbie Forti of
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North Shore Chamber of Commerce
held its annual golf tournament
July 25 at Ipswich Country Club.
A full field enjoyed a day of golf,
lunch, dinner and networking.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:
Karen Hubbard of Beverly chips onto 18th green.
Nancy Goldstein of Danvers cracks a smile as
she knocks her chip onto the 18th green.
Jay Karamourtopoulos of Methuen cracks
a smile as he lines up his putt.
Rick Gagnon of Danvers putts on
the 18th hole.
Dennis Monaco of West Newbury hits from a
green-side bunker on the 18th hole.
PHOTO: Spenser Hasak
Ninety-six women golfers teed it up at Tedesco’s Swing for Pink fundraising tournament
to benefit finding a cure for women’s cancers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The tournament
raised nearly $30,000, bringing the total raised in the past six years to more than $100,000.
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THE NORTH SHORE AMATEUR TOURNAMENT AT FAR CORNER GC
On August 8 and 9, some 60 golfers teed it up at Far Corner Golf Course in West Boxford in the annual North Shore Amateur
tournament, which dates back to 1975 when Bill Flynn started it at Thomson Club.
The 36-hole individual stroke play championship was won by Bradford’s Nick Maccario. Brent Krekorian of Andover CC finished second.
PHOTOS: Spenser Hasak
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:
Jeff Weishaar of Georgetown lines up his
putt on the first green as Adam Capodilupo
of Beverly looks on.
Jared Tucker of Haverhill, left, and Cam
Moniz of Seekonk walk to their tee shots
on the second hole.
Cameron Morrison of Danvers watches
his tee shot on the first tee.
Owen Elliott of Cambridge gets a read
on his putt on the first green.
The New England Professional Golf
Association’s Junior Tour visited
Gannon Municipal Golf Club in
Lynn on August 7. The course
proved to be challenging for the
LEFT TO RIGHT:
Anthony Picano, 15, of
Reading watches his tee shot
on the ninth hole.
Chase Collins 10, of Wakefield
watches his tee shot
on the ninth hole.
Cade Buckley, 15, of Peabody
opts to putt from the cart path
behind the ninth green
Brandon Farrin, 15, of
Danvers, right, helps Michael
Donabedian, 16, of Middleton
pick out a line for his tee shot.
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>>> SHADES OF GREEN
How can we
grow the game?
About 10 years ago, veteran golf writer
Bill Giering wrote an article titled "Just One
… name them." His message was if every
golfer would introduce just one person to
golf, it would have a much greater impact
on the growth of the game than any of the
national programs created by the USGA or
PGA of America.
His "name them" follow-up line was
arrived at by asking other golfers if they had
introduced "just one" person to the game.
There are approximately 29 million
golfers in the United States. To expect
everyone to introduce one person to golf is
unrealistic. But if even 5 percent did so,
that's almost 1.5 million more players; just
2 percent would bring 580,000 new players
to the game.
National initiatives like The First Tee,
LPGA/USGA Girls Golf, PGA Junior League,
and Drive, Chip & Putt have been effective
increasing participation at the junior levels.
From 2015 to 2016, participation in The
First Tee grew by 5.3 million kids. It was
added as a Physical Education curriculum
in 9,000 elementary schools.
It helps young people develop character
by focusing on The First Tee's Nine Core
Values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship,
respect, confidence, responsibility,
perseverance, courtesy and judgment.
The program is comprised of 39 percent
girls, and 49 percent of participants are
The PGA Junior League program grew
by 300 percent from 2013-16. In 2013, there
were 740 teams with 9000 kids. In 2016, it
grew to 2,900 teams and 36,000 kids.
LPGA/USGA Girls Golf grew from 4,500
girls in 2010 to 60,000 in 2016.
The Drive, Chip & Putt program has
qualifiers throughout the season, and the
finals are nationally televised from Augusta
National Golf Club the Sunday before the
The Get Golf Ready initiative has been
effective growing the game in the adult age
groups. Although the numbers are
somewhat flat, there are still more
people participating in GGR than any
Yes, the game is growing at the junior
level, as the above numbers show. But the
number of golfers continues to go down.
Ten million golfers, who already have skills
and own clubs and golf shoes, have
abandoned the game.
If we could get back a fraction of those
former golfers, golf would be booming.
How can we get them back? First we have
to find out why they stopped playing.
The game is expensive, when you add up
the costs of equipment, memberships, and
green fees. But there are less-expensive
alternatives. Playing in off-peak hours can
save money. Booking tee times the morning
you want to play on golfnow.com or similar
websites can provide appreciable savings.
Websites sell used golf clubs and eBay
is another source of affordable equipment.
The pace of play has also had an impact.
Who wants to be on a golf course for more
than five hours for an 18 hole round!
There's another thing that has impeded the
growth of golf and it's seldom talked about:
the disappearance of caddie programs.
There are still strong, vibrant caddie
programs at many North Shore clubs,
including Tedesco, Kernwood, Salem,
Essex and Myopia.
At Tedesco, some 30 to 50 14- to 22-yearolds
show up every weekend morning
between 6 and 6:30 a.m. to try to get a
"loop." Every April, we train about 35 young
men and women to become caddies.
Tedesco allows caddies to play the course
Monday mornings until noon throughout
the summer. The annual Member-Caddie
Tournament and Awards Night in August
is one of our summer highlights.
Tedesco and other area clubs appreciate
and value their caddies. There are many
benefits for both the caddies and the club.
The benefits for the caddies include the
income they earn and being exposed to the
great game of golf: Most start playing the
game, if they didn't play already.
