On Monday, May 22, Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead will be one of the qualifying sites for the Massachusetts Golf Association Open. The top 14 and ties will advance to the championship, to be held at Sacconnesset in East Falmouth June 12-14.

Here are the pairings:

The clubhouse at Tedesco Country Club overlooks the 18th green.


Time Hole Players Hole Players
7:30 AM 1
Hervol, Jimmy (a) Hopkinton CC
Houston, Chris (a) Gilford, NH
Burak, Steven Thorny Lea GC
Olivar, Garret (a) Manchester, NH
Macpherson, Tom (a) Tedesco CC
Zorfas, Jesse (a) Framingham CC
7:39 AM 1
MacDonald, Collin (a) Ferncroft CC
Kabogoh, Nathaniel (a) Vesper CC
Stansbury, Logan (a) Hillview GC
Parker, Brandon (a) Worcester CC
Vergados, George (a) Long Meadow GC
McInerney, Kevin (a) Glen Ellen CC
7:48 AM 1
Dyer, Kevin (a) Kernwood CC
Englander, Will (a) Cohasset GC
Fantasia, Nick (a) Mount Pleasant GC
Pratt, Jeff Windermere, FL
Merkulov, Yaroslav Penfield, NY
Montone, Edward Tedesco CC
7:57 AM 1
Turner, Mark (a) Bass Rocks GC
Whitham, Riley (a) International
Krekorian, Brett (a) Indian Ridge CC
Jennings, Matthew Prairie City, IA
Marcoaldi, Nick Glen Ellen CC
Maccario, Nick (a) Bradford CC
8:06 AM 1
Cossio, Frank Brigantine, NJ
Antonelli, Nick North Andover CC
Brown, Griffin Vesper CC
Balter, Ben (a) Weston GC
Lang, Jackson (a) Nashawtuc CC
Mitchell, Brenden The Country Club
8:15 AM 1
George, Bart Arnold, MD
Adams, Matt Arlington, MA
Wilson, Pat Andover, NJ
Brewer, Christopher (a) Beverly G & TC
Hill, Jonathan (a) Granite Links GC
Dimarzio, Joe (a) Plymouth CC
8:24 AM 1
Scott, Shawn (a) Long Meadow GC
Palka, Mike Brae Burn CC
Goich, George Newburyport, MA
Kelley, Glenn (a) Dedham C & PC
Young, Christopher Ould Newbury GC
Barnes, Jeff Unicorn GC
8:33 AM 1
Vana, Jr., Frank (a) Marlborough CC
Brennan (A/R), Colin Indian Ridge CC
Purrington, Mark Renaissance
Lusk, Damon (a) George Wright GC
Poor, Gregory (a) Haverhill CC
Rubin, Doug (a) Pine Brook CC
8:42 AM 1
Gilmartin, John (a) Indian Ridge CC
Reese, Ben (a) Charles River CC
Deale, Sean (a) Brae Burn CC
Kelly, Louis Sewell, NJ
Clair, Cameron Biddeford, ME
Fay, Kevin Lawrence, MA
8:51 AM 1
Monteleone, Jeffrey Bellevue GC
O’Brien, Michael Mount Hood GC
Miceli, Phil (a) Sagamore Spring GC
Cothern, Tommy (a) Ferncroft CC
Dolby, Jacob The Country Club
Earnshaw, Ross West Palm Beach, FL
9:00 AM 1
Carey, Tim Thorny Lea GC
Tallman, Christopher Cold Spring CC
Walshe, David (a) Nabnasset Lake CC
DiLisio, Steven (a) Salem CC
Harris, Ryan Wedgewood Pines CC
Bornhorst, Christopher (a) Brae Burn CC
9:09 AM 1
Rogers, David (a) Needham GC
Maloney, Matthew (a) George Wright GC
Magarian, Zachary (a) Green Hill GC
Rand, Jake (a) Winthrop GC
Conway, Andrew (a) Vesper CC
Scioli, Todd (a) Thomson CC
9:18 AM 1
Han, Jung (a) Ferncroft CC
Mead, George (a) Bass Rocks GC
Shuber, Jack (a) Pleasant Valley CC
Livingston, Brendan (a) Indian Ridge CC
Kade, Jack (a) Dennis Pines GC
Druce, Jeff (a) Granite Links GC
9:27 AM 1
Kramer, Jake (a) Kernwood CC
Goulos, Athan (a) Ferncroft CC
Brickley, John (a) Mount Hood GC


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Eighty-four players will battle for two qualifying spots Wednesday, May 24 at the 18-hole sectional for the U.S. Senior Open at Kernwood Country Club in Salem. The two successful players will advance to the 38th U.S. Senior Open slated for June 29-July 2 at Salem Country Club in Peabody.

The pairings:

8:10 AM1

Ken Mattini (a) Wheeling, IL
Jimmy Grant (a) Haverhill, MA
Joseph Dimarzio (a) Scituate, MA

8:00 AM8

Frank Dully II Salem, MA
Joseph Walker II (a) Dennis, MA
Chip Johnson Hingham, MA

8:20 AM1

John Carroll (a) Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Carey (a) South Dennis, MA
Andrew Russo (a) Sudbury, MA

8:10 AM8

David Larrivee (a) Bedford, NH
Brian Coakley (a) Wellesley, MA
Robert Linn (a) Enfield, CT

8:30 AM1

Christopher Young Newbury, MA
CY Kilgore (a) Beverly, MA
Stuart Robbin (a) Danvers, MA

8:20 AM8

Tim Spence Lindfield, ENG
Douglas Clapp (a) Walpole, MA
Michael Ryan Johnston, RI

8:40 AM1

Chris Tufts (a) Mashpee, MA
Tommy Trodella Newburyport, MA
Edward Porter (a) Winchester, MA

