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No Ordinary Lehman! Minnesotan Tom Lehman heads up incredible field in the 2011 Principal Charity Classic

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On The Tee with the Hack Nation No Ordinary Lehman! Tom Lehman Will Play in the 2011 Principal Charity Classic!

4 Iowa High School Golf Championship The Iowa High School Boys and Girls Golf State Championship is over. Turn to page 4 to see a complete breakdown of Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A team and individual champions.

14 An Interview with Erik Kuselias The On the Tee Gang got a chance to talk with Erik Kuselias of the Golf Channel. You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the video link on page 14.

20 Waterloo’s Prime Golf Courses Waterloo is Iowa’s fourth largest city, but it is vying to be number one in the state for golf. They boast three top Municipal Golf Courses, and for the last 77 years have hosted Iowa’s largest professional golf tournament.

22 Course Review: The Preserve

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The fifth Principal Charity Classic returns to the Glen Oaks Country Club June 1st through the 5th in West Des Moines, Iowa and marks the 11th year that the Champions Tour has been in central Iowa. Tom Lehman graces our second annual digital front cover for the Principal Charity Classic edition of “On the Tee” as he makes his debut in Iowa the state that he was born in and his mother’s birthplace as well. Tom Lehman is one of the really great guys on the tour and he bypassed The Memorial to play in the event that has been recognized as one of the player’s favorite venues on the Champions Tour. Tom Lehman is a former winner of the Waterloo Open and has three Champions Tour victories this year. The 2011 tournament is quickly shaping up to be an incredible field with 25 of the tours top 30 money winners already committed to this week long bash combined with great activities all week long. Jamie Alt and his staff have taken the momentum of this annual golf fest and again assembled household names that have walked the fairways of Glen Oaks for years. Jay Haas, Fuzzy Zoeller, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, “The Walrus “ Craig Stadler, Nick Price, and Fred Funk are just a few of the favorites along with our cover boy, Bernhard Langer, Corey Pavin, and Paul Azinger. They will all be welcomed by deep galleries expressing appreciation for these 50 plus icons of the game that have discovered the elusive fountain of youth while tearing it up on the Champions Tour. The 2010 Principal Charity Classic was a classic again with a worldwide hall of famer Nick Price hoisting the trophy and what an ambassador to worldwide golf as was Seve Ballesteros who we just lost this month and a great friend to many on the Champions Tour. I absolutely love the Champions Tour and my half century plus on the planet may have something to do with my man love for these guys, but holy Toledo can these guys play golf! If you have never attended the Principal Charity Classic it is a must do for any Iowa golf fan regardless of your age. We Iowan’s are very spoiled when it comes to golf from a course perspective and price to play. Combine the availability of courses and pricing with this Champions Tour event in June and the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities this July all within easy driving distance and Iowa may be one of America’s best kept secrets in the golf world.

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Mike Rickord ISC Publisher The collegiate golf from NCAA D-I University of Iowa to NAIA Grandview University and D-III Central College has improved dramatically on the men’s and women’s side as every school in the state has raised the bar. This success is also evident in the high school programs across Iowa in every class and again on the boys and girls side of the sport. The IPGA and IGA have grass roots programs across the state that feed these high schools and our improvement across Iowa can be traced to these programs at all of the great club houses across Iowa and the teaching pros that run these youth programs. This is our 3rd largest edition of the year and a testament to the love that Iowans have for the great game of golf. I encourage you to initiate your children to the game at an early age and if you have not gotten the bug make certain to make 2011 the year that you tee it up as all of our golf course partners need your support with the spring and 2010 that they endured! I thank you again for opening our “On the Tee” digital magazine and I remind you to pick up our 13th anniversary golf issue of the Iowa Sports Connection at any Casey’s or Scheels in Iowa. Also,be sure to log on to our website “” edition of “On the Tee” digital magazine and remind you to listen and watch “On the Tee” every Wednesday night from 6-8 PM. The radio show is on “ESPN 1700 the Champ” our flagship and airs across Iowa with our affiliates from Sioux City to the Quad Cities. The TV broadcast in central Iowa is on WHO-TV 13.2 and Mediacom 113 and 246, and KCRG 9.2 and Mediacom 109 in NorthEast Iowa and streams on “” and “”. Have a great month hit em straight and we will see you at “The Principal Charity Classic” and as always God Bless America!

