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Criteria to Become a Ryder Cup Host Golf Course

Posted on by Ruth Glaser

Why Hazeltine Qualified as the 2016 Ryder Cup Host Hazeltine National Golf Club will host the 2016 Ryder Cup, making it the first time the biennial golf event has ever been held in Minnesota. Getting the opportunity is not easy to accomplish, but the top golfers in the United States and Europe are headed to Minnesota’s top professional golf venue in two years. Here is a quick look at the…

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Nine Reasons to Consider a Winter Wedding in Minnesota

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Easier Planning, Gorgeous Setting and Other Reasons to Host a Minnesota Winter Wedding When planning a wedding, many couples may not even consider a winter wedding at first. But Minnesota winters are beautiful and can be a great choice for your big day. The reasons for a winter wedding in Minnesota are plentiful. 1. A 100% natural, picture-perfect backdrop is a very real possibility. Can you imagine your wedding photos…

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Who Will Win the Open Championship? We Ask our staff

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Our experts predict who will win the Claret Jug When the Open Championship returns to Royal Liverpool there will be a number of compelling story lines – will Tiger Woods contend for the Claret Jug? Will his back hold up for four grueling rounds? Will Phil Mickelson regain mastery of his game and win back-to-back titles? Can top ranked golfer Adam Scott add another major championship to his resume? Or…

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How the Open Championship Can Impact the USA Ryder Cup Team

Posted on by Ruth Glaser

The Open Championship and it’s significance for Ryder Cup Team USA Hazeltine National Golf Club Head Golf Professional Chandler Withington shares his thoughts on how the Open Championship can impact the USA Ryder Cup Team. As we head towards Royal Liverpool for next week’s Open Championship, my attention is on the USA Ryder Cup hopefuls and how they will perform. Here are the current USA Ryder Cup Standings: Bubba Watson – The…

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Hazeltine Hosts the Chaska Junior Golf Invitational

Posted on by Ruth Glaser

Top ranked Minnesota junior golfers compete at Hazeltine Some of Minnesota’s top high school golfers will come together again when Hazeltine and the Chaska Town Course host the Chaska Junior Golf Invitational. The event boasts a competitive field that includes many of the top ranked junior boys and girls in Minnesota. Last year Brenna Lervick, a graduate of Chanhassen High School beat Alex Schmid of Shakopee in a playoff for…

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Successful Business Golf Events Share Common Traits

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Elements of a Successful Corporate Golf Event Golf and business – they’ve gone hand-in-hand for years like Arnie and Jack, golf balls and tees and fairways and greens. There are few activities that blend better with business than golf, which may be one of the reasons corporate golf events of all shapes and sizes are still prominent around the world. Whether it’s an event for 14 or 144 golfers successful…

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Tips for Planning End-of-Season Sports Banquets in Minnesota

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When to Start Planning Your Minnesota Sports Celebration An end-of-season sports banquet is a great way to commemorate victories – big and small – after a busy season. Booking your Venue The time frame for this can vary significantly, but if you’re flexible on the day of week (Sundays through Thursdays are typically better) and meal time (brunch is a great option), you have more choices. If you need a…

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Breaking (Wedding) Traditions

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“Non-Traditional” Weddings are the New Tradition Weddings used to be simple: Pick a Saturday in June, hope for no rain, get your friends together – girls in matching dresses, guys in tuxes, have a ceremony with friends and family, kiss the bride, pose for photos, dinner, toasts, dancing, and violà, you’re off to your honeymoon the following morning.  There was a time when getting married on a Friday night or…

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What Does it Take to Win the Hazeltine Club Championship?

Posted on by Ruth Glaser

The best golfers in the Twin Cities compete at Hazeltine Through the years, Hazeltine National Golf Club has hosted the best golfers in the world. It’s one of the most compelling reasons competitive amateur golfers in the Twin Cities choose Hazeltine when it comes to selecting a private golf club – a world class venue, played by the top golfers on the planet.  And each year, members take to the…

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How a Golf Facility Prepares for a Ryder Cup

Posted on by Ruth Glaser

Hazeltine Superintendent discusses preparation for the Ryder Cup After the final putt drops in the cup in the 2014 PGA Championship, the attention of the golf world will turn towards Gleneagles in Scotland, site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. When play begins the week of September 22, the golf course will be evaluated, critiqued, analyzed and assessed around the clock by golf media and the viewing public. However, no one…

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