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Recent News

  • Iowa PGA Junior and Spring Series Registration Now Open

    Riverside, IA – Registration for the 2019 Iowa PGA Spring Series events is open. The Spring Series features four Junior and Pee Wee events. Three of the spring tournaments are ACE point events on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour, and one is a MAJOR point event. 2019 marks the second year of the Iowa PGA Spring Series. Spring Series events are open to non-members and members. Members will receive a discount on their entry fees for the Spring events.  

    The Spring Series kickoffs with the Iowa PGA Junior/Pee Wee Spring Series #1 at Terrace Hill Golf Course in Altoona, Iowa on April 13. This is the first event on the 2019 Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee schedule and is an ACE point event on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. Click here to register.

    Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, marks the Iowa PGA Spring Junior Open presented by Principal Charity Classic. This two-day tournament is a MAJOR point event on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. The first round will be played at The Legacy Golf Course in Norwalk, Iowa and the final round will be played at Copper Creek Golf Course in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. The Iowa PGA Spring Pee Wee Open will be held on Sunday, April 28 at Woodland Hills Executive 9. Click here to register.

    The Iowa PGA Junior/Pee Spring Series #2 marks the third Spring Series event of 2019. This tournament will take place on Saturday, May 11 at Westwood Golf Course in Newton, Iowa. This tournament will also be an ACE event on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour. Click here to register.

    The final event of the Iowa PGA Spring Series is the all new Iowa PGA Junior/Pee Spring Series #3. This ACE Point event will be held at Muscatine Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday, May 19. Click here to register.

    Registration for the Iowa Optimist International Junior Golf Qualifier is also open. This tournament will be held at Elmwood Country Club on Thursday, June 6. Boys and girls ages 12-18 will compete in an 18-hole stroke play event in hopes to qualify for the Optimist National at the Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. Click here for more information and to register.

    Tournament Registration for all Iowa PGA Junior and Pee Wee Tour events will open on March 1. Check out all Junior and Pee Wee Tournaments at iowapgajuniorgolf.com. If you would like to become a member of the Iowa PGA Junior or Pee Wee Tour click here and use the code newjr2019 to receive a $10 discount on your membership. (This code is only valid for new 2019 members).
  • Principal Charity Classic to mark 10 years as title sponsor of Iowa PGA Junior Tour

     

     
    Riverside, Iowa – The Iowa PGA is happy to announce the Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo, the annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines, will celebrate its 10th anniversary as title sponsor of the Iowa PGA Junior Tour in 2019.

    The Iowa PGA and Principal Charity Classic have been partners since 2010. In addition to financial support, the Principal Charity Classic provides tee gifts and other competition prizes for Iowa PGA Junior Tour competitors throughout the season.

    The Principal Charity Classic is dedicated to helping Iowa kids succeed. The tournament has raised nearly $18 million for charities and schools throughout Iowa since 2007, including a record $4,356,321 last year.

    The 2019 Principal Charity Classic will take place May 28-June 2 at historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines, with Tom Lehman as defending champion. Tickets are available now at principalcharityclassic.com.

    The Iowa PGA is honored and grateful for the Principal Charity Classic’s decade-long partnership, and we look forward to another great Junior Tour season together.
     
     
  • Iowa PGA Continues Partnership with the American Cancer Society ®

    Riverside, Iowa – The Iowa PGA and the American Cancer Society ® will continue their partnership in 2019. The Iowa PGA donates 15% of every sale of its Iowa PGA Golf Pass to the American Cancer Society®.

    The Iowa PGA announced that it donated over $18,000 to the American Cancer Society® this year as a result of the 2018 Iowa PGA Golf Pass sales. A check was presented by the Iowa PGA Foundation Board of Directors to the American Cancer Society ® at the 2018 Iowa PGA Awards Luncheon on October 30.

    The partnership between the Iowa PGA and the American Cancer Society ® has proven to be successful in donations as this partnership has resulted in the donation of over $90,000 to the American Cancer Society ® by the Iowa PGA.

    The Iowa PGA has also been a presenting sponsor at the Coaches vs. Cancer Charity Golf Classic for the past three years. The 2019 Iowa PGA Golf Pass will go on sale in December. 15% of every sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society® again in 2019. 
  • 4A State IHSAA Round 1 Results

    Round 2 Pairings 

    Coralville, Iowa
    – The Iowa PGA partnered with the Iowa High School Athletic Association for the Boys 4A State Golf Championship taking place on October 5-6 at the Brown Deer Golf Club. Team and individual champions will be crowned tomorrow following the second round.

