Team No. 4 Wins 2018 Las Vegas Pro-Am

Las Vegas – John Panek of Davenport Country Club and his team of Eric Langan, Tate Featherstone, Pat Wood, and Pete Stopulos clinched the 2018 Las Vegas Pro-Am today at the Dragon Ridge Country Club. The team tallied -10 quota points in round three for a tournament total of 18 quota points.   Team No. 18, Tanner Megal, PGA, Jordan Caviness, Justin Sloan, Ryan Phelan, and John Fischer, finished in second place after a third round 12.75 quota points for a total of 3.25 quota points. Team No. 19 (Chad Callan, PGA, Mike Long, Anthony Long, TJ Lynch, and Tod [...]

By | 2018-02-21T21:36:34+00:00 February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Team No. 4 Sits in First Place Heading into Final Round at the 2018 Las Vegas Pro-Am

Las Vegas – Team No. 4 made up of John Panek, PGA, Eric Langan, Tate Featherstone, Pat Wood, and Pete Stopulos took over first place in the Las Vegas Pro-Am following a round two of 44 quota points for a tournament total, 28 quota points. Team No. 19 (Chad Callan, PGA, Mike Long, Anthony Long, TJ Lynch, and Tod Puetz) is in second place after recording 12 quota points at the Southern Highlands Golf Club in round two for a total quota of -8 points. Tanner Megal’s team, comprised off Jordan Caviness, Justin Sloan, Ryan Phelan, and John Fischer remain [...]

By | 2018-02-20T21:41:36+00:00 February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

3rd Iowa Golf Summit set for March 5th

The 3rd Iowa Golf Summit will be held on Monday, March 5th at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona, Iowa. The event is sponsored by Standard Golf and Miller & Son’s Golf Cars, and will feature presentations from keynote speaker, MindGym, Thomas Pagel, Mischia Wright, and J.D. Drimel. The Iowa Golf Summit is co-hosted by the Iowa Golf Association, Iowa PGA Section, and Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association. MindGym, the keynote speaker, is a global company that specializes in “psychological-based organizational transformation.” They will focus their talk on “transforming leadership and becoming a real team” in a fun and entertaining [...]

By | 2018-01-12T14:52:13+00:00 January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

PGA of America Names Jeff Drimel, PGA New Career Consultant

PGA Career Services is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff “JD” Drimel, PGA to join the team totaling 18 Career Consultants, serving PGA Members and employers nationwide. Drimel will serve the Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota PGA Sections, which also includes North Dakota and South Dakota. He will join the other 17 field consultants across the country, to forge stronger relationships through the overall smaller geographic territories that each Consultant manages. A PGA Member since 1987, Drimel recently completed his term on the PGA Board of Directors as District 8 Director. Drimel was also President of the Minnesota PGA Section. [...]

By | 2018-01-10T09:36:02+00:00 January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Greg Mason Named Executive Director

A Selection Committee was formed to determine the steps needed in hiring our next Executive Director of the Iowa PGA Section.  With Thomas Hutton’s departure, the process to find his replacement became an immediate priority.  Having just conducted a full, national search this past Spring, we knew the candidates that were available and what qualifications these candidates needed to possess to become our next Executive Director.  Monday, our Selection Committee met at Riverside to conduct a full interview with a candidate for this position.  This candidate was strongly considered in this Spring’s search and his experiences, talents and passions are [...]

By | 2017-12-20T13:31:34+00:00 December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

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