48th PGA Professional National Championship presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz & OMEGA

The 48th PGA Professional National Championship, presented by Club Car, Mercedes-Benz & OMEGA, will begin this Sunday, June 28th, at The Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. The Championship will run from June 28 through July 1, with the low 20 players earning a spot in the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin on August 10th-16th.  This National Championship is truly an annual showcase for the best players among the PGA of America’s membership. More than 3,900 PGA Professionals attempted to earn a berth through their respective Section Championships last fall. The resulting 312-player field represents all [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:21+00:00 June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 Prairie Cup Sponsored By All Star Pro Golf & Prairie Band Casino and Resort

Chad Callan & Dave Ranney Win Prairie Cup! The 2015 Prairie Cup Sponsored by All Star Pro Golf and Prairie Band Casino and Resort was held at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kansas, April 6-8. This event was a two day tournament with Round 1 held Tuesday April 7th, and Round 2 held Wednesday April 8th. District 7 will face-off against District 8 at a chance to win The Prairie Cup. The first round was a Scramble format held Tuesday morning, with an optional 9 hole Alternate-Shot Shootout in the evening. Followed by a Best Ball format Wednesday morning [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:26+00:00 April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

Two PGA Members Elected to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame “Class of 2015”

March 16, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE IOWA GOLF ASSOCIATION:  The Iowa Golf Association is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. Curt Schnell of Spirit Lake and Brad Gregory of Waterloo now living in Chandler, AZ, will be inducted as the “Class of 2015” on the evening of Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Details of the site and times for the induction will be announced soon. This induction will raise the total membership in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame to 68. Brad Gregory started his PGA Professional career in [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:26+00:00 March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Iowa PGA Section promotion and new hire

The Iowa PGA is excited to announce that Zach Hester has been promoted to Tournament Director for the Iowa PGA Section.  Zach started with the Iowa PGA as the Junior Golf Intern in 2013 and then quickly transitioned to the Junior Golf Manager role.  Zach is from the Cedar Valley area, attending Cedar Falls High School and the University of Northern Iowa where he received a Marketing bachelor's degree from the the School of Business.    Brett Shaeffer has been hired in the Junior Golf Manager position.  Brett also started as an Iowa PGA Junior Golf Intern working the summers [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 December 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Dave Ranney of Lamoni is the Iowa PGA Senior Player of the Year!

Dave Ranney, PGA Head Professional at Lamoni G & CC is the 2014 Iowa PGA Senior PGA Player of the Year.  The Senior PGA Player Of the Year race was VERY, VERY close with only 1 point separating the winner and runner-up, which was Kevin DeNike of Blue Top Ridge.  Dave and 3 other contenders for the title, Kevin DeNike, Joe Butler and Jeff Smith, all participated in the PGA Senior PNC last week in Florida.  Bonus points are awarded for this National Championship and play by the four qualifiers could have affected the outcome.  Dave continued great play and [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 November 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Good luck Iowa PGA Professionals at Senior Professional National Championship!

From left to right: Jeff Smith, Harvest Point GC, Kevin DeNike, Blue Top Ridge, Joe Butler, Burlington GC and Dave Ranney, Lamoni G & CC. The 2014 Senior PGA Professional Championship Presented by Mercede-Benz will be contested November 13-16 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Contestants will be competing on the Wanamaker and Ryder courses.  The top golfers from each of the 41 PGA Sections will be competing.   Kevin DeNike of Blue Top Ridge, Jeff Smith of Harvest Point GC, Joe Butler of Burlington GC and Dave Ranney of Lamoni G & CC all [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 November 12th, 2014|3 Comments

Ryan McClintock of Bettendorf, IA is 2014 Assistant Iowa PGA Player of the Year

Ryan McClintock from Bettendorf, IA representing Davenport Country Club continued to dominate the Assistant Division for the Iowa PGA earning another Player of the Year title in 2014. He was also the Assistant Player of the year in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was runner-up in 2010. He captured titles at the Team All Pro at Edmundson GC, the Regional event at TPC Deere Run, the National Rental Car Pro-Am #1 held at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake and the Harris Golf Cars Pro-Facility held at Tournament Club of Iowa. He also finished first at the National Car Rental [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 November 6th, 2014|2 Comments

Jay Giannetto named IGA Professional of the Year

Congratulations to Jay Giannetto, PGA Head Professional at Ames Golf & Country Club on being named by the Iowa Golf Association as their PGA Professional of the Year.  The following information was provided at the IGA web site, for complete list of winners and release CLICK HERE.   Jay does an excellent job of working with members at the Ames Golf and Country Club to grow interest and enjoyment in the game. He uses SNAG (Starting New at Golf) equipment regularly to have fun while teaching fundamentals. His commitment includes a willingness to wear a full-body Velcro suit and serve [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Good Luck Team Iowa at PGA Junior Golf League Championship

Congratulations to Team Iowa and good luck at the PGA Junior Golf League Championship being held October 23-26 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia.  Eight regional team champions from across the nation will compete for the title.  Team Iowa includes junior golfers from Brooks GC, Emerald Hills GC, Spencer G & CC and The Ridge GC.  The PGA of America and League Golf of Norcross, Ga., partnered to create PGA Junior League Golf in 2012. One of the most innovative programs introduced by a major sport, PGA Junior League Golf gives boys and girls 13 and under the opportunity to [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Congratulations 2014 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 for 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,   and a Low Scoring Average recipient.  The Iowa PGA [...]

By | 2017-04-17T11:57:27+00:00 October 16th, 2014|0 Comments