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2017 Principal Charity Classic Qualifier Results

The 2017 Principal Charity Classic Pre and Open Qualifiers were held on Thursday, June 1st at Tournament Club of Iowa and Tuesday, June 6th at Glen Oaks Country Club. Twenty-six men competed in the Pre-Qualifier on Thursday and twenty-six competed in the Open Qualifier on Tuesday, where four players will advanced to the Principal Charity Classic to be held at Wakonda Club in Des Moines on June 9th - 11th. The Iowa PGA would like to thank Edward Dennis, PGA General Manager, Jim Webb, Head PGA Professional, and Jonathan Hungerford, Superintendent, for hosting the Pre-Qualifier. Special thanks to Steven Watt, PGA Golf Director, [...]

By | 2017-06-06T15:29:31+00:00 June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

5th Annual NB Golf Cars/M&M Golf Cars Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am

The 5th Annual NB Golf Cars / M&M Golf Cars Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am Presented by National Car Rental and Iowa Golf Association was held at Wakonda Club on Monday, May 22nd, 2017.  This event was scheduled as a double shotgun with eighteen teams in the morning shotgun and thirty-three teams competing in the afternoon shotgun. Teams were comprised of one professional and three amateurs. The format for the event was based on a team quota point system. The overall team winner was the team that accumulated the most points above their total quota. There was also an individual Open, Senior, [...]

By | 2017-05-24T14:44:58+00:00 May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Assistant Pro-Pro Results

The 2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Assistant / Pro-Pro was contested at Amana Colonies Golf Club in Amana, Iowa on Monday, May 8th. Fifty-one Iowa PGA Professionals competed in this tournament which consisted of two team events. The format for this tournament was Four-Ball Stroke Play (1 Best Ball of 2 Gross) with no individual division.  Golfers had the opportunity to play in the Pro-Assistant Division, Pro-Pro Division, or both.  For those who played in the Pro-Assistant, the top ranking professional teamed up with his/her assistant(s) from the same facility.  The Pro-Pro division was open to any Iowa PGA Members who wanted to [...]

By | 2017-05-08T11:12:43+00:00 May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa Cup Matches

The 2017 Iowa Cup Matches were contested on April 27th and 28th at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny, Iowa.  The top twenty available Iowa PGA Professionals competed against the top twenty available Iowa Golf Association amateurs in a Ryder Cup style format. The top 20 Iowa PGA Professionals were comprised from the previous year’s Player of the Year Section point list. The 2017 Iowa PGA Player Captain is Darin Fisher, Head PGA Professional at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake in Moravia, Iowa.  The Iowa PGA Honorary Captain is Gale Gilbert, PGA Life Member from Ankeny, Iowa.   Fisher earned player captain [...]

By | 2017-04-28T09:00:24+00:00 April 27th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 TaylorMade-Adidas East West Team Results

The TaylorMade-Adidas East-West Team Event was held on Monday, April 24th at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Forty-two Iowa PGA Professionals competed in this fun event which was comprised of a unique team format. Teams were formed based on an equal split of Section members by east/west geography of facility of employment.  Team format consisted of 10 best balls gross, on each hole.  Teams were not split evenly following deadline so it is an advantage for each team to have as many professionals competing as possible. Individual PGA Open Division, Senior Division, and Super Senior Division were [...]

By | 2017-04-24T16:13:20+00:00 April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Iowa PGA Spring All Pro Presented by PGA Tour

The 2017 Iowa PGA Spring All Pro Stableford was held on Monday, April 17th at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville, Iowa.  Forty-one Iowa PGA professionals competed in this 18-hole Individual Stableford. Point scale was based on 1 point for bogey, 2 points for par, 4 points for birdie, 8 points for eagle, and 12 points for double eagle/hole-in-one. Divisions consisted of PGA Open Division, Senior Division, and Super Senior Division. The Iowa PGA would like to thank Host PGA Professionals Sean McCarty and Brian Wernimont for their support in hosting. This fun individual format is considered a minor point [...]

By | 2017-04-18T11:53:52+00:00 April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Pro-Select Results Presented by PGA Tour

The 2017 Iowa PGA Pro-Select was held on Monday, April 10th at St. Andrews Golf Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Forty Iowa PGA professionals competed in this 27-hole team event which was comprised of 9-Hole Scramble, 9-Hole Four-Ball, and 9-Hole Foursome. The Iowa PGA would like to thank Host PGA Professionals Todd Schultz, Mike Hall, Kevin Flanagan, and the entire staff at St. Andrews for their support in hosting. This fun team format is not considered a Player of the Year tournament on the Iowa PGA schedule.  All players who participated in this tournament received 10 Player of the Year points that will [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

15th Annual Iowa PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am

The 15th Annual Iowa PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am  was held February 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Supporting sponsors of the event are Sunice and Taylormade Golf. Three rounds were contested at three different golf courses; Reflection Bay Golf Club, Southern Highlands Golf Club, and Dragon Ridge Country Club. The format for the event is a quota system which adjusts following each round based on each player’s score.  The overall team winner is the team that accumulates the most points above their total quota.  If no team exceeds their quota, then the winners will be the team that is closest to achieving their [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Steve Hutton is the 2016 Iowa Senior PGA Player of the Year!

Steve Hutton, Head PGA Professional at Geneva Golf & Country Club, is the 2016 Iowa Senior PGA Player of the Year.  The Senior PGA Player of the Year race was very close with the 2016 Senior PGA Professional National Championship determining the winner and runner-up, which was Jeff Smith of Harvest Point Golf Course.  Steve played in 21 Iowa PGA Section events in 2016, with 4 first place finishes. He won the Senior Division at the National Car Rental Pro-Am #2 at Tournament Club of Iowa, the Cutter & Buck Iowa PGA Pro-Assistant/Pro-Pro event at Geneva Golf & Country Club, [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

2016 Iowa PGA Omega Player of the Year Results

Special thanks to OMEGA for their season-long sponsorship of this event and for contributing $10,000 to the purse! Payouts for the Iowa PGA OMEGA Player of the Year are based on participation in each POY category in the previous year. Players can earn money in multiple divisions. Keep in mind that they are paying separate entry fees to compete in different divisions at IPGA Tournaments. PGA POY: Payout Top 25 - Senior POY: Payout Top 8 - Super Senior POY: Payout Top 2 CLICK HERE to view the 2016 Iowa PGA OMEGA Player of the Year Final Payout

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 November 21st, 2016|0 Comments