Our Mission is to provide high quality events that feature the best players from Minnesota, the Midwest, the Country, and the World. Each event on the North Star Tour will be designed to test and develop players skills on their way to the big stage. The tour will provide competitive professional payouts with large winning shares. Amateurs of a high caliber will also be able to compete in the events to test their games against the pros.
HISTORY: Established in 2015. The quickly developing North Star Tour hosted one premier event, The North Star Open at Dellwood Country Club (Dellwood, MN). The event featured the largest professional purse in Minnesota excluding the Twin Cities Championship (PGA Champions Tour). Former UMN Golden Gopher, Thomas Campbell prevailed over the difficult Dellwood setup to win the $20,000 1st place prize.
The first season long schedule took place between May and October, 2016. The North Star Tour featured five open events which hosted players from around the country. The tour paid out a total of over $70,000 over the tournament schedule and assisted in the developement of many tournament golfers. 2016 also featured the tours very first Player of the Year award. This inagural award was hosted by Hudson Carpenter of Stillwater, MN, who won multiple events on the limited season. Other players capturing victories included: Dan Woltman, who played his previous season on the European Tour; Kelly Kretz, a former Marquette University standout and Northwest mini tour regular; and Zach Steffen, another rising mini tour player who played college golf at Iowa State University.
The North Star Tour continued to grow in 2017. Over 200 different golfers competed throughout the summer. Six events included many new experiences for the tour. Jacques Wilson was the first amateur to win on our tour with an exceptional playoff finish at the Memorial Classic. The tour also had its first four person playoff at the Fargo Brewing Cabin Classic. Jake Wherley's victory was decided by an eagle on the first playoff hole in that contest. Ross Miller capped off the year with his Tour Championship Match Play victory in extra holes. His late win ultimately earned himself Player of the Year honors. Other 2017 winners included: Hudson Carpenter/Andrew McCain at the 2-Man Best Ball, Brent Snyder at the North Star Open, and Thomas Campbell at the Pony Pro/Am.
The North Star Tour plans to hold a handful of similar events in 2018 while continuing to build its schedule. So far a seven tournament schedule is in the works.
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