Gary Winters comes to Minneopa Golf Club from NE Kansas. His 35 plus year career in golf, 18 as a PGA Professional, includes a widely diverse range of experiences in the game. After playing competitively at the University of Central Oklahoma and professionally out of college, he became an apprentice in the PGA’s newly formed Golf Professional Training Program where he specialized in modern club repair, design and golf instruction.

He was the top test scorer in the Midwest section during that time, rated in the top 3 nationally and used his training and experience to design and develop new shafts and heads in the sport of professional long driving and coached in the ReMax World Long Drive finals in 1999 and 2000.  He also had several high level jobs in the Kansas/Missouri area the last of which included his design, construction, and opening of the North Topeka Golf Center in 2002. Since that time Gary purchased Tee It Up Golf Range in Meriden, Kansas. This move allowed him to fully commit his energy and resources to golf instruction, golf fitness, golf club fitting, repair and design.

Gary is widely known for his ability to fix arduous and difficult equipment repairs as well as golf swings. However, he is probably most noted for the way he meticulously fits and constructs all his golf clubs to each golfer that comes to him. His meticulous nature carries over to his golf instruction methods as well. A participant and student in many PGA Teaching and Coaching Summits and forums, Gary has helped golfers at all skill levels and physical abilities.

Since the sale of his range in late 2014, Gary and his wife Cindy have found a home here in Mankato. “To me Minneopa Golf Club has something for everyone in golf. The course has great shot values for the good player, but can be easily handled by the beginner. It is five minutes from downtown Mankato,  well- conditioned in spite of the inexpensive green fee, and can be played very quickly. The new driving range sits right by the putting/chipping area which makes it easy to practice your whole game. And the new clubhouse will blow people away with its new sports bar and outdoor deck that backs to the golf course. I’m very happy to call Minneopa Golf Club my home and invite you to join me out here!”

  • Individual, junior, group lessons and coaching
  • Practice camps
  • TPI golf fitness workouts
  • Swing / golf club analysis and fitting using Flightscope
  • Full service on-site re-gripping, golf club repair and alteration

Gary Winters, PGA Professional since 1997

  • Plane Truth Certified instructor
  • Flightscope Certified Fitting Professional
  • Titleist Performance Institute certified fitness instructor
  • ACCRA Certified fitting studio and dealer
  • Alpha, Bang, Infiniti, & Wishon dealer