The New England Professional Golfers Association has announced that Ed Carbone, the executive director of the U.S. Senior Open at Salem Country Club June 26 to July 2, and Jim Lane, the retired head PGA professional at Winchester Country Club, are major award winners for 2017.
Carbone, who lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea and grew up at Charles River Country Club, will receive the George S. Wemyss Award, given to the person who has been a longtime supporter of the NEPGA, its members and the game of golf. Gary Larrabee, the Salem News golf writer and a North Shore Golf magazine columnist, won the 2016 Wemyss Award.
Carbone joined the NEPGA as operations manager in 1993 and served as executive director from 1998 to 2004. He next became executive director of the PGA Tour spot at Doral in Miami, Fla., for 10 years before joining the Bruno Event Team and being assigned executive director of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open.
Lane, a former NEPGA president and a Salem State College graduate will be inducted into the NEPGA Hall of Fame with Willie Ogg of Worcester CC, who helped found the NEPGA with Eugene “Skip” Wogan of Essex CC. Lane, a Melrose resident, was head pro at Winchester for 25 years. He was NEPGA president from 2005-2007.
Carbone and Lane will be honored at the annual NEPGA awards dinner at the end of the 2017 season at a site and date to be announced.