Newton | Inducted 2008 | Category: Golf Professional

Stewart was the Iowa Golf Association’s professional of the year in 1969 and the Iowa Section PGA’s merchandiser of the year in 1996. He has run a successful junior program for 47 years running, and has contributed to successful boys’ and girls’ golf programs at Newton High School.

Stewart has overseen numerous renovations at Westwood, from adding a second nine holes in the late 1960s to a complete renovation of the original front nine in 1997. Stewart actually started working at Westwood as a 12-year-old, in 1952.

Career Highlights

1957-2008  Golf Professional at Westwood Golf Course

1957-1982 Superintendent at Westwood

1969 IGA Golf Professional of the Year

1996 Iowa Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year

– Headed the junior program at Westwood for 47 years, as well as the boy’s and girl’s golf teams at Newton High School

– Oversaw 2 major renovations at Westwood, adding a second nine in the 1960’s and a complete renovation in 1997.

– Started working at Westwood when he was only 12 years old

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