In the past 40 years, 140 Tedesco caddies
have been awarded Francis Ouimet
Scholarships to help defray the cost of
A large percentage of former Tedesco
caddies continue to play golf, joining clubs
or playing public facilities wherever they
chose to settle down. Several have become
members at Tedesco.
North Shore clubs have done their part to
maintain the tradition of caddie programs.
Unfortunately, that has not been the case
at clubs across the country.
I'm not against golf carts. They are an
important part of golf today. The revenue
they produce is vital to the budgets of many
clubs. Because of golf carts, a large number
of golfers are able to play more often and
don't have to stop playing as they age.
But playing a round of golf with a caddie is
something every golfer should experience.
We can all help grow the game by
introducing just one person to the game,
or by inviting someone who has not
played in a long time to golf with you.
Give it some thought. I'm sure you know
someone who would jump at the chance
to learn to play.
Every golfer helps. l
Bob Green is in his 40th year as the head golf
professional at Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead.
Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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would have to be.
I found a couple of drivers and fairway
woods at home and booked it that night
to Golf Country in Middleton. I smartly
purchased only a small bucket and went
to work. By the time I emptied the bucket,
I had found my old swing. Secretly, I was
hoping to find a better one. Nonetheless,
I found consolation in the fact that the
old swing had gotten the job done back in
The next morning, every muscle in my
body ached. I could barely pick up a
pencil, let alone hit a golf ball. So I took
a couple of days off, loaded up on
ibuprofen. I thrice returned to the range
and finished cramming for my golf exam.
I spent the entire week, day and night,
worrying and praying that I’d get the
ball airborne. On the morning of the
championship, I left my house at the
crack of dawn in case of traffic. Plus, I was
awake early. I’d barely slept. My plan was
to warm up and hit some balls, but
George Wright has no practice range. I
went into another panic, but found a spot
adjacent to the first fairway where I could
hit a couple of drives.
That was a bad idea. I topped the first
one. It went about 30 yards. The second
was even worse, a real worm-burner.
I was horrified. The look on my daughter
Abby’s face said it all. I was in big
Ten minutes later, MassGolf CEO/
Executive Director Jesse Menachem
began the first tee ceremony right on cue
at 7:40 a.m. On hand was a large group of
spectators that included MassGolf and
George Wright staff, City of Boston Parks
and Recreation scholars along with
Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi
George, and Dennis Roache, director
of administration of Boston Parks &
Recreation Dept., plus several First Tee
The pressure was on.
I teed up a ball, went through my
pre-shot routine and addressed the
ball, only to look down and see I had a
downhill lie. Of course, it was just
another stalling tactic on my part.
By this time, my hands were shaking.
I re-teed the ball a little higher this time,
remembering my teenage days when
Patty Berg gave a clinic at Thomson
Country Club with Thomson pro Bill
Flynn. She said over and over, “Tee it
high and let it fly.” I took a couple of
casual practice swings and addressed the
ball, hoping Patty Berg was right.
Turns out, she was.
I hit it about as solidly as I ever did and
it felt great. But if I had any fool notions
about being ready to get back out there
and compete, they were dashed the
minute the 8 o’clock group teed off. Both
players knocked their tee shots a good 25
yards past mine, but on this day none of
What did matter was it was a banner
day for women’s golf, the city of Boston
and MassGolf, and I was proud to have
been a part of it. And relieved that I
would never have to do it again. l
Anne Marie Tobin is associate editor
of North Shore Golf.
Groveland golfer reaches
Women’s Amateur semis
Groveland native Krystal Knight, a
senior at Merrimack College, reached the
semifinals of the 115th Women’s Amateur
Championship at George Wright Golf
Course June 30-Aug. 2. Knight, who
plays out of North Andover CC, was one
of just two collegians in the field and
playing in the event for the first time. She
earned the No. 3 seed after posting a
1-over-par 73 in the qualifying round and
breezed through the first two rounds of
match play, defeating Nashawtuc’s M.J.
Wagner 6&5 in the first round and former
champion Isabel Southard (Pawtucket)
by the same margin.
In the semis against two-time champion
Claire Sheldon (The Country Club),
Knight jumped out to a 2-up lead after
five holes, but Sheldon fought back to
take the match, 3&2. Sheldon came up
short the next day against Shannon
Johnson, who prevailed 3&2 to win her
first women’s amateur title.
Knight had a breakout season this year
at Merrimack. She was the Warriors' top
scorer, averaging 76.26 strokes per
round. She was named to the Northeast-
10 All-Conference First Team and
also earned CoSIDA Academic All-
District honors. She won five of the nine
events she played, including the
conference championship, with seven
Nashawtuc’s Gabrielle Shieh qualified
for match play with a 78 to earn the No.
15 seed. She defeated former champion
Tracy Welch of Winchester 3&2 in the
first round, but lost to Sheldon 1 down in
the round of 16. Welch shot 80 in the
qualifying round and was the No. 18 seed.
Beverly Golf and Tennis Club’s Sarah
Daley qualified with an 82 and was the
No. 22 seed. She dropped her first round
match to Megan Buck, 2 down. l
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Dick Murray, Dr. Paul McNeil,
Don Durkee and Ed Barry
at Tedesco Country Club in
By STEVE KRAUSE
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ED BARRY, DR. PAUL MCNEIL, DON DURKEE AND DICK MURRAY
ARE PART OF AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB
one can recall ever playing as an official
foursome, either at Tedesco Country Club
or anywhere else.
They have never really hung around together
as a tight-knit group, though they all know each other and
have for years.
What links them together has relatively little to do with
golf, save for the fact that they’ve all been Tedesco members
and played golf there for more than 60 years. That, and the
fact that each is more than 90 years old.
