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Vern Fryklund
The Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational
Tournament Sponsors
Sanibel Island Florida
Minnesota's Premier Amateur Golf Tournament

Minnesota's Premier Match Play Golf Tournament

Senior Champion
Super Senior Champion
Senior Medalist
Jeff Stimac / Shane Eastman
Tony Caucci
Charlie Crep
John Miller
Tournament Committee
Gary Yeager - Tournament Director
Don Foster
Jon Katalinich
Ryan Crabb
Mark Thune
Jeff Thune
Jeff Shapiro
Brent Theien
Tournament Results
2016 Tournament
Congratulations to
Adam Arola
Winner of the 2016
Northwest Putting
Tourney and a weeks stay
on Sanibel Island, Fl.
Larry Valentini
Travis Peterson
Super Senior Medalist
Larry Valentini
Mesaba Country Club cordially invites you to participate in the 2017
Northwest Invitational Golf Tournament.
The Northwest was established in 1928, making it one of the oldest reigning match play golf tournaments in Minnesota.   The Northwest has a rich history of golf tradition and past champions.

Our past tournament champions have comprised some of the finest players in the State of Minnesota and golfers from various regions of the United States, including former Tour Professionals & State Champions.

Come see and hang out with NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Kevin McHale, who says that "the Northwest is his favorite Minnesota golf tournament of the year".   The event also features golfers from all ability levels so everyone will be competitive in their respective flights.  The field is limited to the first 200 paid golfers so get your applications in early.  There were a number of players who failed to get into the 2016 tournament due to the event being full.
In 2005 the Northwest Invitational lost it's longtime Tournament director Vern Fryklund with his passing the previous winter. Vern served with dedication and devotion for over thirty plus years.

Vern forged many close friendships over the years and he always looked forward to each Northwest as a chance to meet his long time friends.

In 2005 the Northwest Invitational was officially  renamed to the "Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational" as a lasting memorial and tribute to our beloved director.
RV & Camping Available for Tournament Week.
Mike Christensen
Roger Shaffer
Larry Johnson
Randy Faber
Florida Division
Vern Fryklund Golf Tournament Trophy
2016 Buffalo Open
One Club Champions
2016 Champion

Tournament Results
2017 Invite Letter

2017 NW Application

2017 Schedule
of Events
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2017 Northwest

The  90th  Annual Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational Golf Tournament promises to provide another year of excellent competition for amateur golfers at one of Northern Minnesota's best golf courses.

The 2017 Northwest golf tournament will be held Friday - Monday, Sept. 1st through Sept. 4th. 

The event starts out with a Thursday practice round followed by a qualifying round scheduled for Friday, Sept. 1st,  followed by three days of match play competition.  The field is cut in half after Sundays round.