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JIM DICKERSON – Patriot Award Finkbine Golf Course, Iowa City, Iowa & Blue Top Ridge at Riverside – Riverside, Iowa Jim Dickerson is a PGA Teaching Professional at the University of Iowa Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City; and the Director of Instruction for the GIVE (Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere) Foundation at Blue Top Ridge Golf Course at the Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa. Since 2008, he has been the lead instructor for the GIVE Foundation, a national golf rehabilitation model known for its success in using the game of golf to aid in a veteran's recovery from both physical injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) issues. Dickerson, 70, has guided more than 600 veterans and their families to learn the game of golf. Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa and raised in Iowa City, Dickerson is a retired Sergeant Major who served in Vietnam as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade in 1968. Following his retirement from the Army in 1991, Dickerson became an assistant professional at Finkbine Golf Course and was elected to PGA membership in 1995. He is the first Iowa PGA Section member to receive the National Patriot Award and was the inaugural Iowa Section Patriot Award recipient in 2013. Dickerson also received the Iowa PGA Section Bill Strausbaugh Award in 2012. … [Read More...]
By Greg Mason, PGA
What a wonderful day to be an American. Our 1st Annual Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament at the Waverly Golf Course raised more than $3,000. The money will be donated to the..
an Iowa based collaboration between the Iowa VA, Riverside Casino & Golf Resort and the Iowa Section of the PGA.