Today, thanks to being recognized with honorary
memberships at Tedesco earlier this summer, Dick Murray
(92), Don Durkee (93), Dr. Paul McNeil (93) and Ed Barry
(94) are now “The Fabulous Foursome.”
Murray put his status as an honorary member
at Tedesco CC in proper perspective.
“Usually,” he said, “this kind of honor comes to members
who are about to die. I hope they’re not trying to tell
These days, Murray’s home borders the fifth hole at the
golf course that straddles the Marblehead-Swampscott
“Still,” he said, “I don’t get out there very much these
He attributes that to a sciatic nerve condition in his back.
None of the four honorees have factored in many — if any
— of the prestigious club championships, or tournaments,
held each year. Murray did win the Alex Ellis Memorial in
1953, “but if you look at the plaque outside this door (of the
19th hole), my name’s not on it.”
Club president Luke Tsokanis calls the four “a great
source of inspiration.”
“Over their tenure,” Tsokanis said, “they have contributed
to the club’s development by serving on various
committees and/or the Board of Governors.
“Their knowledge of the club’s history and experiences
over more than two generations are irreplaceable. And
Given a chance to reflect on their years as members, all
four readily admit that what jumps out at them are the
changes the golf course — and other aspects of the
club — has gone through.
“It’s a great golf course,” said Durkee, who ran the
Durkee-Mower company in Lynn that produced Marshmallow
Fluff. “It’s undergone a lot of facelifts, and it’s only
made the course better.”
One of the perks in being named an honorary member
at Tedesco is that your days of paying a yearly fee are over.
But in the grand scheme of things, for Tedesco’s four
newest honorary members, free memberships are the least
of the reasons to be proud of being so recognized.
“The recognition is the nicest part of it,” said Durkee.
“I’ve been a member for so long, and all of us have
contributed a lot to the club.”
Murray, by far the most talkative of the four, said he
joined Tedesco in 1951 because his boss at the time was a
member of Vesper CC in Tyngsborough and urged him to
join a club too.
“So I set out to join Tedesco,” said Murray, who grew up
in Swampscott and played for the Big Blue in the early
1940s. “I used to come up from the tracks and play the back
nine,” Murray said.
those of us in current leadership roles are grateful to have
McNeil acknowledged, “I was never very good, though I
did win the round-a-day at the Fourball once. I just enjoy
getting out there and playing with friends,” he said. “It’s a
great course. And I enjoy the social aspect of the club. And
this is such a beautiful course.”
The same goes for Durkee.
“It’s just the friendships you develop with the players,”
he said. “And it’s fascinating the way the place has changed
over the years.
“Walking down these corridors brings back a lot of
memories. The course has changed, and my handicap has
Barry has been a member since 1948.
“I’ve been playing with some of these fellas for over 40
years,” he said. “I don’t have the stories some of these other
guys have. I mostly sit as a bystander and listen. Durkee
has all the good stories.”
These days, none of them get out much, although
Murray is probably at the club the most of the four.
“Well, I live here,” he said. “I come here every morning,
and if I can, I work out for a half hour (in the gym) and then
come up here (to the 19th hole) to read the papers.”
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My first tournament was the
New England Women’s Amateur at my
home club, Nashua, when I was 15.
By ANNE MARIE TOBIN
Pat Bradley hits a drive during the final
round of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women's Open
at Chicago Golf Club in July.
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PHOTO CREDIT USGA CHRIS KEANE
hen it comes to mental toughness,
determination and dedication,
LPGA and World Golf Hall of
Famer Pat Bradley, may be second
to none. So says noted sports psychologist Bob
Rotella, who described Bradley in his 1996 book,
Golf is a Game of Confidence, as the toughest
athlete he ever met.
Bradley won 31 events on the LPGA tour, six
of them majors.
In her prime, the 67-year-old Westford
native was the first woman to top the $2 million
(1986), $3 million (1990) and $4 million (1991)
marks in career earnings.
She was the first woman to win all four
modern majors and the third player to complete
the LPGA Grand Slam.
Her first professional win, the 1975 Colgate
Far East Ladies event in Australia, sparked a
life-long tradition of her mother, Kay, ringing a
cowbell at the family home in Westford every
time Bradley won a tournament. That cowbell is
permanently enshrined at the World Golf Hall
In 1986, Bradley dominated the Tour,
winning three of four majors – the Colgate
Dinah Shore Classic, the LPGA Championship
and the du Maurier Classic – prompting Sports
Illustrated writer Barry McDermott to dub
her, Payday Pat.
In 1988, she was diagnosed with Graves’
disease. Her inspirational recovery and return
to form earned Bradley the Golf Writers’ Ben
Hogan Award, for golfers who overcome
Bradley’s first signs of stardom came as a
local amateur. She won the 1967 and 1969 New
Hampshire, 1972 Massachusetts and 1972-1973
New England Amateur championships. She
turned pro in 1974.
Her career came full circle this summer
at the inaugural U.S. Women's Senior Open
at Chicago Golf Club. Bradley finished 52nd
(78-78-81-82/319) and was the oldest player
(67) to make the cut at the oldest golf club in
the nation. A member at Hyannisport Golf
Club, Bradley currently stays active on the
LPGA Legends Tour and lives on the Cape
with her mother.
You were the first exempt player to
submit an entry to the Senior Open.
I had been waiting 17 years for this day and
I was determined I was not going to miss my
tee time, so to speak, so I filed my entry as
soon as they opened. After so many years of
thinking that there would never be a Senior
Open for women, I had to be sure I made
my tee time.
Why do you think it took the USGA
so long to add the Senior Open?
We were the only group without a national
championship. I was hoping they would have it
when I turned 50, but that didn’t happen. Then
I thought maybe they were waiting for Nancy
Lopez to turn 50, but it didn't happen. I began
to realize that there was something more to this.