8:30 AM8

Stephen Howard (a) Medford, MA
Randy Daniels (a) Sturbridge, MA
Flynt Lincoln (a) Springfield, MA

8:50 AM1

William Schultz (a) Hingham, MA
Tim Yorke (a) Kensington, CAN
David Pierce (a) East Bridgewater, MA

8:40 AM8

Craig Steckowych (a) Greenland, NH
Andrew Horvitz (a) South Dartmouth, MA
Tom Lennon (a) Canton, MA

9:00 AM1

John Hickson Topsham, ME
Geoffrey Sisk Marshfield, MA
Gordon Guss Southborough, MA

8:50 AM8

David Hayes (a) Loudonille, NY
Paul Montecalvo (a) North Andover, MA
Gary Shover (a) Enosburg Falls, VT

9:10 AM1

Kevin Shea (a) Hingham, MA
Craig Campbell (a) Marlborough, MA
Paul Mitchell (a) West Roxbury, MA

9:00 AM8

Ronald Laverdiere (a) Amherst, MA
Kevin Quinn (a) Needham, MA
William Couture (a) Malden, MA

9:20 AM1

Donald Roberts Sidney, ME
Tom Gillis Peabody, MA
Patrick Sharpe Sandwich, MA

9:10 AM8

Kim Perry (a) Richmond, VT
Peter Davison (a) West Hartford, CT
Paul Lacamera (a) Kingston, MA

9:30 AM1

Bill Tefft (a) Windsor, CT
Jeffrey Page (a) Natick, MA
Danny Turbide (a) Quebec, CAN

9:20 AM8

Girouard Marc Saint Sauveur, CAN
Michael Summa Greenwich, CT
Steve Poremba Auburn, NH

9:40 AM1

Philip Krick Jr. Groton, CT
Marc Hurtubise Chambly, CAN
Terry Felty Billerica, MA

9:30 AM8

James Whitney (a) Beverly, MA
James Staffieri (a) Windham, NH
Ken Whalley (a) Topsfield, MA

9:50 AM1

Edward Weber (a) Rutland, MA
Webb Heintzelman Middleton, MA
Michael Verde (a) North Easton, MA

9:40 AM8

Steven Tasho (a) North Easton, MA
Jon Perry (a) Beverly, MA
Douglas Parigian (a) Lowell, MA

10:00 AM1

John Wolfrum (a) Ipswich, MA
John Deforest Accord, NY
Benoit Boudreau Longueuil, CAN

9:50 AM8

David Holmes (a) Sutton, MA
Dean Parziale (a) Cumberland, RI
Wayne Guyer (a) Beverly, MA

10:10 AM1

Rick Karbowski Worcester, MA
David Brasington Foxboro, MA
John Rainone North Kingstown, RI

10:20 AM1

John Fields Southborough, MA
Michael Dibenedetto West Hartford, CT
Ronald Philo Stowe, VT

10:30 AM1

John O’Connor Bradford, MA
John Paesani Mattapoisett, MA
Billy Downes Longmeadow, MA

10:40 AM1

Frank Vana (a) Shrewsbury, MA
John Dalrymple Stoughton, MA
Robert Wichowski (a) Westfield, MA
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Bill Leone about to use the putting green at Gannon.

Bill Leone about to use the putting green at Gannon.


Tuesday’s sunny skies and warm (80 degrees) temperatures brought out a large group of golfers at Gannon Golf Club in Lynn. Here are a few shots of those having fun, courtesy of photographer Owen O’Rourke.

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The Massachusetts Golf Association 2017 championship schedule begins May 9 and 10 on the North Shore, at Haverhill Country Club, above, and Renaissance. Entry deadline is Thursday, April 13.

The Massachusetts Golf Association 2017 championship schedule begins May 9 and 10 on the North Shore, at Haverhill Country Club, above, and Renaissance. Entry deadline is Thursday, April 13.

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The game of golf has been an integral part of North Shore life since the late 1800s, as the eager gents who posed for the above photo show. Photo courtesy of Tedesco Country Club. 

Historians, even those who never struck a guttie or a liquid core ball with a niblick or a persimmon wood, have long been enamored with the North Shore and its rich golf legacy. The intrepid snow-bound crew of investigative journalists at North Shore Golf magazine decided to put their off-season to good use: Since we couldn’t dig up divots on frozen ground we opted to dig up little known facts, trivia and even best kept secrets about our courses, clubs and the people who helped make our region such a hotbed for golf.

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NAHANT — A new management team is making big changes at the town’s 9-hole golf course.

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Two of the North Shore’s oldest, most prestigious golf clubs welcome new head PGA professionals this spring.

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GooglePickerAPI_larrabeephotoBy GARY LARRABEE

We’ve finally made it to 2017, a huge year for our resurrected North Shore Golf publication and our golf-crazy region.

Nothing looms larger than the area’s hosting of the 38th United States Senior Open championship, set for Salem Country Club in Peabody June 26 to July 2, featuring the greatest players in the world age 50 and older.

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Play the world’s greatest courses at The Clubhouse in Middleton


Bob Bowman takes a mighty swing and splits the fairway with his tee shot. His playing partners, Mike Bondanza, Marc Jean and Jim Varzakis, applaud his effort, but not without a bit of good-natured ribbing. The foursome is about halfway through their round at Wildstone Golf Course in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

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A colleague once took me to the driving range to teach me the basics. After a few swings and misses, I finally connected with the ball. It ricocheted off the divider and somehow sailed behind me, nailing him between the legs. As he folded toward the ground, I apologized profusely. I then gave away what remained of my bucket of balls while my friend tended to his. I never tried golf again. And not surprisingly, no one, especially my male friends, has since offered to teach me.

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