2018 Iowa Golf Summit set for March 5th

The last Iowa Golf Summit was held in 2016. Tradition has become to hold the summit every two years.

sponsored by Standard Golf and Miller & Son’s Golf Cars

3rd Summit will feature keynote speaker “MindGym”


On Monday, March 5th, individuals involved in the golf business in Iowa will gather to hear from industry leaders while also networking and sharing ideas at the Iowa Golf Summit. This is the 3rd summit co-conducted by the Iowa Golf Association, Iowa Section PGA and Iowa Golf Course Superintendents Association. The Iowa Golf Summit is sponsored by Standard Golf (Cedar Falls) and Miller & Son’s Golf Cars (Britt, Ames).

Andre O’Brien of MindGym will be the keynote speaker. MindGym is a global company that specializes in “psychological-based organizational transformation”. Andre will focus his talk on “transforming leadership and becoming a real team” in a fun and entertaining way.  It will no doubt be of great value to you and your team at your golf facility.

Thomas Pagel, Senior Director of Rules at the USGA, will be on hand to discuss what will be the newly released final code of the 2019 Rules of Golf – i.e. the Rules Modernization project. The final code will be announced on March 1st, four days prior to the summit, so the timing works out great for us to have Thomas speak.

In addition, Mischia Wright of the GCSAA will be on hand to discuss their “Rounds 4 Research” program and J.D. Drimel of the PGA of America will discuss how to best utilize the PGA Career Services to your benefit.

Who should attend?

If you are a decision-maker at your club, employee at a course, or involved in the golf industry in some way, you should seriously consider attending the Iowa Golf Summit. Board and committee members, Golf Professionals, Superintendents, Managers & department heads as well as Golf Sales Reps, Golf Coaches and anyone with ties to the golf industry will realize great value.


The fee to attend is $60 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch and beverages throughout the day.


The Iowa Golf Summit will be held at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona, Iowa.  Special hotel rates have been set and are the following:

You must make your room reservations on or before February 7th.

King:                           $110.00
Double Queen:            $110.00
Junior King Suite:       $130.00
King Suite:                  $150.00
Executive King Suite: $170.00

Reservations for the Event can be made at www.prairiemeadows.com using group code 03132018IOW.  Again, this room block rate expires after February 7th.

Are Education Points available?

Yes. PGA pros who attend the entire session will receive 6 MSR education points.  Members of the GCSA who attend  will also receive education points.  Once we know the total points available, we will post it here.

How do I sign up?

You can register online by clicking here.  You can also call the IGA office at 515-207-1062 to get signed up.

Schedule of Events

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. –  Hot Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. –  Presenting Sponsors Showcase (Standard Golf, Miller & Sons Golf Cars)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. –  Rounds 4 Research – What can you do to help? – Mischia Wright, GCSAA

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. –  Break/Network

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. –  MIND GYM (Keynote)

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. –  Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 1:30 – IGA, Iowa PGA, Iowa GCSA Updates

1:30  – 2:45 p.m. – 2019 Rules of Golf Changes – Thomas Pagel, USGA

2:45 – 3:30 p.m. –  PGA Career Services – How we can help you! – J.D. Drimel, PGA

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