But eventually, I guess it took a little more
time than many of us had hoped. I think the
USGA learned something after 526 entries
Did you do anything special to
prepare for the Senior Open?
I called my swing coach, Gail, and told her I
had another journey to take. I made four trips to
Texas to work with her, and in my heart, I know
she was a big reason why I made the cut. It was
tough, though, between the heat and walking all
week. Playing the Legends Tour doesn’t have
the same intensity as the U.S. Open, but it keeps
you sharp on a competitive level. Walking and
carrying my bag at Hyannisport also helped.
How did you get started in golf?
My father (Richard) was an avid golfer. He
grew up caddying at Winchester and promised
that when he had kids, he would introduce them
to golf. I was 11 and was always playing sports
with my five brothers. But in football, they
always made me hike the ball and block. I said I
wanted to throw the ball and catch the ball, and
they would always say, ‘but Pat, you’re so good
at hiking.’ I went home and asked my dad to
take me to the golf course. My first tournament
was the New England Women’s Amateur at my
home club, Nashua, when I was 15. Joanne
Carner won it and I was so impressed with her
power. I think I broke 80 for the first time.
But I didn’t play many national tournaments.
I was more of a country bumpkin when it came
Other than your father, who was
When I first started playing, my father signed
me up with John Wrobel. John was a protege of
Phil Friel of Green Meadows, who was one of
the best teachers in New England. He saw my
natural potential and took me under his wing.
He was the only teacher I had until I made the
Tour. I remember going to his office and he
agreed 100 percent that for me to take it to the
next level, I needed to move on, as he had taken
me as far as he could. Gail Davis was working
with many LPGA players, so I worked with her
and she has been my only pro since. I owe a
lot of my success to both of them. > P.24
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BRADLEY >>> CONTINUED FROM P. 23
When did you decide
you wanted to play the
I had gone to a community college
and then transferred to FIU (Florida
International University) and played
two years there. I had a successful
college career, but I wanted to have
a college education to fall back on, so
I majored in K-12 education and spent
my final semester in 1974 student
teaching. It just so happened that the
LPGA qualifying school was across the
street from FIU, so I signed up on a
lark and ended up being medalist.
I remember looking down and thinking,
“Wow, I just won my playing card.”
How did the cowbell
tradition get started?
I was at the Colgate Far East Classic
in Australia and called home after I
won. It was very early in the morning,
I think 3 a.m., and my mother was so
excited. She ran downstairs, grabbed
the cowbell and rang it out on the front
porch. All of the neighbors came out
and were celebrating. Every one of
my wins after that, my mother rang
How do you view the growth
of the women’s game today?
Amateur golf gave me my start, but
players were expected to be seen, not
heard, so the opportunities were very
limited. I’m glad to see that organized
golf is now doing what it takes to grow
the game. At the USGA level, you can
see there is a younger group of women
who have embraced their roles on
committees. They are committed to
growing the game. And what the MGA
and WGAM have done, with their
merger and holding the men’s and
women’s amateurs at George Wright,
is wonderful and will help the game
grow by leaps and bounds.
When you reflect back
on your highlight-filled
career, what are your most
Winning the U.S, Open at LaGrange
in 1981 was, no doubt, the biggest win
of my career. In my heart, it’s the most
important tournament a player can
win because you become a member
of the USGA family. For the rest of your
life, you are always recognized as a
USGA champion and there is nothing
But playing the Senior Open was
incredible. There were smiles all
around, with everyone congratulating
everyone for making it there. The
competition was keen and we have a
wonderful champion in Laura Davies.
It was a severe test, as the USGA likes
to test every part of your game and
expose your weaknesses. Overall,
I was pleased with my performance.
My competitive career is not over
by any means, but the Senior Open
has definitely completed my career.
It’s the cherry on top and, without
it, something would have always
been missing. l
PHOTO CREDIT USGA CHRIS KEANE
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Ryan Daly of Salem (162), Michael
Strazzere of Indian Ridge (163),
Michael Walsh of Winchester (163),
Tommy Harrington of Olde Salem
Greens (168), Brendan Locke II of
Tedesco (169), and Robbie O’Brien
of Winchester (173).
On one of the hottest days of the summer,
the NEPGA Junior Tour made its second
stop of the season at Gannon Golf Course
Aug. 7. Aidan Daly of Hamilton shot
73 to win the boys 16-18 division by nine
shots. Middleton’s Michael Donabedian
was third. Brandon Farrin of Danvers
won the boys 14-15 division with a 75 to
win by four shots over Salem’s Ethan
Doyle and Michael Papamechail.
Burlington’s Riley Reardon won the
boys 12-13 division with a 93.
Concord’s Erika Redmond won the
girls 13-and-under division.
At a NEPGA Junior Tour event at Far
Corner Golf Club in West Boxford Aug.
2, Robbie Forti of Peabody, Michael
Papamechail of Salem, Ryan Chang
of Lexington, Julia Loghinov of
Carlisle and Lily Nguyen of Lowell
were winners. Great rounds were shot
by Lowell’s Owen Goulette, Salem’s
Nick Angeramo, Marblehead’s
George Rowe, Lynn’s Jake Valeri,
Beverly’s Jackson Scott, North
Andover’s Daniel MacMillan,
Topsfield’s Blake Buonopane,
Danvers’ Brandon Farrin,
Haverhill’s Jackson DiFloures,
Haverhill’s Aiden Azevedo, Danvers’
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Samahar, Reading’s Nate Johnson,
Lynnfield’s Stephen Forgione,
Lynnfield’s Michael Forgione,
Lexington’s Anna Zhang, Haverhill’s
Ava Spencer and Andover’s
At a NEPGA Junior Tour event at
Rockport Golf Club Aug. 1, Lynnfield’s
Aidan Kelly had the low round of the
day. He won the boys 16-18 division w
ith a 77, 14 shots ahead of runner-up
Lucas Hoertdoefer of Winchester.
