Police Officer Tom Smith Jr Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on July 31st at Incline Village Golf Course. Incline Village Golf Course is located in Foristell MO at 10220 Fairway Dr. Please check back for full details coming soon.
We are happy to announce the 2021 date of July 31st. Looking forward to seeing you all there and invite your friends for a FUN FILLED DAY!!!!
The 18-hole “Incline Village” course at the Golf Club of Incline Village in Foristell, MO features 6,008 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 68.7 and has a slope of 127. The Golf Club of Incline Village opened in 1964. Taylor Goodsell is the General Manager and Head Golf Professional.
Golfers of all skill levels are sure to enjoy the picturesque setting of the scenic facility located in West St. Charles County. The course will challenge all who come to play. The front nine, recently built in 1994, offers lush, tree-lined Zoysia tee boxes and fairways, and medium sized, undulating, bentgrass greens. The back nine, known as our signature nine, was built in 1964. The back presents Zoysia tee boxes and fairways with small bentgrass greens demanding accurate approach shots. This nine is routed around lakes and ponds – water will come into play on 6 of the 9 holes. Come and play the “Island Green”.
We are located in West St. Charles County, just 5 miles Northwest of Wentzville and I-70.
Address: 10220 Fairway Drive
Foristell, MO 63348
Many Thanks to our 2016 sponsors On behalf of the BackStoppers and Special Olympics Missouri for making this years Tom Smith Memorial Golf Tournament a great success. We would like to thank all those that participated in the 2016 golf tournament and we would like to recognize and give special thanks to the sponsors.
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Another Successful Golf Tournament!
Thanks to EVERYONE that helped to make this years golf tournament the best year so far. Every year seems to get better and better. If not for the volunteers, sponsors, and loyal participants we would not be able to continue to help these two wonderful charities.
We certainly hope that everyone had a wonderful day of golf and an even better day spent with friends and family. We also hope to see you all again next year for an even more successful tournament! Please stay updated for next years details by following our Blog or Like Us on Facebook.
Hope to See All You Golf Balls This Year…
Retired Police Officer Sgt. Tom Smith Sr. and News Channel 20’s Randy Gardner talk about dealing with the loss of a loved one lost in the line of duty along with hardships that come about for some survivors and how our charity golf tournament came about to help with those hardships.
Mark your calenders and contact your teams. The annual Tom Smith Jr. Golf Tournament will be held at Emerald Greens Golf Course. This years tourney is on Saturday July 18, at 1:30 pm. This will be a shotgun start and a 4 man scramble rules tournament.
HAVE A RICH AND PROUD HISTORY, DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE AMERICAN UNION MOVEMENT.
Emerald Greens Golf Course, our roots are planted deeply with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Eastern Missouri Local 562. It was 562 union leaders decades ago who envisioned a campus-like setting for not only their work, but for recreational endeavors — even for a retirement option for it retirees.
In the 1960’s, Lawrence Callahan and “Doc” Lawler were the business managers for 562.
Lawrence had a dream to have a property for union members that would include a country club, pool, health center and union offices all on one property. Straight away, all of that dream came to fruition except for the golf course. Through the years it also came to include fishing, swimming, and picnicking
The union moved along for a few decades with a facility that was the envy of many companies – not just the other local unions. For a time the campus even included a retirement center for its retired members.
The 1990s brought in a new business manager who decided it was time to build the golf course. Jim Cochran Sr. was hired to design and build the course and run the golf operation. So it was that Emerald Greens opened on August 10, 1994 for the enjoyment of union members and public play, too.
Today the crowning jewel of the Union’s campus is the 18 holes of Emerald Greens, a gorgeous golf course that wraps around the 400-acre campus. All golfers are welcome to Emerald Greens – with or without a union affiliation.
HOLE BY HOLE
Par 4 – Handicap 9
This straight away par 4 with trouble down the right side gives you a good chance at an opening birdie. Tee shot needs to go down the middle left with a fairway wood or hybrid. Leaves a short iron to a small kidney shaped green.
Par 4 – Handicap 3
Pay extra attention to the drive on this 90 degree dogleg right. A tee shot of 180 to 220 yards toward the directional flag will leave you with a mid-iron approach. The green is protected by water in front so make sure you select enough club for your approach.
Par 3 – Handicap 15
Number 3 is the first of our six par three’s and doesn’t command anything more than a mid-iron even from the back tees. Pay close attention to the pin placement on this two-tiered green and avoid a miss right. When the pin in on the back tier most players will need to use one or two clubs more than when the flag is on the bottom tier.
Par 5 – Handicap 5
The first par 5 of the course can be an easy birdie with a big drive off the tee. Most players that reach the top of the hill will be able to go for the green in two. If not, try to layup short of the bunker to the left of the fairway for a short iron approach.
Par 4 – Handicap 7
A tough par 4 dogleg right that allows for a true risk reward. Drive over the trees and bunkers on the inside right part of the dogleg to attack this green with a short-iron or lay up left and play a mid-iron to long-iron approach.
Par 3 – Handicap 17
After the tough #5 come to this short “easy” par 3 with a chance to redeem yourself. Avoid the pot bunker short but avoid going long even more.
Par 5 – Handicap 1
The #1 handicap, a long and narrow par 5 cut through dense trees will require a precise tee shot. After you have safely navigated off the tee a lay-up short of the fairway bunkers will leave you with a mid- to short-iron approach to a narrow green. It’s no coincidence that this hole is 562 yards from the tips as the course is owned by the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 Union.
