Iowa's Rich Golf History

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"I thought I had a good grasp of the history of the sport in my native state. I was wrong. I’ve learned so much during the research for this book. I hope you find the stories as interesting as I did. I probably missed an important thing or two along the way, but I can tell you the research and reporting were done with due diligence. If you read this book, you probably have a deep and abiding love for the game of golf." - Rick Brown

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Proceeds from book sales will benefit IGA Foundation programs and services.

Makes a great gift!!!

496 total pages - Written in narrative form - Hardcover

$30 per book, plus shipping

"Golf coverage in the local newspaper may be a thing of the past, but at least my generation had the pleasure of being covered by a gentleman who understood the game and never failed to find a story. We owe Rick a debt of gratitude for the painstaking research he invested to tell our Iowa golf story. I know you will enjoy this incredible collection of Iowa's golf greats, their clubs, pros, superintendents and communities that love the game."

excerpt from Foreword by Mike McCoy

About the Author...

Rick Brown had a 37-year career at the Des Moines Register, working as an editor, reporter and columnist. He started covering golf in 1982 and did so until retiring from the newspaper in 2015. Brown was named Iowa Sportswriter of the Year 11 times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, and won six first-place writing awards from the Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors. He was inducted into the University of Iowa's Kinnick Wall of Fame in 2016 and was enshrined in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.


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