Month: December 2017

McCarty named George Turner Distinguished Service Award recipient, Flanders named IGA Volunteer of the Year

Judy McCarty is this year’s George Turner Distinguished Service Award recipient for her years of service to the game of golf, both as a player and a volunteer. She was recognized during a ceremony at Elmwood County Club in Marshalltown on Dec. 15.

“I think it’s a great honor,” she said. “It’s fun to be recognized for all those years of hard work. It was work, but it was all for the love of the game. It was really just spreading that love for the game to more people and stuff like that.”

McCarty was very involved with and on the Iowa Women’s Golf Association board for many years.

Her accomplishments include:
• District Co-Chair 1994-97;
• Board of Directors 1998-end of IWGA;
• Assistant Secretary/Treasurer 2000, 2001;
• Secretary Treasurer 2002-2005;
• President 2006-2009;
• Iowa Women’s Am Co-Director 2001-2007;
• Iowa Wife-Husband Committee 2004-2014;
• Webmaster 2001-2006;
• Ann Griffel Scholarship Committee 2010-present (also served as chair for several years; scholarship is now administered by the IGA Foundation).

Click here to read a feature article on McCarty by Matt Levins, The Hawkeye (Burlington)


Sean Flanders (pictured), of Urbandale, is this year’s IGA Volunteer of the Year, which is decided by IGA staff. This marks the second time Flanders has been honored with the IGA’s Volunteer of the Year.

Flanders is one of the most selfless people you will ever meet. He has a tremendous work ethic and is uplifting to everyone he comes across. Sean has been a student of the rules and has been willing to officiate all over the state of Iowa.

Sean is a friend to all and when he isn’t volunteering at a Championship he is missed.

Local Rule, New Video Review Protocols Introduced for 2018

A working group led by the USGA and The R&A has unanimously agreed to adopt a new set of protocols for video review when applying the Rules of Golf.

The group, consisting of the PGA Tour, LPGA, PGA European Tour, Ladies European Tour and The PGA of America, as well as the governing bodies, will implement the following measures from January 1, 2018:

  • Assign one or more officials to monitor the video broadcast of a competition to help identify and resolve Rules issues as they arise
  • Discontinue any steps to facilitate or consider viewer call-ins as part of the Rules decision process

Click here to read more & view video from the USGA

IGAF, ISPGA partner to promote 2018 Iowa PGA Golf Pass

The Iowa Golf Association Foundation is continuing their partnership with the Iowa Section PGA to promote the 2018 Iowa PGA Golf Pass to members of the IGA.

An Iowa PGA Golf Card is a booklet that contains FREE or discounted rates at over 250 golf facilities across Iowa and Western Illinois. By purchasing the golf pass, you can save hundreds – even thousands – of dollars on green fees, cart rentals, range balls, merchandise, and golf lessons!

Golfers now have the option to purchase the 2018 Iowa PGA Golf Pass in an electronic version ($40) or the typical printed booklet ($45) that has been available in the past.

The best part is you can use the coupon code “iowagolf” at checkout to receive $10 off your purchase (from $45 or $40 down to $35 or $30). Additionally, if you use that code, the IGA Foundation will receive a $10 donation from the Iowa PGA.

Don’t forget to use the coupon code “iowagolf” to receive $10 off your purchase of the Iowa PGA Golf Card.

Click here to purchase your Iowa PGA Golf Pass

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