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2016 Iowa PGA Pro-Scratch/Senior-Scratch Results

The 2016 Iowa PGA Pro-Scratch / Senior-Scratch was held at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline, Illinois on Monday, September 12th.  Special thanks to Head PGA Professional, Mike Downing, 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. Congratulations to Iowa [...]

By | September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 National Car Rental Iowa PGA Assistant Section Championship Results

The 2016 National Car Rental Iowa PGA Assistant Championship supported by Cleveland/Srixon was held at Spirit Hollow GC in Burlington, Iowa on September 6-7.  Twenty Iowa PGA Assistant Golf Professionals participated in this event which is a major point event on the Iowa PGA schedule. Congratulations to  Champion Eric Wolfe, Assistant PGA Pro at Thunder Hills Country Club who win his second consecutive Assistant's Championship. Also congrats to Runner-Up Tyler Christians, Assistant Pro at Brown Deer Golf Club. Both gentlemen will qualify for the 40th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship. Alternates for the tournament will be Evan Broderson, Brian Wernimont, and Adam [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Iowa PGA Team All-Pro Presented by PGA Tour Results

The 2016 Iowa PGA Team All Pro (ABCD) Presented by PGA Tour was held at Glynns Creek Golf Course in Long Grove, Iowa on Monday, August 29th, 2016.  Thirty-two Iowa PGA Professionals competed in the event, forming 8 teams.Teams were comprised of four Iowa PGA Professionals and the format was- 1 Best Ball of 4 on Par 5's, 2 Best Balls of 4 on Par 4's, 3 Best Balls of 4 on Par 3's. Teams were formed equally by Iowa PGA Office staff based on player reputation and 2014 Player of the Year standings.  An Individual PGA Open Division, Senior Division, [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and PGA Tour

The 2016 Iowa Senior PGA Professional Championship Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and the PGA Tour was held at Sunnyside Country Club on Thursday and Friday, August 25th and 26th.  John Bermel, Head PGA Professional at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course in Cedar Falls, captured his fourth title by shooting a tournament total 139 (-5).  Bermel also won this major championship in 2012, 2013, and 2015.   Iowa Senior PGA Professional Champion, John Bermel This championship serves as a qualifier for the 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Mercedes-Benz, which will be conducted November 17-20, 2016 at PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Florida. The [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Nathan Stamey Wins 2016 Brokers International Iowa Open

Nathan Stamey received a trophy and a $25,000 check for his score of 13-under-par in the 2016 Brokers International Iowa Open at Lake Panorama National. He is shown, left to right, with Zach Hester, Iowa PGA tournament director; Gary Soreide, local tournament director; John Dinnebier, LPN director of operations; Kelly McCarty with Brokers International; Stamey; Troy Christensen, Iowa PGA executive director; and Gary Babcock, LPN head pro. 2016 BROKERS INTERNATIONAL IOWA OPEN IN THE BOOKSBy Susan ThompsonRain hit Lake Panorama National Friday afternoon, which impacted all three days of the 2016 Brokers International Iowa Open. Yet Nathan Stamey of [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Iowa PGA Junior Senior Draw Presented by PGA Tour Results

The 2016 Iowa PGA Junior-Senior Draw was contested at Gates Park Golf Course in Waterloo, Iowa, on Monday, August 15th, 2016. Thirty-six Iowa PGA Professionals competed in a four-ball stroke play format and there was also Individual PGA Open, PGA Senior, and PGA Super Senior Divisions. Optional Skins and Senior Skins Games were held for the professionals as well.Teams were comprised by splitting the entire field in half and then paining one junior professional with one senior professional according to player ability. The cutoff this year was 47 years of age. Eighteen two-person teams competed in the four-ball stroke play [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 John Deere Classic Open Qualifier Results

The 2016 John Deere Classic Open Qualifier was held at Pinnacle Country Club in Milan, IL on Monday, August 8th. The low 4 finishers in this event will qulify for the 2016 John Deere Classic to be contested at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, IL from August 11-14.The Iowa PGA would like to thank PGA Tour Official John Lillvis, Head PGA Professional Erin Strieck, General Manager Marlin McManus, Superintendent Jeremy Krauth, volunteers, and the entire staff at Pinnacle Country Club for a great job in hosting this event.QualifiersJoey Garber, St. Simons Island, GA : -6 66Gavin Coles, Winter Garden, FL [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Harris Golf Cars Pro-Facility Results

The 2016 Harris Golf Cars Iowa PGA Pro-Facility was held at Hyperion Field Club in Johnston, Iowa on Monday, August 1st.  Thirty-nine, two-person teams entered this event where each professional teamed up with an employees, director, chairmen, etc. from his facility.  Amateurs must hold a verifiable position at the professional's place of employment to be eligible to compete.The team format was a point quota system and there was also an individual Open Division, and Senior Division.  An optional Skins/Senior Skins Game was held for the professionals.The Iowa PGA would like to thank Chad Callan, PGA Director of Golf, and the entire staff at Hyperion [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Iowa PGA Pro-Junior Championship Results

The 2016 Iowa PGA Pro-Junior Championship Presented by PGA Tour was held at Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike, Iowa on Monday, July 18th.  Twenty-nine teams competed in this event where Iowa PGA Professionals teamed up with three junior golfers.The format for this event consisted of Team 2 Best Balls of 4 Gross and an individual Open, Senior, and Super Senior Division for the Professionals.  The team competition was comprised of four different age divisions; Junior Boys 13 & Under, Senior Boys 14 to 17, Junior Girls 13 & Under, and Senior Girls 14-17.The Iowa PGA would like to thank [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Iowa PGA Pro-Senior Results

The 2016 Iowa PGA Pro-Senior was held at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa, on Monday, July 11th.  Thirty-four 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 Jeff Moore, PGA Golf Director, Richard Delfs, Assistant PGA Professional, and the entire staff at Finkbine 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 [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|0 Comments