2021 Michigan PGA Professional Championship

Finished 109th at the Michigan PGA Professional Championship hosted at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Michigan.

Jaacob Bowden tees off at the 2021 Michigan PGA Professional Championship

The event is a qualifier for the 2022 Rocket Mortgage Classic and also a sectional qualifier for the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.

Watch Jaacob play the front nine holes during Round 2 in the video below.


U.S. Open Qualifying And Learning From A "Bad" Round

Be sure to check out my latest article for GolfWRX titled "U.S. Open qualifying and learning from a "bad" round".

Jaacob-Bowden-Bunker-Shot

2021 US Open - Local Qualifier

2021 US Open - Local Qualifying - Practice Round - Bunker Hole-Out

Confirmed for US Open Qualifying

Confirmed for qualifying for the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines!

Jaacob Bowden, PGA is registered for qualifying for the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines

Maryland Open

Finished T-183th out of 208 players at the Maryland Open held on the Gold Course at The Cannon Club and the Country Club of Woodmore on August 24-25th.

MAPGA Section Professional Championship

Finished T-106th at the MAPGA Section Professional Championship Presented by Club Car and Omega held on the Gold Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Jani-King MAPGA Stroke Play Championship

Finished T-58th at the Jani-King MAPGA Stroke Play Championship Presented by the PGA TOUR held at the Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Virginia.

Eagle During Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

Panace Life Sciences MAPGA Stroke Play

Matt Miskelly & Companies Team Championship

In Midlothian, VA on October 23rd and 27th-29th for the Matt Miskelly & Companies Team Championship. My fellow pro teammate is former PGA TOUR player Jim Estes.

Norbeck Community Pro-Am

In Irvington, VA on October 6th-7th, 2019 to play in the Norbeck Community Pro-Am.

Playing in the MAPGA Professional Championship

Playing in the MAPGA Professional Championship today and tomorrow at Trump National Golf Club, which is also a qualifier for the 2020 PGA Championship.

Jaacob Bowden hits his Sterling Irons single length irons on the Par 3 16th hole at Trump National Golf Club during the 2019 MAPGA Professional Championship

Golf with Wayne Rooney

In preparation for the MAPGA Professional Championship, I played a practice round at Trump National Golf Club. I don't follow soccer all that much, but it was still fun to play with Wayne Rooney and Steven Birbaum of DC United. Guess I'll have to start following the team, particularly since Wayne whipped out a that's what she said joke.

Steven Birnbaum, Jaacob Bowden, and Wayne Rooney play golf at Trump National Golf Club in preparation for Jaacob's 2020 PGA Championship Qualifier

Stroke Play Championship

At Spring Creek Golf Club in Zion Crossroads, VA for tomorrow's MAPGA Stroke Play Championship.

US Open Qualifying - Fox Run Golf Club

In St. Louis from May 2nd to 7th and finished T65th out of 82 in US Open qualifying at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri on May 6th.

US Open Qualifying Fox Run Golf Club

2019 US Open Qualifying at Fox Run Golf Club

2019 US Open Qualifying Fox Run Golf Club

2018 ISGA World Cup

Took 11th place in the 2018 ISGA World Cup with Midwest Section PGA of America member Garrett Holt on the Shenedoah Course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino for Team USA.

Garrett Holt, PGA and Jaacob Bowden, PGA took 11th place in the 2018 ISGA World Cup for Team USA

2018 Speedgolf World Championships

Had a nice even par 72 (that included a triple bogey) in my practice round yesterday but struggled today and took 19th place in the Open/Pro division at the 2018 Speedgolf World Championships on the Shenedoah Course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

Jaacob Bowden placed 19th at the 2018 Speedgolf World Championships on the Shenedoah Course at Turning Stone Resort & Casino

2018 US Speedgolf Championships

Took 16th place in the Open/Pro division of the 2018 US Speedgolf Championships at Rome Country Club.

