Monthly Archives: December 2011

Jim McAllister No Longer Salem News Weekly Columnist

Hard to believe that the newspaper of record for Boston’s North Shore and the most historic city in the region — The Salem News — would ditch┬átheir one weekly columnist who is not only considered the city’s foremost historian, but … Continue reading

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Dick Drew Retires After Nearly 30 Years as Superintendent at Olde Salem Greens

Dick Drew, after nearly 30 years as superintendent at Olde Salem (Mass.) Greens golf course, Salem’s municipal nine-holer, has called it a career. Drew, 65, finished 28-plus years in charge at Olde Salem on August 11, the day after he … Continue reading

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Patriots’ Chances? It’s All About No. 12

A few quick comments on the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl chances, now that they are in position to capture the No. 1 seed in the AFC — again — and we all know what happened when they secured the … Continue reading

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Dr. Brian McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence honorees named

As a golfer he was a duffer by his own estimation. But as a doctor, in the estimation of his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and beyond, Boxford’s Dr. Brian McGovern was one of America’s great cardiac arrythmia/Atrial Fibrillation clinicians. … Continue reading

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Winchester CC’s Rebirth in the Works

Winchester Country Club, always considered one of Donald Ross’s best creations in Greater Boston, should rank again among the best the region has to offer once two major projects are completed in 2012. First, Ron Forse, the Pennsylvania-based architect who … Continue reading

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GL’s Mid-December Notebook

Catching up in all different directions, starting with sincerest condolences to former Salem Country Club presidents Arthur Frawley and Dan Sullivan on the deaths of their daughters, to the Santin clan on the passing of Ginny Santin, and to the┬áBevan … Continue reading

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Prep’s Pandelena, McLaughlin Looking Ahead to College Challenges

Their high school and junior tournament careers behind them, the standout golfing Nicks from St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Pandelena and McLaughlin, are preparing for what lies ahead as their college freshman seasons approach ever so slowly. Only partially satisfied … Continue reading

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Walshe closes out 2012 Impressively in Dubai

Westford’s Alison Walshe, the Vesper product, closed out her 2012 season in impressive fashion, finishing T-7 and earning $13,750 Euro (close to $20,000 US) after shooting 70-74-68-69-281 at the Dubai Ladies Masters in the United Arab Emirates. Walshe is fully … Continue reading

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Sweeney still trying to find her ‘A’ Game

Indian Ridge product Jaclyn Sweeney is still trying to find her game after finishing T-69 at the LPGA School and 33rd at the Dubai Ladies Masters. Sweeney stumbled to a closing 82 at Tour School, when a 72 would have … Continue reading

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Oppenheim Misses at Tour School, but Still Fired up for 2012

Even after a jarring 76 opening round, Rob Oppenheim, the pride of Andover and Indian Ridge Country Club, nearly earned his place on the 2012 PGA Tour at Tour School qualifying in La Quinta, California. Rob finished T-38 after the … Continue reading

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