Golf has $817 million impact in Iowa

The Iowa Golf Council, which is a partnership of the Iowa Golf Association, Iowa Section PGA & Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association, recently commissioned a study on the economic impact of golf in the state of Iowa. The study, which began in late 2016 using 2015 data, was completed in early 2017 and found that golf in Iowa has an economic impact of $817.5 million.  The game employs 11,435 individuals amounting to $280.2 million in compensation and accounted for $72 million in state and local taxes.  You can view the entire Economic Impact Report here. This study shows how big [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Ken Schall, PGA Owner/Operator of the Ken Schall Golf Performance Studio

Monday, March 6, 2017 Ken Schall is the PGA Owner/Operator of the Ken Schall Golf Performance Studio, in West Des Moines, Iowa.   ken@kenschallgolf.com   Comment Ken Schall: Create Year-Round Golfing Opportunities You don't have to live in the south to have a successful golf business these days. In Iowa, playing golf outdoors is not always a viable option. I thought of a way to maximize my golf instruction, custom clubfitting, and club sales business year-round. In early 2015, I opened the Ken Schall Golf Performance Studio and have been able to serve golfers in my PGA Section 12 months [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Five Elected to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame “Class of 2017”

The Iowa Golf Association is pleased to announce the election of five new members to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. John Ausen of Urbandale, Rick Brown of Pleasant Hill, Jerry Smith of Scottsdale, AZ, Emil Roewert (deceased) and Brad Schuchat of Lakewood Ranch, FL will be inducted as the “Class of 2017” at a date to be determined. 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 74. Emil Roewert Emil Roewert spent over 60 years as a PGA golf [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Steve Hutton Selected to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team

Steve Hutton Selected to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team We are excited to announce that one of our Iowa PGA Section members Steve Hutton has been selected to the Global Golf Post All-Pro Team which recognizes the most outstanding competitive performances of PGA Professionals across the country.  This is the third year honoring the accomplishments of PGA Professionals and the 55 men on the First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention lists.  Global Golf Post, the leading digital golf magazine in the world, unveiled its third annual PGA of America All-Pro Teams in this week's issue. The 55 players, [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

2016 National Car Rental Iowa PGA Assistant Section Championship Results

The 2016 National Car Rental Iowa PGA Assistant Championship supported by Cleveland/Srixon was held at Spirit Hollow GC in Burlington, Iowa on September 6-7.  Twenty Iowa PGA Assistant Golf Professionals participated in this event which is a major point event on the Iowa PGA schedule. Congratulations to  Champion Eric Wolfe, Assistant PGA Pro at Thunder Hills Country Club who win his second consecutive Assistant's Championship. Also congrats to Runner-Up Tyler Christians, Assistant Pro at Brown Deer Golf Club. Both gentlemen will qualify for the 40th National Car Rental PGA Assistant Championship. Alternates for the tournament will be Evan Broderson, Brian Wernimont, and Adam [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier hosted at Warrior Run Golf Course

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt LocalAugust 7th, 2016Warrior Run Golf Course - Norwalk, IAWarrior Run  Golf Course hosted the fifth local qualifier for the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, sponsored by USGA, the Masters Foundation, and the PGA of America. The is the first step in the National championship - winners from the local events will compete in the sub-regional. The top players from the sub-regional will advance to the regional event at Chaska, MN in September. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting off the Masters weekend in April 2017! Over [...]

By | August 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Congratulations Nicholas Higgins – 2016 Burkart Winner!

Congratulations to Nicholas Higgins!2016 Charlie Burkart Scholarship Recipient! Nick grew up in Fairfield, IA and attended Fairfield High School where he played golf and placing 7th place at state, First Team All-State, Second Team All-State, and 2-time Southeast Conference individual champion. Beginning in the fall of 2016, he will attend Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Florida where he plans to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in PGA Golf Management. Nick was also an active member of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. Congratulations again Nick!The Iowa Section of the PGA annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Drive, Chip & Putt Local Qualifier hosted at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course

Iowa PGA Drive, Chip & Putt LocalJuly 29, 2016Pheasant Ridge Golf Course - Cedar Falls, IAPheasant Ridge Golf Course hosted the fourth local qualifier for the National Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, sponsored by USGA, the Masters Foundation, and the PGA of America. The is the first step in the National championship - winners from the local events will compete in the sub-regional. The top players from the sub-regional will advance to the regional event at Chaska, MN in September. Then, the winners from each division at the regional event will compete for the Championship at Augusta National starting off the Masters weekend in April 2017! Over [...]

By | July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

July 8, 2016 – Junior Tour Classic at Indian Creek

Iowa Junior TourSponsored byThe Principal Charity Classic                               Junior Tour Classic at Indian Creek     Indian Creek Country Club   Nevada, IA     July 8, 2016The Junior Classic at Indian Creek took place at Indian Creek Country Club in Nevada, IA on July 8, 2016. This was another Ace point event on the junior tour schedule and there were over 60 juniors that participated!The Iowa PGA would like to thank The Principal Charity Classic for being the title sponsor of the junior tour for the 7th consecutive year. We [...]

By | July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

June 30, 2016 – 41st PGA Junior Qualifier at Glynns Creek

Junior PGA Championship41st PGA Junior Qualifier  Glynns Creek Golf Course                                  Long Grove, IAJune 30, 2016This was one of seven local qualifiers to advance on to the section championship at Ames G&CC. One boy and one girl from the 16-18 divisions will advance on from the section championship to the National PGA Junior Championship at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, RI.The Iowa PGA would like to thank Head PGA Professional John Valliere and the entire staff at Glynns Creek for their support in hosting this qualifier!2016 PGA Junior Qualifier ResultsBoys 16-18Boys 14-15Boys 12-13Boys 11 & UnderGirls 16-18Girls 14-15Girls 13 & Under  

By | June 30th, 2016|0 Comments