Bemidji State’s annual Gordy Skaar Memorial golf event set for August 28

Bemidji State’s annual Gordy Skaar Memorial golf event set for August 28
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Bemidji State’s annual Gordy Skaar Memorial golf event set for August 28

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The 43rd Annual Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Friday, August 28 at Bemidji Town and Country Club. The event benefitting the Bemidji State University Athletic Scholarship Fund originally slated for mid-June, and postponed due to COVID-19, has been modified for the health and safety of participants and staff.

Set as a five-person scramble, golfers will have the opportunity to participate in a number of on-course activities highlighted by a hole-in-one contest for a car provided by Dondelinger GM. Participants will also be treated to complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and brats while enjoying the majestic wooded setting of one of Northern Minnesota’s premier golfing venues.

Traditionally played in morning or afternoon flights, this year teams will be issued a morning or afternoon tee time for participation to avoid unnecessary congestion and allow teams to better social distance.

The cost to participate in the 2020 event is $135 per player, which includes green fees, a cart, a meal, tee prizes for each participant and more. 

Registration for the 2020 Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament is being held exclusively online. Simply, visit to identify your team, make a payment and choose to play either in the morning or in the evening.

Non-golfers, or those who unable to participate in this year’s event, are invited to take part in an online auction featuring golf excursions, autographed collectables, event tickets and more. The auction will open Aug. 17 at and will close Aug. 28. Items won in the auction can be claimed by contacting Kari Kantack-Miller by phone: (218) 407-0108 or email: [email protected] to arrange for the items to be picked up or shipped. In addition, for those looking for additional opportunities to support BSU Athletics of this golf event, hole sponsorships are available for $125 by visiting

The Gordy Skaar Memorial Golf Tournament was started in 1978 by the late Gordy Skaar to assist Bemidji State to raise funds for its men’s athletic programs. Since its inception, the event has raised nearly $800,000 for BSU Athletics.

Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).