Minnesota Golf Association

MGA Announces Two Staff Promotions

October 30, 2020


EDINA, Minn. (Oct. 30, 2020) – The Minnesota Golf Association (MGA) has announced the promotions of Rachel Blauert as MGA Women’s Golf Manager, and Tristan Gust as MGA Senior Tour Manager, both effective Nov. 1.  

“We’re very pleased to have Rachel and Tristan involved on a full-time basis,” said Tom Ryan, MGA executive director and COO.

“They both bring a high level of enthusiasm to the work and demonstrated excellent judgement during a very challenging season,” he explained, adding, “They’ll make great additions to the MGA team.”

Blauert, 22, of St. Paul, recently completed an internship with the MGA as its USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern in the women’s championships department. Prior to joining the MGA, she graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Ind., with a degree in film production. She was also named captain of the women’s golf team during her senior year.

Blauert will be responsible for the administration of MGA’s women’s championships, USGA women's qualifiers, events and special programs. She will liaison with the MGA Women’s Committee and will work closely with MGA staff, volunteers and club representatives to promote participation among female golfers.  

Gust, 24, of Elk River, recently completed a season as the MGA’s Senior Tour Coordinator. Prior to joining the MGA, he graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a degree in sports management, and served a golf internship with the American Junior Golf Association.

Gust will be responsible for managing the senior tour, a summer-long series of competitive events for senior men and women from across the state which culminates in the Senior Tour Finals, held annually at one of the MGA’s prestigious golf clubs.  
 
                                                             About the MGA
Established in 1901, with the formation by seven golf clubs to organize the state’s most prestigious and storied golf championship, the MGA Amateur Championship, the Minnesota Golf Association is today the governing body over amateur golf in the state, responsible for administering the Rules of Golf, and committed to upholding and promoting the game of golf and its values for all golfers in Minnesota. 
 
The MGA conducts 23 amateur championships and 14 USGA qualifying events each year. Thanks to the support of its member clubs and associate members and the efforts of its volunteers and staff, the MGA provides a variety of services such as handicapping, course rating and measuring, an online golf news and information resource, www.mngolf.org, and an official publication, Minnesota Golfer magazine, which benefit all golfers throughout Minnesota. 
 
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