Iowa High School Boys State Golf Championship Results - Final Contributed By: IHSAA, Iowa Sports Connection

Tyler Gunderson Claims Hard-Fought 1A Class Individual Title Newman Catholic (Mason City) used a strong opening round to grab the Class 1A Iowa high school boys team golf championship, 12-strokes better than runner-up Hinton. Leading the way for Newman Catholic was Dalton Olson with a fourth place finish in the individual race. Also on the 1A title team was Mitch Jacobi, Cody Roberts, Tyler Fischer, Derrick Urdahl and Tanner Gribben. The medalist honors went to Tyler Gunderson of Lisbon who led after the opening round 72 and finished with a 77 for a 2-stroke victory over Joe Weber of NUH-Cedar Falls. Erik Sikkema of Prince of Peace (Clinton) finished third after a Class 1A best second round 72. Listed below are the results in Class 1A at the Iowa High School Boys State Golf Championship at Lake Panorama National Resort on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th and reported by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Class 1A Iowa High School Boys State Golf Championships Lake Panorama National Resort Panora, Iowa Class 1A Team Standings 1-Newman Catholic (Mason City) – 332-344 - (676) 2-Hinton – 346-342 - (688) 3-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) – 346-349 - (695) 4-Grundy Center – 351-352 - (703) 5-Adair-Casey – 358-355 - (713) 6-Belle Plaine – 354-361 - (715) 7-Corning – 384-378 - (762) 8-North Tama (Traer) - 409-405 - (814)

Class 1A Individual Top 25 1-Tyler Gunderson, Sr., Lisbon – 72-77 (149) 2-Joe Weber, Sr., NUH-Cedar Falls – 76-75 (151) 3-Eric Sikkema, Sr., Prince of Peace (Clinton) – 81-72 (153) 4-Dalton Olson, Sr., Newman Catholic (Mason City) – 78-78 (156) 5-Eric Krull, So., North Iowa (Buffalo Center) – 78-79 (157) 6-Keegan Bak, Sr., Hinton – 83-75 (158) 7-Andrew Schiltz, Sr., Bishop Garrigan (Algona) - 81-78 (159) 7-Ryan Banwart, Sr., West bend-Mallard – 78-81 (159) 9-Danny Eisenman, Sr., Grundy Center – 78-84 (162) 9-Luke Staudt, Sr., Rockford – 75-87 (162) 11-Trent Lindenman, Jr., North Mahaska (New Sharon) – 81-83 (164) 11-Brad Bailey, Jr., Treynor – 80-84 (164) 13-Shann Desai, Jr., South O’Brien (Paulina) – 85-81 (166) 13-Davis Hackman, Jr., Woodbine – 81-85 (166) 15-Taylor Wheatley, Sr., Adair-Casey – 78-89 (167) 16-Mitch Jacobi, Jr., Belle Plaine – 85-83 (168) 17-Jacob Urdahl, Sr., Newman Catholic (Mason City) – 8485 (169) 18-Jon Smiley, So., Adair-Casey – 89-83 (172) 18-Craig Brown, Jr., Hinton – 83-89 (172) 20-Joe Popken, Sr., Hinton – 89-87 (176) 20-Tyler Fischer, Sr., Newman Catholic (Mason City) – 87-89 (176) 22-Brandon Schiltz, Jr., Bishop Garrigan (Algona) - 89-88 (177) 22-Blake Thompson, Sr., Corning - 91-86 (177) 24-Clay Burmester, Sr., Grundy Center - 90-88 (178) 24-Carter Burmester, Sr., Grundy Center - 91-87 (178) 25-Chris Hall, Sr., Newman Catholic (Mason City) – 83-96 (179) 25-Cody Roberts, Sr., Adair-Casey - 90-89 (179)

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Kuemper Catholic Defends Their 2A Team Title, Adam Squires Grabs Individual Title Adam Squires of Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) posted top scores in both the first and second rounds to claim the Class 2A medalist honors. Squires was five strokes better than runner-up Nate Schill from Prairie Valley (Gowrie) who also shot a 75 in the final round. Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) defended their 2010 title with a 2-stroke victory over Columbus Catholic who held a 2-stroke lead heading into championship Saturday. The Knights were led by Nathan Molak who tied for third individually. Also making up the title team were Tanner Ludwig who was tied for fifth, Kyler Ludwigm Jacob Buelt, Brian Schreck and Matt Gute. Listed below are the results in Class 2A at the Iowa High School Boys State Golf Championship at Spring Valley Golf

Course on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th reported by the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Class 2A Iowa High School Boys State Golf Championships Spring Valley Golf Course Livermore, Iowa Class 2A Team Standings 1-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 312-310 - (622) 1-Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) – 311-313 - (624) 3-South Hamilton (Jewell) – 327-345 - (672) 4-Des Moines Christian – 336-339 - (675) 5-Albia – 336-342 - (678) 6-Nashua-Plainfield – 349-330 - (679) Continued on page 6

