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Jeff Moore - PGA Director of Golf

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Jeff Moore has been around the game for more than 30 years, either playing or working at a course. He arrived at Finkbine as Director of Golf in 2010 after spending 18 years at St. Andrews Golf Club in Overland Park, KS. Moore has been a PGA member since 1993. He got his start like most in the business by working the carts and driving range in high school and continued working in the golf business in college. After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1990 and trying his hand at sports broadcasting, he returned back to the golf business. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my tenure in the golf business and seeing people enjoy the game through playing and lessons”, say’s Moore, “My goal is to make Finkbine Golf Course a destination location for all the Hawkeyes around the state and region.  I love working at Finkbine and showcasing it for the state and region.”

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Justin “Buz” Smith - Head Golf Professional

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Buz was born and raised in Dubuque, IA. At a young age he began playing golf at Thunder Hills Country Club. The club’s atmosphere, and the experiences that he had, inspired him early on to become a golf professional.  Buz begins his seventh year at Finkbine, and fifth as Head Professional. Prior to working at Finkbine, Buz worked at golf clubs in Tallahassee, FL, Dubuque, IA, and five years as the Assistant Golf Professional at Blue Top Ridge. Buz specializes in merchandise, club fitting and exceptional customer service.

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Dain Coppock - Assistant Golf Professional

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Dain was born in Cedar Rapids, IA. His interest in golf began (about 10 years old) at Elmcrest Country Club and, with an encouraging and very welcoming junior golf atmosphere, it quickly started to take over his life. He started working as a bag boy at Cedar Rapids Country Club (CRCC) for his first job. He moved to Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion, IA, and left CRCC after 3 years to work at Hunters Ridge, where he worked the next 6 seasons. Dain graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Recreation and Sports Business. He worked as an Event Management Intern for the Iowa Athletics Department and, following graduation, was hired by the Iowa Athletics Department to work full-time. After 2 years of working college athletics, Dain missed working in the golf industry. He started as the Assistant Golf Professional in March of 2017 and begins his second season at Finkbine. Dain specializes in event management, junior golf programs/lessons, and exceptional customer service.

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