Par 3 – Handicap 13
Keeping with the common theme of following a hard hole with an easier one doesn’t change with the 8th. This par 3 can be deceiving however as it plays up hill and most players will need to take one additional club to avoid the deep bunker in front.
Par 4 – Handicap 11
We end the front 9 with a straight away par 4. It is a true grip it and rip it hole with a large fairway and trouble only coming into play on the second shot. Depending on the drive most players should be able to play a short wedge into this green.
Par 4 – Handicap 4
The second 9 begins just as the first 9 holes ended with a straight away par 4. Unlike #9 this hole has some length to it and players must avoid the tree line and out of bounds right. Once you have split the fairway it should leave a mid- to long-iron shot into the green.
Par 4 – Handicap 10
With a slight dogleg right this up hill hole requires a drive avoiding the bunker to the right of the fairway. A good drive should leave a mid- to short-iron approach to a green that strongly slopes from back to front.
Par 3 – Handicap 16
On paper the 12th hole is the longest par 3 of our six but the downhill shot will require one less club than the yardage. Make sure you stop to enjoy the view on the tee box and be sure to read the subtle breaks in the green.
Par 4 – Handicap 12
Driving is a premium on this straight away par 4. Bunkers both left and right of the fairway require a precise tee shot if you want to take advantage of the short to mid-iron approach.
Par 4 – Handicap 4
Stay right on this the only dogleg left on the course. Water protects the front of the green and any shot straying too far left off the tee.
Par 3 – Handicap 18
The beginning of our par 3-5-3-5 finish that can make or break a players round is the easiest hole on paper but it doesn’t necessarily play that way. At 197 yards from the back tees this long-iron tee shot must avoid bunkers on both sides of the green and it plays longer than it looks. Par is a good score to start this stretch of closing holes.
Par 5 – Handicap 6
As the easiest par 5 on the course number 16 still ranks as our #6 handicap. At 530 yards from the back tees it is still reachable for some players. Keep your second shot left of the green, even if you are going for it in two, because the lay of the land will give you a “members” bounce toward the hole.
Par 3 – Handicap 14
A hole surround by water on two sides makes for a premium on the mid-iron tee shot for this hole. Aim for the middle of the green and the ball will typically feed toward the hole. If the pin is in the back right most people will consider it the toughest shot on the course.
Par 5 – Handicap 2
A true test of a finishing hole awaits the end of your round with this difficult par 5. It requires you to carry two bodies of water both on your tee shot and layup. Hit your drive about 200 yards off the tee toward the directional flag in the middle of the fairway. The closer to the green you try to put your lay-up the smaller the landing area becomes so stay try to stay well back. From there your approach should be a short- to mid-iron to an elevated and well protected green.
Pictures of our wonderful sponsors of the event. Thanks again to everyone that participated in the event and helped make this golf tournament a complete success.
The Falls Golf Club provides a country club experience at a public facility. In addition to great public golf, The Falls offers the opportunity for you to host your next Golf Outing or Tournament on our course. From the golf experience of being on one of the best conditioned courses in the St. Louis market to food prepared to be appreciated by your guest, whether it is our “best cheeseburger in the area” or a special menu selection it will be a great meal and service your guest will remember. Our Tournament Packages are known for their value. You and your group can relax and enjoy your event knowing that The Falls Golf Club staff is handling your event exactly the way your want it. We offer merchandise at very competitive prices at or below what off-course stores can provide. For your next tournament let us customize your prize package. For your traveling tournament players we have rental clubs from most of the major manufacturers like Titleist, Callaway, Ping, Cobra, Nike and Cleveland, with the rental fee being $25. Your tournament can be customized to meet your group’s specific needs and can include all of the following:
Hole In One Event
Scoreboard and Scoring
Prizes and Gift Certificates
Rental Clubs Available
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Detective Wayne McClelland, age 32, was killed on April 17, 1975 at approximately 12:20 AM, after initiating a traffic stop for a vehicle with no taillights on southbound Interstate 55 just south of Green Park Road. As Detective McClelland returned to his police vehicle, he was struck by a speeding vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver. The driver of the vehicle left the scene and continued southbound on Interstate 55.
Detective McClelland was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital for emergency treatment, however, at 5:00 AM, Detective McClelland became the first St. Louis County police officer to give his life in the line of duty.
The suspect was later located. He was tried and found guilty of Manslaughter.
Detective McClelland was born April 8, 1943. He was a nine year veteran of the Department. During his career, he served in the Divisions of Patrol and Criminal Investigation. He received several letters of commendation and appreciation from the Department and the citizens he served.
Officer James Reifschneider, age 37, was killed on April 30, 1977, at approximately 1:10 AM, after initiating a traffic stop for speeding on westbound Interstate 270 just west of Highway 67. As Officer Reifschneider stood alongside the driver’s door an approaching vehicle struck both Officer Reifschneider and the traffic violator’s vehicle. The driver of the striking vehicle left the scene and continued west on Interstate 270.
Officer Reifschneider was conveyed to St. Louis County Hospital for emergency treatment, however at 3:56 AM Officer Reifschneider became the second St. Louis County police officer to give his life in the line of duty.
The driver was later located. He was tried and found guilty of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.
Officer Reifschneider was born on March 28, 1940 and was a ten year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department. During his career he served in the Divisions of Patrol and Criminal Investigation as well as the Intelligence Unit. During his career he received several awards, commendation and letters of appreciation from the Department and the citizens he served.