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Boys State Golf Championship Results - Continued 7-Forest City – 345-337 - (682) 8-Emmetsburg – 351-339 (690) 9-Central Lee (Donnellson) – 348-357 (705) Class 2A Individual Top 25 1-Adam Squires, Sr., Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) – 72-75 (147) 2-Nate Schill, Sr., Prairie Valley (Gowrie) – 77-75 (152) 3-Brian Krehbeil, Jr., Central Lee (Donnellson) – 74-79 (153) 3-Nathan Molak, Sr., Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 76-77 (153) 5-Chris Sturdivant, So., Des Moines Christian – 73-81 (154) 5-Tanner Ludwig, Jr., Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 79-75 (154) 6-Hunter Van Veen, So., PCM-Monroe – 77-78 (155) 7-Sean Cavanaugh, So., Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) – 75-81 (156) 7-Ryan Sulsberger, Sr., Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto – 75-81 (156) 9-Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sr., Albia – 76-81 (157) 9-Kyler Ludwig, Sr., Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 78-79 (157) 11-Mitch Maiers, Jr., Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) – 80-78 (158) 11-Jacob Buelt, Sr., Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 79-79 (158) 13-Jordan Sogard, Jr., South Hamilton (Jewell) – 80-79 (159) 14-Henrik Marklund, Sr., Beckman (Dyersville) - 85-75 (160) 14-Brian Schreck, Jr., Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 80-80 (160) 16-Joey Dakken, Jr., Forest City - 85-77 (162) 17-Jack Conway, So., Columbus Catholic (Waterloo) - 84-79 (163) 17-Alex Tranbarger, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg - 84-79 (163) 19-Dillon Wilson, Sr., Albia – 79-85 (164) 20-Mike Pugh, Fr., Emmetsburg – 81-85 (166)

20-Luke McMichael, Sr., Nashua-Plainfield - 85-81 (166) 20-Braxton Risetter, Fr., South Hamilton (Jewell) – 79-87 (166) 23-Tanner Baldwin, Sr., Nashua-Plainfield - 86-81 (167) 23-Tyler Dick, Sr., Notre Dame-Burlington - 86-81 (167) 25-Ryan Minor, Fr., Des Moines Christian - 86-82 (168)

5-Spencer – 324-324 - (648) 6-Nevada – 328-322 - (650) 7-MOC-Floyd Valley – 327-325 - (652) 8-Fairfield - 335-331 - (666) 9-Creston – 333-341 - (674)

Class 3A Individual Top 25 *Won Playoff 1-*Brent Tarr, Sr., Clear Lake – 76-72 (148) Clear Lake had huge final round to claim the Class 3A 2-Mitch Tucker, Sr., Oskaloosa – 75-73 (148) Iowa high school boys team golf title. The Lions trailed by 2-Lucas Boyd, Jr., Pella – 73-75 (148) 10-strokes entering championship Saturday and fired a 4-Luke Monson, Jr., Clear Lake – 76-73 (149) tournament low 308 to beat first round leader Washington 4-Nick Nelson, Jr., Decorah – 71-78 (149) by five strokes. 4-Joseph Harris, Sr., Washington – 75-74 (149) Brent Tarr led the way for Clear Lake with a final round 72 7-Ryan Gutz, So., Storm Lake – 76-77 (153) which placed him in a tie for individual lead with Mitch Tucker 8-Carson Whittington, Fr., Creston – 79-75 (154) of Oskaloosa and Lucas Boyd of Pella. Tarr won the Class 9-Zate Pietz, Sr., Ballard (Huxley) – 78-77 (155) 3A medalist honors in a playoff. 9-Jake Crowley, Sr., Nevada – 75-80 (155) Along with Tarr, making up the championship team are 11-Nico Costa, Jr., Anamosa - 81-75 (156) Luke Monson who was tied for fourth individually, Ryan 11-Alex Thode, Jr., Washington – 77-79 (156) Iverson, Chase Duesenberg, David Thompson, Jared Bottjen 13-Davis Lowenberg, Jr., Fairfield - 80-77 (157) and Shawn Snelling. 13-John Labernick, Jr., Spencer – 79-78 (157) Listed below are the results in Class 3A at the Iowa High 15-Jay Monahan, Sr., Spencer – 78-80 (158) School Boys State Golf Championship at Ames Golf and 15-Drew Slings, So., Willaimsburg - 82-76 (158) Country Club on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th 17-Andy Fraser, Sr., Ballard (Huxley) – 78-81 (159) reported by the Iowa High School Athletic Association 17-Ryan Christy, So., MOC-Floyd Valley – 80-79 (159) (IHSAA). 17-Brad Klosterboer, Sr., Williamsburg - 81-78 (159) 17-Corbin Blythe, So., Williamsburg – 78-81 (159) Class 3A Iowa High School Boys State Golf 17-Colynn Black, So., Nevada - 81-78 (159) Championships 22-Brad Christensen, Jr., Carroll – 78-82 (160) Ames Golf and Country Club 23-Maynard Newhouse, Jr., Decorah - 82-79 (161) Ames, Iowa 23-Zach Carlson, Sr., Spencer – 79-82 (161) 25-Brent Klosterboer, Sr., Williamsburg - 81-81 (162) Class 3A Team Standings - Final 1-Clear Lake – 322-308 - (630) 2-Washington – 312-323 - (635) 3-Decorah – 315-321 - (636) 4-Williamsburg - 322-316 - (638)

