As we head towards the end of May, one of my favorite times of the year is approaching. The Principal Charity Classic. The annual event featuring the best players on the PGA Tour Champions is just around the corner and here is your quick guide to getting the most out of the tournament.
For many golfers across the Des Moines metro and beyond, it is hard to justify a golf membership. For some it is the cost and others it is not having enough time to golf as much as you need to make the membership worth it. But as golf courses look to evolve to keep rounds played up, new types of memberships at public courses are showing up at greatly reduced cost to entice golfers to call that course home.
Having been a public course golfer most of my life (had a JR membership at the local country club in high school), I am always pretty excited when I get to play a private course. The quality of the course, the service, the exclusivity and the lack of 4-somes backed up for miles to see are all part of the experience that goes with playing at a private course. And if you don't get to do that often it is a nice change from your regular Saturday morning tee time. But getting the opportunity to play a private course can be a challenge, but there are more ways to accomplish this than you might realize.
A new event in town will help Des Moines golfers fight the winter golf blues. The Des Moines Golf Expo will be taking over the Iowa Events Center January 4-6 as Central Iowa golfers will descend to downtown Des Moines for some golf shopping, golf trip planning, golf lessons and just good fun. To get a better idea on what to expect at the Des Moines Golf Expo, we decided to talk to those involved with the event to learn more.