Jaacob Bowden tees off at the 2018 US Speedgolf Championships at Rome Country Club

2018 MAPGA Section Championship at Baltimore Country Club

Just wrapped up a very rainy and wet MAPGA Section Championship (a qualifier for the 2019 PGA Championship) at Baltimore Country Club at Five Farms today and yesterday. Unfortunately, I missed the cut this year.

Jaacob-Bowden-MAPGA-Section-Championship

2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis

Was hoping to be at this event as a player but I had to settle for going as a spectator this time. Still enjoyed being here though with my Dad in the city I grew up in!

2018-PGA-Championship-Bellerive-Country-Club

29th Annual St. Pius Golf Tournament

Shot 19-under to finish 2nd at the 29th Annual St. Pius Golf Tournament at Oak Valley Golf Course! Highlights included a 350-yard drive on the par-4 15th hole!

St. Pius Golf Tournament at Oak Valley Golf Course

British Open Qualifier Results

I had a bit of a tough break today at British Open qualifying at Wildernesse Golf Club. I woke up this morning with some allergic reaction and my left eye was half swollen shut. I tried to play anyway. Missed the cut but I did make an eagle (345-yard drive and 6-iron to inches) and made The Open website anyway!

Jaacob Bowden warms up on the driving range ahead of his tee time at the 2018 British Open qualifying at Wildernesse Golf Club in England

Thanks to Sterling IronsSwing Man GolfSnell Golf, Steve Thom, my lovely wife, and everyone else for the support!

Will give it a go again next time!

British Open Qualifier Practice Round

Another fine weather day in England with Steve Thom getting ready for The Open qualifying at Wildernesse Golf Club.

Steve Thom and Jaacob Bowden in front of the 18th green at Wildernesse Golf Club

Final practice round…done!

Jaacob Bowden gets in some final putting practice ahead of the British Open qualifier at Wildernesse Golf Club in England

Last bit of putting practice…done!

Jaacob Bowden leads off all competitors at the 2018 qualifying for The Open

First group off tomorrow at 7am!

MAPGA Central Chapter Championship

Finished T-35th out of 45 at the MAPGA Central Chapter Championship at Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

Practice Round - 18 Holes At Norbeck Country Club

Off to an 18 hole practice round for the MAPGA Central Chapter Championship at Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, Maryland!

US Open Local Qualifying

Finished T-28th out of 90 players with 3 birdies and a 74 at US Open local qualifying at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville, Maryland.

Practice Round - 18 Holes At Blue Mash Golf Club

Off to an 18 hole practice round for the US Open Qualifier at Blue Mash Golf Club in Gaithersburg, Maryland! It's a hot one…98 degrees!

Blue Mash Golf Club hosted a US Open qualifier in 2018

Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open

Drove over to bad Ragaz, Switzerland to watch part of the Bad Ragas PGA Seniors Open.

Here are a couple swing clips of Bob Charles and Gary Player that I took while at the event:




In Marrakech, Morocco

In Marrakech, Morocco from February 20th to March 8th.

VLOG: Amelkis Classic - Practice Round

VLOG: Playing Partners' Nice Swings

VLOG: A Look Around Hotel Atlas Asni & Al Maaden Golf Club - Part 2 of 2

VLOG: A Look Around Hotel Atlas Asni & Al Maaden Golf Club - Part 1 of 2

VLOG: A Few Interesting Tour Stories

VLOG: Moroccan Dirhams & Outlets

VLOG: Traveling for World Wide Golf

In Belek, Turkey

In Belek, Turkey from January 16th to February 13th.

