Things to Know for 2020 Events
This is going to be a season like no other for the UMNGC. Above all, please be safe this year.
We are going to have a limited schedule this season and during the weeks of our events please be sure to register via Golf Genius, which has a new link for the 2020 Season: ugc-2020uofmmensclub.golfgenius.com. Please also use a bank account linked PayPal profile and select the friends and family option when submitting your event fees.
Green fees also need to be covered in advance by using the course's portal, please pay on the Friday before our events: https://golf-umn.nbsstore.net/
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.
Please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your tee time and be aware that the putting green and range will not be available for praticing before the event.
2020 Schedule and membership forms
We have finalized our 2020 Schedule of Competition and our 2020 Membership Application PDF and Google Form. The earliest course opening of March 12 that happened in 2016 isn't going to happen this year, but we should start seeing overnight lows above freezing soon which could lead to an opening ahead of our first scheduled 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.
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.
New this season is 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
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:
Specific benefits of the UMNGC: