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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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2 days ago
Minnesota PGA

🚨 NEWS FROM THE BUNKER 🚨 Here’s a message from our COO - Jon! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
Minnesota PGA

PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #3
#PlayerThursdays

#3 Brent Snyder
2011 - 2020 Highlights:
- Minnesota PGA Player of the Year, 2013, 2017 & 2020
- Champion, 2013 & 2017 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Runner-Up, 2012, 2015 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Five, 2016, 2018 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2011 & 2014 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Five, 2019 & 2020 Minnesota State Open
- Top Ten, 2017 Minnesota State Open
- Champion, 2013, 2017 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Semi-Finalist, 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Top Five, 2016, 2019 & 2020 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Top Ten, 2017 & 2018 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Top Five, 2018 & 2019 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Ten, 2012, 2016 & 2017 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Participant, 2011, 2013-2019 PGA Professional Championship
- Participant, 2015 PGA Championship
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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #3
#PlayerThursdays

#3 Brent Snyder
2011 - 2020 Highlights:
- Minnesota PGA Player of the Year, 2013, 2017 & 2020
- Champion, 2013 & 2017 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship  
- Runner-Up, 2012, 2015 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Five, 2016, 2018 & 2019  Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2011 & 2014 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship  
- Top Five, 2019 & 2020 Minnesota State Open
- Top Ten, 2017 Minnesota State Open  
- Champion, 2013, 2017 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Semi-Finalist, 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Top Five, 2016, 2019 & 2020 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Top Ten, 2017 & 2018 Minnesota Golf Champions  
- Top Five, 2018 & 2019 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Ten, 2012, 2016 & 2017 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Participant, 2011, 2013-2019 PGA Professional Championship
- Participant, 2015 PGA Championship
4 days ago
Minnesota PGA

On today's episode of Club Pro Chatter, Greg Snow and Scott McDonald discuss their Apologies, the WGC Match Play Championship and Minnesota PGA tournament calendar. Guests Kailey Ekstrom and Tone Pulido join in on the State of the Section, Knowing the Rules, and 2021 Masters predictions!

Stream on Apple Podcast, Spotify, SoundCloud, or watch the video on YouTube & Facebook!
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6 days ago
Minnesota PGA

#MajorMondays StoneRidge Golf Club is set to host the 2021 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship on August 24 & 25! StoneRidge Golf Club has been the site of many professional and amateur events. Most recently, the club has hosted the Minnesota State Open (2017), Minnesota Senior Amateur (2019) and numerous USGA qualifiers. We are excited to work with the team at StoneRidge Golf Club on hosting this event and are looking forward to a great couple of days of competition!

To learn more about StoneRidge Golf Club, please visit, stoneridgegc.com
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#MajorMondays StoneRidge Golf Club is set to host the 2021 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship on August 24 & 25! StoneRidge Golf Club has been the site of many professional and amateur events. Most recently, the club has hosted the Minnesota State Open (2017), Minnesota Senior Amateur (2019) and numerous USGA qualifiers. We are excited to work with the team at StoneRidge Golf Club on hosting this event and are looking forward to a great couple of days of competition!

To learn more about StoneRidge Golf Club, please visit, stoneridgegc.com
1 week ago
Minnesota PGA

👀 Keep an eye out for two Minnesota juniors as they head on their journey to compete at Augusta National in the #drivechipandputt National Finals this Sunday! Tune in tomorrow on Golf Channel at 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CDT) to watch live. ... See MoreSee Less

👀 Keep an eye out for two Minnesota juniors as they head on their journey to compete at Augusta National in the #drivechipandputt National Finals this Sunday! Tune in tomorrow on Golf Channel at 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CDT) to watch live.
1 week ago
Minnesota PGA

PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #4
#PlayerThursdays

#4 Eddie Wynne
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Top Ten, 2014, 2018 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2013 & 2020 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota State Open
- Top Ten, 2018 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Semi-Finalist, 2013 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Participant, 2015 PGA Professional Championship
- Champion, 2014 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #4
#PlayerThursdays

#4 Eddie Wynne
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Top Ten, 2014, 2018 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2013 & 2020 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota State Open
- Top Ten, 2018 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Semi-Finalist, 2013 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Participant, 2015 PGA Professional Championship
- Champion, 2014 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
2 weeks ago
Minnesota PGA

PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #5
#PlayerThursdays

#5 Eric Chiles
2011- 2020 Highlights:
- Runner-Up, 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Ten, 2012 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant, 2013 & 2017 PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota State Open
- Semi-Finalist, 2012 Minnesota PGA Match Play
Championship
- Top Ten, 2011, 2018 & 2019 Tapemark Minnesota
PGA Pro-Am
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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #5
#PlayerThursdays

#5 Eric Chiles
2011- 2020 Highlights:
- Runner-Up, 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Ten, 2012 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant, 2013 & 2017 PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota State Open
- Semi-Finalist, 2012 Minnesota PGA Match Play
Championship
- Top Ten, 2011, 2018 & 2019 Tapemark Minnesota
PGA Pro-Am

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Flusher!!!

