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  • Tournament Preview (04/21/18 – 04/23/18)

    Upcoming Iowa PGA Tournaments
    • The Iowa PGA Pro-Assistant / Pro-Pro will be the first professional event of the 2018 season. The tournament takes place Monday, April 23 at Briarwood Golf Club. The shotgun start event will begin at 10 a.m.
    • The Pro-Assistant / Pro-Pro event is a team event only. There is no individual event associated with this tournament. 
    • Click here for tournament information and pairings.
    Upcoming Iowa PGA Junior/Pee Wee Tournaments
    • The Iowa PGA Junior & Pee Wee Spring Series #1 is Saturday, April 21 at Terrace Hills Golf Course. All groups are teeing off the first tee, with the first Junior group teeing off at 10 a.m.
    • The Junior boys 12-18 age division and the Junior girls 14-18 age division are playing 18 holes, while all other Junior age divisions will be playing nine holes.
    • The Pee Wee groups will follow the last Junior group off of No.1. The first group will tee off at 12:45 p.m. The boys and girls 8-11 age divisions will play nine holes, while the boys and girls 7 & under age divisions will play six hole
    • Click here for complete pairings, tee times and general tournament information. 
    Future Deadlines
    • Tuesday, April 24 is the last day to register for the Mizuno Golf 36-Hole Classic at TPC Deere Run. Click here to register. 
    • The Iowa Cup Matches is the next event after the 36-Hole Classic. This Ryder Cup format tournament will be held at Spirit Hollow Golf Course on May 2-3. This annual competition features the top Iowa PGA Professionals against the top Iowa Golf Association Amateurs.  
    • The IAPGA Spring Junior Open and Spring Pee Wee Open will be held on April 28-29. Registration for these events close on Monday, April 24 for the Juniors and Tuesday, April 25 at 11:59 p.m. for the Pee Wees. Click here to register.
    • The Spirit Hollow Junior Classic is coming up. This two-day event will be held at Spirit Hollow Golf Course on May 5-6. Registration for this tournament opens Tuesday, May 1.  
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  • Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series #1 Pairings Announced

    Riverside, IA – The pairings and tee times for the Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series #1 event, which takes place on Saturday, April 21 at Terrace Hills Golf Course, are now available on the Junior and Pee Wee tournament information pages. 

    All groups for the Junior Spring Series #1 will go off the first tee, with the first group teeing off at 10:00 a.m. The boys 12-18 and girls 14-18 age groups will play 18 holes, while all other age divisions will play nine holes. For a complete listing of tee times and pairings, and general tournament information, participants should visit the Junior Spring Series #1 tournament information page.  

    The Pee Wee Spring Series #1 groups will also go off the first tee. The first group will tee off at 12:45 p.m. following the last Junior group of the day. The boys and girls 8-11 age divisions will play nine holes, while the boys and girls 7 & under age divisions will play six holes. Modified, shorten tees will be set for most Pee Wee Divisions. For a complete listing of tee times and pairings, and general tournament information, participants should visit the Pee Wee Spring Series #1 tournament information page.  

    To keep up with all the Iowa PGA’s news and updates please visit IowaPGA.com or our all new IowaPGAJuniorGolf.com, and follow us Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
     
  • Iowa PGA Junior/Pee Wee Spring Series #1 Rescheduled

    Riverside, IA – Due to the forecasted weather (high of 48 in the early morning, with falling temperatures and rain) the Iowa PGA has decided to reschedule the Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series #1. The event will now be held on Saturday, April 21 at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona, IA. 

    All start times and tournament details will remain the same and can be viewed on the tournament information pages (Junior Spring Series #1 TIP | Pee Wee Spring Series #1 TIP). The event registration has been re-opened and will remain open until Tuesday, April 17 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to register. If this date no longer works for participants, please contact the Iowa PGA office to receive your refund. 

    To keep up with all the Iowa PGA’s news and updates please visit IowaPGA.com or visit the all new IowaPGAJuniorGolf.com website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Iowa PGA Spring Tournaments Update

    Riverside, IA – The Iowa PGA has three events coming up this weekend and into Monday. The Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series #1 is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona, IA. The Junior-Senior Draw is set to take place on Monday, April 16 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny, IA.
     
    At this time, the Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series #1 are still scheduled to be played on Saturday, April 14. The Iowa PGA is monitoring the weather conditions and will reevaluate the conditions tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. If deemed necessary, the Iowa PGA will cancel the event and work to reschedule it. 

    The pairings and tee times for the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series #1 are listed on the tournament information page. The Pee Wee Spring Series #1 pairings and tee times are also list on its tournament information page (TIP) and can be viewed by clicking here. Along with pairings and tee times, participants can find general information about the tournaments and the schedule of events on the TIP.  

    The Junior-Senior Draw is still expected to play on Monday, April 16 at Otter Creek Golf Course. The Iowa PGA will continue to monitor the weather throughout the weekend. For the time being, the Iowa PGA is proceeding as if the Junior-Senior Draw will be played as normal. Updates will be provided once final decisions have been made. 

    To keep up with all the Iowa PGA’s news and updates please visit IowaPGA.com or our all new IowaPGAJuniorGolf.com, and follow us FacebookTwitter and Instagram
       
  • Team No. 4 Wins 2018 Las Vegas Pro-Am

    Las Vegas - John Panek of Davenport Country Club and his team of Eric Langan, Tate Featherstone, Pat Wood, and Pete Stopulos clinched the 2018 Las Vegas Pro-Am today at the Dragon Ridge Country Club. The team tallied -10 quota points in round three for a tournament total of 18 quota points.

