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Meet Our Minnesota PGA Award Winners

December 20, 2012

Get to Know our Minnesota PGA Section Award Winners

Each month, we’re putting a much-deserved spotlight on our Minnesota PGA members who have been honored with a variety of awards. Our profile for this month is:

Dan Suedbeck – 2012 Assistant of the Year

Dan is currently the First Assistant Golf Professional at Hazeltine National Golf Club. This was Dan’s first time receiving this award. 

What year did you turn professional?

Dan Suedbeck 2012 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Dan Suedbeck
2012 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

2004

What was your motivation to become a PGA professional?

I love the game and being around it.

How are you growing the game of golf?

We put a lot of emphasis into our junior golf program. Over the past couple of years, we have seen our program grow from 225 golfers to around 350 golfers.

What was your greatest moment in golf?

My greatest moment was winning the High School State Golf Tournament my senior year.

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?

My parents were the ones that got me started playing the game so I owe a lot of what I have done to them. Mike Schultz has had the biggest impact on me professionally and my development as a good golf professional.

Besides golf, what else do you enjoy?

My wife and I enjoy playing volleyball and checking out the local food scene and trying new restaurants. I have also turned into a beer geek and enjoy sampling new and different beers.

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

Augusta National with my parents and one of my two brothers… they’d have to play Paper, Rock, Scissors… unless they allow five-somes.

Accomplishments:

2012 Minnesota Section Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Certified Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, Callaway Clubfitter Sub-Committee Chairperson within the Teaching Division with an emphasis in Clubfitting and Technology

Passed 100 point USGA/PGA Rules Test

2007 Winner Minnesota Section Pro-Assistant Championship

Played in 4 Division III NCAA Championships

NCAA Division III All-American

Three-time MIAC All-Conference

1999 Minnesota State High School Individual Champion- Class A

Congratulations Dan on an outstanding year and for being a role model in the Minnesota golf community.

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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