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
The 18th Green (Championship 8) with the Salem Country Club Clubhouse overlooking it.

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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The signs that mark the entrance to Salem CC.

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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bob-green-headshot_4Bob Green, Head Pro., Tedesco CC
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Most of the poor mechanics I see during the swing are caused by problems that exist before the club begins to move.

Poor fundamentals in the address position make it very difficult to attain fundamentally sound positions throughout the swing, resulting in poor shots.

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What’s the best 19th hole on the North Shore?

It’s kind of a loaded – pun not intended – question, since we all know the best spot is exactly where you’re sitting right now. Every watering hole has its own distinctive quirks, bartenders with personality-plus, and delish lunch specialties.

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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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