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Iowa High School Girls State Golf Championship Results - Final Contributed By: IGHSAU, Iowa Sports Connection Bishop Garrigan (Algona) Cruises While Victoria Grass of Ankeny Christian Takes Second Individual Crown in Class 1A Listed below are the two day results from the Iowa High School Girls State Golf Tournament. The Class 4A and 3A championships are being played at River Valley Golf Course in Adel and the Class 2A and 1A at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. Bishop Garrigan (Algona) proved their team strength as they cruised to the Class 1A team title by 62-strokes. Bishop Garrigan had four top-ten individual finishers led by Sheridan Berte who posted a second round best score of 70 to finish runner-up to two-time medalist winner Victoria Grasso of Ankeny Christian Academy. Grasso won the title in 2009 as a freshman as well. Also on the state championship team were Alexa Capesius who finished, Kelsie Berke who was seventh and Haley Froehlich who was ninth overall. Also on the team were Rebecca Richter and Miranda Gisch.

2-Sheridan Berte, Bishop Garrigan (Algona) – 86-70 (156) 3-Christy Nelson, Central City – 77-80 (157) 4-Taylor Hill, Treynor – 79-83 (162) 5-Alexa Capesius, Bishop Garrigan (Algona) - 83-81 (164) 5-Alexandria Eckenrod, Newman Catholic (Mason City) - 8381 (164) 7-Kelsie Berke, Bishop Garrigan (Algona) – 87-85 (172) 8-Jamie Saak, Grundy Center – 90-85 (175) 9-Haley Froehlich, Bishop Garrigan (Algona) – 91-86 (177) 9-Emily Knop, Hinton - 95-82 (177) 9-Katgie Clausen, Hinton – 89-88 (177) 13-Sam Quelland, Van Meter - 95-85 (180) 14-Leah Galleger, Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) – 88-84 (182) 14-Kim Kleve, Valley Community (Elgin) - 88-94 (182) 16-Janna Hansen, H-L-V (Victor) – 88-95 (183) 16-Mollie Nemmers, Gehlen Catholic (LeMars) – 88-95 (183) 16-Mikayla Jones, AGWSR (Ackley) - 95-88 (183) 19-TaylorTanner, HLV (Victor) - 101-84 (185) 20-Marflee Ericson, West Sioux (Hawarden) - 95-91 (186)

Class 1A Iowa High School Girls State Golf Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny, Iowa Class 1A Team Standings 1-Bishop Garrigan (Algona) – 344-322 (666) 2-Hinton – 373-355 (728) 3-Grundy Center – 386-358 (738) 4-HLV (Victor) – 384-372 (756) 5-Treynor – 387-374 (761) 6-West Sioux (Hawarden) – 397-378 (775) 7-Valley Community (Elgin) – 408-387 (795) 7-Wapsie Valley (Fairbank) – 405-413 (818) Class 1A Individual – Top 20 1-Victoria Grasso, Ankeny Christian Academy – 79-74 (153)

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Pleasantville Uses Balance to Grab Class 2A Team Title; Chantel Eicher of East Marshall Wins Tight Battle for Individual Title Listed below are the two day results from the Iowa High School Girls State Golf Tournament. The Class 4A and 3A championships are being played at River Valley Golf Course in Adel and the Class 2A and 1A at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. Pleasantville led by three strokes after the first round and posted the best team score in day two to win the Class 2A team championship by eight strokes over Wapello. Pleasantville used a balanced effort with no player in the top-ten individually. Konner Gordon led the way with her 16h place individual finish along with Kaitlyn Friday who was 19th. Also on the state winning team were Morgan Marsh, Charlee Vanderpool, Ashley Jahner and Taylor Wadle. Medalist honors in Class 2A went to Chantel Eicher of East Marshall (LeGrand) who shot round of 83 and 77 for a two-day total of 160 and edged runner-up Ellie Ament of Beckman (Dyersville) by one stroke. Kelsey Faiferlick of St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) finished third after posting the days best round of 76. Class 2A Iowa High School Girls State Golf Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny, Iowa Class 2A Team Standings 1-Pleasantville – 367-363 (730) 2-Wapello – 370-368 (738) 2-Clarinda – 368-373 (741) 4-Beckman (Dyersville) – 379-363 (742) 5-Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 384-360 (744) 6-South Hardin (Eldora) - 389-365 (754) 5-Cascade – 383-379 (762) 8-Alta/Aurelia – 400-376 (776) Continued on page 10

