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.

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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