The Minnesota Golf Association

The Minnesota Golf Association

Founded in 1901 with only seven golf clubs, the Minnesota Golf Association’s membership has grown to 400 courses and nearly 82,000 individual members throughout the state. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values for all golfers in Minnesota.

During the last one hundred years, the MGA has held true to its beliefs and greatly enhanced the golfers, the courses and the game itself. During the early years, the MGA’s primary function was to conduct the golf championships within the state. However, in the last several decades, the MGA has expanded its scope to include administering the USGA Handicap System for Minnesota, publishing the Minnesota Golfer magazine four times a year, measuring and rating the golf courses in Minnesota, monitoring the state legislature to make sure the best interests of golf are served and supporting the game golf in general.

Youth on Course

Youth on Course offers golfers ages 6-18 the opportunity to play golf for $5 or less at participating YOC courses.

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Caddie Program

Caddying is a great way to get outdoors, earn money and learn important life skills.

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Donate to MGA

The Minnesota Golf Foundation’s mission is to provide a vision for the future of the game by supporting programs and initiatives that enhance the golfer experience, drive participation among youth, beginners and disabled golfers, endeavor to make the game more sustainable, and foster educational and experiential opportunities for those who represent the game’s future in Minnesota.


Youth on Course
YOC members during the 2018 Youth on Course Celebration at Brackett's Crossing CC, Lakeville, Minn.
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Youth on Course

YOC members during the 2018 Youth on Course Celebration at Brackett's Crossing CC, Lakeville, Minn.
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MGA Executive Team

Jon Mays

Executive Director and
Chief Operating Officer

Joel Comstock

Strategic Partnerships & Community Relations Director
Program & Business Development, Membership Engagement

(952) 345-3968

Doug Hoffmann

Rules & Competitions Director
Tournament operations
and Rules education

(952) 345-3963

Matt Magers

Managing Director
Minnesota Golf Foundation

(952) 345-3974

Lisa Overom

Assistant Executive Director/
Operations Director

Association operations, finance, management information systems, Rules of Golf and World Handicap System

(952) 345-3967

Warren Ryan

Communications Director/Editor
Communications, website and Minnesota Golfer

(952) 345-3966

Stacy Sazama

Member Services Director
Membership services, GHIN and Golf Genius technical support, handicapping
and course rating

(952) 345-3964

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6550 York Avenue South, Suite 411 • Edina, MN 55435 • (952) 927-4643 • (800) 642-4405 • Fax: (952) 927-9642
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