Golf tourney ‘fore’ pets

It’s time to get putting for some of Pictou County’s pets as the annual Kathy Skoke-Fortin Memorial Golf Tournament ramps up for another year. This tournament has been going for about seven years as a fundraiser for the local branch of the SPCA in Granton. Each year, proceeds raised from the event go towards helping...

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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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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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Day 1 of 100th anniversary

Jim Henderson, left, watches as Bruce Horne putts on the ninth green at Abercrombie Country Club today, April 30. It is the first day the course was open for the 2019 season and Henderson said he could not remember it being in such tremendous condition for this time of year. (Goodwin photo)...

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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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Soldier On golf proves big hit

ABERCROMBIE — Golfers are getting back into the game in a wonderful way, thanks to the Soldier On Canada program that visited the Abercrombie Country Club last week. Michael Feyko, the PGA of Canada’s coach and co-ordinator and a Class A teaching professional, was joined by Soldier On national operations manager Joe Kirady and two...

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County golfers at Future Links event

MOUNT WILLIAM – Five Pictou County golfers are among those taking part in the 2018 Future Links national golf challenge this weekend at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Avery Cohen is in the girls 9-11 group, while Colby Bent in the boys 9-11 category, Jean Craig is in the girls 12-14 division...

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Callaghans eye junior golf honours

MOUNT WILLIAM — Two local golfers are competing for the Nova Scotia junior golf championship this week. Ben Callaghan and his older brother Evan are among the golfers who teed off on Tuesday at Northumberland Links near Pugwash during the first day of the four-day event. Golf pro Brian Affleck, who owns and operates the...

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Tartan kilted golf July 12

FRASER’S MOUNTAIN – Plans are coming together for this year’s Festival of the Tartans golf tournament on July 12 at Glen Lovat Golf Club. Sometimes known as the Kilted Golf Tournament, although there is a non-kilted category, the tournament is the kick off to New Glasgow’s annual Festival of the Tartans, celebrating the heritage that...

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Summer Street golf gives boost

ABERCROMBIE — It was another great year for the Summer Street Scramble, with the annual golf tournament raising the second largest amount in its 24-year history. The event, which ran all day Friday, June 22 at the Abercrombie Country Club, had 35 teams whose members brought in $251,277. That brings the total raised to more...

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