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Spring Creek golfers ace the course

It may have been a late start to the golf season, but golfers at Spring Creek Golf Course are making up for lost time.

There have been four holes-in-one since the Spring Valley course was allowed to reopen during the coronavirus shutdown, two in consecutive days.

The latest came Wednesday when Jerry Joiner of Spring Valley aced the 132-yard, No. 7 hole, using a pitching wedge. His hole-in-one was witnessed by Kim Joiner, Steven Brust and Jenna Parente.

The first hole-in-one came on May 25 when Tyler Dobrich aced the 132-yard, No. 7 hole with his pitching wedge. Grandpa Tom Dobrich witnessed the shot.

On June 11, Dave Enbom sank a hole-in-one on the 151-yard, No. 3 hole using his 8 iron. It was witnessed by his Princeton entourage of Mike Vrana, Jeff Hunt and Egan Hicks.

The very next day, Connie Banks aced the No. 3 hole from the red tees (135 yards) with her 9 wood while golfing with her husband, Phil, and Bernadette and Dave Savitch.

Marquez to golf at Lincoln

Former Bureau Valley and IVCC golfer Spencer Marquez has signed to golf for Lincoln College this fall. A First Team all-BCR selection, Marquez took part in Bureau Valley’s first sectional qualifying berth in 2017.

Formerly a junior college, Lincoln is now at a four-year school.

SVWC outing

The Spring Valley Walleye Club will host its 26th annual golf outing on Aug. 8 at Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Valley.

The 4-man best ball scramble will have a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer, including golf, cart, fried walleye lunch and beverages. All proceeds will benefit the club’s Illinois River fish stocking program. Golfers do not have to be club members to participate.

Entry fees and registration form may be sent to SVWC, P.O. Box 154, Spring Valley, IL 61362. For more information, contact Eric Maggio (815-481-3742), Corey Blair (815-228-3395) or Dave Hall (815-326-3700).

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