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Proehl Receives Sponsor Exemption for the 2018 Principal Charity Classic

May 24th, 2018

Author: Kevin Quinn
Riverside, IA – Iowa PGA Member and Teaching Professional at Sugar Creek Golf Course, Chad Proehl has received a Sponsor exemption for the 2018 Principal Charity Classic, a PGA Champions Tour event. This year’s tournament will take place at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa on June 8-10. 

“It’s a dream of mine to not only be playing in the Principal Charity Classic, but to be playing at the Wakonda Club.  I started my professional golf career at the Wakonda Club almost 30 years ago,” said Proehl. “I’ve called the Des Moines area home for the past 30 years and to play at home makes it very special.” 

Proehl was the runner-up in the 2017 Iowa PGA Player of The Year Standings, placing in the top five in eight events, including five first-place finishes. The Urbandale native has won three Player of The Year honors in the last 10 years (2010, 2012 and most recently in 2016). 

Proehl has continued his strong play early in the Iowa PGA’s 2018 Tournament schedule, winning three out of the first four events he has played in, including the 2018 NB Golf Cars/M&M Golf Cars Iowa PGA Foundation Pro-Am on Monday. He looks to keep his impressive play going as he enters the Principal Charity Classic. 

“My expectations are always the same when I enter a tournament,” said Proehl. “I want to win and improve as a player. I have confidence in my abilities and always strive to play the golf course as well I can.”

Although Proehl has had a long and successful golf career here in Iowa, he has never been able to share these moments with his family. He will finally get that opportunity on the weekend of June 10th at the 2018 Principal Charity Classic. 

“I play in a lot of tournaments every year, but this is the first time that my entire family will be able to attend,” said Proehl. “I am thrilled to share this exciting experience with them.”

Click here for more information on the 2018 Principal Charity Classic.