Minnesota Golf Association

Harvey Humes 1941-2018

May 4, 2018


Local amateur golf lost a friend and advocate with the passing of Harvey Humes, 76, of Eden Prairie, on May 2. Humes was an avid golfer who’s love for the game was translated into more than two decades of volunteer service to the amateur game, most notably, as a board member of the Fairway Foundation, whose mission is to provide Twin Cities youth with structured programs instilling life skills and values inherent in the game of golf. 

As a representative of the Fairway Foundation, Humes was appointed to the MGA Board of Directors in 1998 and served on the board until 2011. During that time he served the MGA as a tournament volunteer contributing his time and talents to association championships and USGA qualifiers. Humes also volunteered as a hole marshal at the 2009 PGA Championship and the 2016 Ryder Cup Matches, both held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. 

He played on the MGA Senior Tour for three years, from 2000 to 2002, and was a talented competitor who captured the senior men’s club championship at his home club, Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee. 

Humes was a career salesman who graduated from Knoxville College, in Knoxville, Tenn., and later earned his MBA at the University of Saint Thomas.  

“I know he loved me tremendously, but I have to be honest, the game of golf was Harvey’s true love…the fresh dew in the early morning with the birds chirping and his clubs on the course was heaven on earth to him,” posted by Judy Happe-Humes, Humes’ spouse, on his CaringBridge website. 

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