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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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7 days ago

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Mark plays a pivotal role in the operations at @stoneridgegolfclub as the Head Golf Professional. He hit the ground running in 2017 when he was hired at the club and hasn’t looked back since. He enjoys hosting and running many of the club’s golf events, growing the junior golf program, engaging with golfers and customers, and enhancing the club’s presence on social media by promoting the club. Mark is the recipient of the 2020 Facility Promoter of the Year – Public and today’s #winnerwednesday . 👏🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

Mark plays a pivotal role in the operations at @stoneridgegolfclub as the Head Golf Professional. He hit the ground running in 2017 when he was hired at the club and hasn’t looked back since. He enjoys hosting and running many of the club’s golf events, growing the junior golf program, engaging with golfers and customers, and enhancing the club’s presence on social media by promoting the club. Mark is the recipient of the 2020 Facility Promoter of the Year – Public and today’s #winnerwednesday . 👏🏼

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Congrats Mark!!

2 weeks ago

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The Steve Weidner Award is one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual whose total contributions to the game of golf are extraordinary and beyond normal day-to-day activities.
Today’s #winnerwednesday is Kirk Reiners. For the better part of 9 years Kirk was the Burnsville Legion Baseball coach, but now he is making a difference as the Lakeville South Boys Golf Coach and leader of the Heritage Links Junior Golf Academy. He has touched and improved countless lives and has led by example in every way that he can. The impact Kirk has had in his community is truly inspiring and we are so excited to announce Kirk as the recipient of the 2020 Steve Weidner Award, congratulations!
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The Steve Weidner Award is one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual whose total contributions to the game of golf are extraordinary and beyond normal day-to-day activities. 
Today’s #winnerwednesday is Kirk Reiners. For the better part of 9 years Kirk was the Burnsville Legion Baseball coach, but now he is making a difference as the Lakeville South Boys Golf Coach and leader of the Heritage Links Junior Golf Academy. He has touched and improved countless lives and has led by example in every way that he can. The impact Kirk has had in his community is truly inspiring and we are so excited to announce Kirk as the recipient of the 2020 Steve Weidner Award, congratulations!

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Kirk, I want to congratulate you for this. Well done my friend! This old prairie out here has churned out some greatness once again. Stay safe and God bless

Congrats Kirk! Well deserved!

Well done Mr Reiners !

Congratulations Kirk!

Congrats!

Congratulations Kirk!

Congratulations Kirk. As an early recipient of the award I hold the highest regard for those that are awarded such an honor. As Steve was very special as is this award, so are you. My congrats to you and your accomplishments.

Congratulations Kirk! Very well deserved!

Congratulations

Well Deserved Kirk A. Reiners so many lucky kids under your umbrella Coach

Congrats Coach Reiners! Thank you for your mentorship and leadership in your community with youth and golf ⛳️

Congrats Kirk — That is a Great Honor!!!!

Congratulations Kirk A. Reiners! You deserved this!!

Congratulations Kirk!

No one more deserving!

Cool. Congrats.

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3 weeks ago

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Happy New Year from the Minnesota PGA!

3 weeks ago

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Andrea Kellar is an Assistant Golf Professional at Olympic Hills Golf Club (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and this year’s winner of the Youth Development Special Award. She is the face of junior golf at the club and has been instrumental in getting young girls involved in the game. She has written a book titled “Good Sports Kids,” which has been used across the country by golf professionals leading junior programs. She is an exceptional example of a golf professional and couldn’t be more deserving of this award. Congratulations to our #winnerwednesday. ... See MoreSee Less

Andrea Kellar is an Assistant Golf Professional at Olympic Hills Golf Club (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and this year’s winner of the Youth Development Special Award. She is the face of junior golf at the club and has been instrumental in getting young girls involved in the game. She has written a book titled “Good Sports Kids,” which has been used across the country by golf professionals leading junior programs. She is an exceptional example of a golf professional and couldn’t be more deserving of this award. Congratulations to our #winnerwednesday.

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Congratulations Andrea!

Congrats Andrea!! 💕

Congrats Andrea!

Congratulations Andrea!

Congrats, Andrea Kellar! So well deserved!!!

Happy for you! Congrats!

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4 weeks ago

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Happy Holidays from the Minnesota PGA!

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Merry Christmas PGA Staff!

1 month ago

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Our NEW Minnesota PGA Junior Golf website is LIVE! Check it out! www.minnesotajuniorgolf.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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The Minnesota PGA is looking for additional Tournament Volunteers for the 2021 season! If you are interested, please visit the link below to learn more and join our team!

www.minnesotapga.com/tournaments/volunteer-opportunities/
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The Minnesota PGA is looking for additional Tournament Volunteers for the 2021 season! If you are interested, please visit the link below to learn more and join our team! 

https://www.minnesotapga.com/tournaments/volunteer-opportunities/

1 month ago

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Dan has mentored many Assistant Golf Professionals throughout his 37-year career in the golf business. More than 20 of them have advanced their rankings within the golf industry and pursued jobs as Head Golf Professionals or Directors of Golf.