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Girls State Golf Championship Results - Continued Class 2A Individual – Top 20 1-Chantel Eicher, East Marshall (LeGrand) 83-77 (160) 2-Ellie Ament, Beckman (Dyersville) – 81-80 (161) 3-Kelsey Faiferlick, St. Edmond (Fort Dodge) – 86-76 (162) 4-Jordan Henningsen, Alta/Aurelia – 86-77 (163) 5-Courteny Dewell, North Cedar (Stanwood) – 80-85 (165) 6-Kara Larson, Sumner-Fredericksburg – 83-88 (171) 7-Jennifer Geer, Clarinda – 83-89 (172) 7-Stephanie Coghlan, Beckman (Dyersville) – 84-88 (172) 7-Haley Lake, South Hardin (Eldora) – 90-82 (172) 10-Alyssa Noble, Wapello – 83-91 (174) 10-Cathern Strief, Iowa City Regina - 88-86 (174) 12-Sara Steinauer, Clarinda – 86-91 (177) 13-Macy Kohrs, Logan-Magnolia – 91-88 (179) 13-Emily Fisher, Wapello - 95-84 (179) 15-Konnor Gordon, Pleasantville – 91-89 (180) 15-Mackenzie Noble, Wapello – 91-89 (180) 17-Abby Masching, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) - 96-85 (181) 18-Kaitlyn Friday, Pleasantville – 87-95 (182) 19-Megan Wiederin, Kuemper Catholic (Carroll) – 92-92 (184) 20-Morgan Marsh, Pleasantville - 95-90 (185)

Charles City Holds Off Late Charge from Clear Lake for Class 3A Team Championship; Jesse Sindlinger Grabs Individual Title Listed below are the two day results from the Iowa High School Girls State Golf Tournament. The Class 4A and 3A championships are being played at River Valley Golf Course in Adel and the Class 2A and 1A at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. Charles City led by medalist Jesse Singlinger won the the team title from a late charging Clear Lake in Class 3A. The Lions trailed by 18-strokes after the first round but closed to finish six strokes back. Sindlinger followed her torrid first round score of 68 with a second day best 75 to beat Susan Kirschenman of Ballerd (Huxley) by 5-strokes for the individual title. Also on the Class 3A title team were Megan Joerger who finsihed fifth overall, Karli Schlader, Kylie Bluhm, Moriah Sherman and Paige Keifer. Class 3A Iowa High School Girls State Golf River Valley Golf Course, Adel, Iowa Class 3A Team Standings 1-Charles City – 350-353 (703) 2-Clear Lake – 368-341 (709) 3-Dubuque Wahlert - 373-355 (728) 4-Grinnell – 395-358 (753) 4-ADM (Adel) – 385-387 (772) 5-MOC-Floyd Valley – 390-386 (776)

6-Spirit Lake – 394-391 (785) 8-Atlantic - 404-392 (796)

Class 4A Iowa High School Girls State Golf River Valley Golf Course, Adel, Iowa

Class 3A Individual – Top 20 1-Jesse Sindlinger, Charles City – 68-75 (143) 2-Susan Kirschenman, Ballard (Huxley) – 72-76 (148) 3-Taylor Sprank, Davenport Assumption – 79-81 (160) 4-Meg Monson, Clear Lake – 83-79 (162) 5-Megan Joerger, Charles City – 84-82 (166) 6-Stine Laursen, Maquoketa – 81-87 (168) 7-Taylor Van Dyk, South Tama – 84-85 (169) 8-Amy Ihm, Dubuque Wahlert – 89-83 (172) 9-Kaitlyn Burds, Dubuque Wahlert - 92-84 (176) 10-Lauren Gonner, Dubuque Wahlert – 88-89 (177) 10-Maureen Owens, Spirit Lake - 92-85 (177) 12-Taylor Diehl, Clear Lake 94-84 (178) 13-Shelby Townsend, Perry - 92-87 (179) 13-Emily Elliot, Grinnell - 94-85 (179) 15-Jessica Locker, MOC-Floyd Valley – 89-92 (181) 15-Megan Ticknor, A-D-M (Adel) – 89-92 (181) 15-Molly McDonough, Decorah - 90-91 (181) 18-Samantha Ramsey, Grinnell - 100-83 (183) 19-Staci Goodale, A-D-M (Adel) - 96-88 (184) 20-Taylor Berger, Clear Lake - 95-90 (185)

Beth Wagner Rolls to Medalist Honors; Cedar Falls Coasts to Team Title in Class 4A Listed below are the two day results from the Iowa High School Girls State Golf Tournament. The Class 4A and 3A championships are being played at River Valley Golf Course in Adel and the Class 2A and 1A at Otter Creek Golf Course in Ankeny. In Class 4A it was Cedar Falls who used their first day lead of 14-strokes to roll to the team title by 12-strokes over Pleasant Valley. Leading the way for the Tigers was Allison Rolinger, who tied for fourth in the individual standings with rounds of 81-84. Taylor Roberts, Sonja Przbylski, Megan Brewer and Abby Rolinger were all part of the championship team. Beth Wagner of Ankeny followed up her leading first round 75 with a 71 to claim the medalist honors by nine strokes over runner-up Kenzie Rottinghaus of Urbandale. Wagner improved on her third place individual finish in 2010.

