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

Goodbye And Thank You For Your Friendship

Goodbye And Thank You For Your Friendship By Troy Christensen, Executive Director, Iowa PGA It is with sadness and joy that I write my last article for Iowa Golf Magazine.  I have accepted a new position within the technology industry, which will provide my family and me with some exciting opportunities and flexibility.  I have been employed by the Iowa PGA since 1998, when I was hired as junior golf Intern.  This was my first job out of college and fortunately for me, I was hired full time following my Internship.  Back in 1998, our office was responsible for managing [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 April 7th, 2017|1 Comment

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

Congratulations 2016 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 | 2017-04-17T11:56:56+00:00 October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Huge thanks to the Principal Charity Classic – Title Sponsor of the 2016 Iowa PGA Junior Tour

The Iowa PGA would like to give a big thanks to Jon Allaman and the Principal Charity Classic for their title sponsorship of the 2016 Iowa PGA Junior Tour! This is the seventh consecutive year that the Principal Charity Classic has been the title sponsor of the Junior Tour! They sponsored every Major, Ace, Eagle, and Birdie event this entire season. With support and sponsorship of corporations like the Principal Charity Classic, the Iowa Junior Tour continues to grow and be successful! This season we were able to offer more tournament opportunities than ever before! Thank you Principal Charity Classic for your [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:57+00:00 August 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Special Thanks to Junior Tour Supporting Sponsor Bushnell Golf

The Iowa PGA would like to thank Bushnell Golf for being a Supporting Sponsor of the 2016 Iowa PGA Junior Tour. Bushnell provided 20 NEO Ghost Rangefinders for all of our Major and Ace point events throughout the season. The rangefinders were won by juniors through various contests such as: closest to the pin, longest putt, closest to the line, etc. Some of the Major events that Bushnell sponsored include: The John Deere Classic Junior Open, the 41st Iowa Junior PGA Championship, the Mid Summer Classic, and the Junior Tour Championship.Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for [...]

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

Special Thanks to Junior Tour Supporting Sponsor General Mills

The Iowa PGA would like to thank General Mills for being a 2016 Supporting Sponsor of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. General Mills sponsored all Ace and Major point events by providing over 1,000 granola bars for the players this season. Some of the events that General Mills sponsored include: the Junior Tour Kick Off, John Deere Classic Junior Open, Iowa PGA Junior Championship, Mid Summer Classic, and the Junior Tour Championship.General Mills is one of the largest food companies in the world, marketing in more than 100 countries on six continents. About half of their 42,000 employees work outside the United States. [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:56:57+00:00 August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Special Thanks To Pee Wee Tour Sponsor Garb Inc.

The Iowa PGA would like to thank Garb Inc. for being the 2016 Presenting Sponsor of the Pee Wee Tour. Garb Inc Provided over 40 gift certificates to winners of all Pee Wee Ace events along with discounts for all Pee Wee Tour members. These Pee Wee Ace events include: Pee Wee Tour Kickoff at Pheasant Ridge GC, Pee Wee Team & Stroke Event at Edmundson GC, Pee Wee Mid Summer Classic at Echo Valley CC, Pee Wee Corridor Classic at Brown Deer GC, Pee Wee Tour Classic at Wildcat GC, Eastern Iowa Pee Wee at The Meadows GC, and the [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:00+00:00 July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Best of luck to the Iowa PGA Professionals competing in the 49th PGA Professional Championship

49th (2016) PGA Professional Championship The 49th (2016) PGA Professional Championship will be contested June 26-29, 2016 at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York. The championship last visited Turning Stone in 2006. The field is composed of representatives from 41 nationwide PGA Professional Section Championships. The total field consists of 312 players in which the top 20 finishers earn berths into the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey on July 25-31, 2016. The Iowa PGA wishes the best of luck to the following five Iowa PGA Section Members competing in the 41st PGA Professional Championship: Ryan McClintock (Davenport [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:05+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments