The Inaugural TaylorMade Adidas Ashworth East-West Team Event was held on Monday, July 14th at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown, Iowa. Forty-seven Iowa PGA Professionals competed in this fun event which was comprised of a unique team format.
Teams were formed based on an equal split of Section members by east/west geography of facility of employment. Team format consisted of 10 best balls gross, on each hole. Teams were not split evenly following deadline so it is an advantage for each team to have as many professionals competing as possible.
Individual PGA Open Division, Senior Division, and Super Senior Division were also conducted during this event.
The Team Division results ended in a dead even tie at 648 (-52). John Bermel, Head PGA Professional at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, won titles in both the PGA Open and PGA Senior Divisions. Jerry Johnson, Head PGA Professional at Elmwood Country Club, won the Super Senior Division.
The Iowa PGA would like to thank Jerry Johnson, Head PGA Professional, and the entire staff at Elmwood Country Club for hosting this tournament.
Also, a huge thanks to Mike Long of Adidas/Ashworth and Tod Puetz of TaylorMade for their sponsorship of this event. These gentlemen also sponsor the Annual Iowa PGA Las Vegas Pro-Am which is a huge hit among Iowa PGA Members and Apprentices.
Also, special thanks to PGA Tour as Presenting Sponsor of this tournament as well.