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Junior Golf Program

Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship
Sponsored in Nebraska by IIAN and our Industry Partners, the state tournament qualifies players for the national Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship tournament, sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America.
Since 1969, each year the national tournament brings together the nation’s largest field of top junior competitors.
 The tournament is open to amateur golfers 18 years of age and under who have not started college.  More information on the national tournament is available at
​Kyle Murray of Beatrice shot a 137 to place first in the Boys division at the 36-hole Nebraska Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship qualifier on June 26th & 27th at the Highlands Golf Course in Lincoln. Haley Thiele of Wahoo placed first in the Girls division, with a score of 143.  Sean Song of Omaha placed second in the boys division with a score of 139. Thirty-seven Nebraska youngsters competed in this state qualifying tournament, sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska and local Trusted Choice independent agents.

The top finishers
advanced to the Big “I” National Championship held at the Pete Dye Club, Bridgeport, WV August 5 – 8, 2014 - and Haley Thiele finished fourth after the final round!
Big thanks to IIAN member Bob Marshall of Lincoln, 2014 Nebraska TCBINC Chairman! 

IIAN’s Industry Partners have all pledged a high level of support for IIAN’s programs for Nebraska’s young students and athletes.  Without their assistance, either the fees for these events would be significantly higher or the quality of programming would be restricted.  IIAN greatly appreciates their support!
FirstComp Insurance
Columbia Insurance Group
EMC Insurance Companies
Farmers Mutual of Nebraska
The IMT Group
Liberty Mutual Insurance
AAA Nebraska
Allied Insurance
ARMTech Insurance Services
Diversified Crop Insurance
Imperial PFS
LeMars Insurance Company
North Star Mutual
National Tournament 
 The top 2 boys and the top girl will advance to the National TCBINC, which will be played at
Pete Dye Club, Bridgeport, West Virginia
August 5-8, 2014
The National TCBINC is conducted by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and will bring together the nation’s top junior golfers.  For Nebraska players participating in the National TCBINC Tournament, entry fees and airfare/mileage up to $600 will be reimbursed by IIAN.  Complimentary airport transportation and lodging with a host family is available at the tournament site, for players only. 
For details on the National Tournament, go to
NO caddies are allowed at any level in theTBCINC.
Girls Division
This year marks the 21st year of a girls division at the national level.
2014 Trusted Choice
Big I National Championship
8/3 - Registration, informal
          practice round
8/4 - Registration, practice
          round & Welcome Dinner
8/5 - Stroke Play, 18 holes
8/6 - Stroke Play, Cuts made
8/7 - Stroke Play, Long Drive 
8/8 - Final Round, 18 holes
Through the years, several of today’s current PGA stars played in the Big “I” as youngsters, including Tiger Woods, Phil Michelson, Justin Leonard, Webb Simpson, Jonathan Byrd, and Bill Andrade, who is a two-time IIAJC winner, and many others. Additionally, Tiger Woods is a two-time
Big “I” champion. 
"I just want you to know what a great experience I had going to Pinehurst last summer.  The Big I tournament is one of the best tournaments I have played in and the courses that my brother and I have gotten to play the last couple of years are amazing.  I think the move to The Highlands course in Lincoln will... make it a great qualifier for a great National tournament. Thanks for the support and see you this summer."    -Alex Schaake


For more information, contact
State Junior Golf Chairman:
Bob Marshall, Lincoln, Nebraska
phone: 402-421-7800
cell: 402-429-1509