Blue Top Ridge will also remain the home of the Iowa PGA, where they have had their offices since 2007. The Iowa Open is a 54-hole tournament that is open to professionals and amateurs alike with a full field of 144 players. There will be an open, senior and super senior division with the winner of the open division taking home $25,000. “I’m excited to continue hosting the Iowa Open here,” says Director of Golf for Blue Top Ridge Michael McNamara. “This is an opportunity to showcase Blue Top Ridge by having the best golfers competing on the best course in Iowa.”
On Feb. 14, Blue Top Ridge at Riverside (Iowa) Casino & Golf Resort announced that they are continuing to partner with the Iowa PGA to host the Iowa Open for the next five years, Iowa News Now reported.
Blue Top Ridge will also remain the home of the Iowa PGA, where they have had their offices since 2007.
Since 1927, the Iowa Open has been a Midwest golf championship with a long list of winners and participants that have shaped the game both in Iowa and around the country, Iowa News Now reported.
The 54-hole tournament is open to professionals and amateurs alike with a full field of 144 players, Iowa News Now reported. There will be an open, senior and super senior division with the winner of the open division taking home $25,000. The field is made up of players from all over Iowa as well as 10-15 different states. Most famously, Zach Johnson is a two-time winner of the event.
“I’m excited to continue hosting the Iowa Open here,” said Director of Golf for Blue Top Ridge Michael McNamara to Iowa News Now. “This is an opportunity to showcase Blue Top Ridge by having the best golfers competing on the best course in Iowa. This course was built for championships.”
Blue Top Ridge Golf Superintendent Mike Nelson added, “We host many tournaments but the Iowa Open is one we always circle on the calendar. Top players not only in Iowa but players from across the country have high expectations for course conditioning but also for a well-run and organized event.”
The Iowa PGA Section is dedicated to positively impacting lives through promoting and growing the game of golf, giving back to the community, offering services and opportunities for golf professionals, and enhancing the opportunities for amateurs, employers, manufacturers, employees and the general public, Iowa News Now reported.
“The Iowa PGA is excited to continue this relationship with Blue Top Ridge and Riverside Casino & Golf Resort,” said Iowa PGA Executive Director Greg Mason. “Riverside is a great venue for our Iowa Open and GIVE (Golf For Injured Veterans Everywhere). We are so proud to call Blue Top Ridge home of the Iowa Open and the Iowa PGA.”
The leader of Riverside concurred with Mason.
“We are committed to doing our part to grow the game of golf in the region,” said Riverside Casino & Golf Resort General Manager Damon John. “Along with our partners (and neighbors) at the Iowa PGA, we look forward to hosting another full field of golfers this summer. Last year, we welcomed golfers from 15 different states to our facility. Our entire team at Riverside Casino works very hard to provide elite guest service and this event serves as an opportunity for us to showcase our commitment in that regard. Our golf pro shop and grounds teams consider this event their ‘Super Bowl’ each year. I’m always impressed at their attention to detail for this event. It’s gratifying for me to see how rewarding it is for them.”
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