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Wakonda Club is proud to be the course for this exceptional Des Moines event! 2019 marks the seventh consecutive year Wakonda and its membership have become home for PGA Champions players, 80,000 guests and over 1,000 volunteers during late spring. The millions of dollars raised each year for Iowa's children's charities is a highlight of hosting the Principal Charity Classic.

 

Membership during the Classic looks like... 

Volunteering as a Hole Marshall on #10 

Watching from the Wakonda Club Skybox

Relaxing in the Member-only Hospitality Tent 

This annual PGA Tour Champions event raised more than $4.3 million for Iowa kids in 2018




About The Principal Charity Classic
Presented by Wells Fargo


Great golf, great fun and all for a great cause!

The Principal Charity Classic is Des Moines' annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event. Since 2007, the tournament has raised more than $17.7 million for Iowa children's charities. Recent competitors have included 2018 champion Tom Lehman, Bernhard Langer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, John Daly and many more. 
 
Course: Wakonda Club 

Location: Des Moines, Iowa 

Tournament Course Par: 72 

Tournament Course Yardage: Estimated 6,833 total yards 

Format: Three-day, 54-hole stroke-play competition; no cut

Field: 78 PGA TOUR Champions Players

Purse: $1.85 million

2018 Champion: Tom Lehman

2018 Attendance: 53, 842 (final round of 2018 event was cancelled due to rain) 
Volunteers: 1,200

Economic Impact: Estimated $23 million annually

Benefiting "FORE Our Kids" Charities: the Principal Charity Classic raises funds for Tournament Charity Partners, which are select organizations that provide a broad level of support to children of Iowa in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness, as well as for Birdies For Charity Partners, which include more than 100 additional children's charities across Iowa that receive support through individual pledges and contributions made prior to and during the tournament. 

Tournament Charity Partners are: Bravo Greater Des Moines, Blank Children's Hospital, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Mercy Medical Center, United Way of Central Iowa and Variety - the Children's Charity.