LPN Pros Compete in Iowa PGA Professional Championship
Zack Vervaecke of Grimes won the 2014 Iowa PGA Professional Championship by seven strokes last week at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines. The win qualified him for the 2015 PGA Tour John Deere Classic and 2015 PGA National Professional Championship.
Two LPN pros also were in the field of 66 players. John Dinnebier tied for 17th, with Gary Babcock tying for 23rd. In 2010, Vervaecke won the Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open in its first year at Lake Panorama National. He is registered to play in this year's tournament at the LPN Aug. 15-17.
20th Ryder Cup This Week
Ninty-two players are registered for the LPN’s 20th annual Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup. The event kicks off Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by three days of golf. There will be shotgun starts at 11 a.m. both Friday and Saturday, with tee times Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. An LPN employee shootout will be held Friday after that day’s golf round. Players on Saturday will have a chance to qualify for a second shootout that evening. Spectators are welcome at both shootouts. This year’s Ryder Cup captains are Ed McCollom and Jack Beavers.
The Links Closing at 4 p.m. Thursday
Three events scheduled for the LPN conference center Thursday evening means The Links will be closing to the public at 4 p.m. The Ryder Cup kickoff, women's league and the Associated General Contractors of Iowa Foundation golf tournament that begins at 11 a.m. mean the kitchen and wait staff will have their hands full that evening. The Links will reopen at 11 a.m. Friday.
Mixed Couples Tournament Results
There were 64 couples competing in the mixed couples tournament over the weekend. Winning the first flight were Kevin and Shelly Hogue with a two-day total of 138. Second place went to Bill and Deb Douglass with a 149, with Neil and Denise Norwood taking third place with a 151. Winners were named in seven flights. See full results here.
Sadie Hawkins Couples August 22
The 9th annual Sadie Hawkins couples event will be Aug. 22, with a shotgun start at 5:30 p.m.. For this Friday night couples, women must invite a man other than her husband to be on her two-person team. This is a two-person best-shot event. Sign up as a two-person team, and you may request to play with another team. Cost is $10 per team. A member can invite a non-member guest, which bumps the team cost to $35. Register by calling the pro shop - 755-2024.
Volunteer for 2014 Brokers International, Ltd. Iowa Open
If you haven't yet signed up as a volunteer for the Broker's International, Ltd. Iowa Open Aug. 15-17, please consider doing so. All volunteers will receive a new shirt and hat or visor, and a noon meal at Spikes on days they work. Start times for morning shifts will vary from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., depending on hole assignment. Afternoon shifts on Friday and Saturday will start between noon and 1:45 p.m.
There will be a volunteer kickoff at Spikes Tuesday, Aug. 12 where burgers and brats will be served, and schedules, shirts, hats and visors distributed. There will not be a program, just come any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Kathy DeLucca and Gary Soreide are coordinating volunteers. Contact DeLucca at 641-755-3116 or Soreide at 641-755-2519.
August 5: Forward Tee Open
August 8-10: Irv Gerlich Memorial Ryder Cup
August 14: Brokers International Ltd. Iowa Open Pro AM
August 15-17: Brokers International Ltd. Iowa Open
August 22: Sadie Hawkins Couples
August 24: Solheim Cup