Here’s a quick review from a local golfer about this Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser:
It’s a golf outing with a competitive air that offers the opportunity for a four person team to exhibit their skills (or lack thereof) in a round of golf that features place money and an assortment of prizes and infrastructure challenges that will tempt even the timid. This event will be held at the Indian Creek Golf and Country Club in Fairbury on Saturday, June 7th, with a shotgun start in the morning followed by a second one in the afternoon.
It is the 4th Annual Tori and Alec Crutcher Memorial Golf Outing in honor of two young people who were tragically lost in a vehicular accident in 2010 and the proceeds from the outing and its related activities all go to the “Angels in Heaven” charity fund which is then channeled into a variety of needy projects for the community and area children’s benefits. The bottom line is you can enjoy the game of golf in an organized fashion, win some money and prizes for doing well, and your entry fee goes to support a great cause making you a winner regardless of your score.
The outings starting slots are all filled for this year but, just so all you Tiger Woods wannabes can get a grip for the rip for next year here is the program:
Shotgun starts at 7:30am and 1:00pm
Scramble format – all four team members hit all shots, pick the best of the four, and everyone goes from there for the next one – includes putts
Lunch (included in your entry fee) from 11:00 to 1:00
Team Fee is $200 (includes greens fees, carts, and lunch)
1st Place pays $400 and 2nd Place pays $200
There are hole prizes (generally provided by the various business sponsors shown on each hole)
There is an opportunity to win some money on Hole No. 2 if you put your drive on the green and there is a putting contest on the practice green by the club house.
There are ample beverages available both in the club house and from the “mobile” that travels the course as well as snacks and other amenities.
Local businesses and individuals donate several worthwhile items that will be distributed through an after-golf raffle – tickets are available inside the clubhouse right up until the raffle begins, and the raffle is open to the public.
Here’s hoping it’s not necessary, but if the weather turns ugly there will be a rain date determined if the need arises.
All in all it’s a great day on a well manicured course for a wonderful cause and its organized by some very hard working and friendly folks so, if you’re playing this year then good luck and, if you’re not then put it on your calendar for next year – you can’t go wrong!