The Clubhouse Indoor Golf & Lounge (The Clubhouse) celebrates its grand opening on Friday, June 24. Patrons who have never played an aboutGolf PGA TOUR Simulator can enjoy a free 30-minute simulator session through June 26.

Founders Chris Larson and AJ Paul played in a winter golf league at a friend's home using an aboutGolf Simulator. It was there that the idea for The Clubhouse was born.

"We wanted to offer the same type of entertainment and golf destination we had to the entire community," says Larson, Ownership Partner of The Clubhouse and World Top 100 Clubfitter since 2008.

The Clubhouse features four widescreen PGA TOUR Simulators by aboutGolf, as well as a full bar, comfortable lounge and pro shop. Patrons can participate in nightly and weekly closest-to-the-pin contests to win prizes such as a custom fit KZG wedge.

The 7,700-square-foot facility provides an opportunity for game improvement with its PGA TOUR Simulators, aG Balance weight transfer analysis system, clinics and lessons, club repair shop and custom fittings.

Simulator leagues and tournaments, private meetings and parties, a pool table, ping pong and darts offer something for everyone - all ages, all skill levels and golfers and non-golfers alike.

"Our mission is to use our technology to promote golf participation in all regions and enable substantive learning for golfers," says Chuck Faust, President and COO of aboutGolf. "As such we are pleased to be part of increasing the accessibility of golf to residents in the Quad Cities with the opening of The Clubhouse.

"The Clubhouse is located in the Crow Ridge Plaza at 2501 53rd Ave, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722. The grand opening activities include a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 pm on Friday, June 24, followed by an open house with complimentary food and drinks and activities including closest to the pin and long drive contests from 10 am to 2 am on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26.

About The Clubhouse Indoor Golf & Lounge
The Clubhouse is the first and only indoor country club in the Quad Cities. It is an upscale indoor golf facility with a luxurious country club atmosphere, featuring state of the art PGA Tour golf simulators by aboutGolf, a full bar and lounge for both golfers and non-golfers, a proshop with custom fit golf clubs, club repair, apparel and more, and a private board room for corporate events and private parties. The Clubhouse will host regular leagues, and tournaments and contests with amazing prizes, as well as golf fitness clinics, and private golf lessons for all ages and experience levels

2501 53rd Ave,
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722
Phone (563) 332-1561

About aboutGolf
aboutGolf is a world leader in golf simulator and golf performance technology. The more than 20-year-old, Ohio-based company is committed to developing and applying innovative, state-of-the-art technology to enhance and improve the game for golfers at every level. Its products, including PGA TOUR Simulators, aG Studio and Henry-Griffitts Custom Fit Golf Clubs, enable substantive learning and improvement in the game of golf. Learn more at

For more information and product images contact:
Mary Beth Lacy at: 760-346-6942, email:

aboutGolf Ltd.
352 Tomahawk Drive
Maumee, OH 43537
Phone: 419-482-9095

Join us June 13 in support of Camp Courageous of Iowa at the 16th Annual Benefit Golf Outing. Come enjoy a round of golf with your peers, clients, customers or family members at the exclusive Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo, Iowa. This 18-hole course challenges golfers of all levels and is in top condition for an unforgettable day of play.

Afterwards meet up with other golf teams and Camp supporters at the heart of Sunnyside Country Club, their private clubhouse. Where you will enjoy a great dinner, networking opportunities and of course award presentations for the days golf events.

Have Fun in the Sun and Support 

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011

Waterloo, IA

  • 11:00 am - Registration Opens
  • Noon - Shotgun Start
SPONSORS -  For years, your generosity has made the golf outing a success. Download the registration form, fill-out the SPONSOR section to show your support. Hurry! Hole sponsorships fill up fast. For other sponsorship opportunities contact Sandy at (515)
Take Ansborough Ave exit North off of US Hwy-20 to Olympic Drive turn West, follow Olympic Drive into Sunnyside Country Club.
To Register Go To:

BETTENDORF, IA - The Bettendorf Rotary and the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund have set Labor Day, Monday, September 5 as the date for the seventeenth annual Run with Carl Presented by Trinity Iowa Health Systems. The 5K run/walk and 1/2 and 1-mile fun runs for children 12 and under start and finish at the Bettendorf Life Center (2222 Middle Rd., Bettendorf) with an Awards Ceremony to follow at approximately 9:30 a.m. The course remains the same as in previous years. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K for no t-shirt and $25 for the 5K with a t-shirt. The youth entry fee for the ½ and 1-mile fun run is $10.

