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to the Sandtrappers Golf League website.

To learn more about our Thursday Morning Men's League

contact a Committee member (listed below) for more information.

Everyone is welcome - from 18 to ???.

You do not have to be retired or live in Peoria to join.

Come out and play as a Guest / Check us out / and then JOIN up

Welcome, Sandtrappers! New and Returning Members


First: I need to correct an omission from last week at Deer Park. I failed to announce the hole contest winners. Chuck Franklin won the Closest to Pin and since we had the longest putt contest on a par three (#5), Ron Osborne and Jerry Morey both nabbed that prize. The Lunch drawing winners for a round of golf with cart were Bob Shelby and Roger Bilsland. Roger turned his back in and I won the second drawing for it! Thanks, Roger!
Kellogg Today: It was a beautiful day for our final round of the season and our first ever shotgun start at a PPD course. Everything worked well and all had a good time, although two of us, Dave Spiller and I had to drop out, Dave with back pain and me with knee pain.
By contrast, Bill Reese had a stellar day winning both Closest to Pin and Longest Putt contests! Way to go, Bill. Just look at that chest puff out!
Winning Team was Steve McDowell, Tom Mayer, Steve Quinn and Jim Barnhart with a sparkling 260 net, all 4 with sub-70 net scores. Jim led the way with a net 61 and Steve with a net 63!
In second place at 269 was the team of Brad Goeppinger, Fred Stuber, Roger Bilsland and David Redfield. Dave sparkled with a net 62!
Third Place at 274went to Dave Nahs, Dave Bartak, Mike Rossiter, and Dean Hinch. Solid performances from this group of mostly long time Sandtrappers.
Other outstanding performances included Tony King with an actual 70, Steve McDowell was at 73 and Brad Goeppinger at 75. Chuck Bickelhaupt had a net 64 and Dick Linse a net 65, while Dorsey Gibbons was a net 66 and John Sleevar a net 67.
We look forward to a fun night of great fellowship and food at our annual Season Celebration Banquet at Barrak's Cater Inn in Peoria next Thursday! We have a great turnout with 75 registered to attend. Doors open at 5:15 and we begin sharply at 6:00 pm.
Thanks to all who responded to our Annual Survey! We had 59 responses in total. This gives us great feedback as your Committee begins planning for next Season. We will do our best to honor the preferences of all our members. The full results will be shared at our Banquet.
Finally, thanks to all our Golf Course recorders and Committee Members who served so faithfully all season and to all our members who make this about the most fun league anywhere!!!


Ask your golfing buddies to join us as your guest. Do that and they are bound to join us for the season, making us stronger and giving us greater leverage with the great courses we will be playing. Just check out the schedule below! Our best ever!



Date Course Location Tee Time Markers Day's Event
13-Apr   Peoria PSGL Kick-off Lunch    
20-Apr Madison Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times Yellow Sandtrapper Golf
27-Apr Kewanee Dunes Kewanee 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
4-May Quail Meadows Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
11-May Prairie Vista Bloomington 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Green Sandtrapper Golf
18-May Kellogg Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times Yellow Straight Scramble
25-May Deer Park Oglesby 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
1-Jun Parkview Pekin 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
8-Jun ISU / Wiebring Normal 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times Red Sandtrapper Golf
15-Jun Newman Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times Yellow Sandtrapper Golf
22-Jun Baker Park Kewanee 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
29-Jun Metamora Fields Metamora 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun White Flighted Sandtrapper
6-Jul Lincoln Elks Lincoln 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun White Modified Scramble
13-Jul Kellogg Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times Yellow Sandtrapper Golf
20-Jul Wolf Creek Pontiac 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
27-Jul Coyote Creek Bartonville 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun Gold Sandtrapper Golf
3-Aug Oak Run Dahinda 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
10-Aug Weaver Ridge Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun White Sandtrapper Golf
17-Aug Pontiac Elks Pontiac 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
24-Aug Lick Creek Pekin 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
31-Aug Ironwood Normal 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Flighted Sandtrapper
7-Sep Newman Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times Yellow Sandtrapper Golf
14-Sep Edgewood Park McNabb 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
21-Sep Bunker Links Galesburg 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Gold Modified Scramble
28-Sep The Den at Fox Creek Bloomington 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Green Sandtrapper Golf
5-Oct Pine Lakes Washington 8:00 a.m. / Tee Times White Sandtrapper Golf
12-Oct Oak Ridge LaSalle 8:30 a.m. / Shotgun Red Sandtrapper Golf
19-Oct Kellogg Peoria 8:00 a.m. / Shotgun Yellow Sandtrapper Golf
26-Apr Celebration Banquet Peoria Barracks Cater Inn Pioneer Pkwy



