Our season-long Palmer Cup (Partner Best Ball) event allows you to play matches against opponents of the same handicap levels. You will be responsible to play each team in your flight. For each match, each hole will be worth one point. The team that has the most points will win their flight. If there is a tie, the head to head match will determine the winner of that group. Winners from each group play to determine the overall winner in a shootout.

Date: 2023 Golf season
Format of Play:
Partner Best Ball
Best ball involves 2-person teams where each player on the team plays his or her own golf ball throughout the round. After each hole the player with the lowest score on the hole (or “best ball”) out of the 2-person team serves as the team's score.

If five teams in each group:
  • Must have one match played by June 30
  • Must have two matches played by July 31
  • Must have three matches played by August 31
  • Must have four matches played by September 30
Handicap: Pre-Flighted by Handicap. Requires up-to-date USGA Handicap Index.
Eligibility: Thunder Hills Golf Members only event
Men and Women at least 18 years of age
Food: Grill menu available
Prizes: Top places in each flight receive Golf Shop credit
Registration: Call the Golf Shop at 563.556.3256
Entry deadline is Wednesday, May 17 2023 at 5:00 PM
Cancelation Policy: If golf tournament is canceled due to weather or other events, player will receive a full refund
If player is a “no-show”, entry fee is non-refundable
Past Winners:
2023   Bill Murray and Jim Sheperd
2022   Mike Adams and Jerad Schemmel
2021   Shawn Stackis and Eric Wolfe
2020   Paul Ellerbeck and Bob Olberding
2019   Todd Geisler and Creed Waelchli
2018   Kerry Azbell and John Goodmann
2017   Bob Curnan and Tom Felderman
2016   Mike Kennedy and Phil Meyer
2015   Mike Kennedy and Phil Meyer
2014   Steve Tefft and Jerad Schemmel
2013   Jayme Kluesner and Mike Portzen
2012   Dennis Geraghty and Bob Havertape
2011   Mike McKenna and Austin Reed
2010   Mike Buelow and Terry Sullivan
2009   Mike Kielty and Doug Edwards