Todd Hamilton to be Celebrity Professional at 2018 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament


May 10, 2018


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
Josiah White’s Quakerdale Foundation
(641) 497-5294 x1272

Todd Hamilton to be Celebrity Professional at 2018 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament

(Marshalltown, IA) – The Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee is proud to announce that Todd Hamilton will be this year’s celebrity professional at the Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament.

Since its inception in 1988, this event has helped raise more than $1,873,000, and has provided Quakerdale with the funding needed to fill the gaps in youth and family services in Marshalltown, Marshall County, and numerous other locations across Iowa. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, June 14, and will once again be hosted at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown.


Todd started playing golf at the age of 7. He grew up playing on a nine-hole course in Biggsville, Illinois. He lists Jack Nicklaus as his hero, and credits his father for giving him his start in golf.

While at the University of Oklahoma, he was a three-time NCAA All-American. He turned pro in 1987 and has played on the Canadian Tour, the Asian Tour, the Japan Tour, the PGA Tour, and the Champions Tour. Todd received is PGA Players Tour card in 2003 and secured his place in golf history with a stunning victory in The Open Championship at Royal Troon in 2004, holding off Ernie Els during a four-hole playoff to win the Claret Jug. Hamilton became eligible to play on the Champions Tour after turning fifty in 2015.


Todd was born on October 18, 1965 in the small west-central Illinois city of Galesburg. He grew up in an even smaller town, Oquawka, in Henderson County on the Mississippi River. He attended Union High School in Biggsville, Illinois. His wife, Jacque, was his high school sweetheart. Todd and Jacque currently live in Westlake, TX with their three children; Tyler, Kaylee, and Drake.

Interesting Facts:
  • Almost quit golf prior to winning the 1992 Asian Tour order of merit.
  • First-tee introduction song would be the OU school song, “Boomer Sooner.”
  • If not a professional golfer, he would like to be a broadcaster.
  • Favorite golf courses are Muirfield Village Golf Club, Royal Troon, and Augusta National.
  • Favorite teams are the Oklahoma Sooners and the NHL’s Dallas Stars.
  • Favorite movies are “Animal House” and “Caddyshack.”
  • Favorite entertainers are Earth, Wind and Fire and Maroon 5.
  • Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.
  • Biggest thrills outside of golf were when the Dallas Stars won the 1999 Stanley Cup, when Oklahoma won the 2000 NCAA national championship in football, and watching the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.
  • Special interests: Crossword puzzles and hockey


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2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Pro-Am Raises $110,000 for Iowa Youth and Families


June 26, 2017


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294 x1272

30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament Raises $110,000 for Iowa Youth and Families

Pictured left to right: Lee Eft, Rob Talbot, Lance Horbach, and Miguel Gutierrez.

(Marshalltown, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that the 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised $110,000 to support their work with Iowa’s youth and families. This year’s event marked the 30th year that Lennox Industries Inc. and Lennox International Inc. have partnered with Elmwood Country Club to help raise funding for Quakerdale’s youth and family services.

An idea that was conceived in 1987 and first held in 1988 with a goal of raising $2,000 (which actually raised $12,000), has raised a total of $1,873,000 in it’s 30 year history.

Champions Tour Professional, Jerry Smith

104 amateurs, including Lennox executives, dealers, suppliers from all around the US and Canada, joined 26 Iowa PGA Professionals, celebrities Chuck Long, Bobby Hansen, Gary Thompson, Andy Garman, and Celebrity Professional Jerry Smith from the Champions Tour to play 18-holes of golf at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown. The day concluded with an awards and dinner banquet where Quakerdale was presented with a check for $110,000. Guest speaker Jon Janke (a 2017 graduate of Quakerdale’s Promise Academy) spoke of the impact Quakerdale’s program had on his life and thanked those attending for providing the funding necessary to keep this ministry going.


