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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

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

    Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local July 25, 2014 Pheasant Ridge Golf Course - Iowa City, IA     Pheasant Ridge Golf Course hosted the sixth 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 Kansas City. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:34+00:00 July 25th, 2014|0 Comments

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

    Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local July 16, 2014 Pleasant Valley Golf Course - Iowa City, IA     Pleasant Valley Golf Course hosted the fifth 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 Kansas City. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting off the Masters [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:34+00:00 July 16th, 2014|0 Comments

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

    Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local July 14, 2014 Otter Creek Golf Course - Ankeny, IA     Otter Creek 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 at Kansas City. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting off the Masters weekend in [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:35+00:00 July 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local at The Cedar Rapids Country Club

    Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt Local June 23rd, 2014 The Cedar Rapids Country Club - Cedar Rapids, IA     The Cedar Rapids Country Club 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 Kansas City. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:39+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Professionals in 2014 PGA Professional National Championship

This Sunday, June 22nd, begins the 47th PGA Professional National Championship, presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz and OMEGA. The Championship runs for 4 days in Myrtle Beach, SC at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Grande Dunes Resort Club.  The low 20 players of the Championship earn a spot in the 96th PGA Championship this August at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky. 6 Iowa PGA Professionals will be competing in this year's tournament. Aaron Krueger of the Wakonda Club, Ryan McClintock of Davenport Country Club, Chad Proehl of Sugar Creek Golf Course, Darin Fisher of The Preserve on Rathbun Lake, [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:39+00:00 June 20th, 2014|0 Comments