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Meet the canine sidekick to the new Finkbine superintendent

Dwight the dog, Finkbine Golf Course’s new course dog. Contributed.
Course dogs are nothing new in the world of golf operations and Tim Gravert, the new superintendent at Finkbine, is a big proponent of the idea. His puppy, Dwight, is already making a name for himself.
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...

Iowa women’s golf’s Galloway wins intrasquad match-play title

Iowa women’s golf’s Galloway wins intrasquad match-play title
In a thrilling final match, Jacque Galloway defeated Lea Zeitler 1-up to win the first annual Hawkeye Match-Play Championship.
September 21, 2020

Even though the Iowa women’s golf program can’t compete in tournaments as a team this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is trying to simulate competitive situations as best it can. Last...

New Finkbine Superintendent takes winding road to Iowa City

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.
From wanting to become a veterinarian to working on a U.S. Open staff, the new superintendent at Finkbine has taken a unique route to Iowa City.
September 15, 2020

Tim Gravert wanted to be a veterinarian, but after just one semester, he realized it wasn’t for him. “I was going to do my pre-med at Iowa Wesleyan,” Gravert said. “Then, the plan was to...

Iowa golf teams enjoying improvements to Finkbine

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.
A lot has changed at Finkbine Golf Course since last fall, and the Hawkeye golf programs are enjoying the transformation.
September 14, 2020

Finkbine Golf Course has undergone numerous changes since last fall. The Hawkeye golf programs’ home course has a new clubhouse, new management, and a new superintendent. Even though the Iowa...

Charles Jahn headlines impressive summer for Iowa golf

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.
A number of Hawkeye golfers had impressive summer performances including Charles Jahn, who won three tournaments in a two-week span.
September 7, 2020

Despite not competing for most of the spring, Hawkeye golfers proved sharp over the summer, earning multiple individual wins. Whether it was Alex Schaake winning the Indian Creek Invitational, Lea...

Iowa women’s golfer Morgan Goldstein carrying momentum following July tournament win

Contributed Morgan Goldstein
The sophomore returns to campus after winning the Nevada State Amateur Championship by eight shots this summer.
August 26, 2020

Morgan Goldstein recorded four birdies and no bogeys on the first nine holes of the second and final round of the Nevada Women’s State Amateur Championship in July. The Hawkeye golfer was making...

Dana Lerner continues to make strides on the golf course as a Hawkeye

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.
Lerner grew up right by the one 18-hole golf course in her home nation of Israel, and has now continued her passion and success as a Hawkeye.
July 27, 2020

When Iowa golfer Dana Lerner, born in Israel, lived in Wisconsin, she went with her dad to play golf because when they finished playing, she would get ice cream and candy. Lerner moved back to Israel...

John Deere Classic Tournament Director Clair Peterson reflects on cancellation of 2020 event

Iowa sophomore Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
For years, the John Deere Classic has used the slogan “Magic Happens Here” to promote the tournament. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, that magic has vanished.
July 8, 2020

Since 1971, the John Deere Classic has brought its magic to the Quad Cities and the surrounding communities. Now, for the first time in nearly five decades, the area faces a year without the golf tournament. On...

Televised golf events providing entertainment amid slow sports schedule

Iowa's Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Before the PGA Tour season restarted in mid-June, its televised match play events were just what fans needed.
June 29, 2020

Before the PGA Tour returned June 14 from the forced break in the season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, live golf had already been played in front of a TV audience of millions a few weeks prior. First,...

New clubhouse creates opportunities for Finkbine Golf Course

This is them main entrance to Finkbine seen on Monday, February 24, 2020.
The new Finkbine clubhouse creates a versatile space with the potential to host many types of events
June 24, 2020

Since a new clubhouse was approved by the state Board of Regents in 2017, Finkbine Golf Course has undergone quite the transformation. The newly renovated and renamed Nagle Family Clubhouse opened...

Iowa golf program taking advantage of golf course availability

Iowa's Alex Schaake poses for a portrait at Hoak Family Golf Complex on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
Many athletic facilities remain closed or restricted around the country, but Iowa's athletes are still getting work in on the golf course.
June 18, 2020

While many of the nation’s gyms, parks, and other athletic facilities were closed or may still be shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, a high percentage of golf courses in the U.S. either have...

Golf takes center stage as sports begin to emerge from COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa's Matthew Walker eyes the stormy skies rolling in during the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Iowa currently sits in third after one and a half rounds in the tournament, play was delayed late Saturday afternoon due to inclement weather.
Golf has been one of the first major sports to produce live entertainment and outdoor activity for Americans as pandemic regulations are slowly lifted around the country.
June 16, 2020

Normally, the Charles Schwab Challenge is just another PGA Tour event. Usually contested near the end of May, the tournament’s field may include a few big names and even a couple of the world’s...

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