Spirit Hollow to Host 2018 Iowa Cup Matches
Amateurs Look to Defeat PGA Professionals in Ryder Cup-style Event
Spirit Hollow, recently selected as the #1 Course You Can Play in Iowa by GolfWeek magazine, will play host to the 2018 Iowa Cup Matches. This tournament features the Top 20 available Iowa Section PGA Professionals against the Top 20 available Iowa Golf Association amateurs.
The tournament, to be played May 2-3, 2018, features Ryder Cup-style events, beginning with Four Ball matches on Wednesday morning. After lunch, players will again hit the links to play Foursome matches featuring alternate shot play. On Thursday morning, the competitors will tee it up for Singles matches to determine who claims the 2018 trophy.
“Last year’s contest ended with the PGA Professionals claiming the trophy, but this year, I’m pulling for the amateurs,” commented Spirit Hollow General Manager Jim Wyffels. “But no matter who wins, I know they will all enjoy our playing conditions, as the course is in the best shape it has ever been.”
“Having worked at Spirit Hollow before becoming the Executive Director of the Iowa Section PGA, I could not be more pleased that we will be playing there,” commented Greg “Mase” Mason. “Their ranking as the #1 course in Iowa is well-deserved.”
The morning matches on Wednesday commence at 9 a.m., with afternoon matches beginning at 1:30 p.m. On Thursday, the singles matches tee times are from 8-9:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend and watch the PGA Pros vs the Iowa Golf Amateurs.