Congrats to Peter Uihlein

Peter Uihlein, a professional golfer who formerly played on the PGA Tour and European Tour and now plays in Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf League, took second place in the recent LIV Golf Marakoia event in Mexico, taking home a cool $2.1 million. Pete’s dad, Wally, grew up in Haverhill, played golf for Haverhill High School (Class of 1967) under golf coach George Calt and later worked at George Gelt’s Crystal Spring Golf Club under golf pro Ed Tompkins. Ted and Mary Murphy of Garrison Golf recall many visits to Garrison by Wally starting in 1969 when they opened their golfing center.

“He was a good left-handed golfer and he became part of the family,” Mary Murphy said. “He was very bright and determined to succeed in life.” Wally Uihlein went on to become president of Acushnet, which encompasses Titleist and several other golf brands and is now retired.

Yearbook fun

If you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane, visit online at You’ll find yearbooks for Haverhill High School, Haverhill Trade School, and St. James High School. The site also has several issues of the Brown and Gold. Be patient as it can take a while to load each book.

Happy Birthday Barry

During the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual senate breakfast, held March 3 at the Haverhill Country Club, Sen. Bruce Tarr led the crowd in singing happy birthday to State Rep. Barry Finegold. The Chamber presented Finegold with a birthday cake and told him to take it home. During the event, Tarr had the crowd in stitches with his jokes, some of which were inside jokes that only the pols in the room understood.

What, no chopsticks?

The Lamplighter has noticed that some Chinese restaurants are now charging a fee for additional duck sauce and mustard sauce, while others have stopped handing out wooden chopsticks. You have to wonder what cost-saving measures might be next.

Move your vehicle

The Lamplighter was driving down Webster Street following a recent snowstorm and noticed several vehicles that had parked on the wrong side of the road overnight. They were surrounded by snow the plows could not reach. Other inner city streets seemed to have the same problem. Police ticket and tow, but they can only do so much with so many drivers ignoring the overnight parking rules and creating a situation where only one vehicle can pass. Don’t blame the plow drivers.

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