The Iowa PGA Spring Junior and Pee Wee Open
Presented by the Principal Charity Classic
May 6-7, 2017
New for 2017, the Principal Charity Classic will be offering scholarships for juniors who may not be able to play in this event due to finances. Check back here on March 1 for an online form to submit for consideration of this scholarship.
Iowa PGA Junior Tour Major Point Event
The Iowa PGA is excited to announce a new event for the 2017 season – the Iowa PGA Spring Junior and Pee Wee Open presented by the Principal Charity Classic.
The Principal Charity Classic, the popular PGA TOUR Champions tournament hosted annually at historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines, has served as title sponsor of the Iowa Junior Tour since 2010.
This new junior event will take place May 6-7, 2017, at three golf courses in central Iowa.
Pee Wees will play on Sunday, May 7, only.
Round 1: Jester Park GC, Granger, IA (Junior Tour only)
Round 2: Bos Landen Golf Club, Pella (18-hole divisions)
Round 2 : Pella G & CC, Pella (9-hole divisions & Pee Wee Tour)
Results from the 2017 Iowa PGA Spring Junior and Pee Wee Open presented by the Principal Charity Classic will be submitted to Junior Golf Scoreboard for rankings, as well as to the AJGA for PBE Event and Stars consideration. The event must meet the minimum AJGA requirements in all age division for consideration.
In 2016, the Principal Charity Classic was named the PGA TOUR Champions Tournament of the Year. The event draws some of the biggest names in golf to Des Moines, including John Daly, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Davis Love III, Jesper Parnevik, Jay Haas, Kenny Perry, Tom Lehman, Fuzzy Zoeller, Fred Funk, Mark Calcavecchia, Scott McCarron and many more. Best of all, the tournament raises funds for Iowa children’s charities. Since 2007, the event has donated nearly $10 million to support Iowa kids.
The 2017 Principal Charity Classic dates are June 6-11, and tickets are available for purchase now at www.principalcharityclassic.com/tickets. As a reminder, kids 15 and under can attend for FREE each day of the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Non-Members eligible for membership will not be refunded if they register for this event as a non-member and decide to join membership after initial registration.
CLICK HERE to register for the Junior Event (18 and younger)
CLICK HERE to register for the Pee Wee Event (11 & under – caddies allowed)
Jester Park Golf Course opened on the Fourth of July in 1971 and has recently been awarded one of the Best Places to Play Golf according to Cityview. It is located just 30 minutes North of downtown Des Moines and is the perfect place to enjoy a round of golf, the beautiful countryside and an occasional glimpse of wildlife. Jester Park’s 18-hole regulation course will host round 1 for all Junior Tour divisions of the Principal Charity Classic Junior Open (No Pee Wees for round 1).
|Jester Park Golf Course, Granger, IA|
The 18-hole championship public course at Bos Landen Golf Club in Pella, Iowa located just 40 miles outside Des Moines, was designed by well-known architect Dick Phelps. It has been ranked as Iowa’s #1 Public Golf Course from 1997 to 2001 and was also ranked in the Top-75 Most Affordable Golf
Courses in the United States, all according to Golf Digest. Golf Digest also awarded Bos Landen with its “Four Star Place to Play – 2007.” Each hole features 5 sets of tees for players of all skill levels, ranging from 5,100 to 7,000 yards in length.
The course sits on 190 heavily wooded acres and features a wide variety of shot making holes. Bos Landen is a great test of skill to all players and the picturesque scenery with fantastic terrain and beautiful views. This course is more difficult to walk and play and all players need to be prepared before registering to play.
|Bos Landen Golf Club, Pella, IA|
The Pella Golf & Country Club is a 9-hole course found just off of Main Street. Mature trees, strategically placed sand traps, well-groomed watered fairway, maincured but not-so-easy sloping greens and many changes in elevation keep the course challenging, even for the more experienced golfer. The 9-hole course features 2,981 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Junior Tour 9-hole divisions and the Pee Wee Tour will play Pella G & CC on May 7, 2017.
|Pella Golf & Country Club, Pella, IA|