Welcome to the website of Gary Larrabee, 2016 NEPGA George Wemyss Award Recipient

Welcome to the home page for Gary Larrabee, journalist, author and historian, recipient of the 2016 New England PGA George S. Wemyss Award “in recognition of an exemplary and legendary career in service to the game of golf through your dedication and talent  as an author and historian sharing the past and current history of this great game.

Two historians meet for the first time — American historian David McCullough chats with golf historian Gary Larrabee at First Congregational Church of Hamilton after the legendary chronicler of the United States spoke about his new national best-seller, The Pioneers, before a standing room only gathering. (Jo-Ann Emerson photo)

Legendary Boston TV sports anchor Mike Lynch joined Salem Country Club historian Gary Larrabee, WBZ radio anchor/reporter Mike Macklin and Eastman Links head professional Mark Larrabee for a glorious day of golf at Salem CC October 1, 2019.

Gary Larrabee was among the featured speakers when Tedesco Country Club honored retiring head golf professional Bob Green marking the end of his 41 year tenure. Other speakers were TCC president Luke Tsokanis, Kirk Hanefeld, Jim McCathern and Frank Dully (not pictured).

Congratulations to legendary NEPGA golf professional Paul Barkhouse (and wife Nancy), upon their retirement  after a 53-year career as a golf professional, mostly as a club professional, but also as a PGA Tour player. The most popular player in the NEPGA Section spanning the last half-century, Barkie was most notably the head professional at Ferncroft Country Club for 12 years and most recently served as head professional at Woburn (with Nancy at his side, running the behind-the-counter duties) for the past 17 years.

I have been fortunate enough to have chronicled Paul’s wonderful career, first as his caddy in 1968 and 1969, later covering most of his major victories, including one Massachusetts Open, one New England Open, two New Hampshire Opens, two Maine Opens, two NEPGA Matrch Play titles and two Eugene “Skip” Wogan Player of the Year awards.

The Woburn CC membership, led by Barry Donovan, and Paul’s friends, fellow  NEPGA members and family honored Paul and Nancy at Woburn CC on November 17.

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