Interested in preparing for high school golf? You’re invited to receive instruction from our PGA professional, John Shawver, and to compete with other area junior golfers.

The program is designed for youth ages 10–15. Please email golfcourse@grinnell.edu and let us know you’re interested in participating. The cost of the program is $150, which includes instruction, greens fees, Youth On Course Membership, merchandise, and awards.

  • Instructional Days
    • Friday, June 17 from 8 am – 9:30 am
    • Friday, June 24 from 8 am – 9:30 am
  • Play Days
    • July 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Championship on August 5
    • Each play day will be from 8 am to approximately 10:30 am

Attendance is not required at all sessions.

You haven’t done this before…

Monday, July 3rd

We welcome anyone to come and participate in the Light the Night Challenge.  The closest thing resembling this event would be those of you that have tried Topgolf.  We will light up our 9th hole teeing area and green for this one…  Event Rules will be as follows:

    • Begins at 9 pm.
    • 1 Hole Player vs Player Match Play
    • No ties; tiebreaker is decided by whomever was closer to the pin in regulation
  • Single Elimination
  • Entry Fee:  $50
  • Field:  The first 36 paid entrants
  • Prizes:  A purse based on the final field will be communicated.

We will have a DJ playing music, an Emcee announcing, and all the fun you can handle!

July 14th – 16th

Come enjoy golf, comradery, cuisine, music, prizes and entertainment.  You and a partner of your choice are invited to join us for our premier golf event, The Invitational.

This event promises to keep you and your partner entertained over 3 days.  No matter your age or ability, we have a format that will allow your 2-person team to participate at a competitive level.

Your team’s $500 registration fee provides your team 72 Holes of Golf, $200 in Tournament Gifts, Prizes, 5 meals, & 1 Unique Golf Experience.  Players’ families are welcome to watch and use the course’s facilities throughout the event.

  • Tentative Schedule
    • Thursday, July 14th
      • Optional practice rounds starting via tee time at 11:30 am
      • Lunch available in the Crawford Pub
    • Friday, July 15th
      • 7 am:  Registration and Practice Range Open
        • only a short range and putting green onsite, full range available at Ahren’s Park (1 mile East of the course)
      • 8 am:   Brunch and tournament information ~ Players
      • 9 am:   Match 1
      • 11 am:   Match 2
      • Lunch provided ~ Players
      • 1 am:  Match 3
      • 6 pm:  Happy hour and horderves~ Players & Spouses (country club casual)
    • Saturday, July 16th
      • 7:30:  Breakfast ~ Players
      • 8:30:  Match 4
      • 10:30:  Match 5
      • Lunch provided during play ~ Players
      • 1:00:  Shoot-Out for qualifying teams
      • 3:00:  Awards

Open to the first 30 paid teams.  Email golfcourse@grinnell.edu to inquire further.

Payment can be made in the Pro Shop with cash, credit or check.  Checks can be mailed to 933 13th Ave, Grinnell, IA  50112.  Credit Card payments may also be called in.

GCGC Championships – Open to Everyone

Sunday, July 31st

We will be hosting the Grinnell College Golf Course Championships on Sunday, July 31st.  Come experience Grinnell College Golf Course at its best!  An active GHIN handicap index is required to receive net awards.  This event will be free for youth competitors and $20 for all other divisions which will include:

  • Gross Skins
  • Net Skins
  • Low Gross payouts
  • Low Net payouts (flights determined by number of participants)

The divisions will be set up as follows:

  • Youth Division (Free):
    • 15 & Under
    • 9 Holes:  Red tees
    • Not eligible for payouts
  • Men’s Open Division
    • Men wishing to compete for the GCGC Championship
    • 27 Holes
      • 18 Holes:  Diamond Course (White/Honor G)
      • Top 12 qualifiers reflighted to play 9 holes:  Honor G tees
  • Women’s Open Division
    • Women wishing to compete for the GCGC Championship
    • 18 Holes: Red tees
  • Men’s Senior Division
    • Men ages 60 and over wishing to compete for the senior division
    • 18 Holes:  Circle Course (Red/White)
  • Women’s Senior Division
    • Women ages 60 and over wishing to compete in the senior division
    • 9 Holes:  Red tees
  • Men’s Super Senior Division
    • Men 75 and older wishing to compete in the super senior division
    • 9 Holes: Red tees

Monday, April 4th

6 pm – 7 pm (NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game on to follow)

Grinnell College Golf Course Lounge

Interested in playing Tuesday night league at Grinnell College Golf Course this year?  Come out to this annual meeting to learn more about the costs, format, and schedule.  All men 18 & older are welcome to participate.  Golfers of all abilities are welcome as golf handicaps are utilized.

GCGC Championships

Sunday, August 1st

We will be hosting the Grinnell College Golf Course Championships on Sunday, August 1st.  Come experience Grinnell College Golf Course at its best!  An active GHIN handicap index is required to receive net awards.  This event will be free for youth competitors and $20 for all other divisions which will include:

  • Gross Skins
  • Net Skins
  • Low Gross payouts
  • Low Net payouts (flights determined by number of participants)

The divisions will be set up as follows:

  • Youth Division (Free):
    • 15 & Under
    • 9 Holes:  Red tees
    • Not eligible for payouts
  • Men’s Open Division
    • Men wishing to compete for the GCGC Championship
    • 27 Holes
      • 18 Holes:  Diamond Course (White/Honor G)
      • Top 12 qualifiers reflighted to play 9 holes:  Honor G tees
  • Women’s Open Division
    • Women wishing to compete for the GCGC Championship
    • 18 Holes: Red tees
  • Men’s Senior Division
    • Men ages 60 and over wishing to compete for the senior division
    • 18 Holes:  Circle Course (Red/White)
  • Women’s Senior Division
    • Women ages 60 and over wishing to compete in the senior division
    • 9 Holes:  Red tees
  • Men’s Super Senior Division
    • Men 75 and older wishing to compete in the super senior division
    • 9 Holes: Red tees

To Register:

Please email the Pro Shop at golfcourse@grinnell.edu with any questions.  Registered participants will be assigned a tee time and will be emailed the confirmation.

