The Iowa City Golf Association runs four "official" Iowa City golf tournaments and a few others.
The official Iowa City Golf Tournaments are:
Iowa City Men’s Amateur
Iowa City Men’s Senior Amateur
Iowa City 2-Person Ryder Cup (s)
Iowa City 2-Player Better Ball
Eligibility to participate in these tournaments & Iowa City Ryder Cup & Senior Challenge Teams
Must be a resident of Johnson County, or have a membership/play package, or play regularly in a golf league in Johnson County. (This requirement may be waived by committee approval).
Must be 18 years old and not a high school student.
Senior Amateur participants must be 50 years old by the tournament date.
Selection of the Iowa City Ryder Cup & Senior Challenge Captains and Assistant Captain
The ICGA Board will vote to approve the upcoming 2 years Captains. Preference/priority will be given to candidates who have previously/currently serve on the ICGA Board of Directors or have a minimum of 2 years experience as an Iowa City Ryder Cup/Senior Challenge team member.
The Captain must pick an Assistant Captain who would serve as an alternate in case of an unexpected injury or illness. It is expected by the ICGA that this Assistant Captain be capable of competing at a similar level to that of a starting team member.
The Assistant Captain will be the next in line to be Captain for the following 2 years teams.
Iowa City Ryder Cup Team is selected in the following manner
The Iowa City Men’s Amateur champion.
The next 4 finishers in the Iowa City Men’s Amateur.
The remaining 7 qualifying* players are Captains' picks from golfers who have participated in an ICGA event within the previous 2 calendar years.
* Must not be a member of a college team.
Iowa City Senior Challenge Team is selected in the following manner
The Iowa City Men’s Senior Amateur champion and the next 4 finishers are automatic qualifiers.
The remaining 7 players are Captains' picks from golfers that have participated in an ICGA event from the previous 2 calendar years.
Selection of the Iowa City Home Course when Hosting the Events
The Captain, in consultation with the full ICGA Board of Directors, will select the competition course for each year it is Iowa City’s turn to host.