Iowa PGA Staff 2017-04-27T14:56:31+00:00

Thomas Hutton

Executive Director
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Thomas was hired by the Iowa PGA in May of 2017.  He previously worked as Assistant Executive Director for the Middle Atlantic PGA and Director of Junior Golf for the Southern Texas PGA.  He is a proud PGA member who graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. He has worked at multiple national PGA of America Championships including the 2010 PGA Championship, 5 Junior PGA Championships, and 2 Junior Ryder Cups.  He is originally from northern New Jersey and still remains a big Yankees and Giants fan.  Thomas has been married to his wife for 4 years and they have a son named Speith. 


Tess Goudy

Assistant Executive Director & Junior Golf Director
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Tess was hired by the Iowa PGA in 2001 as the Communications Director. Since then, she has taken on the junior golf duties and also serves as the Assistant Executive Director. She has lived in Iowa most of her life and graduated from Truman State University. After college, she began her career in the golf business and became a PGA member in 2001. Tess has been married to Shawn for 17 years and has two sons, Jack who is 14 and Ben who is 11.


Zach Hester

Tournament Director
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Zach started with the Iowa PGA Section as the Junior Golf Intern in May of 2013 and was hired full time as the Junior Golf Manager in August later that year. In January 2015, he was promoted to the Tournament Director position. Zach grew up in the Cedar Valley, attending Cedar Falls High School and eventually the University of Northern Iowa. In December of 2012, he graduated from the UNI College of Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing.


Abbey Hufendick

Special Events Coordinator/Marketing Director
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Abbey was hired by the Iowa PGA in September 2015, as the Special Events Coordinator/Marketing Director. Abbey grew up in Quincy, IL while attending Quincy Senior High School, where she was involved in many sports. After graduation, she attended college at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville majoring in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, graduating in May 2015.


brett1Brett Shaeffer

Junior Golf Manager
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Brett started with the Iowa PGA Section in June of 2013 as a part-time intern and in May of 2014 he was hired as the full time intern. In January 2015, he was hired full time as the Junior Golf Manager. Brett grew up in Huxley, IA and went to Ballard High School.  After graduation he attended Simpson College where he played golf for two years, then transferred to the University of Iowa. Brett received his Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Sports Business with an Entrepreneurship Certificate in August of 2014.