IHSAA APPROVES USE
FOR SPRING 2015 SEASON
The Iowa High School Athletic Association's Board of Control approved the use of rangefinders beginning in Spring 2015 season.
Here is the Board's statement:
Approved Proposal: Permit Range Finders but no cell phones allowed. Range finders that are stand alone devises (laser & GPS devices) are permitted for use during regular season and IHSAA tournament competition to measure distance only. Devices capable of measuring conditions other than distance, that might assist the player is not permitted. This would include but not limited to wind/slope or club selection.
Players and designated head coaches (same designated coach who can coach from tee to green) are encouraged to share distance information upon request. Players will not go out of their way to hold up play, but can shoot distance from their position on the course and relay that information to another player upon request. Spectators will not be allowed to provide this information or assist golfers in any way pertaining to this rule.
Players & coaches need to remember that use of cell phones in any manner are still illegal.
PLAYER OF YEAR
COACH OF THE YEAR
The Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association have announced that their 2014 Class 4A Player of the Year is Ottumwa Senior Matthew Walker. Matthew was the State medalist this Fall and had the Association's lowest Class 4A adjusted score this Fall of 35.43
The Associationa has named Waukee's John Kotz their Class 4A Boy's Coach of the Year. John lead Waukee to a fall record of 84-2 and his team won the Class 4A Fall State Championship.
ALL-STATE & ALL-TOURNAMENT
The IAHSGCA have named their Fall 2014 Class 4A All-State & All-Tournament teams.
The All-State team is lead by State Medalist, Matthew Walker from Ottumwa. State Champion, Waukee, place 3 players on the 1st team while Eastern Iowa power, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, also placed 3 players on the 1st team.
To view the All-State & All-Tournament teams, use the "All State/All Tournament" drop down menu located at top of this page.
CLASS 4A BOY'S ACADEMIC
Academic All-State nominations are due on December 1st is ONLY for Class 4A players.
Criteria for Academic All-State is listed on the form and below:
ACT 27 or higher
GPA 3.75 or higher
Must be senior and played in half the meets.
Click "here" to access the form.
Forms need to be MAILED to:
710 Center Ave
Decorah, IA 52101
Iowa Golf Association Hosting USGA Rules Workshop in March 2015
The USGA and PGA of America will hold a 2-Day Introductory Rules of Golf Workshop in the Des Moines area next spring. The workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel. The workshop is being coordinated by the Iowa Golf Association.
Click "here" for more information: