Good luck Iowa PGA Professionals at Senior Professional National Championship!

National Qualifiers from left: John Bermel, Jeff Smith, Steve Hutton, Patrick Kilbride, & Monte Meyer (not pictured) The 2016 Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Mercede-Benz USA will be contested November 17-20 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Contestants will be competing on the Wanamaker Course. The top golfers from each of the 41 PGA Sections will be competing.   John Bermel of Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, Jeff Smith of Harvest Point GC, Steve Hutton of Geneva Golf & Country Club, Patrick Kilbride of Amana Colonies Golf Club, and Monte Meyer of South Hills Golf [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

John Valliere, Head PGA Pro at Glynns Creek Golf Course named 2016 Iowa PGA Golf Professional of the Year

The Iowa PGA Section Announces 2016 Special Award Winners The Iowa PGA Section recently announced the winners of the 2016 Iowa PGA Special Awards. These awards are held each year with nominees submitted by the Iowa PGA membership and selected by the Iowa PGA Awards Committee.  They recognize excellence in twelve areas of the PGA member’s profession. At the conclusion of the year’s tournament schedule, the Iowa PGA Section will also award a Player of the Year for four distinguished divisions, PGA, Senior PGA, Super Senior PGA and Assistant. A special luncheon sponsored by All Star Pro Golf will be [...]

By | September 27th, 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

2015 Iowa PGA Golf Skills Challenge Winners Honored at John Deere Classic

The Iowa PGA would like to give a special thanks to The John Deere Classic for their sponsorship of the Iowa PGA Golf Skills Challenge from 2010-2015. Winners from the 2015 Golf Skills Challenge were honored at the tournament's Wednesday Pro-Am event and got to meet Zach Johnson! Thank you Zach for meeting and greeting the kids and signing autographs! Each junior's quest to become the 2015 Iowa PGA Golf Skills Challenge Champion began earlier in the summer at one of the 40 local qualifiers throughout the Iowa PGA Section. Over 500 juniors participated in the local qualifiers across 10 different [...]

By | August 11th, 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 Cobra Puma Junior Cup Matches

Cobra Puma Junior Cup MatchesJune 4-5, 2016Spirit Hollow Golf Course - Burlington, IAThe 2nd Annual Cobra/Puma Junior Cup Matches were contested June 4-5, 2016 at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, IA. This competition hosted the Gateway PGA Junior Tour vs. the Iowa PGA Junior Tour in a Ryder Cup Style format. CLICK HERE FOR RESULTSThe 2016 Iowa Junior Tour Team will be comprised of players from the 2015 Player of the Year Point List. The top 3 players in the boys 16-18, girls 16-18, boys 14-15 and girls 14-15 as well as 2 players from the boys 12-13 division and [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Wins 2016 Iowa Cup Matches

Iowa PGA Honorary Captain Mike Hall (left) & IGA Honorary Captain John Peters (right) The 2016 Iowa Cup Matches were contested on April 27th and 28th at Blue Top Ridge at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, 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 Iowa PGA won this competition by a total score of 17.5 to 12.5.The top 20 Iowa PGA Professionals were comprised from the previous year’s Player of the Year Section point list. The 2016 Iowa PGA Player Captain [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

14th Annual Iowa PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am Presented By Cobra Puma Golf

The 14th Annual Iowa PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am Presented By Cobra Puma Golf was held February 15-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Three rounds were contested at three different golf courses; SouthShore 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 overall quota.  Each team is comprised [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

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:

By | 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 | February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments