The 2017 TrueNorth GCRO will be held July 25-29

GCRO gives back to community! Makes over $17,500 in charitable contributions

The TrueNorth GCRO presents a $16,000 check to the Iowa PGA Foundation for its Swings with Kids program. All the money is earmarked for Cedar Rapids Community School District elementary schools and includes $8,000 donations each of the last two years. Pictured (from left) Greg O'Connell, Coolidge Elementary School principal; Dave Verhille of TrueNorth; Roger Fuller, fund-raising chairman of the GCRO; Karla Ries, the district's Director of Instructional Services; and Jim McPartland, co-founder of the GCRO,

The TrueNorth Greater Cedar Rapids Open Foundation is proud to announce that the organization made charitable contributions exceeding $17,500 from its 2016 proceeds.

“We are extremely fortunate and proud to be working with some outstanding businesses, companies and individuals throughout the Corridor area,” said GCRO tournament co-founder Jim McPartland. “With their support and donations, we are not only able to put on one of the best professional mini-tour golf events in the Midwest, if not the nation, but we are also able to give back meaningful dollars to our communities. That connection is very important to us.”


June 18

Sponsors and donors! Time to schedule your GCRO Pro/Am times

Sponsors and donors of the 2017 TrueNorth GCRO, it’s time to get your Dave Wright Subaru Pro/Am days and times scheduled. There will be two Pro/Ams on Tuesday, July 25 (8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) and one on Wednesday, July 26 (10:30 a.m.). All who participate are invited to Granite City Food & Brewery Pro/Am dinner party Wednesday evening. Paid donors will receive first preference of days/tee times. Contact tourney co-founder Jim McPartland now! (319-531-3727,, 

June 18

Granite City/Heineken Cool-Off all set

Thanks to Granite City Food & Brewery and Heineken, the TrueNorth GCRO is proud to announce the Granite City/Heineken Cool-Off. The ticketed event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Hunters Ridge Lodge. All golfers in Tuesday’s two Pro-Ams get a ticket to the event, which will include beverages including beer, water and pop, as well as pretzels, cheese, chips, salsa and dips. Get in the Pro-Am events now! Don’t forget, all participants in any of the Pro-Ams are invited to the Granite City Pro-Am Dinner party Wednesday night at Hunters Ridge Lodge.

June 18

Next GCRO committee meeting June 26

The next meeting for the GCRO Organizing Committee is at 5:45 p.m. Monday, June 26 at Hunters Ridge Lodge. Less than 4 weeks out from tourney. Please be there!!!

This tournament is supported in part by the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, hotel/motel tax.