FAIRBURY, IL – On Saturday, June 6th, the Tori and Alec Crutcher Memorial “Angels in Heaven” Golf Outing – an annual golf tournament will be held at Indian Creek Country Club in Fairbury and open to the public with the proceeds from the outing and its related activities all going to the “Angels in Heaven” charity fund. These funds are channeled into community projects that benefit the area’s children so you can put your golfing skills to the test and, regardless of your score, you’re still a winner for having helped to support a good cause in all that it stands for and reaches out to.
The tournament goes off in two shifts – there are “shotgun” starts (each team is assigned to a starting hole) at 7:30am and again at 1:00pm. It is a scramble format which means you select and play “best position” on all shots as a foursome meaning that all four team members hit their shots, you select the best of the four and everyone regroups and hits from that selected position. It’s 18 holes with cash payouts for first and second place along with multiple other challenges, some that come with the entry fee and some that you can get into as an additional voluntary challenge. There are lots of prizes spread out over the 18 holes and everyone has a chance to win something – local businesses donate a lot of items for an after golf raffle and there will be tickets available in the club house. There is also a nice buffet lunch that comes with your package and there is plenty of libations, both on the course and in the club house, to satisfy your thirst so all is well and good as you grind it out on some of the nicest looking real estate in the area.
Indian Creek Golf and Country Club is one of the area’s premiere golf courses with a club house and kitchen that hold right in there with the best of them. This well manicured nine hole layout (for the 18 holes you play each hole twice from different tees) has a meandering creek, plenty of trees, and most of the greens are guarded by sand bunkers and even though it is short on distance the challenge to scoring is well structured. The Club has both electric carts and pull carts, practice greens, and a driving range so come a little early and sharpen your game up before you hit the course for real.
All in all its a great day on a well kept course and your efforts go to support a wonderful cause. The tournament is organized by some very hard working and friendly folks so, if you’re playing then good luck and, if you’re not, put it on your calendar for next year and be a part of the fun and the competition. There’s a rain date for the “just in case” but let’s hope we don’t need it – hit em’ straight people!