Tied for 6th place with a team scores of 61 were:

Brian Houchin, Normal, IL,
Jack Huether, St. Louis, MO
Mike Wood, Newton, IA
Doug Young, Richardson, TX
Nate McCoy, Iowa Golf Association, Ankeny, IA

Pete Kelly, Marshalltown, IA
John Miller, Rock Falls, IL
Larry Slauson, Robins, IA
Tom Sommers, Cleveland, OH
Mark Lemon, Airport National Golf Course, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jayme Honkomp, Peosta, IA
Gary Nystrom, Boone, IA
Scott Roberts, Niceville, IL
Christopher Serpe, Kenosha, WI
Dave Ranney, Lamoni Golf & Country Club, Lamoni, IA

Mike Bryant, Shawnee, KS
Bill Lawless, Eldora, IA
Scott Stalzer, Marshalltown, IA
Dan Webber, Marshalltown, IA
Jay Horton, All Star Pro Golf, Iowa City, IA

Tied for 3rd with a scores of 60 were:

Bill Carlson, Dallas, TX
Lee Eft, Polk City, IA
Chuck Long, Ames, IA
Steve Williams, Monticello, IA
Chris Black, Hickory Grove Country Club, Oelwein, IA

Lance Horbach, Tama, IA
Todd Karr, Montour, IA
Tony Giannetto, Marshalltown, IA
John Meyer, Dyersville, IA
Greg Dingel, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Ames, IA

Tied for 2nd with a scores of 59 were:

Gary Bedard, Richardson, TX
Abie Chadderdon, Marshalltown, IA
Paul Liddell, Sidney, OH
Steve Meyer, State Center, IA
Sean McCarty, Brown Deer Golf Club, Coralville, IA

Les Lyons, Cassville, MO
Erick Peterson, Johnston, IA
Leroy Olson, Marshalltown, IA
Dan Weis, Fenton, MO
Sam Zoske, Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA

This years’s winning team finished with a team score of 58

John Cain, Calgary, AB, Canada
Scott Follesé, Crystal, MN
Marty Hardon, Tama, IA
Dick Tesar, Rhodes, IA
Ben Wollam, Elmwood Country Club, Marshalltown, IA





Hole #3 Closest to the Pin – John Ernat

Hole #6 Closest top the Pin – John Miller

Hole #12 Closest to the Pin – Scott Roberts

Hole #16 Closest to the Pin – Garrett Dickinson


Tied for 12th with a score of 71

Mark Rohde, from Elmwood Country Club, and
Greg Dingel, from Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Tied for 9th with a score of 70

Clark Smith, AHEAD,
Chuck Moran, American Legion Memorial Golf Cource, and
Jay Monahan, Sugar Creek Golf Course

Tied for 7th with a score of 69

Jay Horton, All Star Pro Golf, and
Grant Feilmann, Wakonda Club

Tied for 5th with a score of 68

Jeff Smith, Harvest Point Golf Course, and
Sam Zoske, Elmwood Country Club

The TOP Four:

4th Place with a score of 67, Chris Black, Hickory Grove Golf Course

3rd Place with a score of 65, Nate McCoy, Iowa Golf Association

2nd Place with a score of 64, Ben Wollam, Elmwood Country Club

Our 2017 Champion, is Sean McCarty, Brown Deere Golf Club with a score of 61

A big “Thank you” to all who participated in this year’s event, worked behind the scenes, served on the tournament committee, donated or provided goods and services. We look forward to “seeing you” again next year!

Lennox/Quakerdale Golf Committee

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Photos courtesy of Tom Apgar, Apgar Photography Studio, Marshalltown, Iowa


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Jerry Smith, 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Celebrity Professional


May 9, 2017


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294 x1272

Jerry Smith 2017 Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament Celebrity Professional

(Marshalltown, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that PGA Champions Tour Professional Jerry Smith will be their celebrity professional for the 30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament.

Jerry was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is a graduate of Baylor University, and currently resides of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Jerry is the fourth generation in his family to participate in the golf industry. He credits his father, a course superintendent for more than 35 years in Oskaloosa, Iowa, for getting him involved in golf. Jerry and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Giavanna and Olivia.

