Our season-long Palmer Cup (Partner Best Ball) event allows you to compete in matches against opponents of similar handicap levels. Each team is responsible for playing against every other team in their flight. In each match, points are awarded for each hole won. The team with the most points in their flight wins. In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by head-to-head match results. Winners from each flight compete in a shootout to determine the overall champion.

Date: 2024 Golf season
Format of Play:
Partner Best Ball
This involves 2-person teams where each player plays their own ball throughout the round. After each hole, the team's score is the lower score between the two players.

For five teams in each group:
  • One match must be played by June 30
  • Two matches must be played by July 31
  • Three matches must be played by August 31
  • Four matches must be played by September 30
Handicap: Pre-Flighted by Handicap. Requires an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index.
Eligibility: Exclusive to Thunder Hills Golf Members
Open to men and women aged 18 and above
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: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if the tournament is canceled due to weather or other events
Non-refundable entry fee for no-shows
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