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Several IGA member courses ready for play

The following IGA Member Courses have communicated they either are or will be open:

AH Blank Golf Course – Open for the season
Airport National Public Golf Course – Open Friday (2/17) 10 a.m.-dusk, Sat/Sun 9 a.m.-dusk
American Legion Golf Course (Marshalltown) – Will open Saturday/Sunday, maybe Friday
Bent Tree Golf Club – Will open Thursday (2/16), cart path only & no range
Bos Landen Golf Club – Will open Thursday (2/16)
Brown Deer Golf Course – Opening Friday (2/17) and will remain open as weather permits
Burlington Golf Club – Opening Friday (2/17) at 11 a.m. & Sat/Sun at 9 a.m.
Cedar Creek Golf Course – Opening Friday (2/17), weather pending
Council Bluffs Country Club – Open as weather permits
Dodge Riverside Golf Club – Will be open this weekend
Fox Ridge Golf Club – Will open on Friday (2/17)
Harvest Point Golf Course – Will open Friday-Sunday (2/17-19), longer depending on weather
Jefferson Community Golf Course – Opening Friday (2/17)
Lake Panorama National Resort – Opening Friday (2/17)
Leon Golf and Country Club – Currently open
Oakland Acres Golf Course – Currently open
Palmer Hills Golf Course – Driving range is open, course will open Thursday (2/16) at 11 a.m.
Pleasant Valley Golf Course – Will open on Friday (2/17)
Prairie Links Golf & Events Center – Will open Sunday (3/5) at 10 a.m.
Rustic Ridge Golf Course – Open for play, weather and course conditions permitting
Tara Hills Golf & CC – Open to members only as weather allows
Terrace Hills Golf Course – Will be open Friday through Monday (2/17-20)
Saddleback Ridge Golf Course – Will open Saturday, March 4th at 9 a.m.
Sheaffer Memorial Golf Club – Will open Friday-Sunday (2/17-19) at 8 a.m., no tee times needed
St. Andrews Golf Course – Currently open
The Legacy Golf Club – Opening Thursday (2/16) and will remain open as weather permits
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake – Will open Thursday (2/16)
Tournament Club of Iowa – Friday (2/17) at 9 a.m.
Veenker Memorial Golf Course – Opening 9 holes on Thursday (2/16) and all 18 holes on Friday
Warrior Run Golf Course – Currently open, can change day to day
Westwood Golf Course – Opening Friday (2/17), all 18 holes
Whispering Creek Golf Club – Opening Thursday (2/17)
Woodland Hills – Opening Thursday (2/16) at 10 a.m., as weather permits

Click here for more information on all of our member courses.

Be sure to check back for updates to this list!

Elliott, McCoy capture 61st International Four-Ball

With a final day 1-under 70 the Iowa duo of Mike McCoy and Gene Elliott were able to shake free of a 36-hole tie and win the 61st playing of the International Four-Ball.

McCoy and Elliott proceeded their final round at The Fox Club in Palm City, FL, with tallies of 70-64 as they finished 9 under (204) and a slim one shot in front of runner-up Chad Wilfong and Allen Hobbs.

Iowa’s Dennis Bull and Terry Cook also competed, finishing 9th (210).

Click here to read more.

Click here to read a recap from Global Golf Post

IGA Members – Enter the Sand Valley Sweepstakes

Global Golf Post, the world’s leading weekly golf magazine, is proudly partnering with the Iowa Golf Association to offer this trip exclusively to an IGA member to Sand Valley Golf Resort. Global Golf Post provides the latest golf news and insightful commentary. And it will be delivered free to all contest entrants. However you must be an IGA member to be eligible!

Playing the highly acclaimed and brand new Sand Valley Golf Resort in central Wisconsin will be a real treat for our winner and a friend. The buddy trip for two includes two rounds of golf per person, caddie fees are covered, shared accommodations for one night at The Fairway Lodge, and breakfast and lunch.

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Ann Griffel, Herman Sani Scholarship applications available

The Iowa Golf Association Foundation (IGAF) was established to preserve the game and develop more programs to promote the future of golf in Iowa, which is why we offer two scholarships, The Ann Griffel Scholarship and The Herman Sani Scholarship, granted to graduating high school seniors.

The Ann Griffel Scholarship was named after long-time IWGA President, Ann Griffel. During her 23-year term, Griffel started many women’s’ championships that are still played today. She was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 2006 to honor her contributions to the game. The IGAF awards $2,000 Ann Griffel Scholarships to Iowa High School senior girls who intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher learning, whether a college, university, or trade school.

Herman Sani was the first director of the Iowa Golf Association and served the organization for over 30 years. He was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 1989, and the scholarship was established in 1959 after Sani’s death to honor his love for the game and the young kids who played it. Each recipient receives $8,000 ($2,000 per year) over a consecutive four-year period as long as the student is making reasonable academic progress. Scholarships are awarded and recipients are selected based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is Friday, March 17, 2017.

Click here to apply and learn more about both IGAF Scholarships.

Boatwright Internship Opportunity with the IGA

The Iowa Golf Association (IGA) is excited to offer two P.J. Boatwright Internships – a 9-month and a 3-month – in 2017. Working under the direction of the IGA Executive Director and senior staff, the interns will learn about all aspects of amateur golf administration.

The IGA is the governing body for golf in the state of Iowa and exists as a non-profit organization that works to preserve, protect and promote the best interests and spirit of the game.  As “caretakers” of the game the IGA works to preserve the rich history of golf in our state and to provide numerous services that benefit all that play the game in Iowa.

In 1991, the USGA established the P.J. Boatwright, Jr. (pictured above) Internship Program. This program is designed to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration, while assisting state and regional golf associations in the promotion of amateur golf, on a short-term, entry level basis.

The deadline to apply is February 20, 2017.

Click here to view the job description along with instructions for applying.

Manske finishes T99th at Asian Tour Q-School Final Stage, gains developmental status

Former Sani Scholar Josh Manske posted rounds of 67-71-71-73 – 282 (-6) at Asian Tour Q-School Final Stage. Manske tied for 99th place. This finish gives Manske developmental status on tour. He is currently in Malaysia now and will be playing in a golf tournament under that status.

A total of 223 hopefuls were vying for the much-sought after Asian Tour cards at the all-important Asian Tour Qualifying School Final Stage presented by the Sports Authority of Thailand.

Players from 30 countries teed up at the Suvarnabhumi Golf and Country Club and they include nationalities from as far as Venezuela, Poland, Colombia and the United States.

Click here to see a recap of scoring from the event.

McCoy partners with John Engler to win National Senior-Junior

For the second consecutive year the National Senior-Junior hosted by The Dye Preserve (click link to read recap in Global Golf Post) went to a playoff. In the playoff the duo of Mike McCoy and John Engler were able to outlast the team of Arnold Cutrell and Darin Kowalski on the second playoff hole.

McCoy, the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur winner, and Engel started the final day one-stroke behind but used a final round 64 in the closing day Scramble to reach the 199 number that put them into the playoff. McCoy and Engel started the week with a Best-Ball 68 and a Pinehurst Format 67.

2017 Preview: Get pumped for USGA Championships

Calendars are flipped, resolutions are made and one goal is the focus for tens of thousands of competitors from more than 75 countries around the globe: to qualify for, contend in and, ultimately, win a USGA championship. The 2017 season promises enticing drama as players aim to be in peak form for the most comprehensive tests in the game. Here’s a preview of what you need to know.

Click here for a preview of what you need to know.

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