General Information for the 2017 Golf Season

Peoria Sandtrappers Golf League will play each Thursday in 2017 from April 20th through October 19th.  Of the 27 total outings, 7 are in Peoria (including 6 at Peoria Park District courses); 6 are at nearby local courses (within 15 miles of downtown Peoria); and 14 are at other regional area courses (within 60 miles from downtown Peoria). Play when you can; as often as you can!!

Once a PSGL member you can use the website ( to sign up for weekly events no later than Tuesday morning before each event or to cancel out of an event. Foursomes are set and published on Tuesday afternoon. (If you decide to play or need to cancel after foursomes have been published Tuesday afternoon contact Ken Dawson at (309)360-9006.


SANDTRAPPER GOLFSandtrapper golf is a modified version of Regular Golf and Shamble Golf.

  • Foursome:  All players tee off. Players then select their preferred drive and each player then plays his own ball from there into the hole and posts his score. (Note: a player may choose his own drive rather than the selected team drive). There are no rules stating that each player’s drive has to be used X number of times.
  • Threesome: These rules apply also to threesomes with the exception that in the threesome the players can alternate hitting an extra drive on each hole for the “Blind” player. 
  • The computer calculates the overall score for the "Blind" player.

MODIFIED SCRAMBLE – this format combines Regular Golf and Scramble Golf. 

  • The D player plays his own ball and records his score on holes numbered 1-3, the A, B, and C players play a standard Scramble and that score is assigned to each player.  The C player plays holes numbered 4 - 7; the B player plays holes numbered 8 -12; and the A player plays holes numbered 13-15.
  • Threesomes do not get extra shots.  The computer will calculate the scores for the absent play.


  • This event is played once a season.  All players tee off and the best shot is chosen, players than hit the next shot  agoin chosing the best shot and continue this routine until the ball is holed.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of drives which must be used for each player.
  • ONE score per hole for each team.
  • In a threesome players can alternate hitting an extra shot on each hole for the “Blind” player.


HANDICAPS - We use 70 as par for all courses. Your handicap is 90% of the difference between your average score and 70. Handicaps are calculated on all rounds played with the exception of Peoria and Modified Scrambles.

ELIMINATE SLOW PLAY - To speed up play all players must take carts; and a MAXIMUM of eight (8) strokes are allowed on each hole

SPECIAL RULES pertaining to each week’s EVENT– Players will be notified of any special rules which may apply for the day, including which tees to use or other special requests by the golf course (like 90 degree cart rules, etc.).

A FEE OF $5, for prize money, is collected each week when you check in at the course. When a Rain-Out is declared, your prize money is carried over to your next outing.
WINNERS are announced after each event and prize money is distributed: 1st place pays out $12 per player; 2nd - $10 p/p, 3rd - $9 p/p, 4th - $8 p/p, etc. until the prize money has been paid out.  If teams tie for a spot (i.e. 3rd) the members of all teams tied for that position are awarded the designated amount for that position (i.e. $9.00 for 3rd place). 

Prize winnings are recorded and the money is awarded at the End of Season banquet.

RIDING GOLF CARTS - All players must use riding carts. The committee informs the golf course as to the number of carts we will need for each outing. 

WE WELCOME our new and old members to the PSGL 2017 Golf Season. Good health, good golfing, and please God, good weather!

Committee for the PSGL 2017 Golf Season:

Ken Dawson /President             309-360-9006                  

Jerry Morey / Treasurer            309-369-4488                  

Roger Hutchinson / Member-at-Large    309-444-5969                  

David Groves / Member-at-Large             309-212-0059                  

Ron Osborne / Member-at-Large               309-253-9062                

Dave Nahs / Past President                                309-643-9059