Month: December 2019

2019 IGA Annual Awards Banquet Recap and Photos

The 2019 IGA Annual Awards Banquet took place Friday, December 13th at Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk.  It was a wonderful night with many deserving honorees in various categories.

See the 2019 IGA Annual Awards Banquet Photo Gallery


The following individuals and courses were honored –

PGA Pro of the Year – Aaron Krueger, Wakonda Club

Club Manager of the Year – John Dinnebier, Briarwood Golf Club

9-Hole Superintendent – Kory Brown, Ballard Golf and Country Club

18-Hole Superintendent – Ryan Lux, Echo Valley Country Club

9-Hole Course of the Year – Holstein Country Club

18-Hole Course of the Year – Cedar Rapids Country Club

Phil Josleyn Inspriational Player of the Year – Jim Campbell, Albia

Click here to read more about these Annual Award winners

Player of the Year – Tripp Kinney, Des Moines

Senior Player of the Year – Gene Elliott, West Des Moines

Super Senior Player of the Year – Jim Campbell, Albia

Read more about the Men’s Players of the Year (Kinney, Elliott, Campbell)

Women’s Player of the Year – Amelia Mehmet-Grohn, Ames

Senior Women’s Player of the Year – Kelly Grimes, Indianola

Read more about the Women’s Players of the Year (Mehmet-Grohn, Grimes)

Junior Girls’ Player of the Year – Paige Hoffman, West Des Moines

Junior Boys’ Player of the Year – Matthew Garside, Bettendorf

Read more about the Junior Players of the Year (Garside, Hoffman)

Ames’ Snyder finishes high at Rolex Tournament of Champions

Ames’ Britta Snyder (front row, seventh from left next to Jack Nicklaus) recently competed at the AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions, (Nov. 26-28) finishing T12th. Synder posted rounds of 78-73-72-70 – 293 (+5). The event was contested at PGA National Resort & Spa – Champion & Fazio Courses, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. This marks the third time Snyder has qualified for the event, but the first time she has played due to scheduling conflicts and an injury last year.

The 42nd edition of the Rolex Tournament of Champions featured 144 of the best junior golfers in the world from 27 states and 18 countries. The tournament assembles the Rolex Junior All-Americans with the past year’s champions to create The Greatest Week in Junior Golf. There were 63 current or former Rolex Junior All-Americans in the field, with a total of 92 AJGA champions competing.

Past winners of the Rolex Tournament of Champions include Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Charles Howell, David Gossett, Webb Simpson, Sam Burns, Heather Farr, Kellee Booth, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel and Alison Lee.

IGAF, ISPGA team up to promote 2020 Iowa PGA Golf Pass

The Iowa Golf Association Foundation is continuing once again their partnership with the Iowa Section PGA to promote the 2020 Iowa PGA Golf Pass to members of the IGA.

An Iowa PGA Golf Pass 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!

Remember, that each Golf Pass offer is only valid for the individual Golf Pass holder. One Golf Pass is not valid for everyone in the group. The golf facilities included in the Golf Pass are only required to honor their deals to individuals that present a valid Iowa PGA Golf Pass.

Golfers now have the option to purchase the 2020 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 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 Pass.

Click here to purchase your 2020 Iowa PGA Golf Pass today!


*REMINDER — The Iowa PGA can no longer accept credit cards over the phone. All order must be done online or send a check to the Iowa PGA Section Office at 3184 Hwy 22, Riverside, IA 52327.

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