Runners in the 2010 Run with Carl attracted 1,300 runners and raised funds to support scholarships for local Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley graduates. This year, we hope to knock that number out of the park by registering 1,700 runners for the 17th year or the race. Participants may register online only at

Carl Schillig was 15 years old when he was killed in a car-pedestrian accident in 1994. Carl was active in a variety of community, school and church activities. In commemoration of his life, the Run With Carl Walk/Run attracts participants to the challenging, but scenic, course following city streets, neighborhoods and the Bettendorf Recreation Path.

For more information about this year's run, visit the website at or find us on Facebook by searching for "Run with Carl.

Run with Carl is supported by the Bettendorf Rotary, Trinity Regional Health Systems and United Healthcare.

About the Bettendorf Rotary: The Bettendorf Rotary Club was chartered in 1957. The group meets every Wednesday at noon at Fortune Garden Restaurant (2211 South Kimberly Road, Bettendorf). They are an annual sponsor of Run with Carl.

About the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund, Inc.: The Carl D. Schillig Memorial Fund was established in 1995 by surviving members of Carl Shillig, who was killed at the age of 15 in a car-pedestrian accident. The fund provides a $4000 college scholarship to graduates of Pleasant Valley High School - which Carl attended - and Bettendorf High School graduates. With Carl's philanthropy as its inspiration, the nonprofit also distributes proceeds from the run to organizations in which Carl was active, including Bettendorf/Pleasant Valley Acquatics, Cornbelt Running Club, and Our Lady of Lourdes Church.


Washington, D.C. - May 6, 2011 - Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement congratulatingU.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta on his selection as a torchbearer for the 2011 Warrior Games:

"I extend my congratulations to Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta on his selection as the torchbearer for the2011 Warrior Games opening ceremony. I can think of no better way to open the Warrior Games than by honoring a true hero. I salute Staff Sergeant Giunta, and thank all the men and women of America's armed forces for their service."

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Davenport Parks and Recreation and the QCA Adaptive Sports Association will hold an Adaptive Sports Expo on Saturday, May 7 from 6 - 8pm at the Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, Bettendorf. The Public is invited to attend the expo, which will highlight the many ways people with disabilities can be active participants in recreational activities and sporting events. Prior experience is not required to participate in the Expo.

The Expo will feature activities such as water-skiing, kayaking, sled hockey, aquatics, wheelchair basketball, tandem biking, tennis and seated volleyball. Demonstrations by professionally trained facilitators and athletes with disabilities will also take place. There will
also be informational exhibits and vendors.

Davenport Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of activities for people with disabilities under its Adaptive and Inclusive Programs. More information about Adaptive and Inclusive programming can be found at, or by calling Sherrie Fisher, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreational Supervisor with Davenport Parks and Recreation at 563-888-2219. The QCA Adaptive Sports Association can be reached at 563-271-8822.

What:  Adaptive Sports Expo

Where:  Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Road, Bettendorf

When:  Saturday, May 7, 6-8pm


May 2011 Recreation Events, for all events go online to register or call 326-7812 for more information.  Look this month for our special Davenport Parks and Recreation Summer Camps Brochure and Davenport Kids Passes ($50.00) which are available now.  Please check our website for all classes, camps, and workshops on performing arts, sports leagues, volleyball camps and clinics, enrichment, Japanese, tumbling, martial arts, adaptive and inclusive programs and more!


  • Alice in Wonderland-Junior Theatre Spring Main stage Show:  Sat, April 30 & May 7th, 1 and 4pm, and Sun May 1st & May 8th, 2:00pm.  Cost 5.00 per ticket.  Call 326-7862 for more information.


  • Adaptive Sports Expo: Life Fitness Center-Bettendorf.  When:  Sat May 7th, 6:00-8:00pm. Cost: Free! This expo will highlight the many ways people with disabilities can be active participants in recreational activities and sporting events. Please attend and see the demonstrations by professionally trained facilitators and athletes with disabilities.


  • Garlic Mustard Challenge: Sat May 7th 9am-noon.  Call Greg Wolf to register to help at Sunderbruch Park 326-7812.  For more information visit


  • Kindernature: LADYBUGS! Tues May 10th-10am-11:00am Vander Veer Conservatory.  Cost 6.00. Participants will learn how ladybugs get their name and how they protect our plant world.  Come and learn about these interesting beautiful insects.


