City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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First Green Program

Contact: Brian Hickey, Golf Maintenance Manager, 563-344-7175 or

On Monday, May 10, 2021 and Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Palmer Hills Golf Course will host the First Green Program. Over 300 Bettendorf Middle School students will be participating in the event.

Bettendorf Middle School and Palmer Hills have teamed up to provide an outdoor classroom, putting learning into real world examples. The students participate in four different categories.

Morning session:  8:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Afternoon session: 12:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

  1. Putting lesson with Chris Like (teacher and high school boys golf coach) and John Waddell (PGA Professional at Palmer Hills)
  2. Turf maintenance and pesticide reduction with Brian Hickey (Class A superintendent)
  3. Water Testing and scouting for invertebrates using creek on hole 10
  4. Erosion control using creek on hole 10 with Rob Depover (Erosion control City of Bettendorf)