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Illinois Valley League comes to Spring Creek

The Illinois Valley High School Summer Golf League will come to Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Valley Wednesday.

Tee off times are 8 a.m.

Sponsor Mason Kimberly, the head coach at Hall, said the purpose of the league is to provide an opportunity for all area high school golfers to play in several competitive rounds of golf throughout the summer “in a relaxed and casual environment.”

The league is open to all high school boys and girls. League fees are $70, which includes green fees for all courses, trophies, prizes and season-ending pizza party.

Boys and girls divisions will be split into flights based on 2019 high school scoring averages. Freshmen and first-year players will be flighted based on scores from first three rounds.

The first league date was July 1, at Edgewood Park Golf Club in McNabb.

Remaining league dates are (8 a.m. tee times):

• July 20 at Wyaton Hills Golf Course in Prince­ton.

• July 22 at Mendota Golf Club.

• July 29 at Senica’s Deer Park Golf Club in Oglesby.

Holes-in-one at Spring Creek

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.

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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