Kirk Hanefeld, Salem CC’s director
of instruction, won the NEPGA Seniors
title at Okemo Valley in Vermont.
He shot a 7-under 133, besting runner-up
Tom Tobey of Sandwich Hollow by a
single shot. Kernwood’s Frank Dully
and Beverly G&T’s David Dionne tied
for ninth at 140. … Josh Salah of
Gloucester won the PGM Northport
Championship in Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia. It’s his second win on the
Asian Development Tour. l
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Coach Ted Foster with junior
members of Foster’s Golf Camp
at Brookstone Park.
There are two types of people in the world:
those who play golf and those who don’t.
Unfortunately, the former group seems to
be depleting, putting the entire sport at risk.
According to the National Golf Federation,
the number of golfers in the United States
dropped from 30 million to 24.1 million in
2015, a number that continues to decrease.
Additionally, according to marketwatch.com,
more than 800 U.S. golf courses have closed
in the past decade. Fewer and fewer people are
taking the time to play a round of golf on a
Participation in the game has been
decreasing in part because its main supporters
are getting older. In a study conducted by the
Statistic Brain Research Institute in May, it
was found that only 9.6 percent of the U.S.
population plays golf, and the largest
percentage of those golfers are age 50 to
59, at 24 percent.
Golf is an inaccessible game; it is expensive,
takes a long time to learn and presents a large
time commitment on a regular basis. In order
to grow the golf community and keep the sport
alive, there’s a need to attract younger players.
The industry can help by marketing and
promoting young golf stars like Jordan Spieth
and Rickie Fowler.
Golf teaches many integral life lessons
and skills such as patience and dedication.
Because of the length of a round of golf and
the unpredictability of the game, players build
mental endurance skills that can be applied to
other aspects of their lives. If children start
playing golf at a young age, they will not only
be learning the fundamentals of the game,
they will also be building these important
On its own, being able to swing a club is a
great skill. In the business world, golf offers
networking opportunities that may lead to
business deals. Acquiring such skills at a
young age can help one stand out and progress
in one’s career later in life. Golf is a game that
players can enjoy throughout their life, and
every member of the family can participate
Golf, although challenging with many
frustrations and obstacles, is worth starting at
a young age. And there are great programs at
many local golf courses for just that purpose.
Brookstone Park in Derry, N.H., is a pristine
9-hole par-3 golf course and event facility that
hosts many programs to give junior players
the opportunity to learn the game. The golf
complex holds camps and clinics, led by
Director of Instruction Glenn Keating. Junior
players can work on their game on the course,
driving range and putting and chipping
Go to www.brookstone-golf.com for details.
In addition, Foster’s Golf Camp is a great
program for young, aspiring golfers. This
program is available to all levels of student:
from beginner to advanced. According to
fostersgolfcamp.com, more than 750 students
signed up last year. Coach Ted Foster takes his
junior players to three par-3 area courses each
week to learn the game's fundamentals. Foster
has been teaching junior golfers for years.
“(Golf) teaches respect and etiquette, which
are lifelong traits,” Foster said.
Two of his junior members came to a similar
conclusion. Tucker Theodore, 12, said, “Both
of my grandparents and my dad play golf, and
they taught me that it’s really fun. ... and it also
teaches great life lessons.” Samuel Johnson,
13, shared his enthusiasm for the game. “I’ve
always been fascinated with golf. I have always
wanted to be the best, and I still want to, so I
keep practicing,” he said.
Although Foster understands the advantages
of young players learning golf at a young age,
he is aware there are factors that deter
potential junior golfers from committing to
“The number one factor is cost. (Golf)
has always been a rich man’s sport. The cost
of playing is high, which makes it tough for
families,” said Foster. “It is also a time-consuming
sport. It takes a lifetime to learn and
a lot of time to practice. ... Lower the rate.
Make it more kid-friendly.”
That is exactly the advice he gave to the
staff at Derryfield Country Club of Manchester,
N.H., when the club was struggling with
gaining new junior members for its camp.
Foster said the country club had about 15
junior members when its annual price for
juniors was $400. When Derryfield lowered
its price to $99, it attracted about 250
Foster concluded that the main way to
attract more junior players is to “find the
current cost for junior members to play and
cut it in half.” He said, “Bump the cost down.
Give the kids clubs and lessons. Once they
get started, they’ll get hooked.”
The legendary Jack Nicklaus said, “A kid
grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf
teaches you how to behave.”
Getting kids involved in golf while they
are young will not only revive the industry, it
will also benefit junior golfers for the rest of
their lives. l
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60 Canterbury St., Andover, MA 01810
