2018 Schedule of Events


Tuesday, June 5

  • BNY Mellon Pro-Am (closed to the public)
  • 2018 Principal Charity Classic Tee-Off Party sponsored by Bankers Trust: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    (invitation-only event; formerly known as the Pairings Party)
    Wells Fargo Arena
    233 Center Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

Wednesday, June 6 – Prairie Meadows Day

  • Gates Open: 7 a.m.
  • Pro-Am Tee Times: 7 – 9:10 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:40 p.m.

Thursday, June 7 – UnitedHealthcare Day

  • Gates Open: 7 a.m.
  • Pro-Am Tee Times: 7 – 9:10 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:40 p.m.
  • Junior Golf Clinic presented by Wells Fargo and The First Tee of Central Iowa: TBD

Friday, June 8

  • Gates Open: 8:30 a.m.
    First 5,000 spectators receive a free pedometer courtesy of UnitedHealthcare
  • Nasdaq Opening Bell Ceremony at No. 17 tee: 8:30 a.m.
  • First Round Opening Ceremony at No. 1 tee: 9:15 a.m.
  • First Round Tournament Play, Tee Times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Blank Children’s Hospital “Steps for Charity Challenge” (Day 1)
  • Networking on the Green Event: 7 – 9:30 a.m. in Wakonda Clubhouse
  • Mercy Women’s Day Event: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Wakonda Clubhouse (private, invitation-only event)
  • TV coverage: 6-8 p.m. CT on Golf Channel (via same-day tape delay)

Saturday, June 9 – Blank Children’s Hospital Family Day

  • Gates Open: 8:30 a.m.
    First 5,000 spectators receive a free pedometer courtesy of UnitedHealthcare
  • Second Round Tournament Play, Tee Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Blank Children’s Hospital “Steps for Charity Challenge” (Day 2)
  • TV coverage: 6-8 p.m. CT on Golf Channel (via same-day tape delay)

Sunday, June 10 – Military Appreciation Day

Sponsored by American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.

  • Gates Open: 8:30 a.m.
    First 500 spectators receive a free bobblehead of defending champion Brandt Jobe
  • Championship Round Tournament Play, Tee Times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Trophy Presentation: following conclusion of play on 18th green
  • TV coverage: 6-8 p.m. CT on Golf Channel (via same-day tape delay)