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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  - 2023 Tournament Info
The Mesaba Country Club cordially invites you to participate in the 96th annual Vern Fryklund Northwest Invitational match play golf tournament to be held on September 1st through Sept. 4th,  2023.  

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 2022 tournamentChampion is former college player and two time champion, Ryan Riihinen.   The event also features players of every handicap level so everyone will have a chance to be competitive in  their respective flights.
2022Champion
Ryan Riihinen
2023 Entry Fee: 
    $255 -  if received before August 12th (Early Bird Rate)
     $280 -  if received after August 12th


AGES 18 & UNDER
     $195  -  if received before August 12th  
(Early Bird Rate)
    $220  - if received after August 12th


Included with entry:
  
* Thursday practice round
    * Two tee gifts
    * Complimentary drink tickets
    * Gift Certificates in excess of $18,000  
($750 .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


                    
2023 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY - August 31st
    
Complimentary practice round, featuring skins game and flag events.


FRIDAY - Sept. 1st
    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........... 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (Included with entry)



SATURDAY - Sept. 2d
   
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.

  *Live Entertainment -  to be announced  

                                                                                         
SUNDAY - Sept. 3rd
   
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  6:20 P.M.  (holes 1, 8, 9)

     Cocktails & Hor d'oeuvres - 6:00 to 8:30p.m.  (Included with entry)

     
                                                               
MONDAY - September  4th
    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 - 2022
Hole #7  Callaway Golf Equipment
Hole #8  $500 Visa Gift Card
Hole #11  $10,000 Cash
Hole#15  Omaha Steaks

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
Buffalo Open golf tournament logo
  Buffalo Open
One club two man
   alternate shot
3- hole Shoot-out
Sunday - September 3rd   6:20 pm
$10 Entry - Cash Payback
2022 Buffalo Open
One Club Champions
Justin Ogg & Kasen Anderson
RV Vehicle
RV & Camping Available for Tournament Week.