Golf Professional Daniel Taylor
Slope 131; Rating 73.1
Bass Rocks Golf Club
34 Beach Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
Golf Professional Peter Hood
Slope 124; Rating 69.3
Bear Hill Golf Club
2 North St., Stoneham, MA 02180
Golf Professional Jeff Wirbal
9 holes; Slope 133; Rating 71.9
Bellevue Golf Club
320 Porter St., Melrose, MA 02176
Golf Professional Jeffrey Monteleone
9 holes: Slope 128; Rating 69.8
Essex County Club
153 School St.
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
Golf Professional Jack Davis
Slope 136; Rating 72.5
Ferncroft Country Club
10 Village Road, Middleton, MA 01949
Golf Professional Philip Leiss
27 holes; Slope 135; Rating 72.9
Haverhill Country Club
58 Brickett Lane, Haverhill, MA 01831
Golf Professional Jason Dufresne
Slope 129; Rating 70.6
Indian Ridge Country Club
Lovejoy Road, Andover, MA 01810
Golf Professional Mike Miller
Slope 133; Rating 72.1
Ipswich Country Club
148 Country Club Way, Ipswich, MA 01938
Golf Professional Daniel R. Dwyer
Slope 139; Rating 73.9
Kernwood Country Club
1 Kernwood St., Salem, MA 01970
Golf Professional Frank Dully
Slope 130; Rating 71.7
Long Meadow Golf Club
165 Havilah St., Lowell, MA 01852
Golf Professional Gene Manley
9 holes; Slope 127; Rating 69.3
Meadow Brook Golf Club
292 Grove St., Reading, MA 01867
Golf Professional Steve Sheridan
9 holes; Slope 137; Rating 73.8
Mount Pleasant Golf Club
141 Staples St., Lowell, MA 01851
Golf Professional Joel Jenkins
9 holes; Slope 126; Rating 70.1
Myopia Hunt Club
435 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA
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Golf Professional Mike Bemis
Slope 135; Rating 73.2
Nabnasset Lake CC
47 Oak Hill Rd., Westford, MA 01886
Golf Professional Dan Gillis
9 holes; Slope 119; Rating 67.0
North Andover Country Club
500 Great Pond Rd., North Andover, MA
Golf Professional Peter Farley
9 holes; Slope 119; Rating 65.4
Renaissance Golf Club
377 Kenoza St., Haverhill, MA 01830
Golf Professional Rhett Bishop
Slope 142; Rating 75.0
Salem Country Club
133 Forest St., Peabody, MA 01960
Golf Professional Kevin Wood
Slope 134; Rating 73.5
Tedesco Country Club
154 Tedesco St., Marblehead, MA 01945
Golf Professional Robert Green
Slope 129; Rating 72.1
Thomson Country Club
2 Mid Iron Drive, North Reading, MA
01864 thomsoncc.com; 978-664-2016
Golf Professional Christopher Young
Slope 132; Rating 72.8
The Golf Club at Turner Hill
3 Manor House Lane, Ipswich, MA
01938 turnerhill.com; 978-356-7070
Golf Professionals: Nate Hopley and
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Vesper Country Club
185 Pawtucket Blvd.,
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Golf Professional Stephen Doyle
Slope 137; Rating 73.6
Winchester Country Club
468 Mystic St., Winchester, MA 01890
Golf Professional Jim Salinetti
Slope 137; Rating 73.5
Winthrop Golf Club
453 Main St., Winthrop, MA 02152
Golf Professional Jim Bruce
9 holes; Slope 116; Rating 68.5
Amesbury Golf and Country Club
46 Monroe St., Amesbury, MA
9 holes. Club Pro Butch Mellon; Tee times:
5 days in advance; Fee for 9 holes: $20/$21
weekday/weekend; Fee for 18 holes:
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$15 per person for 18 holes $7.50 per
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Golf Professional Dave Dionne; Tee times:
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advance (non-members); Fee for 18 holes:
$40/$45 weekday/weekend; Cart
rental: $16 per person for 18 holes;
Yards 6,276; Slope 126; Rating 70.8
Black Swan Country Club
258 Andover St., Georgetown, MA;
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Golf Professional James Falco
Tee times: 6 days in advance; Fee for
9/18 holes: $26/$45 weekday, $29/$54
weekends; Cart rental: $19 for 18 holes;
Yards 6,803; Slope 129; Rating: 72.9
Bradford Country Club
201 Chadwick Road, Bradford, MA
978-372-8587; bradfordcc.com; 18 holes
Club Pro: Kevin Murphy; Tee times: 5 days
in advance (online tee times also available);
Fee for 9/18 holes: $19/$34 weekdays,
$23/$44 weekends; Cart rental: $20 per
person for 18 holes; Yards: 6,157;
Slope 130; Rating 70.8
Candlewood Golf Course
75 Essex Road, Ipswich, MA; 978-356-5377
candlewoodgolf.net; 9 holes; Tee times: no;
Fee for 9/18 holes: $16/$21 weekday,
$17/$22 weekend; Cart rental: $14 for 9
holes; Yards: 2,075; Slope N/A; Rating N/A
Cape Ann Golf Club
99 John Wise Ave., Essex, MA
978-768-7544; capeanngolf.com; 9 holes;
Club manager: Jim Stavros; Tee times:
5 days in advance; Fee for 9/18 holes:
$25/$38 everyday; Cart rentals: $11 per
rider for 9 holes; Yards 5,862; Slope 119;
Cedar Glen Golf Course
60 Water St., Saugus, MA; 781-233-3609
cedarglengolf.com; 9 holes.Club manager:
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holes: $21 ($18 seniors/juniors)/$35
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Chelmsford Country Club
66 Park Road, Chelmsford, MA
9 holes. Club pro: Gary Burke; Tee times:
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Cart rental: $16 for 18 holes;
Yards: 4,934; Slope 108, Rating 64.6
Country Club of Billerica
51 Baldwin Road, Billerica, MA
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Club Pro: Ed O’Connell; Tee times:
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Cart rental: $17 per person for 18 holes;
Yards 5,847; Slope 123; Rating 67.9
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Fee for 9/18 holes: $20/$36 weekday,
$25/$45 weekend; Cart rental: $17
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Slope 126, Rating 70.3
Crystal Lake Golf Club
940 North Broadway, Haverhill, MA
18 holes. Club pro: none; Tee times: 10 days
in advance for members, 7 days in advance
for public; Fees: 18 holes $28 weekdays,
$37 weekends;Cart rental: $18 for 18 holes;
Yards 6,525; Slope 129; Rating 72.4
Far Corner Golf Course
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5 Barker Road, Boxford, MA; 978-352-8300
farcornergolf.com; 27 holes.
