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Spring Creek Junior Golf Program set for 2013

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:48 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:50 p.m. CST
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Princeton Chamber of Commerce Director Kim Frey (left) and chamber ambassadors Katrina Corrie and Amy Johnson measure the closest golf ball to the hole after a golf ball drop from a helicopter at the annual chamber golf outing on May 17. Ryne Sondgeroth was the winner of the golf ball drop and took home $1,000.

The 2013 Spring Creek Junior Golf Program will kick off with the Junior Golf Camp from June 3-7. Beginners will meet from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and intermediates from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

A new high school short-game clinic is being offered the week of June 3-7 with three lessons for $45.

A complimentary golf clinic will be held at 4 p.m. on June 4.

The junior golf league will be held June 10, June 14, June 24, June 28 and July 1.

Spring Creek will hold several junior tournaments including the Illinois Valley Junior Golf Championship on July 30.

For more information, call the pro shop at 815-894-2137 or visit www.springcreek-golfcourse.com.

• Bruin Golf Classic: The 17th annual Bruin Golf Classic, sponsored by the St. Bede Academy Bedan Club, will be played June 1 at Spring Creek Golf Course in Spring Valley.  All proceeds will be used to support the mission of St. Bede Academy. 

The event includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, lunch, dinner, refreshments and a gift. Awards will be given in men’s and women’s divisions. Check-in will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch and a shotgun start at 11:30 p.m. with a four person scramble format.

Cost is $80 payable by May 30. Please register by contacting Dave Montez at 815-664-4668, sending a check payable to St. Bede Academy to Dave Montez at 610 North Mary Street, Spring Valley, IL, 61356 or registering at Spring Creek, 815-894-2137.

Young Life Golf: The Young Life is sponsoring a golf fundraiser on June 7 at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course. The goal is to raise $15,000 for Young Life, a Christian organization for area youth. Golfers participating in the event who are taking donations include: Luke Heaton, Jim Scruggs, Norm Femrite, Rick Peacock, Ken Musselman, Buc Grey, Ron Behrends, Lisa Petersen, Sue Haley, Jeff Hunt, Chris Ringenberg, Dave Enbom and Scott Smith. Make checks payable to Young Life at PO Box 83 Princeton. For more information, contact Buc Grey at 815-878-5874.

PMH scramble: The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation Annual Golf Scramble will be held June 14 at Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course with a noon shotgun start. Registration begins at 11:00 am. The fee is $90 per person which includes green fees, cart, gift for each golfer, door prizes, raffle prizes and dinner. For more information, contact Denny Miller at 815-876-4495.

• Jimmy D Golf Day: The 31st Annual Jimmy D Golf Day will be held July 14 at Spring Creek and Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. The outing is named for Jimmy DeAngelo, who died in 1983 art the age of 37 after fighting cancer. The proceeds from this event will be devoted to the building of the surgical center currently under construction at St. Margaret’s Hospital. Last year’s event raised $20,480 and in 30 years has raised more than $620,000.

The golfer donation is $90 prepaid or $100 if paid on July 14, which includes cart rental, green fees, refreshment and door prizes. Golfers will play in sixsomes. For more information, call Diane Janz at 815-664-7260.

• Big I Junior Classic: The Hartauer Insurance Agency will sponsors a qualifying tournament for the 45th Trusted Choice B I Junior Classic on June 21 at Spring Creek. The tournament is open for all junior golfers whose birthday does not occur before August. Winners of the event will earn a spot in the Illinois finals in Pekin. Entry forms are available at local golf courses or by contacting Dick Martuzzo at 815-223-1795.

• Jay Braida Memorial: The 4th annual Jay Braida Memorial Golf Open will be held July 13 at Hunter’s Ridge. This year’s recipient is Danny Gelsomino, a 1987 Princeton High School graduate and father of two battling cancer. Entry fee is $60, including 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Dinner ticket is $15. Used golf balls and prizes are needed. For more information, visit jaybraidamemorial@gmail.com or check their Facebook page.

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