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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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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 Chris Foley Golf Schools. 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! ... See MoreSee Less

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 Chris Foley Golf Schools. 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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Congrats Chris

Congratulations Chris!! I couldn’t think of a more deserving person ⛳️

Good to see him recognized

Way to go Chris. Congrats!

Woohoo! Way to go Chris!

congratulations 🎊🎉

One of my alltime favorites!!!!

Congrats Chris!

Congratulations

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1 week ago

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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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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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Congratulations Nathan!!

Congratulations Nathan, you have always been a Winner. 🏆

Congratulations Nathan

1 week ago

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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!! ... See MoreSee Less

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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Congrats Ause!

2 weeks ago

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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! ... See MoreSee Less

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!

2 weeks ago

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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! ... See MoreSee Less

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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Congrats Lisa!

2 weeks ago

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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! ... See MoreSee Less

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!

2 weeks ago

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We have 5 Assistants and Associates arriving in Port St. Lucie for the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship! Round 1 begins on Thursday, November 12, with all rounds being played on the Wanamaker Course at PGA Golf Club. Be sure to follow along with rounds with the link below.

Good luck!!

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Good luck team! 🏌️

Play well guys! 👍🏼

Grant Exsted is going to throw down!

Good luck Grant!!!

Good luck boys!!

Good luck Grant Exsted!

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Would you rather see magnolias or fall leaves at Masters Tournament? ... See MoreSee Less

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Just happy to see The Masters.

Magnolias. Prefer the beginning of the golf season rather than the end.

Magnolias for sure But happy to be able to watch ⛳️

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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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Today’s #WinnerWednesday spotlight is 2020 Minnesota Section PGA Professional of the Year Greg McCullough!

Greg has been a PGA and Section member for 27 years. For the last 19 years, Greg has been the head golf professional at both Edgewood GC and El Zagal GC. Throughout his time as a PGA Professional, Greg has served on the Dakota Chapter Board of Directors and the Section Board of Directors a combined three times. He is heavily involved in youth golf at his facilities, including hosting PGA Jr. Leagues and local boys and girls high school programs. He also oversees 37,000+ rounds of golf between his two facilities each year. Greg is also very active in the Fargo/Moorhead community, promoting his courses on TV, radio, podcasts, and social media. 

Greg, thank you for everything that you do for the Section and golf in Minnesota, North & South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin!
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Have you checked out Section Member @austinharrington3’s podcast series yet? If not, now is the time to start as he just had on 2020 Section Player of the Year @brentsnydergolf!

Austin’s podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms, simply search ‘AOG’, or on his website at AOGlifeofpassion.com
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Congrats to our Fall Scramble winners Bennett Smed, Kyle Scanlon, and Jacob Wherley! They shot a 13 under 59 to win by one stroke. Thank you to @dellwoodcountryclub for hosting and all our members for playing today! ...

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Good morning from beautiful @dellwoodcountryclub and our last event of the season, the Fall Scramble! We have over 130 members playing in today’s 11:00 am shotgun event. Live scoring can be found in our bio! ...

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Today at Deacon’s Lodge we posthumously awarded Otis Dypwick’s admittance into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame. The award was presented to Otis’ son Doug and grandson Andy.

Otis was selected to the Hall of Fame for numerous reasons, including his 30 years at the University of Minnesota as the Director of Sports Information and his coverage of golf while there, writing several books about the game, and promoting various tournaments as they passed through Minnesota, like the 1959 PGA Championship and 1970 U.S. Open.
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Congratulations to Eric Rolland & Brent Snyder for clinching the 2020 MN PGA Four-Ball Championship! Rolland & Snyder won the finals match 3&2 over Scott McDonald & Luke Benoit. Thanks to @theminikahdaclub for hosting today’s match. ...

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The final match of the 2020 MN PGA Four-Ball Championship has begun! Scott McDonald & Luke Benoit v.s. Brent Snyder & Eric Rolland. Follow live scoring (link in bio). ...

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October 19, 2020

The Minnesota Section PGA announced their 2020 award winners during their annual meeting on Monday, October 19. Typically, the Minnesota Section PGA

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Dakota Chapter Names 2020 Award Winners

September 23, 2020

The Dakota Chapter held their annual meeting and fall golf championship on Monday, September 22 at Oxbow Country Club in Oxbow, ND.

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Jones Wins First Section PGA Professional Championship Wire to Wire

August 25, 2020

Dale Jones has been a class A member of the Minnesota Section for 27 years, yet it took him until this year’s Section PGA Professional Championship

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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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