With less than a week until we tee off at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake, I'd first like to tell everyone how excited we are to get the year started. As always we can't thank everyone who participates in our tour enough. We hope that we leave a positive effect on tour players' golf games as they hopefully move onto bigger tournaments (especially ones operated by the PGA Tour, Web.com, PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latino America, etc.).
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Our very first team event is The North Star 2-Man Opener. The best ball ("fourball") event will be played from the back tees of The Wilds Golf Club, which plays longer that 7,000 yards and provides many challenges from tee to green. The Tom Weiskopf design is a larger style course that demands accuracy while approaching the greens to avoid hazards.
Soon after the opener we return to Mississippi National Golf Link's Lowland Course for the 2nd Annual NS Memorial Classic. The 54 hole event that yields tons of scoring opportunities. MNGL has a hilly and tree lined setup that provides challenges and rewards depending on your shot placement off the tee. Notably, last years champion (Dan Woltman) began a dominant run at the Memorial Classic. He continued his good play throughout the year on various Web.com events and eventually secured his 2017 Web.com Card through Q-School.
"These guys are good"
Congrats to some North Star Tour Players that have finished well recently:
- Cam White, Donald Constable, Sam Matthew, John Hafdal, Jon Trasamar, Thomas Campbell, and Will Holmgren ALL qualified for U.S. Open Sectionals. Congrats guys and good luck moving forward.
- Parker Klitzke, who finished last years NS Memorial Classic tied for 5th place as an amateur. Parker may have the hottest amateur scores coming into the Memorial Classic event this year. His most recent accomplishments include winning the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championship, being awarded the NSIC Player of the Year soon after, and placing 3rd in his NCAA D2 Regional individually with scores of 67,66,69=202. Keep it going Parker!
We are excited to get the season rolling. See you all soon!
-The North Star Tour Founders