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Local golf pro working overtime

Pictou County professional golfer Brian Affleck, shown in this photo after winning the pro division at the 2019 Parrsboro Open; With him is amateur winner and tournament director Steve Boyce.
Pictou County professional golfer Brian Affleck, shown in this photo after winning the pro division at the 2019 Parrsboro Open; With him is amateur winner and tournament director Steve Boyce. - Contributed

ABERCROMBIE, N.S.

Brian Affleck is having a busy summer. The Pictou County pro golfer was recently hired by the Antigonish Golf Club to oversee its junior programming and lessons program, after the former pro at Antigonish left to take a job in Windsor, Ont.

That’s in addition to the work Affleck is doing at Abercrombie Golf Club with the juniors enrolled in the Brian Affleck Golf Academy.

“They needed to someone to fill that role for the rest of the season,” said the 30-year-old Affleck, who for five years ran Eagle’s Chance Driving Range & Par 3 course in Mount William, Pictou County.

He spends three or four days a week in Antigonish, and each Thursday, he teaches about 65 kids enrolled in the junior program, before rushing back to Pictou County to work with the juniors he’s teaching at Abercrombie GC.

As well, the requests for adult lessons have started to pick up since he began working at Antigonish in mid-June.

“There’s a lot of people emailing, looking to get lessons going, so it’s going to be the busy the next few months.

“It’s a good opportunity,” he added. “It has a chance to turn into something more, moving forward.”

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