    Team No. 18, Tanner Megal, PGA, Jordan Caviness, Justin Sloan, Ryan Phelan, and John Fischer, finished in second place after a third round 12.75 quota points for a total of 3.25 quota points.

    Team No. 19 (Chad Callan, PGA, Mike Long, Anthony Long, TJ Lynch, and Tod Puetz) came in third with -1 quota points. The team recorded 7 quota points in the final round. Fourth place was secured by team No. 12 (Curt Schnell, PGA, Gary Steigh, Jim Hauer, Mike Lamb, and Ron Coe).

    Team No. 12 registered 11.5 quota points in round three for a tournament total of -3.5. Team No. 20 comprised of Chris Black, PGA, Adam Harrington, Bruce Neeley, Travis Hartman, and Chris Beatty rounded out the top five. The team finished with -4 quota points after tailing 16 quota points in the final round.

    Team Nos. 5, 17, 15, and 20 were the third round winners. Team five, Monte Meyer, PGA, Drew Choplick, Jeff Krager, Gabe Wychoff, and Greg Vandersee, finished the third round with 20.75 quota points, giving them first place of the final round.

    The Iowa PGA would like to thank all the Professionals, Amateurs, golf courses and sponsors for helping put on another successful Las Vegas Pro-Am.
  • Greg Mason Named Executive Director

    A Selection Committee was formed to determine the steps needed in hiring our next Executive Director of the Iowa PGA Section.  With Thomas Hutton’s departure, the process to find his replacement became an immediate priority.  Having just conducted a full, national search this past Spring, we knew the candidates that were available and what qualifications these candidates needed to possess to become our next Executive Director. 

    Monday, our Selection Committee met at Riverside to conduct a full interview with a candidate for this position.  This candidate was strongly considered in this Spring’s search and his experiences, talents and passions are well known.  Following this interview, it was abundantly clear we had just met with the best person for our position.

    It is my pleasure and honor to announce that Greg Mason, PGA Head Professional from Spirit Hollow Golf Course has accepted the offer to become the next Executive Director of the Iowa PGA Section.  Greg is a Past President of the Iowa PGA Section, has served on several national committees and most recently was appointed by PGA President Paul Levy to the PGA Board of Control.  He is more than ready for this position and we could not be more excited to welcome Greg to the staff of the Iowa PGA Section.   

    Greg commented, “Thank you for this honor to continue serving the Iowa Section as your Executive Director.  I look forward to working in collaboration with our current, past and future leaders along with our talented and motivated staff to take the Iowa PGA to continued greater heights.”

    Greg will begin on January 15th.  Thomas Hutton will stay on through the week of January 8th and has graciously offered to assist in any way possible.  We appreciate Thomas’ support during this process and his willingness to help Greg through this transition. 

    Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions that you may have regarding this process, the transition or any other Iowa PGA Section related topics.  I am always available.

    In closing, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Selection Committee for their hard work, immediate response and due diligence in this process.  The Selection Committee was Matt Sherlock, Erin Strieck, John Valliere, Steve Hutton, Tess Goudy and myself. I would also like to thank both Doug Turner and Cory Fletcher, PGA Career Consultants, for their assistance in this process.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Sincerely,

    Aaron Krueger, PGA
    Iowa PGA Section President

    aaronk@wakondaclub.com
  • David Schneider Joins PGA Board of Directors

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Nov. 3, 2017) David Schneider, PGA General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa, has joined the PGA Board of Directors as District 8 Director. Schneider was elected to the Board of Directors today at the 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Schneider will serve a three-year term, representing the Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska PGA Sections. A PGA Member since 1996, Schneider has a long history of volunteering his time, while serving in governance and leadership positions at the Section level. Currently, he is the Honorary President of the Iowa PGA Section. Schneider first assumed his leadership position as an Officer at the Section level in 2008, where he served as Secretary, followed by stints as Vice President and President. It is a tremendous honor to represent District 8, including the Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska Sections, said Schneider. I'm very passionate about assisting and growing the game, while serving the PGA Member. It is an incredible feeling to follow in the footsteps of the District 8 Directors who have served before me, such as Jeff Smith, Chris Thompson and Jeff Drimel. Prior to his current position at Wakonda Club, which he began in 2005, Schneider worked in several capacities at prominent facilities across the country, highlighted by roles as the PGA Head Golf Professional at Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort in Galena, Illinois and Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; General Manager at Legend Trail Golf Club in Scottsdale; Director of Golf Operations at Waikoloa Beach Resort in Hawaii; and Ventana Golf & Racquet Club in Tucson, Arizona. Recognizing the importance of lifelong learning and education in order to stay ahead of the increasing demands of the industry, Schneider achieved Certified Club Manager (CCM) status with the Club Managers Association of America in 2016. He also has his sights on obtaining his Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation. Schneider, who graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where he competed on the golf team, resides in Des Moines with his wife, Deb, and three children, Nic, Nathan and Colin. The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association's President, Vice President, Secretary, Honorary President and 17 Directors. The Directors include representatives from each of the PGA's 14 Districts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter, and find us on Facebook. Contact: Jamie Carbone PGA of America 561/624-8446 jcarbone@pgahq.com

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