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Get to Know our Minnesota PGA Board Members

September 21, 2012

Get to Know our Minnesota PGA Board Members

Each month, we’re putting a much-deserved spotlight on our Minnesota PGA Section members who serve our Section.  The Minnesota PGA board consists of 12 members including the Executive Officers.

Our profile for this month is:

Peter Kurvers, General Manager/Head Golf Professional – Crow River Golf Club 

Peter is currently the Vice-President of the Minnesota PGA Section.  Peter received the 2007 Promoter of the Year Award ~ for Resort Courses.

What year did you turn professional?  

Peter Kurvers playing in Special Olympics Pro-Am

Peter Kurvers, Vice-President of the Minnesota PGA Section, is pictured here with his Special Olympics Pro-Am team.


What was your motivation to become a PGA professional?

My motivation was the love for the game and desire to work in a profession that allows me to have a positive influence in so many peoples lives.

How are you growing the game of golf?

I work hard to inspire the next generation of golfers through a comprehensive junior golf program.  

I also try and make the game fun and inviting for everyone from beginners to the elderly that want to keep enjoying the game.

What was your greatest moment in golf?

I’ve won a few Pro-Pro team events and just missed qualifying for a Nationwide Tour Event.  

I am most proud of the success of two of my junior players that won state high school titles.

Who had had the greatest impact on your career?

I  have been fortunate to work under several great mentors and I learned a lot from PGA Professionals:  Mike Malone, Jeff Jackson and Mike Schultz.

Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?

I enjoy reading, learning, playing hockey, working outdoors and spending time with my family.

If you could play any course in the world, which one would it be and who would complete your foursome?

Augusta National of course….with my Mother (sentimental), Dad, Arnold Palmer and anyone else who was lucky enough for me to ask them to join us.

Thanks Peter for all you’ve done for the Minnesota PGA Section over the years.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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