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Congratulations 2017 Iowa PGA Player of the Year Recipients!

At the conclusion of the year’s tournament schedule, the Iowa Section will name a Player of the Year in four distinguished divisions. Player of the Year is awarded solely on performance in tournaments designated as point events. Each division will maintain its own eligibility and guideline requirements designed by the Tournament Committee to ensure the integrity of each award. The Tournament Committee determines all point events.  The 4 divisions are, PGA Player of the Year, Assistant Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year, and Super Senior Player of the Year. There is also an Iowa PGA Professional who earns an [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:18:15+00:00 October 10th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Tournament of Champions Presented by Cutter & Buck

The 2017 Iowa PGA Tournament of Champions was contested at Arsenal Island Golf Course in Rock Island, Illinois, on Monday, October 9th, 2017. Thirty Iowa PGA Professionals competed in a stroke play format with individual PGA Open, PGA Senior, and PGA Super Senior Divisions. Optional Skins and Senior Skins Games were held for the professionals as well. The Tournament of Champions field was based on current Player of the Year Standings for PGA Player of the Year, Senior PGA Player of the Year, Super Senior Player of the Year, and Assistant PGA Player of the Year. Professionals had to be in the [...]

By | 2017-10-10T08:49:34+00:00 October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

IHSAA Boys 4A State Golf Championship

The 2017 Iowa High School Boys 4A State Golf Championship will be taking place at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown, Iowa on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th. The format of this two day championship is 36 hole stroke play with individual and team divisions. Teams consist of 6 players and the low 4 scores will count each round. Special thanks to Head PGA Professional Jay Giannetto and the entire staff at Elmwood Country Club for hosting. Also, special thanks to Chad Elsberry with the Iowa High School Athletic Association for his relationship with the Iowa PGA Section. Please [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:45:44+00:00 October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Shootout Presented by AHEAD USA

From Left: Open Division Champion Judd Gibb, Senior Division Champion Chad Proehl, and Presenting Sponsor Clark Smith of AHEAD USA The 2017 Iowa PGA Shootout Presented by PGA Tour was held at Hyperion Field Club on October 2-3.  This event served as the last major Player of the Year Point Event on the 2017 Iowa PGA tournament schedule.  The format for this event was 36-Hole Stroke Play with two divisions; Open Division and Senior Division.  An optional Skins Game and Senior Skins Game were also held.  This championship is considered a Major Point Event on the Iowa PGA [...]

By | 2017-10-04T10:53:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Superintendent Results

The 2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Superintendent was held at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa on Monday, September 25th.  Sixteen teams competed in this annual event where each Iowa PGA Professional teams up with a superintendent from his/her own facility. The format for this event was a scramble and an optional team skins game was also conducted. The Iowa PGA would like to thank Jeff Moore, PGA Golf Director, Mike Hoffman, Superintendent, and the entire staff at Finkbine Golf Course for a great job in hosting this fun event. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS Team Division Champions Chris Black and [...]

By | 2017-09-25T19:08:49+00:00 September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 National Car Rental Pro-Am #2 Results

The Iowa PGA National Car Rental Pro-Am #2 was held at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, Iowa, on Monday, September 18th.  This is the second Pro-Am that National Car Rental will sponsor this year on the Iowa PGA tournament schedule. The format for this event was Team Point Quota System.  Teams won prize money/gift certificates in the team division following the event.  Individual contests also existed for the Iowa PGA Professionals; Open Division, Senior Division, Super Senior Division, Skins Game, and Senior Skins Game. The Iowa PGA would like to thank National Car Rental for their support of the Iowa PGA [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:27:29+00:00 September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Scratch/Senior-Scratch Results

The 2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Scratch / Senior-Scratch was held at Amana Colonies Golf Club in Amana, Iowa on Monday, September 11th.  Special thanks to Head PGA Professional, Stephen Kahler, and his staff for hosting this event. The Team format was 4-Ball Stroke Play with a Pro-Scratch and Senior-Scratch division.  The Pro-Scratch was open to all golfers regardless of age and the Senior-Scratch team division was open to teams with an amateur who is 50 years of age or older.  There was also an individual Open Division, Senior Division, Super Senior Division, and Skins Game for the Iowa PGA Professionals.  CLICK HERE [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:16:24+00:00 September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Nyasha Mauchaza wins 84th Iowa Open

The 84th Iowa Open was  held at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa August 25-27th. 144 Professional and amateur golfers competed in this event, which is scheduled at Blue Top Ridge for the next three years. The Iowa Open Division had a top prize of $25,000! The Iowa PGA would like to congratulate Nyasha Mauchaza of Port St. Lucie, Florida for capturing this year's title. Nyasha had rounds of 65, 70, and 67 for a 3 day total of -14, 202. Congratulations also to Kevin DeNike, Head PGA Professional at Blue Top Ridge for [...]

By | 2017-08-27T15:35:51+00:00 August 25th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Senior Results

The 2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Senior was held at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake in Moravia, Iowa, on Monday, August 14th.  Sixteen teams competed in this annual event where each team was comprised of one Iowa PGA Professional and three senior amateurs (50 years of age and older). The Iowa PGA Section would like to thank Darin Fisher, Head PGA Professional, and the entire staff at The Preserve for hosting this event. The format for the tournament consisted of both a team event quota and individual professional contests.  Team format was based on the team that accumulates the most points above [...]

By | 2017-08-14T18:40:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Mercedes-Benz & Golf Advisor

The 2017 Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Mercedes-Benz and Golf Advisor was held at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on Thursday and Friday, August 10th and 11th.   John Bermel, Head PGA Professional at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls, captured his fifth title by shooting a tournament total 139 (-5).  Bermel also won this major championship in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016.   This championship serves as a qualifier for the 2017 Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by GolfAdvisor and Mercedes-Benz will be conducted September 28 - October 1, 2017 at Desert [...]

By | 2017-08-11T13:25:25+00:00 August 11th, 2017|0 Comments