Meet the Staff

John Panek

Director of Golf

John has led the golf operation since 2006. John is originally from Humboldt, Iowa and a graduate of University of Northern Iowa. Prior to coming to Davenport Country Club as the Head Professional, John was the Head Professional at Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City, Iowa. He was also an assistant golf professional at Davenport Country Club, TPC Deere Run, and Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. John has played in 5 PGA Professional National Championships and played in the 2006 John Deere Classic. He and his wife Amanda have 2 boys, Zander and Bentley. 

Dean Sparks

Golf Course Superintendent

Dean had been the Golf Course Superintendent since 2014. Dean is originally from Bettendorf, Iowa and worked at DCC during high school as a summer job. Following high school Dean moved to Arizona where he completed Golf Course Management and Business programs from Mundus Institute and Arizona State University. From 16 years of age, Dean worked at several PGA Tour Facilities throughout the country and worked with famed golf course architect Pete Dye. Dean has worked numerous PGA Tour and USGA events and is a 18-year GCSAA member.

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