This week’s #WinnerWednesday is Dan Simpson, PGA Head Golf Professional at Minneapolis Golf Club and winner of the 2020 Bill Strausbaugh Special Award. Dan has a niche for providing and encouraging a work atmosphere where everyone feels valuable and crucial to the day-to-day operation and prides himself in bringing happiness, professionalism, and enthusiasm to the workplace each day. Congratulations, Dan!

For more on the Bill Strausbaugh Award visit: minnesotapga.com/about-us/awards/

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Dan has mentored many Assistant Golf Professionals throughout his 37-year career in the golf business. More than 20 of them have advanced their rankings within the golf industry and pursued jobs as Head Golf Professionals or Directors of Golf. 

This week’s #WinnerWednesday is Dan Simpson, PGA Head Golf Professional at Minneapolis Golf Club and winner of the 2020 Bill Strausbaugh Special Award. Dan has a niche for providing and encouraging a work atmosphere where everyone feels valuable and crucial to the day-to-day operation and prides himself in bringing happiness, professionalism, and enthusiasm to the workplace each day. Congratulations, Dan!

For more on the Bill Strausbaugh Award visit: minnesotapga.com/about-us/awards/    

#golfing #golf #golfer #golflife #golfswing #golfcourse #instagolf #golfaddict #golfers #pga #golfclub #pgatour #golftips #golfislife #golfpro #golfday #golfchannel #golfswag #golfshot #whyilovethisgame #lovegolf #golfcoach #golfisfun #golflifestyle

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations Dan!

Smoke..... well deserved and overdue!!!! Love the glasses look

Congratulations Dan! Very well deserved ... so proud to call you my friend. Remembering all of the great times over the years. ⛳️

Way to go Smoke

Congrats Smoke !

MN golf legend!

Well deserved! One of the best!

Congratulations Dan. Proud of you‼️

Nice job, Dan! One of the best!

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2 months ago

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Don Berry has taken the title of Minnesota PGA Senior Player of the year EIGHT times, since he was eligible to participate in “Senior” events dating back to 2012. He missed out in 2018, but has since gone back-to-back as Senior Player of the Year. Don is the Head Golf Professional at @edinburghusa in Brooklyn Park, MN where he has worked for 30+ years. Huge shout out to our #winnerwednesday on this amazing feat, congratulations Don!


#golfminnesota #golfer #golferslife
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Don Berry has taken the title of Minnesota PGA Senior Player of the year EIGHT times, since he was eligible to participate in “Senior” events dating back to 2012. He missed out in 2018, but has since gone back-to-back as Senior Player of the Year. Don is the Head Golf Professional at @edinburghusa in Brooklyn Park, MN where he has worked for 30+ years. Huge shout out to our #winnerwednesday on this amazing feat, congratulations Don! 
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Congratulations, Pat And Katie Patterson , now in Rio Verde Az, come visit, play golf😊😆

Stay with us, 3 bedrooms, you are welcome and you’re wife to, I’m a welcome person

Way to go Don!

We are in Rio Verde, Az, just outside of Scottsdale, I’m sure you know where it is.

The GOAT of Minnesota Golf ⛳️🐐

Congratulations Don!

Congratulations Don!

Congratulations to Don!

Well done Don!

Congratulations!

Nice!! Congrats DB!!

Congratulations!

#Legend

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Mark plays a pivotal role in the operations at @stoneridgegolfclub as the Head Golf Professional. He hit the ground running in 2017 when he was hired at the club and hasn’t looked back since. He enjoys hosting and running many of the club’s golf events, growing the junior golf program, engaging with golfers and customers, and enhancing the club’s presence on social media by promoting the club. Mark is the recipient of the 2020 Facility Promoter of the Year – Public and today’s #winnerwednesday . 👏🏼 ...

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The Steve Weidner Award is one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual whose total contributions to the game of golf are extraordinary and beyond normal day-to-day activities.
Today’s #winnerwednesday is Kirk Reiners. For the better part of 9 years Kirk was the Burnsville Legion Baseball coach, but now he is making a difference as the Lakeville South Boys Golf Coach and leader of the Heritage Links Junior Golf Academy. He has touched and improved countless lives and has led by example in every way that he can. The impact Kirk has had in his community is truly inspiring and we are so excited to announce Kirk as the recipient of the 2020 Steve Weidner Award, congratulations!
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Happy New Year from the Minnesota PGA! ...

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Andrea Kellar is an Assistant Golf Professional at Olympic Hills Golf Club (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and this year’s winner of the Youth Development Special Award. She is the face of junior golf at the club and has been instrumental in getting young girls involved in the game. She has written a book titled “Good Sports Kids,” which has been used across the country by golf professionals leading junior programs. She is an exceptional example of a golf professional and couldn’t be more deserving of this award. Congratulations to our #winnerwednesday. ...

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Happy Holidays from the Minnesota PGA! ...

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The Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award is one of the highest honors bestowed on a PGA Assistant Golf Professional in the Minnesota PGA Section.

