Timber Ridge Farmer’s Open in Lacon to benefit Prairie State Tractor’s scholarship program

Through the golf outing, $11,500 in scholarships awarded

A golfer utilizes shade from the trees as they walk the fairway at Inwood Golf Course in Joliet on Friday, June 21, 2024.

The Timber Ridge Farmer’s Open is set for Friday, Aug. 16, at the Lacon course, presented by Prairie State Tractor.

Through the annual Farmer’s Open golf outing, $11,500 in scholarships were awarded to students pursuing agricultural careers.

Prairie State Tractor, headquartered in Mendota, recently awarded the 2024 recipients of its Diesel Tech Scholarship program. Prairie State Tractor has locations in Mendota, Princeton, Streator and Lacon.

The golf outing will feature special guest Greg “Machinery Pete” Peterson. A morning round will be played from 9 to 11 a.m., lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and an afternoon round will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.

Fees are $40 for lunch only, $100 for a single golfer or $350 for a four-person team. There will be nine holes of golf played in the morning and afternoon with a four-person scramble and hole-in-one/putt/drive contests. The event will include cart rental, prizes and team awards, a ribeye and sweet corn lunch, and drinks at lunch and on the course.

Businesses also may sponsor holes and teams.

Make checks payable to Timber Ridge Farmer’s Open and return them to Prairie State Tractor or Timber Ridge Golf Course, or mail to Timber Ridge Farmer’s Open, 12613 N. Cedar Bluff Drive, Dunlap, IL 61525. For credit cards, email msullivan@machinerypete.com. The golf course is located at 1400 Route 17, Lacon.

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