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Unusual fall season prepares Hawkeye golfers for future professional careers

Iowa's Alex Schaake drives during a tournament at the Donald Ross Course at the Cedar Rapids Country Club in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter December 15, 2020

Professional golf is not all glitz and glamour.  The PGA Tour is the pinnacle of the sport and usually the only professional golf on television that casual sports fans watch. But there’s a lot more...

Iowa men’s golf’s Alex Schaake advanced to match play at the Maridoe Amateur Championship

Iowa’s Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter December 8, 2020

On what Alex Schaake called the hardest golf course he’s ever played, the Iowa redshirt senior didn’t back down from the challenge at the Mariode Amateur Championship in Carrollton, Texas. In...

Woods could make history at Augusta

Defending champion Tiger Woods tees off in the rain on the par-3 4th hole during his practice round for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020, in Augusta.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 11, 2020

This week at the Masters Tournament, Tiger Woods will be chasing history, just as he has done seemingly throughout his career. Woods will be attempting to earn his 83rd career PGA Tour victory –...

Iowa golf’s Schaake makes equipment change

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 3, 2020

Iowa men’s golfer Alex Schaake is getting his new toys before the holidays this year. The senior will put new clubs in the bag once they arrive in the next couple of weeks. Schaake’s fall season...

Iowa men’s golf’s Schaake impresses at Golf Club of Georgia Amateur Invitational

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 27, 2020

This fall, Alex Schaake has played well enough to finish in the top 15 in every tournament he’s competed in since the school year began. The Iowa men’s golfer has finished in a tie for fifth...

Iowa men’s golf’s Alex Schaake and Benton Weinberg have special bond

Benton Weinberg takes a starting shot during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 20, 2020

Alex Schaake and Benton Weinberg both came to Iowa back in 2016 with high hopes, as they began their collegiate golf career with the Hawkeyes. In the fall of that year, Schaake was a highly touted...

Iowa players weigh in on golf’s distance debate

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 19, 2020

Ever since John Daly became the first PGA TOUR player to average a 300-yard carry with his driver back in 1997, length off the tee has been a topic of conversation in the world of golf. Although driving...

Iowa golf’s Weinberg outlasts teammate Schaake in playoff

Joe Kim watches the ball approach the flag during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 12, 2020

Like many other tournaments this fall, Iowa’s golfers performed well last weekend at The Harvest tournament in Elkhorn, Nebraska. The eight Hawkeye players that made the road trip to the Cornhusker...

Iowa players find success playing as individuals

Gonzalo Leal putts during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 4, 2020

Over the offseason, many of Iowa’s men’s golfers participated in summer tournaments individually, whether it be state-sanctioned amateur events, amateur events run by the United States Golf Association...

Jahn enjoying unique start to Hawkeye career

A ball lands close to the flag during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 1, 2020

Growing up in Sperry, Iowa, just about an hour away from the University of Iowa’s Iowa City campus, Charles Jahn was a Hawkeye fan that dreamed of playing sports for his favorite collegiate team. Jahn...

Gonzalo Leal Montero wins Zach Johnson Invitational

Gonzalo Leal putts during a golf invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Iowa came in first with a score of 593 against 12 other teams.
Austin Hanson, Sports Editor September 29, 2020

Named after two-time major champion and Iowa native Zach Johnson, the Zach Johnson Invitational is an annual collegiate golf tournament that hosts the best young golfers from around the area. This...

Meet the canine sidekick to the new Finkbine superintendent

Dwight the dog, Finkbine Golf Course’s new course dog. Contributed.
Chris Werner, Sports Reporter September 24, 2020

When Tim Gravert’s golf course dog died from cancer this past winter, the new Finkbine superintendent knew he needed to fill the vacancy quickly. Starting a new job at a new course, Gravert set...

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