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Things to Know for 2021 Events

While the pandemic hasn't ended, things are looking brighter for the upcoming golf season. The UMNGC is planning for a full schedule this year although we will likely still be doing many of the procedures for events like digital scorecard submissions and social distancing for much of the year.

The membership application is updated for 2021 and we are going to be allowing non-members in two of our early events. This will be a great opportunity for golfers on the fence to see what our course and club is like during an individual and team event. Please be sure to register via Golf Genius, which has a new link for the 2021 Season: Golf Genius. Please also use a bank account linked PayPal profile and select the friends and family option when submitting your event fees.

We have a series of local rules posted for our events during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please review them and be aware of local rules for bunkers, flagsticks, definition of holed and scoring. Don Vegoe will be at the first tee for our first event to hand out a scorecard to the group's official scorer and review the rules.

Until otherwise notified, we'll be operating under the same rules as last year, so please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your tee time and be aware that the putting green and range will not always be available for praticing before an event.

Covid Local Rules
Les Bolstad Covid-19 Procedures
Penalty Areas
Lost Ball Local Rule

2021 Schedule and membership forms

We have finalized our 2021 Schedule of Competition and our 2021 Membership Application PDF and Google Form. The earliest course opening of March 12 that happened in 2016 could always happen this year, but we will see. We're just hopeful the course is ready for our first event.

Please note that it is essential for members to ensure they are following to proper procedures for PayPal payments or they will be returned. Of course checks to the UMNGC are always accepted.

Important Links

The Minnesota Public Golf Association conducts numberous events over the course of the season. Our club is participating in the 12 Man East Match Play competition this season. There are many other statewide events that you can get more information at the MPGA Website.

Also you can visit the MGA Website for information on their amateur events and MGA Member Days -- there are great events at TPC Twin Cities on May 26, Northland CC on June 29, Dacotah Ridge GC on July 12-13, Lafayette Club on August 10 and White Bear Yacht Club on August 17.

We will continue using the World Handicap System which brings many changes including new GHIN programs. The new and improved GHIN Mobile App is now available to be downloaded. Remove or update your current GHIN Mobile app in order to see the new changes. Online score posting is now accepting scores for those playing in an area observing an active season. Visit the MGA World Handicap System resource page for more information.

Benefits of Membership with UMNGC

2021 Membership Form 

The University of Minnesota Men's Golf Club has conducted tournaments at Les Bolstad Golf Course since 1968. The club holds ~15 Saturday events each year, awarding prizes for nearies, long drive, long putt, gross and net scores based on USGA handicaps.

Here are the benefits of membership:

  • USGA Handicap
  • Subscription to Minnesota Golfer
  • Monthly Handicap Revisions/Online Posting
  • Eligibility to play in MGA tournaments at courses like Wayzata CC, Northland CC, Dellwood CC, and Rochester GCC and member days at courses like Hazeltine NGC and White Bear Yacht Club.
  • Specific benefits of the UMNGC:

  • Website with tee times, summary, and results
  • Club Newsletter, The Hole Truth
  • 13 Saturday morning golf events at Les with ~4 hr 15 min rounds
  • Opportunity to play in season long four-ball/match play competition
  • 36-hole Sat/Sun Club Championship Event and Friday Night Skills competition with ~$350 prize pool for putting, ~$100+ each for closest to pin/chipping contest
  • Entry fee for each event goes into a prize pool ~$50 for 1st place for regular events, and ~$115 for 1st place for majors. $20,000 available each season
  • Each regular event has ~$100 for gross skins, ~$100 for net skins, ~$25 per nearie
  • Golf Balls for for long drive/long putt and other contests each event
  • Season Long Shootout Points Competition with chance to win $200 gift certificate
  • Hole-in-one during competition award
  • PDF of Membership Form



    The club uses Golf Genius for running most of our events. You'll give your scores to the tournament chair after events, but unofficial scoring updates quickly.


    We're into the process of migrating historical records to the new website -- they'll be up this summer.


    The club newsletter will have some information from our executive board, the golfing community and Les Bolstad GC staff. If you have submission ideas, pleese contact its editor - Eric Vegoe.


    The club's executive board meets on an as needed basis to discuss club business. You can find meeting minutes and the club's constitution here.