Pella Chronicle

Sports

March 7, 2013

Five elected to Iowa Golf Hall of Fame Class of '13

The Iowa Golf Association is pleased to announce the election of five new members to the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame. Jon Brown of Urbandale, Jeff Smith of Oskaloosa and Sharon (Fladoos) Smallwood, originally of Dubuque, will be inducted this spring. In addition, the late Jacque (Fladoos) Peters of Dubuque and Edith Estabrooks of Dubuque were elected under the “historical category”. The date and place for the induction ceremony will be announced soon.

The “Class of 2013” will raise the total membership in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame to 62.

Jeff Smith has spent his entire life in Oskaloosa, Iowa playing or serving the game of golf. His family has been in the golf business in Oskaloosa for five generations. He started as a champion junior golfer and is now a distinguished member and respected leader of the PGA of America.

In 1975, Smith burst onto the scene when he won the Fort Dodge Amateur at age 15. He also had success that summer on the national stage when he qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur and advanced all the way to the quarterfinals.

Jeff won the individual high school state championship in 1976 & 77 and was inducted into the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2012.

He played collegiately at Memphis State where he qualified for the NCAA championship as a freshman. During the summers he returned to Iowa and won three more IGA sanctioned point events, finishing as low amateur at the 1977 & 78 Waterloo Open and winning the 1981 Iowa Masters.

After college Jeff turned pro and became a PGA of America Apprentice in 1982. He was the head professional at Edmundson Golf Course in Oskaloosa from 1984 to 1999. In 1999 Jeff, along with wife Lori, brother Mike and father Ted, opened Harvest Point Golf Course in Oskaloosa. Jeff was the architect and builder of the 9-hole track which he continues to own and operate. In 2012 he took over the management of Edmundson GC as well.

Text Only
Sports
  • MalloryLynch Defense helps lead Dutch to 3-0 start in varsity soccer The Pella High Lady Dutch fresh off a top finish at the state meet a year ago, have opened the 2014 season strong. Coach Mark Howard's Dutch are 3-0 with wins over Indianola 2-0, Fairfield 5-0 and Des Moines Lincoln 6-0. The Pella defense has been ne

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • LeviHeschke Dutch track team finishes 3rd at the Washington Demon Relays For late March the weather wasn't bad, but cold and wind put the athletes to a test with the elements in the season opening outdoor track meet for the Pella High Little Dutch. Pella traveled to Washington to compete in the Demon Relays Friday night.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Livingston.jpg IGA to move State Match Play, Pella loses out

    April 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • JacksonSchelhaas More athletes enables PC coach to fill more events Pella Christian Track Coach Keith Anderson has a larger number of athletes to work with this season than he has in the past. That will help as the Eagles tackle a very aggressive schedule that is loaded with talent within the Little Hawkeye Conferenc

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • CoreyElliott Top six return to the course for Pella A total of 22 young men have reported to golf practice for the 2014 Pella High Little Dutch varsity program. The Dutch were loaded with talent a year ago and they had a very good year. With all six starters back from that squad coach Bob Fessler look

    March 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • SethJohnson Awards announced for Pella The Pella High Little Dutch varsity boys' basketball team finished the season with a final mark of 19 wins and just 4 losses. The Dutch had two streaks that included seven games each during the year. Pella was unbeaten in non-conference play. Pella s

    March 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Central's Vander Molen All-Region PELLA--Central College women's basketball guard Kenzie Vander Molen (junior, Pella) has been named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region third team after leading the Dutch to their winningest campaign since 2004. Vander Molen, a 2014 all-Iowa Conference

    March 20, 2014

  • Newton swim season a hit The Newton/Pella swim season was a great success in the first year of the sharing program for the boys' program. "Our season went very well. The Newton and Pella boys blended together very well and I think learned from each other. They cheered and su

    March 12, 2014

  • Sendoff.jpg Dutch prepare for NCAA Tournament Central travels to Stevens Point, Wis., for its first-round game against No. 25-ranked St. Olaf (Minn.) (22-5) Friday at 5 p.m. on Bennett Court inside Quandt Fieldhouse on the campus of Wis.-Stevens Point.

    March 6, 2014

  • LukasSteenhoek CollegeSigning Steenhoek accepts offer from Northwestern Lukas Steenhoek (Pella, Iowa) signed a letter of intent to continue his football careers at Northwestern College next fall for the Red Raiders. Steenhoek is a 5'11", 160-pound running back and safety who played three years for the Pella High School f

    March 5, 2014 1 Photo

Features
Facebook
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Obituaries