The Iowa Masters
2017 Event: Fri - Sun, July 7 - 9
2017 Champion: Gene Elliott - West Des Moines
The year 2017 marks the 80th Annual Iowa Masters Golf Tournament. The Iowa Masters is an invitational golf tournament sponsored by Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Facilities Planning and Management of Iowa State University. The Iowa Masters is one of the Iowa Golf Association's "major" tournaments that determine the IGA Amateur, Senior Amateur and Super Senior Amateur of the Year awards. The Iowa Masters is also a World Amateur Golf Rankings event.
The tournament is scheduled to be contested over 54 holes with all competitors playing both Friday and Saturday. Following the second round, a cut is made to determine the field for the final round.
The Iowa Masters has historically been the standard by which other tournaments around the state pattern themselves. The committee that runs the Iowa Masters dedicates themselves to preserving the history of the tournament while continuing to improve it for the benefit of amateur golfers.