Mesaba Country Club
(218) 262-2851
Pro Shop (218) 263-4826
415 E. 51st St.
Hibbing, Mn 55746
Image of golf tournament director Vern Fryklund
Tourney Application

Northwest Invitation Letter

Non-Member Application

Members may pick up a
member application in the
pro shop.
Mesaba Country Club cordially invites you to participate in the 2018
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 & numerous 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 copmprises 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 be sure to get your applications in early to guarantee you will get in.

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.
2018 Northwest

The  91st  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 2018 Northwest golf tournament will be held Friday, August 31st  through Monday, Sept. 3rd. 

The event starts out with a Thursday practice round followed by a qualifying round scheduled for Friday, August 31st,  followed by three days of match play competition.  The field is cut in half after Sundays round.

Senior Champion
Image of the Northwest golf tournament senior champion Larry Valetini
Larry Valentini
2017 Champion
Derek Rolle
Super Senior Champion
Bob Kimmes

Senior Medalist
Rick stark
Casey Hill
Super Senior Medalist
Jim Anderson

Medalist Florida Division
Randy Faber
Buffalo Open
One Club Champs
Jeff Stimac - Shane Eastman
Sanibel Island Florida
Congratulations to
Ray Sauers
Winner of the 2017
Northwest Putting
Tourney and a weeks stay
on Sanibel Island, Fl.

RV & Camping Available for Tournament Week.
Tournament Committee
Don Foster  -  Ryan Crabb  -  Tony Caucci  -  Charlie Crep
John Miller  -  Mark Thune  -  Jeff Thune  -  Jeff Shapiro  -  Brent Theien
Jon Katalinch - Tournament Chairman
Gary Yeager - Tournament Director
The Northwest - Minnesota's Premier Amateur Golf Tournament