Iowa PGA Member David Schneider Joins PGA Board of Directors

New District 8 Director Will Represent the Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska PGA Sections PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2017) – David Schneider, PGA General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa, has joined the PGA Board of Directors as District 8 Director. Schneider was elected to the Board of Directors today at the 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Schneider will serve a three-year term, representing the Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska PGA Sections. A PGA Member since 1996, Schneider has a long history of volunteering his time, while serving in governance and leadership positions at the [...]

By | 2017-11-10T08:23:29+00:00 November 10th, 2017|0 Comments

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

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

Aaron Krueger, PGA Director of Golf at Wakonda Club named 2017 Iowa PGA Golf Professional of the Year

The Iowa PGA Section Announces 2017 Special Award Winners The Iowa PGA Section recently announced the winners of the 2017 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 | 2017-09-19T10:34:57+00:00 September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

2017 Cobra Puma Junior Cup Matches

Cobra Puma Junior Cup Matches June 3-4, 2017 Fox Run Golf Club - Eureka, MO The 3rd Annual Cobra/Puma Junior Cup Matches were contested June 3-4, 2017 at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, MO. This competition hosted the Gateway PGA Junior Tour vs. the Iowa PGA Junior Tour in a Ryder Cup Style format.  CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS The 2017 Iowa Junior Tour Team will be comprised of players from the 2016 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 [...]

By | 2017-06-05T15:07:41+00:00 June 3rd, 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

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 | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 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 | 2017-04-17T11:56:57+00:00 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 | 2017-04-17T11:56:57+00:00 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 | 2017-04-17T11:56:57+00:00 August 11th, 2016|0 Comments