Iowa State Cyclones golf

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Iowa State Cyclones Golf
Iowa State Cyclones Golf athletic logo

University Iowa State University
Conference Big 12
Location Ames, IA
Head Coach Men's: Andrew Tank (3rd year)
Women's: Christie Martens (10th year)
Course Veenker Memorial Golf Course
Par: 72
Yards: 6,543
Nickname Cyclones
Colors Cardinal and Gold


NCAA Team Appearance
Men's: 1939, 1940, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2014
Women's: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Conference Champions
Men's: 1940, 1947, 1953
Women's: 1993
Individual Conference Champions
Billy Hall (1939), Max Hall (1941), Dan Molyneaux (1953), Shelly Finnestad (1993)

The Iowa State Cyclones men's and women's golf teams compete and practice at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course in Ames, Iowa. Combined, the two Iowa State Cyclones teams have won three conference team titles and have made 19 NCAA appearances.


Iowa State Cyclone's men's golf is coached by Andrew Tank who is in his 1st season (2010) at Iowa State. Iowa State has made 16 NCAA appearances and has won three Big 6 Conference titles. Iowa State play and practice at Veenker Memorial Golf Course on the Iowa State Campus.[1]


Iowa State women's golf is led by head coach Christie Martens (2005–present). Iowa State has won one Big Eight Conference title and has made the NCAA tournament four times and the AIAW (NCAA predecessor for women's golf) tournament three times. The Iowa State women's golf team plays and practice at Veenker Memorial Golf Course on the Iowa State Campus.[2]

Veenker Memorial Golf Course[edit]

Named for George F. Veenker, head football coach at Iowa State from 1931 to 1936. He was also Athletic Director from 1933 until 1945. The golf course was completed in 1938 and given its current name in 1959.

The 6,543-yard, par-72, George Veenker Memorial Golf Course is located just two blocks north of the Iowa State campus. The 18-hole course was constructed in 1938 from the design of world renowned golf course architect, Perry Maxwell (re-designer of the seventh and 10th holes at Augusta National Golf Club in 1937). The golf course was built with WPA and Athletic Council funds, and cost $122,373.[3] The course hosted the conference championships in 1982 and 1989, two regional AIAW championships, and hosts the annual Iowa Masters Championship. It also hosted the 1949 NCAA national championship, in which Arnold Palmer was a participant. Numerous efforts have been made over the past ten years to improve the practice area, which has resulted in over $200,000 worth of additions and improvements.[4]


Titles Type Year
Conference Championships
3 Big Eight Conference Men's Golf Tournament Championship[1] 1940, 1947, 1953
1 Big Eight Conference Women's Golf Tournament Championship[2] 1993
4 Total


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