  • City of Davenport River Bandits Game (Make Up) Tues May 10th 7:00pm - come to Davenport Parks and Recreation to get your free tickets.


  • Hersey Track and Field: Sat May 14th 8:00am-noon at Brady Street Stadium, 9-14 year olds can participate in this fun FREE track and field games experience.


  • FAMILYFEST: Sat May 14th Noon-3:00pm at Centennial Park.  Walk with the Director to follow this fun FREE family event.  There will be games and activities spotlighting all the programs Davenport Parks and recreation offers to the community in the summer:  The Mobile Playground, Camps, Tumbling, Martial Arts, ZUMBA, Yoga, Soccer, Gardening, and more-rain/flood location inside River's Edge.


  • Annie Wittenmeyer Aquatic Center Opens Sat May 28th-Open Swim Hours 1:00-6:00pm Sat and Sun.



River's Edge- Located at 700 W. River Drive  (Across from Modern Woodmen Park)

  • Public Skate times: Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 11:45am-1:45pm and 6-8pm, and Sundays 2:30-4:30pm
  • Skating Lessons begin May 5th. Sign up today! Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm or Saturdays 10:00-10:45am or 10:45-11:30am. 7 weeks * $80 includes skate rental
  • Zumba classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 6pm. Drop-ins are welcome. Cost is only $5 a day, and punch cards are available for multi-use packets.
  • Adult Coed Dodge ball Tournament on Saturday May 21st.
  • The Rivers Edge Turf is available for rental- We have Batting Cages, Volleyball nets, and Open Turf!!
  • The Rivers Edge "Ultimate" summer camp begins May 31st. This camp will be fun and packed with exercise, sports and teamwork!


  • A lottery will be held Wednesday May 4th, 2011 at 7pm at Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center 6364 NW Blvd, to assign available Standing Tee Times at both Emeis and Duck Creek Golf Courses for the 2011 golf season. Standing Tee Times are available on Saturdays and Sundays between 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. A list of these open tee times are available on Call your favorite course for additional details.
  • A minimum of 40 tee times are held open for the general public for the entire 2011 golf season, for both Saturday and Sunday Mornings. These tee times are available for reservation 3 days in advance. A list of open public times is available on
  • Duck Creek Golf Course is undergoing a stream-bank restoration project on Duck Creek waterway near the Kimberly Road Bridge. This project is being completed by the Public Works, Natural Resources Division.
  • Davenport Golf Courses will be honoring our area Military and Veterans by complimenting their green fees during Military Appreciation Week, May 13-22.
  • Golf Gift Cards - great for any occasion, are always available at Davenport golf shops, Parks and Recreation desk at Rivers Edge, and now at Vander Veer Park Store.
  • Visit for the 2011 Golf fees, latest updates and information.



A lottery will be held Wednesday May 4th, 2011 at 7pm at Red Hawk Golf Course, 6364 Northwest Blvd, to assign open Weekend Standing Tee Times at both Emeis and Duck Creek Golf Courses for the 2011 golf season. Standing Tee Times are available on Saturdays and Sundays between 6 a.m. and 12 pm.

The Ice Rink at River's Edge, 700 W River Drive in Davenport, is up and operational again after some maintenance work. The  maintenance work was a 3-year scheduled process, which is essential for a high quality ice experience. With the ice back in operation, the following public skate sessions have been scheduled:

Mon. April 25

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Public Skate
6:00 - 8:00 PM Public Skate

Wed. April 27

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Public Skate
6:00 - 8:00 PM Public Skate

Fri. April 29

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Public Skate
6:00 - 8:00 PM Public Skate

Sat. April 30

12:15- 2:15 PM Public Skate
6:00 - 8:00 PM Public Skate

Patrons are invited to come down and enjoy the ice during these public skate sessions.  This schedule will be posted on the Parks website at, or questions can be directed to the River's Edge at 563-326-7812.

Flood waters have not closed the facility. River's Edge will remain open normal business hours during the flood, 8am - 8pm, Monday - Sunday. Patrons may access the building by parking on the street in the vicinity of Western and 2nd Street, and taking the elevated walkway at Western and River Drive into the building. All scheduled activities at the River's Edge will take place throughout the flood.

Quad-Cities area boaters are getting another chance to have more fun on their boats this summer.

Two more Boating Skills & Seamanship courses, one in Davenport and one in Rock Island, beginning this month.

