Boles excited for his first county tournament

David Boles has been at the Country Club for about a month, and other than a few weather challenges, Boles has enjoyed his time in Fort Dodge so far.

Boles was named the the general manager and head golf professional at the Country Club in late June.

“It’s been going great, other than the thunderstorms,” Boles said. “I’ve been welcomed by guests and members. I’m glad to be here.”

In his first full month, the 61-year-old Boles will undergo the task of helping put together the Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota Webster County golf tournament.

“Everything is going well with the tournament,” Boles said. “It has been a big help with the on-line registration, because I can keep track of everything and stay organized.

“There are a lot of returning players and champions coming back. There has also been a strong list of women (entered) as well. We will be diving into pairings and tee times (today).”

The 61-year-old Boles, who is originally from Idaho, returned to the area after a 13-year absence.

Boles, a 22-year veteran of the business who is PGA certified, previously served as the director of golf at Briggs Woods Golf Course in Webster City and both the general manager and golf pro at the Webster City Country Club. He lived in Webster City from 2003 through 2006.

As far as the rain hurting the course, Boles said that hasn’t been the case.

“The course is playing great,” Boles said. “The greens are in ideal condition and the course is in terrific shape overall.

“I encourage people to come out and play while registration is still going on. We will take as many people as want to play. It will be a great tournament parterning with Lakeside, Fort Dodge Ford (Lincoln Toyota) and The Messenger.”