Chili still getting it done!

Terrific player and teacher. A short game that is world class!

That a boy chilli!!

My favorite left handed golfer in the section.

Best teacher around!!!

Hit between the FOAM!!!! Nice job Chili!!

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3 weeks ago
Minnesota PGA

Congratulations to the 2019 MN Section Professional of the Year, Doug Hoffmann, PGA for scoring a perfect 100 on his Rules of Golf exam! Reminder that Doug is conducting rules classes every Tuesday night, so be sure to register on mngolf.org if you are interested! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the 2019 MN Section Professional of the Year, Doug Hoffmann, PGA for scoring a perfect 100 on his Rules of Golf exam! Reminder that Doug is conducting rules classes every Tuesday night, so be sure to register on mngolf.org if you are interested!

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Congratulations!

3 weeks ago
Minnesota PGA

2021 event registration is NOW OPEN! Sign up today to participate in this years' events! Visit: minnesotapga.com ... See MoreSee Less

2021 event registration is NOW OPEN! Sign up today to participate in this years events! Visit: minnesotapga.com
3 weeks ago
Minnesota PGA

🚨 NEWS FROM THE BUNKER 🚨 Here’s a message from our Tournament Director - Tone! ... See MoreSee Less

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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #3
#PlayerThursdays

#3 Brent Snyder
2011 - 2020 Highlights:
- Minnesota PGA Player of the Year, 2013, 2017 & 2020
- Champion, 2013 & 2017 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Runner-Up, 2012, 2015 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Five, 2016, 2018 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2011 & 2014 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Five, 2019 & 2020 Minnesota State Open
- Top Ten, 2017 Minnesota State Open
- Champion, 2013, 2017 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Semi-Finalist, 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Top Five, 2016, 2019 & 2020 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Top Ten, 2017 & 2018 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Top Five, 2018 & 2019 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Ten, 2012, 2016 & 2017 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Participant, 2011, 2013-2019 PGA Professional Championship
- Participant, 2015 PGA Championship
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Club Pro Chatter - S4 | E2

On today's episode of Club Pro Chatter, Greg Snow and Scott McDonald discuss their Apologies, the WGC Match Play Championship and Minnesota PGA tournament calendar. Guests Kailey Ekstrom and Tone Pulido join in on the State of the Section, Knowing the Rules, and 2021 Masters predictions!

Stream on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Soundcloud, or watch the video on YouTube & Facebook! (Link in bio)
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#MajorMondays StoneRidge Golf Club is set to host the 2021 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship on August 24 & 25! StoneRidge Golf Club has been the site of many professional and amateur events. Most recently, the club has hosted the Minnesota State Open (2017), Minnesota Senior Amateur (2019) and numerous USGA qualifiers. We are excited to work with the team at StoneRidge Golf Club on hosting this event and are looking forward to a great couple of days of competition!

To learn more about StoneRidge Golf Club, please visit, stoneridgegc.com
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👀 Keep an eye out for two Minnesota juniors as they head on their journey to compete at Augusta National in the #drivechipandputt National Finals this Sunday! Tune in tomorrow on Golf Channel at 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (CDT) to watch live. ...

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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #4
#PlayerThursdays

#4 Eddie Wynne
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Top Ten, 2014, 2018 & 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2013 & 2020 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota State Open
- Top Ten, 2018 Minnesota Golf Champions
- Semi-Finalist, 2013 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
- Participant, 2015 PGA Professional Championship
- Champion, 2014 Minnesota PGA Match Play Championship
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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #5
#PlayerThursdays

#5 Eric Chiles
2011- 2020 Highlights:
- Runner-Up, 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Ten, 2012 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant, 2013 & 2017 PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota State Open
- Semi-Finalist, 2012 Minnesota PGA Match Play
Championship
- Top Ten, 2011, 2018 & 2019 Tapemark Minnesota
PGA Pro-Am
...