VLOG: Heading to Marrakech, Morocco

Lykia LInks: Final Round Footage - Part 2 of 2

Lykia Links: Final Round Footage - Part 1 of 2

VLOG: Continuing Tour of Lykia World Links

VLOG: Heading to Lykia World Links

VLOG: Heading to Papillon Ayscha for Montgomerie Classic

VLOG: Sueno Dunes Classic - Practice Round

VLOG: Turkey Practice Week - Part 2 of 2

VLOG: Turkey Practice Week Update - Part 1 of 2

VLOG: Practice Round Buddies

VLOG: A Look Around Sueno Golf Resort

VLOG: Heading to Turkey - Part 2 of 2

VLOG: Heading to Turkey - Part 1 of 2

VLOG: Focus of Last 6 Weeks of Practice - Part 2 of 2

VLOG: Focus of Last 6 Weeks of Practice - Part 1 of 2

VLOG: Upcoming Tournament Schedule

In Belek, Turkey

In Belek, Turkey from January 17th to February 8th.

Made the cut in the Sueno Dunes Classic with a 71-68.

In Jaromer, Czech Republic

In Jaromer, Czech Republic from May 3rd to 7th.

In Nairobi, Kenya

In Nairobi, Kenya from March 3rd to 9th to play in my first PGA-sanctioned tournament.

Peter Hay Open

Shot -1 under par finishing 6th (5-way tie for first at -2 under par) at the Peter Hay Open in Pebble Beach, CA.

Long Beach Open

Shot 69-76 in the Long Beach Open on July 26th and 27th.

58 Under Par & 18th at First Piggy Open

In Pinetop and Sedona, Arizona on July 11th and 14th.

Shot 58 under par (294) and finished 18th at the First Piggy Open (professional miniature golf) in Pinetop and Sedona, AZ.

4-Under for 9 Holes and a 71

Shot 31-40=71 in a small tournament in Salinas, CA. The 31 (-4) was a personal and tournament best for 9 holes, the 71 was a tournament best for 18 holes, and had an eagle on the par-5 9th hole.

Finished 12th at Peter Hay Open

Finished T12th out of 57 at the Peter Hay Open in Pebble Beach.

Tournament Record 72 and 2nd Eagle

Shot 72 (beating my previous tournament best of 73) and had my 2nd tournament eagle ever with a 360-yard drive and 6-iron to 6 feet at a par-5 at Laguna Seca Golf Course!

73 in Tournament

Shot 73 in 1-day tournament in Folsom, California at Empire Ranch Golf Club.

Hooters Tour in Arkansas & Mississippi

Road trip to Arkansas and Mississippi for two Hooter Tour events at Thunder Bayou Golf Links and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club!

Tournament at Bayonet in Seaside, California

In a 1-day tournament at Bayonet Golf Course in Seaside, CA.

First Tournament Eagle & 9 Holes Under Par

Shot 76 (triple at the last hole) at a one-day tournament at Rancho Solano Golf Course in Fairfield, CA. Had first tournament eagle on the first hole. Shot -1 on the front, first tournament 9-hole round under par.

Hooters Tour Event in Orlando

In Orlando, Florida from December 31st to January 8th for my first Hooters Tour event at Black Bear Golf Club.

3-Day Tournament at Landmark Golf Club

In Indio, California from December 9th to 14th for a 3-day tournament at Landmark Golf Club.

1-Day Tournament at Napa Golf Club

In Napa, California for a 1-day tournament at Napa Golf Club.

3 Tournaments in Reno, Nevada

In Reno, Nevada from August 12th to 17th for three 1-day tournaments at D'Andrea Golf Club, Lakeridge Golf Course, and Eagle Valley Golf Course.

2 Tournaments in LA & Dan Shauger Videos

In Los Angeles, California from July 22nd to 27th for two small tournaments at Los Serranos Country Club and Simi Hills Golf Course, to help Dan Shauger with his golf instructional video, and to check out the first cut of golf instructional DVD!

Pepsi Tour & Documentary

In Palm Springs, San Diego, and Los Angeles, California from March 22nd to May 2nd for a Pepsi Tour event at Tahquitz Creek, visiting friends, and taping part of a documentary.

81 in First Pro Event on Pepsi Tour

Birdied the first hole and shot a 38-43=81 in my first event as a pro on the Pepsi Tour at Los Robles Greens Golf Course.

Gotta start somewhere!