2018 Schedule of Events

sponsored by City of Des Moines


Tuesday, June 5

  • BNY Mellon Pro-Am (closed to the public): 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • FREE Junior Golf Clinic presented by Wells Fargo and The First Tee of Central Iowa: 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Wakonda Club driving range. To learn more and register, click here.

Friday, June 8 – Polk County Day

  • Gates Open: 8:30 a.m.
    First 5,000 spectators receive a free pedometer courtesy of UnitedHealthcare
    First 1,000 spectators receive a free bag courtesy of Polk County
  • Blank Children’s Hospital “Steps for Charity Challenge” (all day | info here)
  • Principal “Selfie for Good” promotion (all day | info here)
  • Patriots’ Outpost: complimentary hospitality venue reserved exclusively for military members and their families (all day, free access pass required | get pass here)
  • Networking on the Green event for young professionals: 7 – 9:30 a.m. (info here | $30, tickets here)
  • Nasdaq opening bell ceremony at No. 17 tee: 8:20 a.m.
  • Tournament opening ceremony at No. 1 tee: 9:10 a.m. (details here)
  • First round tournament play, tee times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Mercy Women’s Day Event: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Wakonda Clubhouse (private, invitation-only event)
  • Kum & Go Oasis Happy Hour at 14 tee: 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Camarena Cantina Happy Hour at 17 green: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • ABC 5 LIVE Principal Charity Classic special: 6:30 – 7 p.m.
  • 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
    First 1,000 spectators receive a free bag courtesy of MidAmerican Energy
  • Blank Children’s Hospital “Steps for Charity Challenge” (all day | info here)
  • Principal “Selfie for Good” promotion (all day | info here)
  • Patriots’ Outpost: complimentary hospitality venue reserved exclusively for military members and their families (all day, free access pass required | get it here)
  • Second round tournament play, tee times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Kum & Go Oasis Happy Hour at 14 tee: 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Camarena Cantina Happy Hour at 17 green: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • 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 Company and Casey’s General Stores

  • Gates open: 8:30 a.m.
    First 500 spectators receive a free bobblehead of defending champion Brandt Jobe
  • Principal “Selfie for Good” promotion (all day | info here)
  • Patriots’ Outpost: complimentary hospitality venue reserved exclusively for military members and their families (free access pass required | get it here)
  • Championship round tournament play, tee times: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Kum & Go Oasis Happy Hour at 14 tee: 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Camarena Cantina Happy Hour at 17 green: 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Championship trophy presentation: following conclusion of play on 18th green
  • TV coverage: 6 – 8 p.m. CT on Golf Channel (via same-day tape delay)