Kevin Unterreiner, Superman of Minnesota Golf

“I enjoy working with both sides of the golf businesses. Helping courses with marketing and consulting. And helping golfers play more golf, tee it up in fun events and discover new courses.”

And The Winner Of The 2023 3M Open Is…Charity

Golf that matters. That has been the rallying cry for the 3M Open ever since its inception in 2019.  At the heart of every PGA TOUR tournament is philanthropy. 

Spot The Difference

Hard to believe but it has been 5 years since the 3M Championship became the 3M Open.  More than just a name change, the tournament went from being a 25-year PGA TOUR Champions event to a full-fledged, FedEx Cup point-winning PGA TOUR event.
Lots and lots of water.

Making Memories And More At Cragun’s

The name Cragun’s conjures up long summer days spent dangling your toes in the water while those elusive walleyes play hard to get. Or perhaps the name might dust-off your memory on that surgical 3-wood you hit onto the green and then sunk the 30-footer for your first eagle.

So Much More At Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

If you haven’t gotten started on your late-summer and fall travel plans the time is now and the place is Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake. They’ve made it easy to ‘follow the lights’ with their iconic beams of light reaching into the night sky.

Wild Marsh – The Buffalo Club

If you trust the ratings and rankings of local and national professional publications, Wild Marsh is on the way up. Rapidly. GolfPass recently had them Top 20 in the State.

Troy Burne Golf Club – A Cut Above

Troy Burne Golf Club offers one of the most pleasant Minnesota to Wisconsin commutes as you turn south on Carmichael Road from I94. Lush farm fields flank both sides of County Road F, followed by a postcard-like horse ranch.

St. Paul’s Finest – Phalen And Como Golf Courses

I don’t know if you’ve taken notice or what golf magazine you subscribe to, but municipal golf is enjoying a resurgence in respect. This type of allegiance to muni-golf is on the rise (as it should be) and we are lucky enough to have two outstanding examples of it right in our midst – Phalen Park GC and Como Park GC.

Wild Marsh – The Buffalo Club

Wild Marsh – The Buffalo Club

If you trust the ratings and rankings of local and national professional publications, Wild Marsh is on the way up. Rapidly. GolfPass recently had them Top 20 in the State.

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Troy Burne Golf Club – A Cut Above

Troy Burne Golf Club – A Cut Above

Troy Burne Golf Club offers one of the most pleasant Minnesota to Wisconsin commutes as you turn south on Carmichael Road from I94. Lush farm fields flank both sides of County Road F, followed by a postcard-like horse ranch.

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Distinct Style At The Links At Northfork

Distinct Style At The Links At Northfork

Links golf could never be confused with parkland style. Links incorporates all the elements found along the windy, lonely sand dune strewn coastlines that envelope the circumference of Scotland’s majestic landscape.

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More of Everything At Majestic Oaks Golf Club

More of Everything At Majestic Oaks Golf Club

Let’s start with the obvious – 45 holes of golf! Not many operations can say that. Two championship 18-hole courses and an executive nine. It sort of goes without saying that Majestic Oaks Golf Club has something for everybody.

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St. Paul’s Finest – Phalen And Como Golf Courses

St. Paul’s Finest – Phalen And Como Golf Courses

I don’t know if you’ve taken notice or what golf magazine you subscribe to, but municipal golf is enjoying a resurgence in respect. This type of allegiance to muni-golf is on the rise (as it should be) and we are lucky enough to have two outstanding examples of it right in our midst – Phalen Park GC and Como Park GC.

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Perfectly Refined At The Wilds

Perfectly Refined At The Wilds

Look to your left and look to your right, you’re probably sharing the range with an NHL or NFL standout or two. The pro athletes like to take their swings here and why wouldn’t you? The Wilds in Prior Lake is that kind of place.

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The Royal Club Rocks

The Royal Club Rocks

Royalty can be a tight rope walk. It requires that you put on a good public face while taking care of business in the back end. To accomplish this, you need to have your ship in order.

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Voluntary Participation

Voluntary Participation

The 2023 3M Open, like every other PGA TOUR event, requires an army of people to come to fruition. The TOUR and its players are obviously the main ingredients in a great tournament, but it is the volunteers that really finish the dish.

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Spot The Difference

Spot The Difference

Hard to believe but it has been 5 years since the 3M Championship became the 3M Open.  More than just a name change, the tournament went from being a 25-year PGA TOUR Champions event to a full-fledged, FedEx Cup point-winning PGA TOUR event.
Lots and lots of water.

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Making Memories And More At Cragun’s

Making Memories And More At Cragun’s

The name Cragun’s conjures up long summer days spent dangling your toes in the water while those elusive walleyes play hard to get. Or perhaps the name might dust-off your memory on that surgical 3-wood you hit onto the green and then sunk the 30-footer for your first eagle.

read more
So Much More At Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

So Much More At Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

If you haven’t gotten started on your late-summer and fall travel plans the time is now and the place is Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake. They’ve made it easy to ‘follow the lights’ with their iconic beams of light reaching into the night sky.

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Taking Everything For Granted

Taking Everything For Granted

So, I was rereading Ben Hogan’s “Five Fundamentals” and read the intro by Herbert Warren Wind. Wind was talking about how much work went into the original articles for SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and then even more work to put it into a book-form.

