IOWA SENIOR WOMEN'S AMATEUR HISTORY

2020 – Senior Champion: Rosalie Kubesheski, Dubuque (152)
Super Senior Champion: Kathy Fortune, Rockwell City (155)
Site: Carroll Country Club

2019 – Senior Champion: Margene Grady, Cedar Falls (154) *Playoff winner
Super Senior Champion: Margene Grady, Cedar Falls (154) *Playoff winner
Site: Oneota Golf & Country Club

2018 – Senior Champion: Laura Leszczynski, St. Marys (160)
Super Senior Champion: Kathy Fortune, Rockwell City (167)
Site: Sunnyside Country Club

2017 – Senior Champion: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque (151)
Super Senior Champion: Janece Schwartzkopf, Stuart (158)
Site: Clarinda Country Club

2016 – Senior Champion: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque (161)
Super Senior Champion: Sue Harmon, Slater (173)
Site: Briarwood Club of Ankeny

2015 – Senior Champion: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque (147)
Super Senior Champion: Margene Makinster, Waterloo (159)
Site: Ames Golf & Country Club

2014 – Senior Champion: Kim Kieckhaefer (36)
Super Senior Champion: Jeanette Fredericksen (37)
Site: Hunters Ridge Golf Course

2013 – Senior Champion: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque (79-78) 157
Super Senior Champion: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada (85-85) 170
Senior Medalist: Beth Duenow, Saint Ansgar (77)
Super Senior Medalist: Karol Hare, Johnston (81)
Site: Elmwood Country Club

2012 – Senior Champion: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque (70-77) 147
Super Senior Champion: Cindy Reinertsen, Waterloo (82-86) 168
Super 70’s Champion: Wanda Green, Cedar Falls (88)
Senior Medalist: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque – 70
Super Senior Medalist: Carol Phillips, Cedar Falls – 81
Site: The Ridge Golf Club

2011 – Senior Champion: Janece Schwartzkopf, Stuart (75-79) 154
Super Senior Champion: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada (79-80) 159
Super 70’s Champion: Jeanette Marsh, Cedar Falls (89)
Senior Medalist: Janece Schwartzkopf, Stuart – 75
Super Senior Medalist: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada – 79
Site: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

2010 – Senior Champion: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque (80-80) 160
Super Senior Champion: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada (80-81) 161
Super 70’s Champion: Lyn Schumann, Waterloo (103-102) 205
Senior Medalist: Rose Kubesheski, Dubuque – 80
Super Senior Medalist: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada – 80
Site: Ottumwa Country Club

2009 – Senior Champion: Kathy Fortune, Rockwell City (77-77) 154
Super Senior Champion: Janis Owens, Creston (79-79) 158
Super 70’s Champion: Judy Blank, Cedar Rapids (89-94) 183, Lyn Schumann, Waterloo (92-91) 183
Super 80’s Champion: Eileen Van Horn, Urbandale (98-98) 196
Senior Medalist: Barb Svanoe, Urbandale – 75
Super Senior Medalist: Linda Laylin, Waterloo – 77 and Joan Giese, Dubuque – 77
Site: Copper Creek Golf Course

2008 – Senior Champion: Beth Duenow, St. Ansgar (70-79) 149
Super Senior Champion: Jill Blackwood, Burlington (75-80) 155
Super 70’s Champion: Sonia McCunniff, Cedar Falls (90-90) 180
Super 80’s Champion: Eileen Van Horn, Des Moines (97-95) 192
Senior Medalist: Beth Duenow, St. Ansgar – 70
Super Senior Medalist: Jill Blackwood, Burlington – 75
Site: Brown Deer Golf Club

2007 – Senior Champion: Barb Svanoe, Urbandale (79-76) 155
Super Senior Champion: Sara Landstrum, Norwalk (84-77) 161
Super 70’s Champion: Jane Christensen, Waterloo (93-91) 184
Super 80’s Champion: Eileen Van Horn, Des Moines (100-102) 202
Senior Medalist: Barb Svanoe, Urbandale – 79
Super Senior Medalist: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison – 81
Site: Atlantic Golf & Country Club

2006 – Senior Champion: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada (78-84) 162
Super Senior Champion: Sara Landstrum, Norwalk (84-85) 169
Super 70’s Champion: Joyce Prescott, Sioux City (105-102) 207
Super 80’s Champion: Eileen Van Horn, Des Moines (101-107) 208
Senior Medalist: Carroll Dethrow, Nevada – 78
Super Senior Medalist: Sara Landstrum, Norwalk – 84
Site: Lake Panorama National Golf Course

2005 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City (77-38) 115
Super Senior Champion: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison (78-47) 125
Senior Medalist: Jean Mowry, Webster City – 77
Super Senior Medalist: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison – 78
Site: Hunter Ridge Golf Course
Because of rain the second day the field only played nine holes to finish the Championship

2004 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City (72-72) 144
Super Senior Champion: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison (86-87) 173
Senior Medalist: Jean Mowry, Webster City – 72
Super Senior Medalist: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison – 86
Site: Ames Golf & Country Club

2003 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City
Super Senior Champion: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison
Senior Medalist: Jean Mowry, Webster City – 78
Super Senior Medalist: Judy McCarty, Fort Madison – 80
Site: Elmhurst Country Club

