The Birchmont

The Birchmont is a 6-day amateur match-play tournament held Monday - Saturday, July 25th-30th. Qualifying is Monday and Tuesday, and matches start on Wednesday. There are divisions for all level of golfers.

The Vandersluis

The Vandersluis Memorial Golf Tournament is an amateur golf tournament open to the public and held each year over Labor Day Weekend. The 55th Annual Vandersluis Tournament will be held September 3rd-5th of 2022

The Vandersluis Memorial Golf Tournament

Our event has an international field with a limit of 160 players with divisions for Men, Senior Men and Ladies. Our Men's Championship is particularly strong with many of the past champions (including 1996 British Open Champion Tom Lehman) going on to successful professional and amateur careers. The format provides top competition for players of all ability.


Men's Champ: Chad Skarperud, Fargo, ND
Sr. Men's Champ: Paul Daman, Bemidji, MN
Masters Champ: Glen Hasselberg, Staples, MN
Women's Champ: Mikki Kromy, Grand Rapids, MN


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2021 Vandersluis Results

YearMen's ChampSr Men's ChampMaster's Champ
2021Chad SkarperudPaul DamanGlen Hasselberg
2020Andrew IsraelsonJerry NickBob Paine
2019Chris CurbJeff WiltseGlen Hasselberg
2018Chad SkarperudJT JohnsonLee Petersen
2017Josh BergrudBruce HeglandGlen Hasselberg
2016Will CzehJeff WiltseGlen Hasselberg
2015Toby PalmiscnoCurt HowardGlen Hasselberg
2014Tom JenkinsJeff WiltseGlen Hasselberg
2013Tom JenkinsCurt Howard
2012Tom JenkinsCurt Howard
2011Bruce HeglandRay Sauer
2010Chris CurbJeff Wiltse
2009Tom JenkinsRay Sauer
2008Tom JenkinsRoss Kvittem
2007Bruce HeglandBruce Simenson
2006Tom JenkinsJoe Mayer
2005Tom JenkinsRay Sauer
2004Andy BrinkTom Peterka
2003Mike BergRay Sauer
2002Tom JenkinsGlen Hasselberg
2001Steve ChesleyGerry Douglas
2000Bob BrinkJoe Mayer
1999Rick PassoltPat Vincelli
1998Bob BrinkJoe Mayer
1997Jim StrandemoPat Vincelli
1996Bob BrinkBob O'Neill
1995Andy BrinkBob O'Neill
1994Jim StrandemoBob Harris
1993Bob CavanaghBob O'Neill
1992Curt HowardBob O'Neill
1991Russ SimensonBob O'Neill
1990Russ SimensonBob Harris
1989Bob CavanaghLarry Perkins
1988Russ SimensonLarry Perkins
1987Bob CavanaghLarry Perkins
1986Glen HasselbergLarry Perkins
1985Tom ZiemannTed Baddely
1984Charlie CavanaghAl Jensen
1983Glen HasselbergKen Toland
1982Jay SwansonBob Brothen
1981Dave MontebelloRed Hardy
1980Ray SauerAl Jensen
1979Tom LehmanBob Brothen
1978Miles PrestemonBob Brothen
1977Ray SauerBob Brothen
1976Larry PerkinsBill Blenker
1975Ed SauerSkip Peterson
1974Bill IsraelsonBob Brothen
1973John HarrisNot Held
1972Ed DemeryBill Blenker
1971Bob HarrisBob Brothen
1970Joe HasbrouckBob Brothen
1969Brian EgersdorfHal Peterson
1968Gerry DouglasBob Brothen
1967Gerry DouglasBob Hyde
YearMen's ChampWomens' Champ
1966Brian EgersdorfJody Gumlia
1965Dave GumliaJody Gumlia
1964Dave GumliaCarol Wilson
1963Keith SpindlerJody Gumlia
1962Keith BridstonCarol Vandersluis
1961Bob HarrisJan Ecklund
1960Dave GumliaBev Vanstrum
1959Ted HomenuikMarge Homenuik
1958Glenn FleischJody Gumlia

Prior to 1967 the tournament was called the "Founder's Day Tournament"


There are 6 different divisions that players can enter:

  • Men's Championship - Open to men age 16 and over
  • Sr. Men's Champ - Open to men age 50 and over
  • Master's Champ - Open to men age 65 and over
  • Men's Regular flight - Open to men age 19 and over
  • Sr Men's Regular flight - Open to men age 50 and over
  • Ladies Regular flight - Open to ladies age 19 and over


The Men's Championship, Senior Men's Championship and Master's Championship plays 54 holes stroke play, 18 each on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Men's Regular, Senior Men's Regular and Ladies' Regular play a qualifying round on Saturday and then are flighted based on their score. These regular flights then play an 18-hole match on Sunday. On Monday all regular flight players play a 9-hole match with the winners playing the second 9 to determine the winner, runner-up, and consolation.