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Class 4A Team Standings 1-Cedar Falls - 335-348 (683) 2-Pleasant Valley - 349-346 (695) 3-Waukee - 354-356 (710) 3-Dowling Catholic - 362-348 (710) 5-Ankeny - 369-359 (728) 6-West Des Moines Valley - 370-370 (740) 7-Cedar Rapids Xavier - 408-382 (790) 8-Linn-Mar (Marion) - 406-396 (802) Class 4A Individual – Top 20 1-Beth Wagner, Ankeny - 75-71 (146) 2-Kenzie Rottinghaus, Urbandale - 79-76 (155) 3-Anna Cullinan, Pleasant Valley - 83-76 (159) 4-Allsion Rolinger, Cedar Falls - 81-84 (165) 4-Erin Holst, Pleasant Valley - 80-85 (165) 6-Kimmy Askleson, Cedar Rapids Xavier 84-82 (166) 6-Madison Goodfellow, Iowa City West - 86-80 (166) 8-Kathryn Woltjer, Marshalltown - 91-77 (168) 9-Carlee Oakley, Sioux City North - 85-85 (170) 9-Nicole George, Newton - 84-86 (170) 11-Mikayla Smith, Mason City - 89-82 (171) 11-Taylor Roberts, Cedar Falls - 88-83 (171) 13-Samantha Heinen, Cedar Falls - 84-88 (172) 14-Katelyn Bunn, Muscatine - 88-86 (174) 14-Anna Austin, Dowling Catholic - 88-86 (174) 14-Sarah Splittgerger, Dowling Catholic - 92-82 (174) 17-Madelyn Mauk, West Des Moines Valley - 88-87 (175) 17-Emily Strattan, Dowling Catholic - 90-85 (175) 19-Sonja Przybylski, Cedar Falls - 84-93 (177) 19-Maddie Bertsch, Cedar Rapids Xavier - 93-84 (177) 19-Payton Minear, Waukee - 93-84 (177)

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On The Tee - Erik Kuselias Interview (May 4th, 2011) Rick Brown Interview (05/18/2011)

Lonnie Nielsen Interview (05/25/2011)

Jamie Alt Interview (04/13/2011)

Clair Peterson Interview (04/13/2011)

956 The On The Tee gang talk with Erik Kuselias of the Golf Channel. Click on the video above to watch the full interview on YouTube.

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Alex Miceli Interview (04/06/2011)

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Waterloo, Iowa Boasts Three Top Municipal Courses Contributed By: Glen Turk Waterloo, IA may be the fourth largest city in the Hawkeye state with a population of just under 70,000, but it wants to be first in golf. To begin with, for the past 77 years the city has hosted the Waterloo Open, Iowa’s largest annual professional golf tournament. Secondly, the city first settled in 1845 is home to three distinctive municipal golf courses that have been able to keep their prices at near 19th century rates. Sure rounds will never be 20 cents like they were way back when, but $20 for 18 holes with a cart seems like a blast from the past to me.

Golf Professional at South Hills GC.

“The biggest thing I think that sets Waterloo Golf apart from any other community in the Midwest is the commitment from the City and Golf Professionals to provide a wide variety of first-rate high quality golfing experiences at very reasonable rates,” explained JB Bolger, Golf Manager of Waterloo Leisure Services. We are able to do this by maintaining efficient maintenance operations at all times. Being part of a larger city structure also has it’s advantages: if we need the skills of a plumber, electrician or other skilled labor we already have professionals on the payroll that can handle these items ‘in house’ without having to utilize outside labor,” stated Bolger.

We begin our look into the Waterloo golf scene with where it all started - the 1908 establishment known as Irv Warren Memorial Golf Course at Brynes Park. Strategically placed trees and small rolling greens highlight the 6194 yard course that is comprised of five par-3’s, eight par-4’s, and five par-5’s. Twelfth year head golf professional Andy Devine has been around long enough to know why the Waterloo golfing public gravitated to this elder statesman. “Due to the uniqueness of the course’s strategic layout, length, and amount of par-3’s and par-5’s it allows for the possibility of a completely different experience every time. Golfers also love coming back because they sometimes can even shoot a lower score because of shorter yardage. Irv Warren is also about customer loyalty. We understand that there are other golfing options around and strive to create an enjoyable experience for every individual every time,” said Devine.

