MGA Hires Women's Golf Manager

April 5, 2023 | 0 min.
By Jack Mendesh

The MGA announced March 20 that, effective with the 2023 golf season, Kris Oftedahl has been named the Women’s Golf Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for women’s and girls’ MGA championships, special events and tournaments and USGA women’s qualifiers. He is also responsible for executing programs and initiatives as identified by the women’s golf committee.

Oftedahl brings to the MGA more than 50 years of experience in competitive golf, 30 years of experience in the golf business and 25 years as a high school coach. He has been around the game of golf since he was eight years old and played college golf at Bemidji State University.

Oftedahl is currently a math teacher at the Hill Murray School, where he is the head coach of the golf team. His schedule as a teacher has allowed him to work at various golf courses during the summer months. He has worked at five different golf courses in positions in the pro shop, as a caddie manager, a starter/ranger and on the maintenance crew. He has also served on the Rules Committee for sectional and regional play in high school events. 

Jack Mendesh

Jack Mendesh is the MGA’s caddie development and communications manager. He grew up caddying and playing golf in the Twin Cities and likes to give back to the game that has afforded so many enriching experiences in his life.

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