Nick Sage is the perfect representation of what this award means. He is the Lead Assistant Golf Professional at North Oaks Golf Club where he Captain’s the facilities PGA Jr. League team, runs numerous leagues, clinics and camps, and has a passion for mentoring other young PGA Assistants. He also serves on the Section Education committee. Congratulations to Nick for winning this prestigious award! #winnerwednesday
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The Minnesota PGA is looking for additional Tournament Volunteers for the 2021 season! If you are interested, please visit the link in our bio to learn more and join our team! ...

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Dan has mentored many Assistant Golf Professionals throughout his 37-year career in the golf business. More than 20 of them have advanced their rankings within the golf industry and pursued jobs as Head Golf Professionals or Directors of Golf.

This week’s #winnerwednesday is Dan Simpson, PGA Head Golf Professional at Minneapolis Golf Club and winner of the 2020 Bill Strausbaugh Special Award. Dan has a niche for providing and encouraging a work atmosphere where everyone feels valuable and crucial to the day-to-day operation and prides himself in bringing happiness, professionalism, and enthusiasm to the workplace each day. Congratulations, Dan!

For more on the Bill Strausbaugh Award visit: minnesotapga.com/about-us/awards/


#golfing #golf #golfer #golflife #golfswing #golfstagram #golfcourse #instagolf #golfaddict #golfers #pga #golfclub #pgatour #golftips #golfislife #golfpro #golfday #golfchannel #golfswag #golfshot #whyilovethisgame #lovegolf #golfcoach #golfisfun #golflifestyle #golfstyle
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Don Berry has taken the title of Minnesota PGA Senior Player of the year EIGHT times, since he was eligible to participate in “Senior” events dating back to 2012. He missed out in 2018, but has since gone back-to-back as Senior Player of the Year. Don is the Head Golf Professional at @edinburghusa in Brooklyn Park, MN where he has worked for 30+ years. Huge shout out to our #winnerwednesday on this amazing feat, congratulations Don!


#golfminnesota #golfer #golferslife #golfersofinstagram
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The first event of the PGA Tournament Series wrapped up today at PGA Golf Club. Jeff Sorenson, PGA, The Minikahda Club, finished T-15 with a score of (-2) 69-71–140. Five more events will be played throughout the month of December. 👏🏼 #wintergolf #pgagolfclub #golfadvisor ...

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Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all our members and the endless dedication they have to the game and their communities. ...

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He has a true passion for introducing players to the game of golf and helping them achieve their golf goals, let us introduce you to our #winnerwednesday 2020 Player Development Award winner, Chris Foley. Chris has been instrumental in fostering golf in the Brainerd, MN area, where he teaches at @chrisfoleygolf . He is host of Lakes, Woods, and Irons radio show, currently serves on the Minnesota PGA Player Development Committee, and has implemented numerous programs to thousands of golfers throughout his 25+ years as a PGA Professional. This past spring, Chris worked diligently to create safe programs and best practices to navigate through COVID-19; he even offered free clinics to front line personnel. Congratulations, Chris! ...

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Our #WinnerWednesday continues with Nathan Ollhoff as the 2020 Professional Development Award Winner!
Nathan has implemented numerous programs and ideas at Interlachen CC to challenge his staff to “make yourself the best that you can be”, in adherence to their mission statement. This includes resume help, professional development opportunities, and creating staff bios with their goals to help everyone grow, and during the beginning of the pandemic, Nathan took the time to redefine goals with his staff.

Nathan is also part of the Section Education Committee, bringing education and development opportunities to our members.

Thank you for your dedication to golf Nathan!
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Today’s #WinnerWednesday belongs to Angie Ause! Angie has earned the title of 2020 Women’s Player of the Year after winning 255.5 player of the year points in three events, including placing first in the women’s division of the Minnesota PGA Section Championship. Congratulations Angie!! ...

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Our second #WinnerWednesday belongs to Thomas Campbell as the Assistants Player of the Year! Thomas earned 459 player points in 5 events this season, finishing 10th or better and winning 3, including the Minnesota Assistant PGA Professional Championship! Thomas is currently in Port St. Lucie, FL and will play tomorrow in the National Assistant PGA Pro Champ. Congratulations on this honor Thomas! ...

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Our #WinnerWednesday this week is perfect for #VeteransDay, as Lisa Schwinden is our 2020 Patriot Award Winner! Since 2016, Lisa and her staff at Osgood GC have hosted a Memorial Day Tournament for veterans, and have grown the event from 40 participants in year one to 104 this year. Lisa also has hosted a PGA HOPE Chapter, providing lessons to military veterans in a process to enhance their physical, mental, and social well-being. Congratulations Lisa and thank you for all you do for our veterans! ...

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Happy Veterans Day! We are so thankful to all who have or are currently serving our country, including several of our section members. Thank you for your service! ...

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Our second #WinnerWednesday spotlight is on Joe Greupner! Joe has been a PGA Professional at @braemargolf for over 40 years, and has given thousands upon thousands of lessons to Twin Cities golfers, including local amateur Sammy Schmitz. Thank you for your dedication to the game and local golf community Joe! ...

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Today’s #WinnerWednesday is our Player of the Year Brent Snyder! Brent amassed 797 points in 7 Section events this season, including placing first in the Match Play Championship. Six of his seven finishes were in the Top 5. Congratulations on a great season Brent! ...

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