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Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier hosted at Glen Oaks Country Club

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local July 23, 2017 Glen Oaks Country Club - Des Moines, IA Glen Oaks Country Club hosted the fourth local qualifier for the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, sponsored by USGA, the Masters Foundation, and the PGA of America. The is the first step in the National championship - winners from the local events will compete in the sub-regional. The top players from the sub-regional will advance to the regional event at  Interlachen CC in Minneapolis, MN in September. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at [...]

By | 2017-07-23T15:07:48+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local at Pleasant Valley Golf Course

    Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local July 5, 2017 Pleasant Valley Golf Course - Iowa City, IA     Pleasant Valley Golf Course hosted the third local qualifier for the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, sponsored by USGA, the Masters Foundation, and the PGA of America. The is the first step in the National championship - winners from the local events will compete in the sub-regional. The top players from the sub-regional will advance to the regional event at Interlachen Country Club in Minneapolis, MN. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at [...]

By | 2017-07-05T12:04:49+00:00 July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local at Fore Seasons Golf Practice Center

    Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local June 24th, 2017 ForeSeasons Golf Practice Center - Newton, IA     ForeSeasons Golf Practice Center hosted the second local qualifier for the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, sponsored by USGA, the Masters Foundation, and the PGA of America. The is the first step in the National championship - winners from the local events will compete in the sub-regional. The top players from the sub-regional will advance to the regional event at Minneapolis, MN. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting [...]

By | 2017-06-24T11:22:07+00:00 June 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Expand Your Get Golf Ready Program for Increased Clint Engagement

Follow the link below to view article in PGA Magazine by our very own Sarah Bidney on the importance of expanding your Get Golf Ready Program for increased client engagement. Sarah is a three-time Iowa PGA Section Teacher of the Year, past Section Youth Player Development Award winner and GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, and the PGA Director of Instruction at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. Check out more information by clicking here.

By | 2017-05-01T09:52:09+00:00 May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Goodbye And Thank You For Your Friendship

Goodbye And Thank You For Your Friendship By Troy Christensen, Executive Director, Iowa PGA It is with sadness and joy that I write my last article for Iowa Golf Magazine.  I have accepted a new position within the technology industry, which will provide my family and me with some exciting opportunities and flexibility.  I have been employed by the Iowa PGA since 1998, when I was hired as junior golf Intern.  This was my first job out of college and fortunately for me, I was hired full time following my Internship.  Back in 1998, our office was responsible for managing [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Golf has $817 million impact in Iowa

The Iowa Golf Council, which is a partnership of the Iowa Golf Association, Iowa Section PGA & Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association, recently commissioned a study on the economic impact of golf in the state of Iowa. The study, which began in late 2016 using 2015 data, was completed in early 2017 and found that golf in Iowa has an economic impact of $817.5 million.  The game employs 11,435 individuals amounting to $280.2 million in compensation and accounted for $72 million in state and local taxes.  You can view the entire Economic Impact Report here. This study shows how big [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Ken Schall, PGA Owner/Operator of the Ken Schall Golf Performance Studio

Monday, March 6, 2017 Ken Schall is the PGA Owner/Operator of the Ken Schall Golf Performance Studio, in West Des Moines, Iowa.   ken@kenschallgolf.com   Comment Ken Schall: Create Year-Round Golfing Opportunities You don't have to live in the south to have a successful golf business these days. In Iowa, playing golf outdoors is not always a viable option. I thought of a way to maximize my golf instruction, custom clubfitting, and club sales business year-round. In early 2015, I opened the Ken Schall Golf Performance Studio and have been able to serve golfers in my PGA Section 12 months [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Five Elected to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame “Class of 2017”

The Iowa Golf Association is pleased to announce the election of five new members to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. John Ausen of Urbandale, Rick Brown of Pleasant Hill, Jerry Smith of Scottsdale, AZ, Emil Roewert (deceased) and Brad Schuchat of Lakewood Ranch, FL will be inducted as the “Class of 2017” at a date to be determined. Details of the site and times for the induction will be announced soon. This induction will raise the total membership in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame to 74. Emil Roewert Emil Roewert spent over 60 years as a PGA golf [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Steve Hutton Selected to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team

Steve Hutton Selected to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team We are excited to announce that one of our Iowa PGA Section members Steve Hutton has been selected to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team which recognizes the most outstanding competitive performances of PGA Professionals across the country.  This is the third year honoring the accomplishments of PGA Professionals and the 55 men on the First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention lists.  Global Golf Post, the leading digital golf magazine in the world, unveiled its third annual PGA of America All-Pro Teams in this week's issue. The 55 players, [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional at Des Moines Golf & Country Club

  Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-RegionalAugust 15, 2016Des Moines Golf & Country Club - West Des Moines, IA  Des Moines Golf & Country Club hosted the sub-regional qualifier for the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, sponsored by USGA, the Masters Foundation, and the PGA of America. The is the second step in the National championship - the top players from the sub-regional will advance to the regional event at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, MN. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting off the Masters weekend in April 2017!114 juniors competed in the [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:57+00:00 August 15th, 2016|0 Comments