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Iowa Section to be Featured on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive!

Be sure to tune in! The Iowa Section and GIVE Foundation will be featured on Golf Channel's Morning Drive Sunday, February 14th, 2016!  The PGA of America Centennial celebrates PGA Professionals nationwide for their passion and contributions to grow the game of golf and enrich the lives of others. From Jan. 27 through May 4, Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” will host 41 Section Spotlights that focus on grassroots efforts of PGA members spanning charitable, social and educational endeavors. Please CLICK HERE for the complete schedule. To view those sections who have already been spotlighted, please follow the link below: https://www.pga.org/section-spotlight

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:09+00:00 February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 PGA of America’s Centennial Tee Off Demo Day

Representing the Iowa Section - John Valliere, PGA The PGA of America officially opened the celebration of its Centennial Tuesday with a ceremonial tee shot featuring representatives from the Association’s 41 nationwide PGA Sections. The PGA members were joined by 41 junior participants in the PGA Junior League Golf program from Greater Orlando. The group tee shot took place at the annual PGA Merchandise Show Demo Day, hosted at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Winter Garden, Florida. Thousands of attendees reviewed and tested the industry’s latest golf equipment, which will be displayed at the 63rd PGA [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:09+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

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

  Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-RegionalAugust 10, 2015Des 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 2016!90 juniors competed in the 3 [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:14+00:00 August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course

  Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt LocalJuly 24, 2015Pheasant Ridge Golf Course - Cedar Falls, IA  Pheasant Ridge Golf Course 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 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 2016!Over 50 juniors competed [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:17+00:00 July 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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

  Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt LocalJuly 15, 2015Pleasant 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 Chaska, MN in September. 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 2016! Over 50 juniors [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:18+00:00 July 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Jerry Smith wins Encompass Championship

Congratulations to Jerry Smith, brother of Iowa PGA Professional Jeff Smith, who won the Encompass Championship on Sunday. This is Jerry's fist Champions Tour win. Jerry shot a 70, 2-under par, beating David Frost with a one-stroke margin. Jerry is an Iowa native and has previously played in the PGA Tour and has been a club professional. We hope this is the start of many more wins! Click here for full articles:PGA Tour ArticleESPN Article

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:18+00:00 July 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local at Sugar Creek Golf Course

  Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt LocalJune 14th, 2015Sugar Creek Golf Course - Waukee, IA  Sugar Creek Golf Course 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 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 2016!30 juniors competed in [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:23+00:00 June 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local at TPC Deere Run

 Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt LocalJune 6th, 2015TPC Deere Run - Silvis, IL  TPC Deere Run hosted the first 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 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 2016!40 juniors [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:25+00:00 June 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Golf in Schools Name Contest Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Iowa PGA Foundation Golf in Schools Name Contest! We had so many great name ideas and we appreciate everyone who took the time to submit a suggestion. We are pleased to announce that our new Golf in Schools name will be "Iowa PGA Swings with Kids", submitted by Barb deBuhr. Barb will be receiving 2 week-long PGA Championship tickets and the Iowa PGA Foundation will be donating a set of Tri-Golf to the school of her choice. We are excited to continue to expand Swings with Kids across Iowa and Western Illinois [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:25+00:00 May 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Jordan Bowers is the 2014 Iowa PGA Charlie Burkart Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Jordan Bowers 2014 Charlie Burkart Scholarship Recipient Jordan is enrolled at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he will be participating in the PGA Management Program. Jordan played golf at South Hamilton High School in Jewell, IA and was also an active member of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. The Iowa Section of the PGA annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 48 years and head professional at the Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids for 47 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students with their education. Each recipient receives [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:31+00:00 August 29th, 2014|0 Comments