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

bob-green-headshot_4Bob Green, Head Pro., Tedesco CC
bgreen@tedescocc.org

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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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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