Tournament Preview (09/16/2023 – 09/22/2023)
- The Iowa PGA Pro-Scratch/Pro-Senior Scratch will take place on September 18 at Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, Iowa. Click here for more information.
- The River Ridge Junior 9-Hole will take place on September 16 at River Ridge Golf Course in Independence, Iowa. Click here for more information.
- The River Ridge Pee Wee will take place on September 16 at River Ridge Golf Course in Independence, Iowa. Click here for more information.
- Tuesday, September 19 is the last day to register for the Pro-Senior at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa. Click here to register.
- Riverside, Iowa – The Iowa PGA has selected Benjamin Blocklinger Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Isabella Boyle of Sioux City, Iowa as the 2023 Charlie Burkart Scholarship honorees by the Iowa PGA Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship committee. Click here for more on the winners.
- Riverside, Iowa – Erin Strieck, Iowa PGA Section President (2021- 2024) and PGA Director of Golf at Pinnacle Country Club has been named the 2023 Iowa PGA Golf Professional of the Year. The Golf Professional of the Year Award is the highest honor paid to an Iowa PGA Golf Professional. The honoree is chosen based on leadership abilities that stand above the rest, contributions made to their facility’s success, and excelling as an overall golf professional at the Iowa PGA Section level. Click here for more on Erin.
Class of 2023 Iowa PGA Award Winners
Golf Professional of the Year
Erin Strieck, Pinnacle Country Club
Assistant Professional of the Year
Melaine Tomzcuk, Davenport Country Club
Golf Executive of the Year
Matt Ruehling, Des Moines Golf & Country Club
Terry Anderson, Elks Country Club
Professional Development Award
JR Millar, Lake Bracken Country Club
Teacher of the Year
Bryan Haas, Lake House Sports
Player Development Award
Brian Johnson, Elmcrest Country Club
Youth Player Development Award
Nate Lubs, Golf Waterloo (Irv Warren Memorial GC, South Hills GC and Gates Park GC)
Deacon Palmer Award (New in 2021)
Grant Feilmann, Wakonda Club
Patriot Award of the Year
Carol Nitzschke-Henrich, Bright Grandview Golf Course
Private Merchandiser of the Year
Luke Donah, Cedar Rapids Country Club
Public Merchandiser of the Year
Ben Montgomery, Airport National Golf Course
Resort Merchandiser of the Year
John Schlaman, Eagle Ridge Golf Resort & Spa
Sales Representative of the Year
Jim Owens, Callaway Golf
Programs Offered by the Iowa PGA
Did you know the Iowa PGA offers these wonderful programs?
- Junior Golf Academy, Click here for more information.
- Swings With Kids, Click here for more information.
- Drive, Chip & Putt, Click here for more information.
- PGA Jr. League, Click here for more information.
Follow the Iowa PGA
For more information and schedule updates, fans can follow the Iowa PGA on Facebook (facebook.com/Iowapga), Twitter (@iowapga) and YouTube (youtube.com/iowapga). Fans can also get a behind the scenes look on Instagram (@iowapga).