We hope you join us for 2024’s LAGS Memorial Golf Tournament from July 11th – 13th. Learn more about the history of this weekend, details on the golf events and Lagsride event by scrolling below.

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Thursday, July 11th: 9 Hole Par 3 Challenge 

Fee: $200 Per Foursome
Registration: Opens at 4pm
Location: Prairie Links Golf Course,
 19 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Waverly, IA 50677

Welcome Party! 

Fee: Included with registration to Par 3 or Best Shot
Location: Prairie Links Golf Course,
 19 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Waverly, IA 50677

Friday, July 12th: LAGS Golf Tournament 

Fee: $400 Per Foursome (4 person best shot, can sign up as a team or individual)
Registration: Opens at 9am
Location: Prairie Links Golf Course,
 19 Eagle Ridge Dr. in Waverly, IA 50677

REGISTER HERE FOR THE WEEKEND EVENTS or by calling 319-352-4040.

Participate in both the 9 Hole Par 3 Challenge and the Golf Tournament for only $500!

Immediately after conclusion of play on Friday, plan to go to the After party at  Joe’s Knight Hawk, 1002 W. Bremer Ave, Waverly, IA. Join us as we announce the tournament results, award prizes, and auction off great items. A great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the day!

Saturday, July 13th: LAGSRIDE

Trail:  Rolling Prairie Trail, Shell Rock Trail Head
When: 11am-2pm (registration opens at 10:45am at Shell Rock Community Center)
Registration: REGISTER YOUR BIKE or by calling 319-352-4040
Fee: $25 goodwill donation suggested

LAGSRIDE is a fun 14-mile, out-and-back ride on the Rolling Prairie Trail starting at the Shell Rock Community Center. Riders take off from Shell Rock to Clarksville meeting at Pete & Shorty’s for social and stories. The ride is flat and fun, with abundant shade, flora, and possible fauna too. The adventurous cyclist can ride the bonus loop to Alison for a total of 28 miles (or beyond!) LAGSRIDE honors the memory of Waverly-native Dave “Lags” Lageshulte and his family, long-time supporters of Self-Help. Based in Waverly, Self-Help provides long term development solutions to help families, especially women and children, escape poverty through agricultural, health and micro-credit programs in Nicaragua and Ghana.

All proceeds from the 2024 Lags Memorial Golf Tournament Weekend will benefit Self-Help International, Waverly’s own international non-profit organization, in their mission to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves. Self-Help provides opportunities for rural farm families around the world to improve their quality of life with dignity through improving agriculture, fighting malnutrition, accessing clean water, and empowering women and girls. Self-Help’s long-term solutions help families in Ghana and Nicaragua escape hunger and poverty.


History of LAGS Memorial Weekend

A Waverly farm boy native, David “Lags” Lageschulte, was a successful entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. When a classmate of his from Waverly started the first Hooters in South Florida, Lags became an early investor. Lags was a venture capitalist who would see potential in someone’s idea and partnered with a lot of rising business entrepreneurs and help them get started. “He was always doing something of entrepreneurial nature; that was in his blood,” said Fran Mueller, longtime friend of the Lageschulte family and Self-Help International board member.

David “Lags” Lageshulte with Linsey Large

Lags’ involvement with Self-Help started when Fran was visiting Ft. Meyer, FL, where Lags resided, for a work-related seminar. Lags and Fran met up for dinner, and, knowing of Fran’s active involvement with Self-Help, Lags asked about the organization’s work to alleviate hunger. When he learned about Self-Help’s focus on empowerment and sustainability, Lags was eager to get more involved. Lags’ passion for entrepreneurial endeavors and helping others had come together in Self-Help International.

Lags joined Self-Help International’s Board of Directors and while brainstorming items for Self-Help’s upcoming auction with Kristi Quarles, they landed on the idea to create a package that included a trip to Florida and golfing with Hooters girls. Ted Waitman was one of the four men who won the package. They had such a great time in Florida, that they decided to bring the Hooters golf tournament to Waverly. Ted took on organizing the golf tournament, and Give a Hoot for Self-Help Weekend was born.

Lags passed away in March 2014 after a hard fought battle with cancer. The Lags Memorial Weekend lives on in memory of Lags and his dedication to his hometown, alleviating hunger, and giving back.