Jerry’s PGA accomplishments include a win at the 1991 Waterloo Open Golf Classic, an Asian Tour win at the 1998 Guam Open, and a Champions Tour win at the 2015 Encompass Championship played in Chicago llinoisL. His 3rd place finish at qualifying school this year has earned him exempt status on the PGA Champions Tour. This is Jerry’s third year on the Champions Tour and he is highly regarded by his peers.

Jerry Smith will be inducted in the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame on June 13th. On June 14th and 15th he will be joining the participants at the 30th Annual Lennox/Quakerdale Invitational ProAm Golf Tournament at Elmwood Country Club in Marshalltown.

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Beaver Hills Country Club to Host 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic


October 31, 2016


Daniel L. Smith
Director of Development
(641) 497-5294

Beaver Hills Country Club to Host 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic

(Cedar Falls, IA) – Quakerdale announced today that it will be holding its 2nd Annual Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm at Beaver Hills Country Club in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This online fundraiser will run from December 5 to December 10 and feature 14 charities and 8 Quakerdale ministries.

Conceived in 2015, the event is designed to help expand awareness, increase online email subscriptions, and invite people to join their work as a volunteer, donor, or legacy supporter (leaving a legacy through a planned gift). The 2015 Quakerdale Winter Classic results for Quakerdale alone included an increase of 23 time in web traffic, more than 392,000 impressions on 71,000 plus Twitter accounts, nearly doubled their online subscriptions, and had 161 participants (100 from Iowa, 60 from the US, and one international).

In addition to Quakerdale’s eight ministries:

Family Centered Services

Beth Andrew, (641) 497-5294,


Ryan Keller, (641) 497-5292,

Mobile Camp

Jason Kinney, (641) 497-5294,

The Promise Academy

Larry Ketcham, (641) 497-5294,


Rob Talbot, (641) 497-5294,

Quakerdale Eagles

Dustin Johnston, (641) 497-5294,

Quakerdale Retreat Center

Adam Koester, (641) 497-5294,

Wolfe Ranch

Adam Koester, (641) 497-5294,


… 14 charities have accepted their invitation to join Quakerdale ministries this year:

Apostolic Pentecostal Church Youth Group, Cedar Falls, IA (20)

Christina Cortez, (515) 494-3638,

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity, Waterloo, IA (23)

Andrew Finnegan, (319) 235-9946,

Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (27)

Wes Blanchard, 515-961-0725,

Love Never Sinks, Clarksville, IA (22)

Michelle Lucas, (319) 961-0398,

Manning Child Care Center, Manning, IA (26)

Michelle Starman, (712) 655-5437,

Multiplication Catalyst Ministries, Wichita, KS (18)

Randy Littlefield, (913) 683-3831,

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Black Hawk County, Waterloo, IA (19)

Leslie Cohn, (319) 235-5263,

Neighbors Across the Land, Charles City, IA (05)

Marie Conklin, (641) 691-4146 or (641) 691-7204,

ReaLife Church, Waterloo, IA (15)

Michele Feltes, (319) 334-0155 or (319) 334-0263,

Riverview Ministries, Cedar Falls, IA (14)

Marlene Wilson, (319) 268-0787,

Sacred Moment Ministries, Waterloo, IA (21)

Karen LaVelle, (319) 239-1432,

South Sudan & Sudan Christian Community for Peace and Unity, Omaha, NE (16)

Aislinn Rookwood, (402) 515-7774 or (402) 715-8012,

Tama County Young Guns 4-H Club, Gladbrook, IA (25)

Melissa Keller, (641) 750-2781 or (641) 750-6480,

THE LIFE Project, Cedar Falls, IA (17)

Matt Reisetter, (319) 230-2271,

“This year is lining up to be something really special” said Dan Smith, tournament director. “We cannot thank Beaver Hills Country Club enough for stepping up and hosting this year’s event. I’m excited to see what God is going to do through this virtual golf tournament to position some awesome charities to do amazing work in 2017.” The event is open to the public. If you would like  to support one of these charities, you can contact them using the information provided below their listing.

To learn more about the 2016 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm, follow this link:

For information on how your charity can participate in the 2017 Quakerdale Winter Classic ProAm, contact:

Dan Smith
Tournament Director
(641) 497-5294


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