    Individual Leaders
        1. Matthew Garside (12), Bettendorf – 65 (-6)
        2. Griffin Parker (12), Waukee – 68 (-3)
       T3. Nick Pittman (12), Johnston – 69 (-2)
       T3. JD Pollard (12), Marshalltown – 69 (-2)
       T3. Burke Pitz (12), Des Moines Roosevelt – 69 (-2)
        6. Jack Roemer (10), Pleasant Valley – 70 (-1)

    Round 1 Individual Results

    Team Leaders
        1. Waukee – 289
        2. Pleasant Valley – 296
        3. Johnston – 302
        4. Cedar Falls – 303
        5. Ames – 304

    Round 1 Team Results

    The second round of the Boys 4A State Championship begins tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Good luck to all teams and participants. The Iowa PGA will be providing coverage on its IowaPGAJuniorGolf website and on its social media platforms.  
  • Junior Players of the Year Announced



    Riverside, Iowa -- The Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year point totals continued for 2018 in a “best of” approach; points are earned by a player in the top 15 tournaments that he or she participated in. Anyone who competed for Player of the Year was required to be an Iowa Junior Tour member. At the conclusion of the season, the player with the most points acquired in their division is awarded this title. The age divisions included are: Boys 11 & Under, Boys 12‐13, Boys 14‐15, Boys 16‐18, Girls 13 & Under, Girls 14‐15, Girls 16‐18.
     
    Events are categorized in four groups: Major, Ace, Eagle, and Birdie. Major Point events are worth the most amount of points, then Ace, Eagle, then Birdie. There were 11 Majors, 10 Aces, 10 Eagles, 19 Birdies and 7 local qualifiers for 43rd PGA Junior Championship (qualifiers are non‐point events). The 2018 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year award recipients will be honored at the All-Star Pro Golf Awards Luncheon that will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort. The Iowa PGA would like to thank the Principal Charity Classic, title sponsor of the Iowa Junior Tour since 2010, for its continued support. Each year, the legends of the PGA TOUR Champions compete at historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines and make a lasting difference in our state. Since 2007, the Principal Charity Classic has raised more than $17.7 million for Iowa children’s charities and schools.



    Boys 16-18


    Tyler Vaske of Knoxville, Iowa played in 10 events this summer, accumulating 5,235 points. He had five top five finishes on the Iowa PGA Junior Tour this season, including three victories. Vaske was victorious at the Iowa City Junior at Pleasant Valley, the Junior Tour Corridor Classic and the Cedar Valley Junior Tour Championship. In addition to his three victories, Vaske also finished second four times this season. 









    Boys 14-15


    Matthew Briggs of Burlington, Iowa won the 2018 Boys 14-15 Player of the Year Award with 8,355 points. Briggs appeared in 15 Iowa PGA events this summer finishing inside the top-10 at every event he played in. Briggs had an impressive 10 victories this season, including three Major Point event victories (John Deere Classic Junior, Eastern Iowa Junior and Junior Tour Championship). This is Briggs’ second Player of the Year honor. He was the Boys 12-13 Player of the Year in 2016. 








    Boys 12-13


    Evan Smith of Knoxville, Iowa is this year’s Boys 12-13 Player of the Year. Smith played in 14 events this season, finishing inside the top-10 at each event. Smith won seven events in 2018, including six straight victories at the Junior Tour Mid-Summer Classic, Junior Tour Team Event & Stroke Play, the Iowa PGA Cedar Rapids Junior, the Iowa PGA Junior Championship, the Southeast Iowa Junior and the Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic. This marks the third straight year Smith has won Player of the Year. He was the 2016 and 2017 Boys 11 & Under Player of the Year.  

     






    Boys 11 & Under


    Vaughn Roseman of Walcott, Iowa played in 18 events, resulting in 9,092 points, to win the Boys 11 & Under Player of the Year Award. Roseman had six wins in 2018 and eight second place finishes. Roseman was victorious at the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series #1, the Iowa PGA Junior Spring Series #2, the Junior Tour Kickoff, the Junior Tour Corridor Classic, the Quad Cities Junior at Glynns Creek and the Iowa PGA Waterloo Junior Classic. 










    Girls 16-18


    Paige Hoffman of West Des Moines, Iowa won the Girls 16-18 Player of the Year with 8,885 points. Hoffman, only 16 years old, has now won the Girls 16-18 Player of the Year twice. Hoffman appeared in 15 events on the Iowa PGA Tour this season. She won all 15 events that she appeared in 2018, including six Major Point events. Hoffman has won Player Year each of the last five years. Before winning the Girls 16-18 award the last two years, she was the Girls 13 & Under Player of Year in 2014 and 2015, and the Girls 14-15 Player of the Year in 2016. 











    Girls 14-15


    Rylee Heryford of Newton, Iowa is the Girls 14-15 Player of the Year. Heryford played in 15 Iowa PGA Junior Tour events this season, finishing in the top five in each event. She finished the 2018 season with a total of 9,300 Player of the Year points. Heryford won a remarkable nine times this season, including four Major Point events. This is the second straight season Heryford has won a Player of the Year award. She was the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year last season. 











    Girls 13 & Under


    Saleah Vivanh-Vong of Des Moines, Iowa accumulated 8,865 points in 2018 to win the Girls 13 & Under Player of the Year Award. Vivanh-Vong played in 21 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Events this season, finishing inside the top five at 20 events. Vivanh-Vong had nine wins this season, including one Major Point event victory at the Eastern Iowa Junior. 






     


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