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  • Apply Today for the Iowa PGA Section Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship Application

    Apply Today for the Iowa PGA Section Foundation Charlie Burkart Scholarship Application
     
    Riverside, Iowa – The Iowa PGA Foundation annually awards a college scholarship in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 49 years and Head PGA Professional at the Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids for 42 years. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in furthering their education. At least on high school graduate will be the 2021 Scholarship recipient in the amount of $1,500 per year for four years. Other previously graduated applicants will be reviewed with additional scholarships awarded when possible.
     
    Any graduating high school senior or previous graduate residing within the boundaries of the Iowa PGA Section and the State of Iowa is eligible to apply. The Iowa PGA Section is bounded on the west by U.S. Highway 71 and includes an area of Western Illinois from a point north of Quincy, east to near Springfield and directly north. It includes the major cities of Monmouth, Macomb, Galesburg, Moline, Rock Island, Kewanee and Galena. It does not include the cities of Freeport, Springfield or Quincy.
     
    Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest and activity in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, leadership skills/community involvement, then on their academic/professional ability and financial need.
     
    The Iowa PGA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Charlie Burkart Scholarship. Applicants must complete the application and mail to the scholarship committee prior to June 18, 2021. Applications can be mailed to Iowa PGA Section, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA 52327. Cal 319-648-0026 with any questions.

    Click here, to apply for the 2021 Charlie Burkart Scholarship.
    Click here, for more information on the applications and past winners.
     
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    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).
     
  • Tournament Preview (04/10/2021 – 04/16/2021)

    Tournament Preview (04/10/2021 – 04/16/2021)

    Upcoming Tournaments

    • The Iowa Spring Meeting & Pro-Pro will take place on April 12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at Elmcrest Country Club. Click here, for more information.

     
    Future Deadlines

    • Tuesday, April 13 is the last day to register for the 36 Hole Classic at Frye Lake and Pinnacle Country Club. Click here to register.
    • Wednesday, April 14 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series at Grandview Golf Course. Click here to register.
    • Wednesday, April 14 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Pee Wee Spring Series at Grandview Golf Course. Click here to register.

     
    Special Announcements

    • Dillon Baker of Airport National Public Golf Complex and Zach Steffen of Waveland Golf Course win the Pro-Pro #1, Monday, April 5 at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake. Baker and Steffen turned in 10-under-par 62 to capture the win.
    • Special thank you to all the Juniors who were on the Virtual Junior Golf Seminar on Tuesday, April 7, with speakers Dr. Rick Jensen, Hailey Bermel, Hannah Bermel and Tripp Kinney. Thank you to Sarah Bidney, PGA and Tess Goudy, PGA for setting up our second Virtual Junior Golf Seminar. Click here, for the video.
    • Mateo Rascon competed in the National Drive, Chip & Putt on Sunday, April 4 at Augusta National.
    • The 2021 Spring Issue, Iowa PGA Digital Magazine is now available for your viewing pleasures. Hall of Famers, Drive, Chip & Putt, Iowa PGA Schedule & Iowa PGA Junior & Pee Wee Tour Schedule. Click here, for the Spring Issue.
    • The Iowa PGA Golf Pass has a couple savings for you of your purchase. spring2021 to save $5 or look in our Spring Magazine to save $10 off your Golf Pass Purchase. Click here, for the Spring Issue.


    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).

  • Tournament Preview (04/03/2021 – 04/09/2021)

     

    Tournament Preview (04/03/2021 – 04/09/2021)

    Upcoming Tournaments

    • The Iowa PGA Pro-Pro #1 will take place on April 5 in Moravia, Iowa at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake. Click here, for more information.
    • ​The Iowa PGA Virtual Junior Seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm. Click here, for more information and registration.


    Special Announcements
    Mateo Rascon of Burlington, Iowa is competing this coming weekend at Augusta National for the Drive, Chip & Putt competition. During the pandemic Rascon made sure to work hard preparing for April 4, 2021. This event was planned to be played last year but due to the pandemic it was postponed til this year. He will be competing with other young golfers around the country on the Golf Channel. Good Luck Mateo!

    Thank you to those PGA Professionals and Associates who attended the 2021 DCP-PGA Jr League Seminar at Waveland Golf Club in Des Moines, Iowa.
     
    Future Deadlines

    • Tuesday, April 6 is the last day to register for the Spring Meeting & Pro-Pro at Elmcrest Country Club. Click here to register.

    We look forward to seeing everyone at the Spring Meeting & Pro-Pro in Cedar Rapids at Elmcrest Country Club. Be sure to sign up before the deadline.

