Mesaba Country Club
(218) 262-2851
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415 E. 51st St.
Hibbing, Mn 55746
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Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational Golf Tournament
Mesaba Country Club
P.O. Box 157 - Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
Minnesota's Premier Match Play Golf Tournament
Northwest  - 2020 Tournament Info
The Mesaba Country Club cordially invites you to participate in the 93rd annual Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational match play golf tournament to be held on September 4th through Sept. 7th,  2020.  

This event draws many of the top players in the state of Minnesota and players from around the country, including Celtic basketball legend and Hall of Famer, Kevin McHale.

The 2019 tournamentChampion was won by Ryan Riihinen.   The event also features players of every handicap level so everyone will have a chance to be competitive in  their respective flights.
2019 Champion
Ryan Riihinen
2020 Entry Fee: 
    $240 -  if received before August 15th  (Early Bird Rate)
     $265 -  if received after August 15th


AGES 18 & UNDER
    
$185  -  if received before August 15th   (Early Bird Rate)
    $210  - if received after August 15th


Included with entry:
  
* Thursday practice round
    * Two tee prizes
    * Complimentary drink tickets
    * Gift Certificates in excess of $18,000  
($700 .00 - 1st place prize)
    * Chance to win Friday flag event prizes
    * Chance to win a hole in one prize including:  $10,000 cash and three
       other great prizes valued at $500 or more!   
    * Friday evening banquet
    * Sunday cocktails & hor d'oeuvres

   * Loads of fun & memories to last a lifetime


                    
2020 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY - Sept. 3rd
    
Complimentary practice round, featuring skins game and flag events.


¨FRIDAY - Sept. 4th

    Qualifying round - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     (features on course games & contests)
   
     Breakfast Buffet............. 7:00 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m
     Lunch.................... 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    
Dinner buffet........... 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  (Included with entry)
    

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SATURDAY - Sept. 5th
    First Round of Play - 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    
     Breakfast Buffet............. 7:00 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m.
     Lunch / Dinner.................11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

*Match Play Putting TournamentStroke Play Qualifying with top four players advancing to match play.   Qualifying starts at 4:00 p.m. until approx. 7:30 p.m.  
$10 entry  (you may qualify more than once for additional $10)

  * Texas Hold’em Tournament....Approx.- 8:45 p.m.
  *Live Entertainment -  featuring:  (to be announced). . .8:00 to 12:00pm

                                                                                         
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SUNDAY - Sept. 6th
    Second Round of Play - 7:20 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

     Breakfast Buffet............. 7:00 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m
     Lunch.................... 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  
  Buffalo Open  -One Club Tournament  6:30 P.M.  (holes 1, 8, 9)
    
Cocktails & Hor d'oeuvres - 6:00 to 9:00p.m.  (Included with entry)
     
                                                               
¨MONDAY - September  7th
    Final Round of Play - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     Breakfast Buffet............. 7:00 a.m.  to 10:30 a.m
     Lunch/Dinner... ........ 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      Awards Presentation   (approx.  5:30 p.m.)
Friday Hole-In-One Prizes - 2020
Hole #7  Callaway Golf Equipment
Hole #8  $500 Visa Gift Card
Hole #11  $10,000 Cash
Hole#15  50" Big Screen 4K TV

Friday Special Events
Closest #8 –  Datrek Stand Bag
Closest 2nd #10  - Callaway Stand Bag
Closest #11 - Foot Joy Contour Shoes
Closest #15  - Cleveland Wedge
Long Putt #18 - Odyssey Putter
Minnesota's Northwest Golf Tournament - Putting Contest
Match Play Putting Tourney
Saturday, Aug. 5th
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. qualifying
Under the Lights
$10 entry fee - cash payback
Buffalo Open golf tournament logo
  Buffalo Open
One club two man
   alternate shot
3- hole Shoot-out
Sunday - September 6th   6:30 pm
$10 Entry - Cash Payback
2019 Buffalo Open
One Club Champions
One club champs Shane Eastman and Jeff Stimac
Ryan Oelmann & Chad Moon
RV Vehicle
RV & Camping Available for Tournament Week.