Monte Meyer, Waterloo’s longest tenured golf professional, summarizes Waterloo’s passion for golf this way. “Having been at South Hills for 20+ years I can tell you that Waterloo golfers love their golf and really love their courses. The golfers also are proud of how well maintained the three public courses are and the fact that golf is so affordable in this area. I think for the most part players have a favorite course of the three that they call their home course - but they try to play all three before the season ends,” concluded Meyer, Head

It doesn’t take long for Irv Warren Memorial GC to tap into the risk vs. reward part of your brain. The first hole is the first of many that will ask you the question “to go or not to go?” Andy Devine picks up the opening hole description from there. “One of my favorite holes on the golf course is the first. The 339 yard par-4 definitely offers two ways to play it. Option one is to hit a driver as far as you can down the middle, but the farther you hit it, the more trees come into play that forms a bottleneck approach to the green. The

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second way to play is with a long iron or fairway wood to position you for a 100 yard second shot into a green protected by a bunker. In each scenario, one must avoid the trees on the right because the only recovery is a chip shot back to the fairway,” stated Devine. Seven holes later at the corner of Martin Street and W. 4th resides Devine’s second favorite hole, the 205 yard par-3 8th. “What I love about this par-3 is it demands length as well as accuracy,” explained Devine. “The challenge of the hole is that is lies uphill and has a very large green, so just hitting the green doesn’t ensure par. Also it is important to be able to hit your shot in the correct position because the shape of the green allows for no straight putts,” said Devine.

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Course Review: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake - Hole by Hole Breakdown Preserve at Honey Creek Hole Number One | Par 5

Hole Number Four | Par 4

560 - 535 - 505 - 460 - 430

420 - 401 - 392 - 374 - 345

The opening hole is a medium length par five playing up hill all the way to the green. The ideal tee shot would be aimed at the right fairway bunker and drawn slightly to find the fairway. Anything left of the small cross bunker will be trouble. The green is fairly open with one bunker left and a series of grass hollows on the right.

This first of the four pars plays up hill to an elevated green. Again, watch the wind as this hole is wide open and, in order to reach the green for par, a good drive to the fairway is critical. The approach shot reveals a large slightly undulating green with Lake Rathbun in the distance. A green side bunker short and right and grass hollows left protect the green.

miss long as recovery for par will be difficult from above the hole.

Hole Number Two | Par 5 520 - 505 - 485 - 470 - 422

Hole Number Five | Par 5

The second hole is another five par but this time playing downhill through a natural valley. Bunkering right and left require a well-struck tee shot to find the fairway. The second shot to find the fairway. The second shot plays uphill and will make reaching the green in two difficult for all but the longest of tee shots. The green is heavily guarded by deep bunkers on the left and, like all “Biarritz” greens, is divided by a pronounced swale running from right to left. A carefully played approach to the correct quadrant of the green should yield an easy par.

536 - 511 - 485 - 447 - 419

This par five is the shortest on the course but, with a very intimidating downhill tee shot, is still no pushover. The fairway is wide and plays up through a valley to an elevated two-tier green. Even through there are no sand bunkers, the grass hollows and awkward lies will require concentration and persistence to get your par.

410 - 390 - 375 - 350 - 335

Number eight is a medium length par four which doglegs sharply to the left. The best line for most will be the small target bunker directly through the fairway. Big hitters may benefit from a downhill bounce if they find the fairway. Read your putt carefully as the slope of the green can play tricks here. Again, missing the green long will be costly. Hole Number Nine | Par 9

Hole Number Six | Par 4

165 - 153 - 147 - 134 - 102

420 - 405 - 385 - 365 - 310

The last hole on the front nine is a medium length three par with a view of Lake Rathbun in the distance. Bunkers tightly guard the green to the right and left. Missing long or right will likely mean bogey or worse.

The sixth hole plays straight away over fairly level ground and offers a good chance for par or better. The green is guarded by a series of bunkers on the left and slopes sharply from back to front right.

Hole Number Three | Par 3 243 - 207 - 181 - 165 - 117

This beautiful downhill par three is the longest on the course. Consider the win and elevation change as careful club selection and well-struck shots are required to carry the creek and avoid the green side bunkers on the right. The putting surface is the largest on the course and slopes generally from back right to front left.

