LINKS TO THE PAST

THE NORTH SHORE'S RICH GOLF LEGACY

LINKS TO THE PAST

THE COMMISH

PGA JOB WAS IN THE CARDS FOR BELMONT NATIVE

THE COMMISH

SHADES OF GREEN

HAS THE GOLF BALL GONE TOO FAR?

SHADES OF GREEN

Drought forces course superintendents to rethink routine

BY BILL BROTHERTON

It’s a sunny, slightly windy morning at Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead, the kind of day that puts an extra bounce in most golfers’ step. But Peter Hasak, the longtime course superintendent, isn’t smiling. After a practically rain-free summer, keeping courses lush and green has been a challenge.

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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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BY BILL BROTHERTON 

We all know that Salem Country Club is one of Donald Ross’ greatest achievements and one of the finest golf courses in the world. So when hall of fame golfer-turned NBC Sports analyst Johnny Miller opined during the 2001 Senior Open broadcast that all of Salem’s greens had become copycat circles, it raised more than a few eyebrows.

When the 38th U.S. Senior Open returns to Salem CC June 26-July 2, it’ll be evident that the greens have been reshaped and expanded to Ross’ original design. In fact, the entire course has been restored to its 1925 layout.

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Still waiting for your buddy to invite you to play Salem Country Club? Your only chance to walk the course inside the ropes might be by volunteering during the U.S. Senior Open Championship, June 26 – July 2.

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Salem Country Club Clubhouse overlooking the 18th green. | Photo: Spenser Hasak

Tickets for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open, which will be played June 26 –July 2 at Salem Country Club, are now on sale.

The Open is the sixth national championship to be played at Salem, which underwent a significant restoration in the fall of 2015, restoring the course to its original 1925 Donald Ross design.

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