The Daily Iowan

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 out to find a new furry companion, one that could offer the same kind of joy his previous dog did d...

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

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

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 Sunday, the team did just that as sophomore Jacque Galloway defeated classmate Lea Zeitl...

New Finkbine Superintendent takes winding road to Iowa City

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 transfer to Iowa State and between realizing that, really, your first year, you go to the same class...

Iowa golf teams enjoying improvements to Finkbine

The main entrance sign is seen at Finkbine Golf Course on Feb. 24, 2020.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 golf teams haven’t been able to compete this fall due to the Big Ten’s decision to postpone all f...

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.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 Zeitler besting 11 challengers at the International Tyrolean Championship in her native Austria, Lilly...

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

Contributed Morgan Goldstein

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 the turn at a 4-under-par 32. As Goldstein stepped to the 10th tee box, her playing partner’s caddy...

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.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

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 when she was eight and continued playing golf, where she fell in love with the game. Living in Ca...

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.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

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 May 28, tournament officials announced the cancellation of the 2020 John Deere Class...

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.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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, on May 17, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson faced off against fellow PGA Tour pros Rickie Fowle...

New clubhouse creates opportunities for Finkbine Golf Course

This is them main entrance to Finkbine seen on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

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 to the public in April. The 19,000-square foot facility features new amenities such as a bar, resta...

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.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 remained open — or were some of the first businesses to reopen. The Iowa golf program has t...

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.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

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 top players. Last year, the Charles Schwab Challenge was the tournament directly after the PGA C...