Father’s Day is quickly approaching.  We want to share a few of our favorite gift ideas!

 

Bushnell Wingman

$139.95

Dads absolutely love this one!  Whether golfing, grilling, or boating, this speaker has it all!

·         Bluetooth speaker

·         Audible GPS

·         Jump charger

·         10 hour battery life

 

FootJoy Traditions Golf Shoes

$129.95

FJ Traditions offer complete traction and can be easily maintained round after round. Lightweight comfort and super-cushioned foam deliver an incredibly flexible and comfortable ride. FJ, The #1 Shoe in Golf.

 

GCGC Wine Opener

$40

Elegant and functional tool to help you enjoy any varietal.

 

Hickory Shafted Putters

$165

This piece will look fantastic on the wall or in the bag.  We have several styles to choose from.

 

 

No worries about shipping when most of these items are here on hand.  Stop on by 933 13th Ave to check out these and other gift ideas for that special someone (or yourself)!

Grinnell College Golf Course To Offer an Advanced Junior Golf League

This program is aimed at youth ages 10-15 familiar with golf.  Through instruction and competition, this league will advance your youth’s ability while preparing them for high school golf.  Both boys and girls are encouraged to participate!

Cost:  $150

Schedule (8 am – 10:00 am)

  • Tuesday, June 15th – Instructional day
  • Friday, June 18th – Instructional day
  • Friday, June 25th – Instructional day
  • Friday, July 2nd – Play day
  • Tuesday, July 6th – Play day
  • Friday, July 9th – Play day
  • Tuesday, July 13th – Play day
  • Friday, July 16th – Play day
  • Tuesday July 20th – Play day

Entry Fee includes instruction with our Director of Golf, John Shawver – PGA, green fees, merchandise, and awards.  Players will be responsible for providing their own equipment.  For more information or questions regarding this program, please call 641-269-3590 or email golfcourse@grinnell.edu.

Wednesday, May 5th

The GHS Boys Invitational, originally scheduled as an 18-hole event on May 3rd, was postponed to yesterday, May 5th.  The Tigers won the 9-hole event yesterday, with our own Cole McGriff taking 2nd with a +1 (36).  Will Simpson of Pella High School was medalist with a blistering -3 (32).  Other Tiger Varsity scores were Gavin Gilman 39, Cade German 39, Nathaniel Zug 40, Matthew Zug 40, and Gabe Gillman 48.

GRINNELL, Iowa – The Grinnell College men’s golf team will have a nice blend of experience and newcomers as it prepares for the 2020-21 campaign, which begins with a home meet Saturday against the Central College White Team.

“The last year-and-a-half, we all have had to deal with a large dose of adversity, interruption, cancellations, and isolation, so we feel fortunate as a team just to be together again,” said head coach Brian Jaworski. “There have been a lot of cold, rainy, windy, wet days on the golf course, but that hasn’t deterred our group one bit.  If there is one positive thing about the pandemic, it has been the opportunity to completely start from scratch.  I feel like the members of this men’s golf team have taken advantage of that new fresh start to change a lot of things about our practices, and off-the-course habits. These guys have done everything the coaching staff has asked of them, and in some cases more. Not only have the guys prepared hard for the shortened season, but we have also established new standards and more commitment to the golf team, which will benefit the squad this year and beyond.”

Leading the charge for Grinnell are Sam Naik ’21 and Simon Lane ’23. “They have been our best and most consistent players,” said Jaworski. “Sam is a rock, posting solid scores and working hard on his short game to bring those scores down.  Simon is just so explosive off the tee, and he really doesn’t have too many weaknesses in his game.  Both are two-sport athletes, and their ability to grind it out comes from playing multiple sports.”

“Our two first-year players who are on campus, Ian Strawn ’24 and Jake Heinrich ’24, and Lucas Roscoe, who is not on campus for S2, set the tone for our team by working their tails off during S1,” the coach continued. “Without their buy-in, we would have been the same ol’, same ol’ golf team, but we’re not.  We’re improved and a lot of that can be traced back to their dedication to the golf workouts/training during S1.  On the golf course, all three guys show great potential and we are looking forward to their continued growth on the course.

James Lim ’22 has something special in that he doesn’t have to hit it great to post a good score,” Jaworski continued. “He doesn’t give in or ever feel sorry for himself when he gets a bad break.  He is another player who is making adjustments and becoming a more dedicated teammate, which will help bring his scores down.

Brody Barton ’23 is everything you want in a golfer,” the coach concluded. “He is strong, extremely dedicated, and a very, very good teammate.  He is so much improved from a year ago, and that is because Brody invested in his own game and went down to Florida to work on his game with some excellent instructors.  He looks good out on the course, and you can’t find a nicer kid to play with.  It is my opinion that someday, Brody will be captain of a championship golf team here at Grinnell.”

All of that has Jaworski excited for the season. “Our team is hard-working,” he said. “The guys are accountable, and our team communication has been the best it has ever been.  We are super excited to be playing again.  We love our group and are proud of the improvements we have made.  It has been awesome working so closely with Coach Rock(ne Decoster), Coach (John) Shawver and all the guys.”

Courtesy of pioneers.grinnell.edu