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About the Minnesota PGA

Growing the Game With Over 600 Members

The mission of the Minnesota PGA is to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The Minnesota PGA will accomplish this mission by enhancing the skills of its professionals and the opportunities for amateurs, employers, manufacturers, employees and the public. The Minnesota PGA geographic region includes the entire states of Minnesota and North Dakota; South Dakota (less areas surrounding cities of Rapid City, Vermillion, and Yankton); and a portion of Western Wisconsin that includes St. Croix County and Superior, Wisconsin.

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2021 Assistants’ Match Play Champion - Bennett Smed! 🎉 Smed defeated Andy Smith 6&5 in the final match to claim the title! Thank you oakridgemn for hosting the final four and final matches today! ...

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Final Match of the Assistant’s Match Play is set! 💥 Bennett Smed vs Andy Smith! Play well gentlemen! ...

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Club Pro Chatter - Season 4 | Episode 7

The Club Pro Chatter team discuss their two month absence, the 2021 Minnesota PGA Section Championship and look forward to the conclusion of the 2021 Championship season!

Stream on Apple Podcast, Spotify, SoundCloud, or watch the video on YouTube & Facebook! Link in bio!
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The Race to Cragun's has begun! Current standings for the CRMC points race are now live on the website. The top 25 players in the race will have the opportunity to compete for one spot to play in next year's CRMC Championship (PGA TOUR Canada event) hosted at Cragun's Legacy Courses.

Full standings (link in bio)
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Good morning from windsongfarmgolf for the 2021 Minnesota PGA Assistant Championship presented by nationalcarrental. Round 1 of 2 has begun - live scoring link in bio! ...

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Congratulations to the PGA Professionals who qualified to compete at the 2022 PGA Professional Championship at Omni Barton Creek: Derek Stendahl, Thomas Campbell, Eric Rolland, Brent Snyder, Jeff Sorenson, Grant Shafranski, Derek Holmes (exempt), Jesse Nelson and Eric Chiles. ...

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Congratulations to Jeff Sorenson - the 2021 Minnesota PGA Professional Champion! Sorenson scored 71-68—139 (-5) overall. Sorenson prevails after Holmes narrowly misses birdie putt to tie on the final hole.

Thank you to stoneridgegc : Host Professionals Mark Hetland, PGA & Joel Burger, PGA, Superintendent Dan Kampa and your staff! Thank you to our presenting partners: clubcar cadillac and rolex
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Congratulations to Angie Ause - the 2021 Minnesota Low Woman PGA Professional! Ause finished 77-82—159 (+15) at StoneRidge Golf Club! ...

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The three Women Professionals have teed off here at the 2021 Minnesota Professional Championship presented by clubcar cadillac & rolex here at stoneridgegc! Good luck Angie, Kristen & Kellie pictured here with Career Consultant Jacque Madison. ...

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Five Professionals sit at the top of the leaderboard for the 2021 Minnesota Professional Championship at -2 (70)! Tee times begin tomorrow at 7:30 AM.

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🚨Tournament Update: The Minnesota PGA Professional Championship starting times are delayed. All players will start in a 1:30 pm shotgun. 🚨 ...

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We are excited to announce that the Minnesota PGA has partnered with Cragun’s Legacy Courses to offer two (2) exemptions into the Inaugural CRMC Championship (PGA TOUR Canada Event).

- Exemption #1: Awarded to the 2022 Minnesota State Open winner (amateur or professional)

- Exemption #2: Awarded to one Minnesota PGA member or associate based on the CRMC Points Race.

We are excited for this partnership with Cragun’s Legacy Courses and hope our tournament participations enjoy this additional opportunity.

The Inaugural CRMC Championship will be held next season, August 22-28, 2022 at Cragun’s Legacy Courses.

CRMC Points Race Details (link in bio)
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Congratulations to our 2021 Minnesota PGA Pro-Jr Champions who shot an impressive 56 (-16) and won in a three team playoff! From Southview Country Club, PGA professional Will Dretsch and juniors Joe Honsa, Lauren Finley and Jacob Wilson.

Thank you to Braemar Golf Club for hosting and to all of this year’s participants!

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The 2021 Minnesota Women's State Open Champion is BETSY KELLY! Kelly scored a 75 (+2) on the final round to clinch the title and claim the trophy.

Thank you to Matt Paulius, PGA, Michael Brower and your entire staff at Minnesota Valley Country Club mnvalleycountryclub for hosting!

Thank you to twincitiesortho for your incredible partnership!
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The stage is set for the Final Round of the Minnesota Women’s State Open presented by twincitiesortho at mnvalleycountryclub

Tee times begin at 8 AM. Live leaderboard link in bio!
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After Day 1 at the Minnesota Women’s State Open presented by twincitiesortho - we have three leaders ‼️ Betsy Kelly, Isabella McCauley & Kathryn VanArragon all scored even par (73) today at mnvalleycountryclub

Tee times will begin at 8 AM tomorrow!
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Defending champion, Kathryn VanArragon, tees off in the 2021 Minnesota Women’s State Open presented by twincitiesortho! Round 1 leaderboard: link in bio! ...

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Gallagher Cruises to National Car Rental MN Assistant PGA Championship, Three Others Advance 1

Gallagher Cruises to National Car Rental MN Assistant PGA Championship, Three Others Advance

August 30, 2021

By Nick Hunter INDEPENDENCE, Minn. – Erasing a two-stroke deficit to begin the final round of the 2021 National Car Rental Minnesota Assistant PGA

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Sorenson Fires 68 to Win Fourth Minnesota PGA Professional Championship 1

Sorenson Fires 68 to Win Fourth Minnesota PGA Professional Championship

August 25, 2021

By Nick Hunter STILLWATER, Minn. – Helped by back-to-back birdies to open his final round Wednesday, Jeff Sorenson carded a tournament-low 4-under

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Snyder and Holmes Among Crowded Leaderboard to Begin MN PGA Professional Championship 1

Snyder and Holmes Among Crowded Leaderboard to Begin MN PGA Professional Championship

August 24, 2021

By Nick Hunter STILLWATER, Minn. – Severe weather delayed the start of the 91st Minnesota PGA Professional Championship at StoneRidge Golf Club

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Player Development Handbook

Included in this player development handbook is a series of programs and best practices for you to use as you grow your business, increase your job security, and create new customers.


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Education Opportunities

The Minnesota Section PGA has various opportunities to attend seminars and educations online throughout the year for MSR credit.




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PGA Junior Golf 'Sota Series

The mission of the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf 'Sota Series is to provide playing opportunities for the advanced, intermediate and beginning golfer ages 8-19.



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Grow the Game You Love

As the industry's standard bearer, PGA Professionals serve as the recognized teachers and leaders of the game and promote its growth.

Expand Your Career

PGA Professionals have the opportunity to pursue a variety of exciting careers within the golf industry including golf operations.

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Members have the opportunity to compete in numerous tournaments throughout the country on some of the best courses in the world.

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