For Iowa golfers. By Iowa golfers.

About Fore Iowa

Hi, my name is Derek, and Fore Iowa is a project of mine that’s focused on bringing more visibility to the great golf courses, golf-related establishments and golf-loving people around our awesome state.

My love for golf started when I got my first set of plastic clubs at 2 or 3 years old. Outside of my family, it’s remained the one constant in my life, even during the early years when I didn’t consider golf my favorite sport.

I grew up playing the unique sand greens found at Wellman golf course, a small town 9-hole track tucked between Highway 22 and 1st Ave in Wellman. This gem is one of only about 90 9-hole sand green courses in the United States.

My days of forking out a few bucks every year to be able to drive across town and start play on the par 4 second hole are over, but there isn’t much I appreciate more in this world than that patch of grass (and circles of sand) which was a second home for me.

So let’s kick off something great together, FORE IOWA!