Hole Number Eight | Par 4

Hole Number Seven | Par 3 170 - 162 - 151 - 137 - 120

This par three, the second on the front nine, plays slightly downhill to another one of the larger greens on the course. The large bunker on the left is deep and, for some, can save them from a far worse fate. Choose your club carefully and don’t

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Hole Number 10 | Par 4

Hole Number Fourteen | Par 5

401 - 387 - 368 - 336 - 314

545 - 515 - 495 - 470 - 430

The tenth is a medium length four par playing slightly uphill. It doglegs gently to the right, but the fairway is wide. Long hitters can again benefit from a downhill slope by reaching the top of the hill. The green slopes from back to front and is guarded by a single large bunker to the left. This hole should give up some birdies.

The fourteenth is the first par five on the back nine and plays slightly downhill off the tee. There is water left so the line of play for most will be to just carry the corner of the slope at the right side of the fairway. The second shot will be uphill and into the prevailing winds. There is water again on the left side of the green so favor the right side on the approach.

Hole Number Eleven | Par 4

Hole Number Fifteen | Par 4

354 - 330 - 312 - 285 - 265

440 - 410 - 395 - 360 - 330

Number eleven is the shortest of the four pars and is a classic risk/reward hole. Most will choose to lay-up to a fairly generous fairway short of the bunkers. Long hitters who are able to negotiate the bunkers will have only a short chip or putt for birdie or eagle. Pick your poison and swing away.

A good medium length par four which should allow you to hit all you have off the tee. The approach is downhill to a green which is protected on the right by two deep bunkers. The green is domed and slopes away from the shot in the back.

Hole Number Twelve | Par 4 365 - 345 - 335 - 320 - 305

The twelfth hole is a sharp dogleg left playing downhill. The ideal shot is towards the right fairway bunker with a draw. Long hitters will have an awkward downhill approach to a green which falls off severely on the left. Take note of the great views to Lake Rathbun and much of the remaining back nine.

Hole Number Sixteen | Par 4 471 - 440 - 405 - 375 - 335

The sixteenth is a long par five playing uphill with two distinctly separate lines of play. The upper fairway plays somewhat longer and leaves a blind approach to the putting surface. The lower fairway is ore straight away and offers a better look at the flag but requires the approach shot to carry a deep bunker directly in front of the green. Hole Number Seventeen | Par 3

Hole Number Thirteen | Par 3

205 - 185 - 168 - 148 - 133

210 - 185 - 160 - 140 - 122

The last par three on the course requires a medium length iron to tightly guarded green. Tee shots which do not reach putting surface risk rolling back down the fairway for a second attempt at the green. The putting

The first thee par on the back nine plays down hill to a target green. Missing short or left can be disaster so check the wind and take plenty of club.

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surface slopes gently to the right and to the front left so pick up the correct quadrant and you’ll have a good chance at par or birdie.

Hole Number Eighteen | Par 5 553 - 532 - 525 - 490 - 420

The finishing hole is a long par five with a generous landing area off the tee. The second shot offers the golfer a chance to shorten the hole or to play more conservatively for par. The green is only 20 paces from front to back and thus requires a high approach or enough spin to avoid the grass hollows at the back of the green.

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Parent Junior Championship at Jester Park Golf Course

Where is the Hack Nation?

Contributed By: Tess Goudy

The Iowa PGA Parent Junior Championship at Jester Park Golf Course was held on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Thirty-eight teams of two participated in the 18-hole division and 20 teams of 2 participated in the 9-hole division. Both division played alternate shot. The 9-hole division played Jester Park’s Par 3 golf course and the 18-hole division played Jester Park’s regulation course. Special thanks to title sponsor Wilson Golf and sales representative Kevin Dorrington for his support in providing a tee gift to each competitor and also a prize for each division team champion. The Iowa PGA would also like to thank head PGA Professional Zach Vervaecke and the entire staff at Jester Park for their support in hosting. Thank you to all teams for participating. The weather was cold, windy and not the best! Team

Scoring to Par


Jesse Peck Todd Ellgren Ankeny, IA



Dane Waldron Todd Waldron Ventura, IA



Walter Davies Mike Davies Clive, IA



Braxton Coble Larry Coble Ottumwa, IA



James Howell Mary Howell Ames, IA



Carson Whittington +21 Kim Whittington Creston, IA


Sam Hartsock Tom Hartsock Creston, IA


Mark Chamra Chamra Mark Kapalua, The The Plantation Plantation Course Course Kapalua, Hawaii, USA USA Hawaii, February 2011 2011 February

Boys 14-15 Champions Back Row: Todd Waldron and Todd Ellgreen Front Row: Dane Waldron and Jesse Peck Photo Courtesy of


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I-Club Golf Outing

Corporate Hole Sponsorship June 20th, 2011 Wakonda Country Club


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Also includes... Reception, dinner, silent auction and speaker from the Iowa Athletic Department


This is the only opportunity to be a part of this outing!



On The Tee - May 2011  

On The Tee looks forward to the Principal Charity Classic and recaps Iowa High School State Championships. We also look back at the OTT Radi...