2002 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City – (78-76)154
Super Senior Champion: Lyn Schumann, Waterloo – (88-87) 175
Medalist: Jean Mowry, Webster City – 78
Site: Geneva Country Club

2001 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City
Super Senior Champion: Irene Bellville, Panora
Site: Lake Panorama National Golf Course

2000 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City
Super Senior Champion: Shirley Pease, Shenandoah
Site: Red Oak Country Club

1999 – Senior Champion: Jean Mowry, Webster City
Super Senior Champion: Lyn Schumann, Waterloo
Site: Beaver Hills Country Club

1998 – Senior Champion: Linda Frisch
Super Senior Champion: Betty Dunham, Onawa
Site: American Legion Golf Course (Marshalltown)

1997 – Senior Champion: Anita Harsch
Super Senior Champion: Irene Bellville, Panora
Site: Terrace Hills Golf Course

1996 – Senior Champion: Anita Harsch
Super Senior Champion: Betty Dunham, Onawa
Site: Highland Park Golf Course

1995 – Senior Champion: Anita Harsch
Super Senior Champion: Joan Rowert, Ft. Madison
Site: Burlington Golf Club

1994 – Senior Champion: Mary Schneider, Sheldon
Super Senior Champion: Roberta Van Fleet
Site: Red Oak Golf & Country Club

1993 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Super Senior Champion: Joan Roewert, Fort Madison
Site: Squaw Creek Municipal Golf Course

1992 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Super Senior Division: Joan Roewert, Fort Madison
Site: Ottumwa Country Club

1991 – Senior Champion: Mary Schneider, Sheldon
The Super Senior Division was added this year for women 60 years of age and over.
Super Senior Champion: Eileen Van Horn, Des Moines
Site: St. Andrews Golf Course

1990 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Elmwood Country Club

1989 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Ottumwa Country Club

1988 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Thunder Hills Country Club

1987 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Okoboji View Golf Course

1986 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Westwood Golf Course

1985 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Burlington Golf Club

1984 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Elmwood Country Club

1983 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Westwood Park Golf Course

1982 – Senior Champion: Eileen Van Horn
Site: Echo Valley Country Club

1981 – Senior Champion: Corkey Nydle, Cedar Rapids
Site: Oakland Acres

1980 – Senior Champion: Rosemary Mueller, Davenport
Site: Cedar Rapids Country Club

1979 – Senior Champion: Rosemary Mueller, Davenport
Site: Ottumwa Country Club

1978 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Lake Creek Country Club

1977 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Beaver Hills Country Club

1976 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Elmwood Country Club

1975 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Mason City Country Club

1974 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Lakeshore Country Club

1973 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Des Moines Golf & Country Club

1972 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Crow Valley Golf Club

1971 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Westwood Park Golf Course

1970 – Senior Champion: Ann Aschenbrener
Site: Dubuque Golf & Country Club

1969 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Sioux City Board Club

1968 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Spencer Golf & Country Club

1967 – Senior Champion: Ann Griffel, Eldora
Site: Cedar Rapids Country Club

1966 – Senior Champion: Charlotte McConachie
Site: Elmwood Country Club

Additional Information
The Senior Women’s Tournament began in 1966 as a part of the IWGA Women’s State Tournament, which was held at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. The Senior division was formed to give the older women an opportunity to play in the tournament without having to compete against much younger women. The “Committee” for this first tournament is listed as Fran Rust (Mrs. J. Bradley). She is apparently the first Director of this part of the tournament.

The records for the first eight years of this event are not complete and there is no mention of the winner of the first tournament. In 1967 the tournament was held at the Cedar Rapids Country Club with Fran Rust again the Director. Mrs. R.R. Griffel of Eldora was the winner. Ann Griffel won again in 1968 at the Spencer Golf & Country Club. From this date through 1973, the records do not name a Director or Champion of the Senior division.

In 1973 all seniors were required to ride in carts but no reason for this decision could be found in the Historian’s box. From 1982 through 1984, apparently the women were allowed to bring their own carts because the entry blank has a place to designate this.

Ann Griffel was the Senior Champion from 1974 through 1978. In 1979 and 1980 this division was won by Rosemary Mueller of Davenport.

1981 was the year that the Senior finally grew up and got a tournament of its’ own. The field was limited to 120 players with handicaps under 35. All entrants qualified with 18 holes, and all flights, including Championship played 36 holes. Entrants must be 50 years of age and must ride in carts. The entry fee was $30.00, which included the banquet, of course. The Director of this first “stand alone” tournament was Mrs. H.W. (Dee) Erickson of Algona. The Senior Champion this year was Corkey Nydle. Although there is no record of the winner in 1982, 1983 saw the first of eight straight Championships for Corkey Nydle – 1983 through 1990. She also was the winner in 1992 and 1993. She is the holder of 11 Senior Championships!

In 1992, the Super Senior Division was added. This division is for women over 60 years of age.

Mary Schneider of Sheldon was the Senior Champion in 1994. There are no records in the Historian’s Box of the Super Senior winners. They may be in the Senior Tournament notebooks. There are no records or any score of the winners or records of the runners-up.

2005 brought a change in the format of the IWGA Senior Women’s Championship. It was voted for 2006 to have one overall field using the current trophy for the overall winner of the tournament; the current trophy for the winner of the Super Senior division (60 and above); then give medals for winners of age groups 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s.

The Iowa Senior Women's Amateur Trophy

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