The Davenport course will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 26 to May 12 covering three lessons a night. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Scott Community College annex above the bus station. To register for the course call the college at (309) 441-4001 and ask for course number 90696. For more information call Dave or Becky Griesbach at (563) 286-8301.

The Rock Island course will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 28 to May 31 covering two lessons a night. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the South Rock Island Township Hall, 1019 27th St. in Rock Island. Registration for the course will be before class the first night. For more information call Jack or Judy Tumbleson at (309) 738-0837.

The textbook for the course costs $30 and it may be shared by people taking the course together. There is no other charge for the courses.

Participants will increase their fun by learning how to avoid trailering problems, tricks on handling and anchoring their boat, how to navigate their pieces of the river and how to be safe on the water.


All April 2011 Recreation Events are now available online at to register or call 326-7812 for more information.  Look this month for our Spring/Summer Catalog to be available and sign up for our Spring Session of classes.  Spring session begins April 4th! Please check our website for classes on performing arts, sports leagues, volleyball camps and clinics, Japanese, tumbling, martial arts, adaptive and inclusive programs and more!

  • ADULT LEAGUES for Volleyball, Softball, Kickball, Soccer and more begin in April so get registered TODAY!
  • All Skills Jr. High volleyball clinic - Begins April 6 - April 27on Wed nights: Come join the skills development clinics at Junge Park from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday evenings. Our professional instructor will teach pass/defense, attack/serving and more! Co-ed. Fee: $35 per youth.
  • Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run-Free Sat April 9th 9:00am-1:00pm at Crow Creek Park.  Davenport and Bettendorf Park Districts are partnering on this fun, free skills competition, winners move onto regional competitions events at nearby Major League ballparks.
  • Square Foot Gardening For Everyone-Sat April 9th 10:00am-11:00am at Vander Veer Stone Building.  Don't have a lot of space for gardening?  The square foot method is perfect for you. Learn how in this quick and easy class.
  • Kindernature: Earth Day-Every Day Tues April 12thth 10:00am-11:00am at Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory.  Cost 8.00, parent attends with child.
  • Wheelchair Tennis Clinic - April 15th 6:30-7:30pm. Join us for a wheelchair tennis clinic hosted at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center.  Wheelchair tennis provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to share in activities with their peers and family, whether able-bodies or disabled.
  • Cream of the Crop Tour-Allen Grove's Greenhouse- Sat. April 16th 10:00am-12:00pm Farm Site.  Fee 15.00 Come visit a family owned site.  Get a jump start and enjoy first pick of fabulous annuals for containers. And the garden.
  • Spring Egg Hunt/Healthy Kids Day Sat April 16th : Egg Huntpromptly at 10am-Healthy Kids Day to follow.  Vander Veer Botanical Park (River's edge inclement weather site).  Pre-register for egg hunt only $2.00 per child- $5.00 per child day of event.  Healthy Kids Day is 10:30-2:00 Free activities after the Egg Hunt!
  • Toddler Egg Hunt Thursday, April 21st:Toddlers can plan on a good time scrambling for eggs in our indoor arena at the River's Edge.  Children 5 and under are welcome. Event takes place from 10:00am - 12:00pm with the scramble at 10:30am sharp! $5.00 per child.
  • Alice in Wonderland-Junior Theatre Spring Mainstage Show: April 30 1:00pm and 4:00pm.  Cost 5.00 per ticket.  Call 326-7862 for more information.




River's Edge- Located at 700 W. River Drive (Across from Modern Woodmen Park

  • The Ice will be melted for maintenance beginning April 3rd and rebuilt in approximately 2 weeks. It will be repainted with new center ice sponsor Mediacom.
  • Batting Cages were installed on the turf field and is now open for rental. The field will be available for rental with full field and half field options. The package will include cage usage, batting tee stations, pitching mounds and open turf space for ground balls. *Bats and balls are not supplied*.
  • Spring and Summer Adult sports leagues are open for registration now! We offer indoor and outdoor soccer, flag football and dodge ball.
  • Don't forget about Birthday Party packages where you get plenty of food and fun for everyone!





  • All Three City courses are now open for the season, as of April 1, 2011. Emeis Golf Course, Duck Creek Golf Course and Red Hawk Golf & Learning Center.
  • Duck Creek Golf Course now has a full service practice range, unveiled late last season.
  • Many landscaping and drainage renovations are planned this early spring to improve courses.
  • Kimberly Concessions will be providing concession services this season.