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Nobody Can Own A Sport

Nobody Can Own A Sport

As I follow the recent events unfolding in the world of professional golf, I find myself contemplating what the real end game is for both LIV and the PGA TOUR. A cynic would say that LIV is trying to buy golf and, in fact, they might be correct.

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Stop Trying To Make Birdies

Stop Trying To Make Birdies

Lou Stagner (@LouStagner on Twitter) who is a great follow about golf analytics and playing the game recently made a post that scratch players average 1.8 more birdies per round than 18 handicap.

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Par 5 Strategy

Par 5 Strategy

If you were able to watch the Masters this year one thing at was talked about a lot was the lengthening of the par 5 13th hole. 

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Building A Golfer From Scrath

Building A Golfer From Scrath

This season, I am asking the reader to follow along each issue as we build a “new” golfer from “scratch”, and who knows, YOU might even become a SCRATCH GOLFER!

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Fix Your Slice Forever – Part 5

Fix Your Slice Forever – Part 5

This month we are going to focus on drills and exercises to influence the face of the golf club.  The face of the club has by far the biggest influence on the initial direction of the ball. 

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Working Smarter Not Harder

Working Smarter Not Harder

It went too fast, but we are approaching the end of another season.  My goal for this season’s articles was to stay consistent with the theme of COMMON DENOMINATORS of top players. 

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Dad’s Day Bevis

Dad’s Day Bevis

As we head into the month of June, and our weather finally turns true to its season, we know we can prepare to gear up for a few things – more time for grilling outside and more libations for pairing!

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Going Green

Going Green

Everywhere you turn these days, producers from every label are touting ‘organic’. From cereal to mac n cheese, wine, and into the world of liquor. But have we really ever stopped to think about what all of this labeling really means?

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Beyond Chardonnay And Pinot Grigio

Beyond Chardonnay And Pinot Grigio

According to the country’s most recent wine industry reports, Americans really only consume approximately four grapes. Considering there are over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes in the world, we have a considerable way to go before we can begin to categorize ourselves oenophiles.

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Going Green

Going Green

Everywhere you turn these days, producers from every label are touting ‘organic’. From cereal to mac n cheese, wine, and into the world of liquor. But have we really ever stopped to think about what all of this labeling really means?

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Perfectly Pairing Your ‘Reds’

Perfectly Pairing Your ‘Reds’

It should come as no surprise that the instinctive wine choice for a mouthwatering pan seared or perfectly grill marked steak hot off the grill is red, but have you ever truly analyzed the exact choice of red grape when pairing to your favorite cuts of meat? I

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Golfers And Wine – A Perfect Blend

Golfers And Wine – A Perfect Blend

As many know we are fortunate to be hosting the 2016 matches of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National and the U.S. team is captained by golf professional, Davis Love III. A gentleman that not only shares great passion for the game of golf, but of another subject that happens to be quite near and dear to my own profession and passions, wine.

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Wedgewood Cove – Minnesota’s Southern Belle

Wedgewood Cove – Minnesota’s Southern Belle

There’s a course in southern Minnesota, less than 100 miles from the Twin Cities, that resonates with me in a way few other courses in the state do. Having taken architecture classes from the course’s primary designer, Garrett Gill (and John Schmenk) I’ve always felt personally invested in its success.

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A Commitment To Excellence

A Commitment To Excellence

As we head into 2023 and the 20th Anniversary of the Tournament Club of Iowa, many improvements are underway both on the golf course and the clubhouse that we feel will enhance your golf and dining experience.

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Otter Creek Golf – Come Play on the Prairie

Otter Creek Golf – Come Play on the Prairie

Just over 3 hours from the Twin Cities, the City of Ankeny’s Otter Creek Golf Course amazes visitors with destination course qualities. The combination of links style course design, excellent conditions, friendly service, and great practice facility make Otter Creek a perfect choice for players looking for a memorable round of golf.

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A Heart For Briggs Woods

A Heart For Briggs Woods

Nestled in the heart of North Central Iowa, Briggs Woods Public Golf Course is “perfectly positioned overlooking the pristine Boone River Valley of Hamilton County.”

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Magical Golf, Magical Setting

Magical Golf, Magical Setting

Carved from a 500-acre white oak forest, this 18-hole championship golf course design conforms beautifully to the natural setting. Diverse wildlife and panoramic views from breathtaking elevation changes make the experience magical.

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Medora, ND Wild Wild Western North Dakota

Medora, ND Wild Wild Western North Dakota

A long-term resident of Medora, North Dakota, and one of my favorite humans on earth – Kathy Solga – says, “People have no idea they can literally play golf in a National Park… in THE Badlands. The Badlands are indescribable. The golfing experience in The Badlands is even more so.”

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Tournament Club Of Iowa – Best Of Intentions

Tournament Club Of Iowa – Best Of Intentions

You’ve played the course. We all have. The course begging for a tweak here or flip there. We’re all experts as golfers, especially when our ball ends up in a particularly unplayable spot. It’s not our fault… it’s the architect’s, the manager’s, the superintendent’s. “This hole could be so much better if…” and “Who in their right mind puts a tree there?”

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