NS Mid-Am is a wrap!!
Congratulations 2014 Champion Bill Burns!!
The 2014 Mid-Am ended with some excitement Sunday after Paul Coulson of Truro made a great putt for a birdie on 18, and then went on to defeat Chad Hoffman of Lingan in a one hole playoff to earn the final spot on the Nova Scotia team.
Second round leader, 62 year old Bill Burns of Oakfield, held on to win the event by 4 strokes over Aaron Nickerson of River Hills, Glenn Robinson of Ashburn and Steve Ward of Ken-Wo. Having had a hip replaced in the past year and some follow up surgery, Bill had to use a power car this weekend, making him ineligible to represent NS at the national. Instead, the NS team will be made up of Robinson, Nickerson and Coulson.
Best of luck gentlemen and we hope you enjoyed your time here at Abercrombie!!
Congrats as well to the home contingent of players led by Kevin Scott, who missed the playoff by just 2 strokes after a closing 76 for a 227 total and to Glenn Maclean and Jamie Aitken who finished one and two strokes back of Kevin respectively.
Well done guys and congrats to all ACC players who particpated and helped make the
2014 NS Mid-Am a great one!!
You can learn more about the mid-amateur, including viewing the full leaderboard, stories and photos by copying www.nsga.ns.ca into your browser.
Thanks have to go out to chair Michelle Buck and all the volunteers that have helped with the 2014 NS Mid-Am. Whether you helped with registration, scoring, planning, fore caddying or any other job, we thank you for you help as we could not have done it without you.
Special thanks as well to the BaD team, who made their way to the club every morning at 6 am to help rake bunkers or every evening at 6 pm to make sure we filled every tee divot and lots of fairway divots as well. Nicely done and it was a pleasure having you be part of the NS Mid-Am Turf Team
Finally, a big thank you to all of our staff. Everyone from the golf ops team, our food and beverage staff and the turfcare team worked hard to make sure Abercrombie could once again be all that it could be. So thanks to you all.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
On Wednesday, June 25, a new set of tee blocks appeared on the golf course. These are the "Family" tees, designed for anyone that wants to play them, but specifically for that group that hit the driver a maximum of 150-175 yards. They are positioned predominantly on the fairway cut, with only one hole measuring over 400 yards and most par 4's in the 240-260 range. The total yardage for 18 holes has being set initially at just under 4,200 yards, subject to adjustments over the first couple of weeks as we seek out the most appropriate length.
These tee blocks are multi-coloured, representing the fact that they are not designed for any one group. So, please let us know what you think and after a few weeks we will determine whether this is something we should retain or not.
Trying to make the game fun for all!!