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No. 6 on the Executive Course at Pine View. (Ron Patey photo)

Pine View Golf Course now has a cool way to get around the east-end track and will be the site of a special tournament for kids.

Events co-ordinator Ben Patenaude says management recently acquired a fleet of four Golf Skate Caddy golf boards that players age 16 and up can rent for $25 to surf the course on while they go flag hunting. The environmentally-friendly boards get their power from a lithium-ion battery and provide surfers with a new level of fun while golfing.

The design of the golf board brings other benefits into play as it is a lot easier on the ground it covers and tests have shown it increases pace-of-play substantially.

In other news at Pine View, the full-service facility located at 1471 Blair Rd. is once again hosting the third annual Special Hockey Heroes Tournament on Aug. 10. Special Hockey Heroes is a 100% non-profit organization that includes more than 40 volunteers who help boys and girls with intellectual developmental disabilities or physical challenges feel like their NHL heroes.

The tournament’s schedule starts with lunch and registration at 10:30 a.m. and play will begin with a shotgun start at noon. The dinner, auction and prizes portion of the day starts at 6 p.m. The fees are $150 per player for golf and dinner, $600 per foursome for golf and dinner and $60 for those folks having dinner only.

For more details, contact Robbyn Plumb at 613.301.0579 or e-mail robbyn.plumb@gmail.com.

Pine View Golf Course is a 36-hole property. The Championship Course is a 6,540 yard, par 72 parkland design that provides generous landing areas for tee shots and features large putting surfaces that are well guarded by bunkers.

The 18-hole Executive Course is a 3,913 yard, par 64 parkland style course that was designed by famed Canadian architect Graham Cooke. Patenaude says it is ideal for groups planning smaller tournaments with a starting cost of $25 per player. The Executive Course features nine par 3s, eight par 4s and the par 5 finishing hole.

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