Bob Wong recalls golf achievements

PICTOU — Bob Wong does not rule playing golf again. Wong, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 5, is recovering from a series of health challenges that have curtailed his cherished sport. He has undergone a recent replacement of his right knee, injured a shoulder from exercising too strenuously and only several weeks ago...

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White, Tiger Williams meet at Weeks event

ABERCROMBIE — It was another successful two days for the annual Weeks celebrity golf tournament. The event featured many returning celebrities to play on the 36 golf teams that gathered for the annual dinner and auction on Thursday at the Pictou County Wellness Centre and the scramble that was played on Friday at Abercrombie Country...

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Summer Street scramble golf raises $294,252

ABERCROMBIE — It was a day of true celebration last Friday at the Abercrombie Country Club during the 25th annual Summer Street Scramble. When all pledge sheets were tabulated, golfers weathered the rain and combined to raise a whopping $294,252 in support of Summer Street. Summer Street Society vice-president Rae Gunn, a first-time golfer at...

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Pictou Advocate sports

He had many golf successes

While past and present members of the Abercrombie Country Club celebrate their facility’s centennial anniversary, my journalistic curiosity is prompting me to ask a question that’s a milestone tradition at times like this. Who, I wonder, would be considered the club’s most successful golfer in those 100 years of countless men, women and juniors chasing...

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Kevin Scott eyes seventh club title

If I tell you that Kevin Scott spent the first months of his life in a crib with a bag of golf clubs at his side, don’t believe me. It didn’t happen. His parents, Kathy and Dave, have continually denied my claim. Even as Kevin nears his 42nd birthday this summer, the whole family still...

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When ‘Aunt Nan’ dominated golf

I find it rather fascinating how anniversaries — particularly milestone celebrations — can resurrect memories of people and things we would never otherwise think about in our busy day-to-day lives. It often happens to me and, once again, it’s happening this year with the Abercrombie Country Club hosting its centennial birthday party just weeks from...

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Fuel Fund receives 100 Women donation

ABERCROMBIE — The Pictou County Fuel Fund has received the 100 Women Who Care financial award. About 80 people attended the group’s most recent gathering that took place on May 2 at Abercrombie Country Club, where the Fuel Fund received the most votes among the three groups selected. The others were Pictou County Seniors Outreach...

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Summer Street Scramble to mark 25 years June 21

NEW GLASGOW — Celebrating 25 years is special for the 2019 Summer Street Golf Scramble. Organizers want to make sure it is. The scramble is scheduled for June 21 at Abercrombie Country Club with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and organizers hope to achieve their goal of a 36-team draw. “We’re looking forward to...

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Pulp mill receives focus report terms

ABERCROMBIE – An alternate pipe route is among items Nova Scotia Environment has sought among terms of reference for Northern Pulp’s preparation of a focus report. Outgoing Environment Minister Margaret Miller issued the nine-page document on Tuesday. Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation and its parent company Paper Excellence Canada have a year to respond and...

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Abercrombie golf season to open soon

ABERCROMBIE — It is not quite yet time for Abercrombie Country Club to open the course that represents another milestone as the club marks its centennial, but it’s getting close. The highlight for Abercrombie during its 100th anniversary is hosting the 2019 men’s amateur championship from July 5 to 7, and golf director Jonathan Garron...

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