Thirty-one years ago, Alison Ann Russell was foolish enough to marry me. Pretty, intelligent and confidently independent, this Redding, Conn., native could have had her pick of men. It’s not easy being in a relationship with a newspaperman, what with the long hours, unpredictable schedule and pitiful pay. And when you throw me into the equation, it’s even more of a challenge.
By GARY LARRABEE
A few observations around and about the North Shore golf scene at August checkpoint time, as many of us close to the 2017 U.S. Senior Open continue coping with withdrawal symptoms after working one, two or three years on the now-departed championship at Salem Country Club.
By BILL BROTHERTON
“Is John Daly playing at Salem?” That’s the first question most people ask when they find out I edit North Shore Golf magazine. Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples have made the most money. Billy Andrade, Jerry Kelly and Gene Sauers have the devoted New England following. Tom Watson and Davis Love III are the most recognizable. Nearly every competitor has the skills.
The North Shore of Massachusetts boasts a rich golf history. In the late 1880s, the North Shore was the summer playground for the wealthy and golf played a major role in attracting and engaging the well-to-do. A few holes began popping up on private land from Ipswich to Beverly to Gloucester. Then, in 1893, construction of the area’s first course began in Manchester and Essex County Club was established. Many more would follow.
By 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.
By BILL BROTHERTONThe temperature is plummeting, leaves are falling off the trees and golf courses throughout New England are about to shut down for the season. The perfect time to rekindle North Shore Golf, right?
We think so.
After a three-year hiatus, Essex Media Group, publisher of The Daily Item, Lynnfield Weekly News, Peabody Weekly News and 01907 and ONE magazines, is reviving the popular golf magazine. We’re warming up this off-season with a digital-only edition featured on our website – northshoregolfmagazine.com. The quarterly publication will soon return, in full glossy print form and will be delivered to clubs throughout the region.