Club pro: John O’Connor; Tee times: 5 days
in advance; Fee for 9/18 holes: $23/$41
weekday, $27/$47 weekend; Cart rental:
$18 per person for 18 holes; Yards: 6,711;
Slope: 130; Rating: 72.9; Third 9 Holes:
Yards 3,220; Slope 131; Rating 72.5
Four Oaks CC
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1 Clubhouse Lane, Dracut, MA 01826
Golf Professional Anthony Martinho; Tee times:
6 days in advance; Fee 9/18 holes: $24/$41
weekday, $30/$51 weekend; Cart rental: $20
per person for 18 holes; Yards 6,268;
Slope 136; Rating 71.4
Gannon Municipal Golf Club
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60 Great Woods Road, Lynn, MA; 7
18 holes.Club Pro: David Sibley; Tee times:
2days in advance after 6 p.m.; Nonresident
fee for 9/18 holes: $22/$39 weekday, $24/$47
weekend; Cart rental: $18 per person for 18
holes; Yards 6,110; Slope 123; Rating 70.2
Hickory Hill Golf Club
200 North Lowell St., Methuen, MA;
18 holes. Director of Golf: Don Myles;
Tee times: every day; Fee: 18 holes: $42
Mon.-Thurs., $45 Fri., $52 Sat.-Sun.;
Cart rental: $18 per person for 18 holes;
Yards 6,287; Slope: 123; Rating: 70.8
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PUBLIC COURSES, continued
Hillview Golf Course
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149 North St., North Reading, MA;
978-664-4435; hillviewgc.com; 18 holes.
Golf Professional: Chris Carter; Tee times:
3 days in advance; Fee for 9/18 holes:
$22/$40 Weekday, $25/$43 weekend;
Cart rental: $16 per rider for 18 holes;
Yards 5,773; Slope 120; Rating 67.4
King Rail Reserve Golf Course
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427 Walnut St., Lynnfield, MA;
9 holes. Club Pro: Eddie Whalley;
Fees for 9/18 holes: $22/$32 weekday,
$23/$33 weekend; Cart rental: $9 per
person for 9 holes; Yards 3,460;
Slope 112; Rating 63.6
The Meadow at Peabody
80 Granite St., Peabody, MA;
peabodymeadowgolf.com; 18 holes.
Director of Golf: Peter Cronan; Tee times:
3 days in advance; Nonresident fee
for 9/18 holes: $21/$40 weekday,$26/$47
weekend; Cart rental: $10 per person
for 9 holes; Yards 6,708; Slope 135;
Merrimack Golf Course
210 Howe St., Methuen, MA;
merrimackvalleygolfclub.com; 18 holes.
Club Pro: George Kattar; Tee times: 7
days in advance; Fee for 9/18 holes: $23/$38
weekday, $28/$48 weekend; Cart rental:
$18 per person for 18 holes; Yards 6,012;
Slope 29; Rating 70.1
Middleton Golf Course
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105 S. Main St., Middleton, MA;
978-774-4075; middletongolf.com; 18 holes.
Club Pro: Chris Costa; Tee times: 1 week in
advance; Fee for 9/18 holes: $23/$36
daily; Cart rental: $12 per person for 18 holes;
Yards 3,215; Slope N/A; Rating N/A
Mount Hood Golf Club
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100 Slayton Rd., Melrose, MA;
781-665-6656 mthoodgolfclub.com; 18 holes
Club Pro: Mike Farrell; Tee times: 5 days in
advance; Nonresident fee for 9/18 holes:
$25/$43 weekday, $50 for 18 on a weekend;
Yards 5,630; Slope 115; Rating 65.4
Murphy’s Garrison Par 3
654 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill, MA; 978-374-9380
garrisongolf.com; 9 holes; Club Pro: Ted Murphy;
Tee times: no; Fee for 9 holes: $11 weekday, $12
weekend; Yards 1,005; Slope N/A; Rating N/A
Nahant Golf Club
1 Willow Road, Nahant, MA;
781-581-9000 nahantgolfclub.com; 9 holes.
Golf Professional: Toby Ahern; Tee times: 3
days in advance; Non-resident fee for 9 holes:
$18 weekday, $21 weekend; Cart rental: $12
for 9 holes; Yards 3,910; Slope: 104; Rating 61.0
New Meadows Golf Club
32 Wildes Road, Topsfield, MA; 978-887-9307
newmeadowsgolf.com; 9 holes.
Club Manager: Gerry Peckerman; Tee times:
yes; Fee for 9 holes: $19 weekday, $22
weekend; Cart Rental: $9 per person for
9 holes, $18 per person for 18 holes;
Yards 2,883; Slope 117; Rating 64.8
Olde Salem Greens
75 Wilson St., Salem, MA; 978-744-2149;
9 holes; Club Manager: Scott McDonald; Tee
times: 1 day in advance weekday, 2 days on
weekend; Non-resident fee for 9 holes: $20
weekday/$21 weekend; Cart rental: $13 for 9
holes; Yards 3089; Slope 121; Rating 69.4
Ould Newbury Golf Club
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319 Newburyport Turnpike, Newbury, MA;
978-465-9888; ouldnewbury.com; 9 holes;
Club Pro: Jim Hilton; Tee Times: No; Fee for
9/18 holes: $25/$38 weekday, private play on
weekend; Car Rental: $10 per person for 9
holes; Yards 6,230; Slope 128; Rating 71.0
Reedy Meadow At Lynnfield Centre
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195 Summer St., Lynnfield, MA; 781-334-9877
Lynnfieldgolf.com; 9 holes; Club Pro:
Donnie Lyons; Tee times: no; Fee for 9/18
holes: $22/$32 weekday, $23/$33 weekend;
Cart rental: $8 for 9 holes per person;
Yards 5,120; Slope 102; Rating 63.8
Rockport Golf Club
Country Club Road, Rockport, MA;
978-546-3340; rockportgolfclub.net/; 9 holes.
