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Eric Peterson: Facility Promoter of the Year

July 15, 2014

Minnesota Section PGA’s Facility Promoter of the Year – Resort Category

The Facility Promoter of the Year is awarded to professionals for outstanding contributions to their facility, including golf programs offered, tournament operations, merchandising, rules, promotion, and history at facility.Eric Peterson

This year’s recipient in the Resort Facility Category is Eric Peterson of Cragun’s Legacy Courses. Eric has been the PGA General Manager at Cragun’s Legacy Courses since 2011 and oversees all aspects of marketing and promotion of the facility, including golf stay and play packages. Over the past three years Cragun’s has doubled their golf package guest nights and package golf rounds played at the resort and also partnered with other Brainerd area courses on packages, producing over 1,000 rounds in 2013.

Cragun’s Legacy Courses’ membership program continues to be one of the largest in the Brainerd area and has grown by more than 40 percent in the past two years.

Cragun’s Legacy Courses also host a wide range of tournaments including the 2013 Minnesota Section PGA Professional Championship, the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions annually, and the 2013 MWGA Women’s Mid-Am.

Eric is also very active in the community and has spent time involved with the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, the Explore Minnesota Golf Alliance, the Brainerd Golf Trail, MGA, MWGCOA, and Central Lakes Youth Hockey.

Congratulations Eric!

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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