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nbgolfcarsmmgclogo1The 5th Annual NB Golf Cars / M&M Golf Cars Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am Presented By the Iowa Golf Association will be held Monday, May 22nd, at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. The proceeds from this event will support the mission of the Iowa PGA Foundation, which states the following:

“The Iowa PGA Foundation utilizes the game of golf to positively impact lives through charitable giving with emphasis on scholarships, junior golf, and injured veterans.”

Two of the primary benefactors of this event will be the Burkart Scholarship and Golf in Schools Program. The Burkart Scholarship is an annual college scholarship awarded in memory of Charlie Burkart, PGA member for 48 years and head professional at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids for 47 years. The Golf in Schools Program is a long-term strategy to introduce the game of golf to children in schools through physical education classes.

This is going to be a fun day of golf at a PGA Tour Champions facility. We kindly request your support by either participating in the event or donating in another way by one of the options listed below.

• Corporate Sponsorship – $1,500 • • Hole Sponsorship – $300 •

Please contact Zach Hester in the Iowa PGA Office at 319-648-0026 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Presenting Sponsor
Iowa Golf Association – Chad Pitts


Tournament Information & Format

Teams comprised of one professional and three amateurs. 18-Hole Individual Low Pro and Team Event Quota System. The overall team winner is the team that accumulates the most points above their total quota. If no team exceeds their quota, then the winners will be the team that is closest to achieving their overall quota.

Each amateur’s quota shall be initially determined by subtracting his/her Adjusted Handicap Index from 36. Amateurs must possess a handicap from Iowa PGA Golf Network, GHIN, or CDGA that will be used as the index for the tournament. The maximum handicap for any golfer will be 28.

National Car Rental contributing $7,500 toward purse for this event. Sponsorship funds will be distributed with 65% allocated toward individual professional purses and 35% toward team purse. Emerald Club Team Bonus: The winning team that consist of 4 Emerald Club Members will win a $500 bonus ($125 per team member)!

Professionals: $110 – includes extra charges (Super Senior entries reduced by $15)
Amateurs: $160 – includes extra charges

Each golf professional that enters this event will be asked to provide a donation that may be used in the games package or silent auction. Ideas include golf equipment, non-golf products. This year we are asking that participants refrain from providing rounds of golf or golf lessons for the donation. Iowa PGA office will be contacting you prior to the event, to ask what you will be donating. Thank you.

Each hole will feature a special game for the amateur golfers (long drive, closest to the pin, etc). Winners of these games will win valuable prizes. Amateurs will have the ability to enter the Games Package for $50. Those who enter will also be eligible for drawings throughout the day.

All amateurs will receive a $50 gift certificate that may be used inside the Pro Shop at Wakonda Club. Amateurs may also receive various tee gifts courtesy of various event sponsors.

Team champions will win crystal trophies courtesy of Sterling Cut Glass. There will also be team gift certificate awards for this event. Professionals will play for entry fees associated with individual pro divisions.

Minor Point Event

All Iowa PGA Members and Apprentices are welcome to participate regardless of classification.

AM Shotgun Start -7:30AM
PM Shotgun Start – 1:30PM

Breakfast will be served for AM players. Lunch will be served for both AM & PM players. Appetizers will be served for PM players.


Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am Corporate Sponsors

National Car Rental

M&M Golf Cars – Russ Luedloff

miller-sons-range-sponsorMiller & Sons Golf Cars/EZGO – Skip Miller

Carney & Appleby Law – James Carney

NB Golf Cars – Colby Marriott

Iowa Golf Association – Chad Pitts

Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am Driving Range Sponsor


Miller & Sons Golf Cars/EZGO – Skip Miller

Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am Hole Sponsors

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NB Golf Cars – Colby Marriott  M&M Golf Cars – Russ Luedloff  Iowa Golf Association – Chad Pitts Miller & Sons Golf Cars – Skip Miller
 Riverside Casino & Golf Resort – Dan Kehl    Oak Creek Laser Engraging – Pat Cooley   Harris Golf Cars – Scott & Terry Harris    Sterling Cut Glass – Steve Rentschler
 Jani King   Iowa-PGA    
Jani-King Commercial Cleaning – Mike Biggs     Iowa PGA Section – Members, Apprentices & Staff   Upright Golf – Jim Egli   BlueGolf – Dan McGuire

 Adidas Golf – Mike Long Heuss Printing/Iowa Golf Magazine –  TeeSnap – Ben Cruise  Mizuno – Matt Geschke