Club Pro: Stephen Clayton; Tee times: 1 day
in advance; Fee for 9/18 holes: $25/$37
everyday; Cart rental: $13 for 9 holes;
Yards 6,076; Slope 125; Rating 69.8
Rolling Green Golf Course
311 Lowell St., Andover, MA; 978-475-4066;
9 holes; Club pro: none; Tee times: no; Fee for
9 holes: $16 weekday, $17 weekend; Pull cart
rental: $3 for 9 holes; Yards 1,500; Slope N/A;
Rowley Country Club
235 Dodge Road, Rowley, MA; 978-948-2731
rowleycountryclub.com; 9 holes.
Club Pro: Darin Chin-Aleong; fee for 9/18
holes: $21/$33 weekday, $23/$35 weekend;
Cart rental: $19 for 9 holes for tworiders;
Yards 5,936; Slope 131; Rating 69.1
Sagamore Spring Golf Course
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1287 Main St., Lynnfield, MA; 781-334-3151
sagamoregolf.com; 18 holes; Club Pro:
Steve Vaughn; Tee times: 7 days in advance;
Fee for 9/18 holes: $27/$45 weekday, $29/$52
weekend; Cart rental: $12 for 9 holes per
person; Yards 5,914; Slope 124; Rating 68.8
101 R. Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA;
9 holes.Club Pro: Jeff Barnes;
Tee times: no; Non-resident fees for
9 holes: $16 weekday, $18 weekend;
Cart rental: $9 per personfor 9 holes;
Yards 1,125; Slope N/A; Rating N/A
Swanson Meadows GC
216 Rangeway Road, Billerica, MA;
978-670-7777swansonmeadows.com; 9 holes.
Club Pro: none; Tee times: 7 days in advance;
Fee for 9 holes: $22 weekday,$25 weekend;
Cart rental: $11 per person; Yards 4,486;
Slope 108; Rating 62.6
Tewksbury Country Club
1880 Main St., Tewksbury, MA; 978-640-0033
tewksburycc.com; 9 holes; Club Pro:
Mike Rogers; Tee times: Friday-Sunday 2 days
in advance; Fee for 9/18 holes: $23/$39
weekday, $26/$42 weekend;
Cart rental: $11 per person for 9 holes;
Yards 5,268; Slope 116; Rating 65.6
Trull Brook Golf Course
170 River Rd., Tewksbury, MA; 978-851-6731
trullbrook.com; 18 holes; Club Pro: Al Santos;
Tee times: 7 days in advance; Fee for 18 holes:
$42 weekday, $53 weekend; Cart rental: $18
per person for 18 holes; Yards 6,345;
Slope 124; Rating 69.8
Tyngsboro Country Club
80 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro, MA;
978-649-7334; 9 holes.
Tee times:5 days in advance for weekends;
Fee for 9 holes: $17 weekday, $19 weekend;
Cart rental: $14 for 9 holes; Yards 2,397;
Slope 104; Rating 65.2
Unicorn Golf Course
460 Williams St., Stoneham, MA;
781-438-9732; unicorngc.com; 9 holes.
Club Pro: Jeff Barnes; Tee times: no;
Nonresident fee for 9 holes: $22 weekday/
$24 weekend; Cart rental: $9 per person;
Yards 6,446; Slope 127; Rating 71.6
Wenham Country Club
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94 Main St., Wenham, MA; 978-468-4714
wenhamcountryclub.com; 18 holes.
Club Pro: Ryan McDonald; Tee times:
weekends only; Fee for 9/18 holes: $23.50/$38
weekday, $25/$44 weekend; Cart rental: $16
per person for 18 holes; Yards 4,554;
Slope 118; Rating 63.3
Windham Country Club
1 Country Club Drive., Windham, NH;
603-434-2093; windhamcc.com; 18 holes.
Club Pro: Joanne Flynn; Tee times:
7 days in advance; Fee for 9/18holes:
$24/$42 weekday, $29/$50 weekend;
Cart rental: $9 per person for 9 holes;
Yards 6,442; Slope
135; Rating 71.2
Woburn Country Club
5 Country Club Road, Woburn, MA;
9 holes; Club Pro: Peter Bracey; Tee times:
2 days in advance; Non-resident fee for 9
holes: $21 weekday and $22 weekend;
Cart rental: $16 for 9 holes; Yards 5,973;
Slope 121; Rating 68.9
BFM Mini Golf & Driving Range
327 Main St., North Reading, MA
Big Sticks Golf
26 Ray Ave., Burlington, MA
The Clubhouse Golf & Entertainment
222 S. Main St., Middleton, MA
Dilisio Golf Range
115 Swampscott Road, Salem, MA
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160 S. Main St., Middleton, MA
40 Walkers Brook Drive, Reading, MA
4 Newbury St., Danvers, MA
194 Newbury St., Peabody, MA
Paradise Family Golf
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25 Lonegan Road, Middleton, MA
22 North Road, North Hampton, NH
Sarkisian Farms & Driving Range
153 Chandler Road, Andover, MA
Sun ‘N Air Golf Center
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210 Conant St., Danvers, MA
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