The Illinois Valley Country Club had 49 children sign up for the Kids Golf program this summer. The program started June 16 and the students played every Thursday until the tournament July 21. “Not everyone played every week, but we had excellent turn-out for most of the weeks,” said Emily Nichols, mother of two young golfers. “Groups 1 and 2 learned and played together (4-9-year-olds at 9 a.m.), and group 3 (the big kids) practiced at 10:30 a.m. (10-15-year-olds).” Thirty-one students played in the tournament with ages ranging from 4 to 15 years old. The awards party was held July 28 and they celebrated with pizza and ice cream. The winners in Group 1: Silas Miller, first place; Aven Parenti, second place; and Declan Raymond got Most Improved. Group 2: Asher Harris won first place and Lucas Cababag won second place.