The Ryder Cup starts this week

The Ryder Cup starts this week

images  One of the great events in GOLF starts this week.  THE RYDER CUP.  So here is some information for you to look at as you prepare for the battle.  It happens every two years.  Should be a great week of competition.  The week starts with a Junior Ryder Cup on Monday and Tuesday and ends with the big event on the weekend.

Here is the website

and an interactive program on the players, the course and the event.

I can’t WAIT.  GO USA!

Fairway Ray Memorial Golf Tournament

Fairway Ray Memorial Golf Tournament

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The weather was a bit iffy early – yep RAIN.  Then Fairway Ray looked down, chuckled and said, “God, let them have some sunshine, please”.  The rest of the day was fun-filled and dry for the 76 players that came out to honor

“Fairway Ray” Happel



Funds were raised for a defibrillator for Waverly Golf in honor of Ray.  Thanks for all that played.

Rob Edgar made his FIRST hole in one on the Par 3, 144 yard, 8th Hole using a 6 iron.  The shot was witnessed by Jen Happel, Bryce McKenzie, Darren Groen and “Fairway Ray” Happel.  Thanks Ray, we miss ya.

Meyer makes DOUBLE EAGLE

Meyer makes DOUBLE EAGLE

IMG_2772  Denny “Catfish” Meyer nearly made a Hole in One on #15 by a couple of inches.  Instead he saved it for the much more difficult Double Eagle on the Par 5 – Hole #17 on Thursday with the WWO Boys.  That’s a 2 on a Par 5.  Catfish was 200 yards away and got his 7-wood out and sank his 2nd shot.

Earlier in the round Stu Thorson made an Eagle two on the Par 4 – Hole #10.

BOTH shots were witnessed by Joe Zeeb and Bob Coonradt.  Congrats to Catfish and Thor.

Down goes the tree, down goes the tree

Down goes the tree, down goes the tree

10659383_458645484277122_4957211441970575586_n  Dennis, Eric and staff are knocking off things on their LONG TO DO LIST.  The Arbavidas on the left side of #7 that had died finally got chopped up today.  I am sure many of you that hit under or behind them will NOT miss them.  Others, will miss them for other reasons.

Thanks Dudes for keeping our Waverly Golf Course in such good shape.  We know you will get that list chopped down and then start a new list.

NEXT THING on the TO DO LIST for Mase – give Dennis Jones a Golf Lesson as we prepare for the Pro-Superintendent on September 29th.  Do you believe in Miracles?  I do.

Newsletter for you Approval

Newsletter for you Approval

IMG_2720  Hump Day brings to you our weekly newsletter for your approval.  This week we cover the Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament, upcoming golf events and tips on improving your lag putting.

All you need to do is click and read.  Yes you can share this with anyone you want to.

See you at the course.

Putting need some improving?

IMG_0194  That time of the year that everyone is thinking about shutting their GOLF GAME DOWN.  Have you ever said, “I can’t wait until next year because I am going to…”



The real answer is???  Why are you waiting until NEXT YEAR?  There is plenty of time to do all of this before the ‘snow flies in Iowa’.

Email Mase at or call/text him at 319-230-4934.  It is NEVER to late to start and improve.

Spring is 178 days away – do you really want to wait that long?


$3K raised by Veterans Appreciation Golf Tourney

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What a wonderful day to be an American.  Our 1st Annual Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament at the Waverly Golf Course raised more than $3,000.  The money will be donated to the..

an Iowa based collaboration between the Iowa VA, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort and the Iowa Section of the PGA.

The GIVE Foundation is a not-for-profit organization to provide a structured golf program for injured Iowa Veterans who use the Iowa City VA Health Care System. The golf program is comprised of four phases of training for injured veterans to participate in to enhance injured veteran’s mental, social, physical, and emotional well-being; and improve their quality of life.

Em Albers wished to honor her brother Tyler, who serves in the Marines, by starting this tournament.  She enlisted the help of Bryon Howland to fundraise and organize.  They made a great team.  Thanks you two.

The day started with a moving Flag Raising ceremony and the singing of the National Anthem.

We were blessed to have Mark Burke, PGA and one of the GIVE instructors talk about this fun program prior to the shotgun start.  Mark Burke, PGA is our 2014 Iowa Section PGA Patriot Award Winner.  The GIVE is also blessed to have our Lead Instructor Jim Dickerson, PGA as the 2014 NATIONAL PGA Patriot Award Winner.

Then it was off to golf and the course was set up for scoring.  Throughout the day the contestants placed the American Flag on the flag poles on stakes provided to keep the colors off the ground.

They were all treated to Tyler Eckerman in full dress uniform, holding the flag on the 18th hole.  Thanks Tyler for your service and your help today.

Thanks to all the sponsors and players in this 1st annual event.  Next year will only get bigger and better.

Results of today’s tourney - Veteran_Appreciation_Results-14

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Thanks GMT for a nice day

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Thanks for the nice day of golf on this Saturday Morning.  Sorry about the FROST delay – first one of the Fall Season.  Enjoyed the team/company playing golf here at the Waverly Golf Course…

See you next year.



IMG_0020  Must be Friday.  Time for that Coupon for Merchandise in the Pro Shop.  Click on the link and see what additional savings you can receive from Waverly Pro Shop.

We still have openings for our Veterans Appreciation to benefit the

Veterans play for FREE.  4-Person Best Shot, Flag Ceremony at 8:30 and shotgun at 9

9/11 Memories

9/11 Memories

WEB_PHOTO_911_6  I have seen many neat posts today on blogs and social media regarding 9/11.  What a day to remember and yet a lot of good can come from the bad.

Those affected that day are still living it each and every day.  We will continue to pray for them and the sacrifices they and their loved ones made that day.

  • Those that lived through Pearl Harbor AND 9/11, they will remember where they were that  both days
  • I am sure those directly affected know exactly where they were also

Many of us were living our lives like we always do.  I was playing against Brad Thompson, PGA in the Iowa Section PGA Match Play at Lake Panorama.  Kirk Stanzel, PGA and our ED at the time came out to Brad and I on the 6th hole to tell us what had begin to happen.  We were both in shock.  I still remember driving home with Ken Schall, PGA back to Waterloo.  I am glad that I was with many of my closest PGA Professionals that day.

I cannot imagine how those in New York, Pentagon or Pennsylvania felt during that time.

  • Thank you to all of the first responders that day and for all of YOU that do that each and every day
  • Thank you President Bush and Mayor Rudy as I do not know how I would have handled that, glad that you TWO were the leaders

Terri’s dad and Uncle were Firefighters in Cedar Falls.  My brother Grant is a Deputy Sheriff in Jefferson County Colorado.  I know that they would have been like so many on that day – selfless acts of heroism.  So thanks to Vern, Dennis and Grant for your service.

  • God Bless America and all that love it