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Contributing writer
Gary Larrabee

Three years ago, after 43 issues, economic factors forced North Shore Golf magazine to shut down. It’s been missed.

Now, Lynn-based Essex Media Group and publisher Ted Grant have come to the rescue. North Shore Golf magazine is alive once more to deliver all the best local golf coverage to everyone from Winthrop to Salisbury, from Haverhill to Winchester.

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Arnold Palmer, left, and Bob Green, the head professional at Tedesco Country Club, pose for a photo during the first round of a PGA Senior Tournament at Nashawtuc Country Club in 2000. | PHOTO: Courtesy of Bob Green

BY STEVE KRAUSE

Imagine you’re teamed up with Arnold Palmer at a PGA Senior tournament.

You’re a club pro. He’s the five-star general of Arnie’s Army. And you’re walking 18 holes with him, trading stories and drinking in the aura that made Palmer, who died Sept. 24, such a charismatic, transcendent figure in golf.

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The Massachusetts Golf Association’s 2016 Senior Amateur Championship was held at The Golf Club at Turner Hill Country Club in Ipswich on Sept. 12. Kevin Smith of Franklin Country Club won the title with a two-round score of even-par 144. Runner-up at 145 was Kevin Carey of Dennis Pines Country Club. Smith also won the championship in 2013.

Gregg Bonheur, of Andover Country Club, poses for a photo on the 1st Tee of the Golf Club at Turner Hill during the First Round on the 56th Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship.
Cy Kilgore, 17-time Tedesco Country Club champion on the first tee at Turner Hill during the first round on the 56th Massachusetts Senior Amateur Championship.
Ned Yetten, of the Golf Club at Turner Hill, hits a putt on the 17th green.
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Photos: Spenser Hasak

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The Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts held its annual Eleanor LaBonte tournament at Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead on Sept. 12. Christin Gagner of Bedrock Golf Club and Rita Bedard of Glen Ellen Country Club won the gross title with a 1-under 71. That was one shot better than the Turner Hill Golf Club’s Mary Jane O’Neill and Mary Marengi. Kate Brown and Mary Fitzpatrick of William Devine Golf Course took the net with a 61.

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Clockwise, from top:
Mary E. Hunt of Danvers and Gannon Golf Club blast from a bunker on Tedesco’s eleventh hole.
Sue Vaters of Lynn reaches the top of a short backswing.
Pam Granese of Marblehead ponders her putt on Tedesco’s first green.
Kathleen Spelta of Swampscott keeps an eye on her approach to the first green at Tedesco.
Denise O’Connor of Gannon Golf Club rolls her putt toward the hole on Tedesco’s first green.

Photos: Bob Roche

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The 47th annual Mike Frangos Commodore Invitational Golf Tournament, benefiting children and adults with disabilities served by Northeast Arc, was held Sept. 19 at Myopia Hunt Club in Hamilton.

Mary Jane Boudreau, Ducky Connolly, Pam Legere, Karen Callanan

Mary Jane Boudreau, Ducky Connolly, Pam Legere, Karen Callanan

Paul Ricker, Jay Henderson, Mark Thompson, Bob Thompson

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Jonathan Derr and his mom, JoAnn Simons, CEO of Northeast Arc, with Mark Thompson, chairman of Arc.

Jonathan Derr and his mom, JoAnn Simons, CEO of Northeast Arc, with Mark Thompson, chairman of Arc.

Photos: Bob Roche

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