Established in 1947 and incorporated in 1994, the Minnesota Women's Public Golf Association (MWPGA) was organized to serve the needs and interests of the state's women public golfers. One of the key focus areas of the MWPGA is to offer fun and competitive golf championships for women at all levels of play across Minnesota.
The MWPGA makes every attempt to schedule its tournaments at various member courses throughout the state to provide accessibility to golfers within and outside the Metro area, and to provide a diversity of playing conditions for all competitors. The focus is on using public courses across the state (public courses are defined as any course offering playing privileges to the general public on a daily fee basis). The MWPGA currently sponsors five championships each year, with up to 1,000 participants from MWPGA member leagues across Minnesota.
Each year starts with the Four-Ball Championship held in the Spring of each year. The Four-Ball Championship is an 18-hole, four-ball stroke play competition where two women play as partners, each playing her own ball. Team members may belong to different clubs, and the lower handicap on each team determines the team’s flight. This is followed by the first individual event, the Match Play Championship, which is typically held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June. This is an 18-hole Match Play competition with a consolation bracket, where each flight plays one match per day until the final round which is held on Sunday.
The State Publinks Championship and the State Senior Publinks Championship are individual state championships held in July and August, respectively. The State Publinks Championship is a 36-hole, individual stroke play competition open to women from member leagues across all age groups. The State Senior Publinks Championship is also a 36 hole, individual stroke play competition and is open to women from member leagues who are 50 years of age or greater at the time of the championship.
The season concludes with a final team event, the Team/Club Championship, which is a two-person team event and a league team event. Two-person teams of women from the same MWPGA league participate, and each team competes in an 18-hole event consisting of six holes scramble, six holes alternate shot and six holes of four-ball play. Teams also compete for the league during this championship.
For more information, refer to the tournament details for each tournament within this section, or contact Paula Lutz, Minnesota Golf Association at email@example.com or 952-345-3961.