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INTO THE SWING OF THINGS – The Pike Lake Golf Centre opened for the season on Friday, with the Links course (pictured) already in good playing condition. Dan McNee/Express File Photo

INTO THE SWING OF THINGS – The Pike Lake Golf Centre opened for the season on Friday, with the Links course (pictured) already in good playing condition. Dan McNee/Express File Photo

Pike Lake open for 2014 season

BY DAN MCNEE
EXPRESS SPORTS

PIKE LAKE – With stubborn pockets of snow still holding on throughout the area despite the ever-warming temperature, the golfing community was likely thinking that it wouldn’t get out to swing the wrenches until late May.
Those thoughts can now be brushed aside, as the Pike Lake Golf Centre officially opened its 27-hole course on Friday morning. Modifications to holes 9, 10 and 11 are complete on the Links arm, the maintenance crew has performed the winter cleanup and the unmistakable sound of golfers teeing off and sinking putts is now in the air once again.
“The course conditions are surprisingly good,” said Pike Lake CPGA professional Greg Shaw. “Things are drying up really well.”
Pike Lake took its first tee off time at 11 a.m. on April 25, with the driving range, pro shop and restaurant also open for business.
Shaw said that the next project for Pike Lake will be ongoing over the next two to three years, when new tee blocks will be added to bring each hole’s total up to four. The new addition will offer alternative distances for lady and senior golfers.
“That the big one we’re working on this year,” said Shaw. “But for the time being it’s more of the same with some great deals as well.”
Pike Lake will be offering 18 holes with a cart for $40 plus taxes from Monday to Thursday until May 15. A quick nine holes with a cart is also only $20 plus tax.
For more information on the Pike Lake Golf Club or to book your tee time, call 519-338-2812.

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