    • Wednesday, April 14 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series at Grandview Golf Course. Click here to register.
    • ​Tuesday, April 20 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Spring Junior and Pee Wee Open at Eagle Ridge Resort-North. Click here to register.​
    • Wednesday, April 28 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Spring Junior and Pee Wee Series at Ames Golf & Country Club. Click here to register.
    • Tuesday, May 4 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series at Westwood Golf Club. Click here to register.
    • Wednesday, May 12 is the last day to register for the Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Spring Series at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course. Click here to register.


    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).

  • Shattuck-St. Mary’s for Sponsoring the Iowa PGA Foundation

    Shattuck-St. Mary’s for Sponsoring the Iowa PGA Foundation
     Riverside, Iowa - On behalf of the Iowa PGA Foundation, we would like to thank Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a Sponsor for the 2021 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Season. We want you to be able to get the neat benefits this company has to offer.
     
    Shattuck-St. Mary's School is a college preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school located in Faribault, Minnesota. Founded in 1858, Shattuck-St. Mary's takes pride in its long tradition of guiding students to be strong in character, mind, body, and spirit. Located just 45 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, our historic 250-acre campus brings together a diverse student population representing the cultures and heritages of students from 41 states and 27 countries. We offer students the opportunity to pair a challenging and motivating academic program of study with a focused concentration in athletics or the arts. Passionate athletes may seek admission to one of our four sports Center of Excellence programs in figure skating, golf, ice hockey, and soccer. Our graduates go on to excel at many of the nation’s premier colleges and universities as well as distinguishing themselves within their chosen field of expertise.
     
    SSM has created a Center of Excellence model designed specifically to meet the needs of dedicated students looking to pursue their passions. The Golf Center of Excellence successfully combines a challenging college preparatory academic program with training and competition at the highest level in its specialized nine-month golf program.
     
    Tim DeSormeau, Director of the Golf Center of Excellence program, has been a PGA professional for over 30 years and took over the program in the fall of 2015. Prior to coming to SSM, Tim served
    as the head golf coach at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay while also running his own highly successful golf academy. Previously, Tim worked at the Green Bay Country Club for 14 years, splitting time between serving as the Director of Golf and the Director of Operations.
     
    Teaching and coaching have been major focuses during Tim’s career. He is a certified Arnold Palmer Golf Academy Instructor and was named the 2001 PGA Wisconsin Section Teacher of the Year. Earlier in his career, Tim was also the head coach for four years at Briar Cliff College. Tim developed a successful junior golf program while at Green Bay CC, and helped his students earn multiple Golfer of the Year awards.
    Tim has also been an active member in the PGA during his career. From 2001-2003, Tim served as the Secretary of the Wisconsin Section PGA and followed that with serving as the Vice President for two years before becoming the President from 2005-2007.
     
    The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Golf Center of Excellence program allows a student athlete to pursue their
    passion of golf on a daily basis. The Golf COE has an excellent track record of college placement
    with a 100% placement rating. SSM is currently accepting enrollment for the 2021-22 school year.
     
    To learn more about Shattuck St. Mary’s and the Golf Center of Excellence program, please contact
    Tim DeSormeau, PGA at tim.desormeau@s-sm.org.
     
    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).
     
  • Cobra Puma Golf for Sponsoring the Iowa PGA & Iowa PGA Foundation

    Cobra Puma Golf for Sponsoring the Iowa PGA & Iowa PGA Foundation
    Riverside, Iowa - On behalf of the Iowa PGA and Iowa PGA Foundation, we would like to thank Cobra Puma Golf as a Sponsor for the 2021 Iowa PGA Season. We want you to be able to get the neat benefits this company has to offer.
     
    Cobra Puma Golf was established in June 2010 when Puma North America our parent company, purchased Cobra from Titleist in 2010 and Cobra Puma Golf was formed.  The motto of the company is to “Enjoy Golf” and I think most agree that is what the game needs most.  Both brands Puma and Cobra a very innovative offering new fashion and technology. We like to push the issue and as I like to say “we don’t always play in the fairway.”  I think this good because it always brings new ideas and looks to the game.

    Jim Hauth has been with the company since November of 2010. He has been in the golf business since 1978 starting as an Assistant Superintendent then as superintendent.  I had the opportunity to help establish Kalona Golf Club as the superintendent / GM. That is where I met Gary Lockie (he and Ed Lockie designed Kalona Golf Club) and he got me involved in the operation of the clubhouse and pro shop.  He eventually talked me into sales and now 30 years later I’m still selling and enjoying the golf business.

    Jim Hauth                                                                                                           
    1221 12th Place
    Box 13
    Kalona, IA 52247
    319-621-1080
    jimehauth@gmail.com

    For more information on Cobra Puma Golf, click here.
     
    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).

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