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Congratulations to the 2019 MN Section Professional of the Year, Doug Hoffmann, PGA for scoring a perfect 100 on his Rules of Golf exam! Reminder that Doug is conducting rules classes every Tuesday night, so be sure to register on mngolf.org if you are interested! ...

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2021 event registration is NOW OPEN! Sign up today to participate in this years' events! Visit: minnesotapga.com ...

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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #6
#PlayerThursdays

#6 Scott McDonald
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Runner-Up, 2019 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Five, 2018 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Ten, 2010, 2011 & 2016 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant , 2011 & 2019 PGA Professional
Championship
- Semi-Finalist, 2011 Minnesota PGA Match Play
Championship
...

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Stay tuned for an all new episode of Club Pro Chatter releasing tomorrow, March 17 at NOON! Greg Snow and Scott McDonald return to discuss current events and the 2021 season!

Stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or watch the video on YouTube and Facebook! #ClubProChatter
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#MajorMondays Minnesota Valley Country Club will be the site of the 2021 Minnesota Women’s State Open Championship on August 12 & 13!

Minnesota Valley CC has a long history in hosting numerous amateur and professional events, most notably the Minnesota Senior Open (2016), Minnesota Senior PGA (1998, 2010), Minnesota State Open (1946) and Minnesota State Amateur (1955, 1991). We are looking forward to a great couple of days of competition at the club!

To learn more about Minnesota Valley Country Club, please visit, mvccgolf.com
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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #7
#PlayerThursdays

#7 Derek Holmes
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Top Five, 2015 & 2020 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant, 2016 PGA Professional Championship
- Top Ten, 2013 Minnesota State Open
- Runner-Up, 2018 Minnesota PGA Match Play
Championship
- Top Five, 2020 Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am
- Top Ten, 2014 & 2015 Tapemark Minnesota PGA
Pro-Am
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We are excited to announce a new championship for the 2021 Minnesota PGA tournament schedule!

The Inaugural Twin Cities Open presented by Yamaha Golf & Utility will be a 36-hole event held at Tanners Brook Golf Club on Tuesday, May 11 & Wednesday, May 12. The event will be open to male and female golfers (professionals and amateur golfers who hold a 6.0 or lower handicap index) and there will be no age or gender divisions. One player will be crowded the Twin Cities Open Champion to kick off the 2021 season!

Registration for this event will open on March 22 at 9:00 a.m. and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit minnesotapga.com to view more information and to register.
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#MajorMondays New Richmond Golf Club is set to host the 2021 Minnesota Senior PGA Professional Championship on August 4 & 5! Previously, the club has hosted the 2013 Luther Tour Championship, numerous junior events for the Minnesota PGA and the River Valley Charities Pro-Am. This will be the first major championship New Richmond GC has hosted for the Minnesota PGA.

We are excited to work with New Richmond GC on hosting this event and are looking forward to a great couple of days of competition!

To learn more about New Richmond Golf Club, please visit, nrgolfclub.com
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👀 You saw it here first! There’s still time to get registered for our upcoming virtual education conference. Check out minnesotapga.com to get registered. All golf industry professionals are invited. #top100 #golfteacher #personaldevelopment ...

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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #8
#PlayerThursdays

#8 Kris Kroetsch
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Top Five, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2020 Minnesota PGA
Professional Championship
- Top Ten 2013 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant, 2013, 2015 & 2017 PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Ten, 2020 Minnesota Golf Champions
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#MajorMondays We are grateful to be returning to Southview Country Club for the 50th Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am! Southview CC has hosted the Tapemark since its inception in 1972 and the Minnesota PGA is excited to continue this annual tradition. Over the years, the Tapemark has crowned many great champions including former world number one golfer and Minnesota born legend, Tom Lehman and current PGA/European Tour player, Erik van Rooyen.

In addition to the Tapemark Minnesota PGA Pro-Am, Southview CC hosts many local amateur and professional events including the 2019 Minnesota Women’s State Open.

To learn more about Southview Country Club, please visit: southviewcc.com
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PLAYERS OF THE DECADE #9
#PlayerThursdays

#9 Dale Jones
2011-2020 Highlights:
- Champion, 2020 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Runner-Up, 2015 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Top Ten - 2014 Minnesota PGA Professional
Championship
- Participant - 2011, 2015, 2016 PGA Professional
Championship
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Inaugural Twin Cities Open Announcement 1

Inaugural Twin Cities Open Announcement

March 09, 2021

We are excited to announce a new championship for the 2021 Minnesota PGA tournament schedule! The Inaugural Twin Cities Open presented by Yamaha Golf

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Minnesota PGA 2020 Award Winners

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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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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