Meet the Staff

Chad Weise, PGA - Head Golf Professional

Chad has been Minnesota National’s Head Golf Professional since 2020.  Now in his 20th season as a golf professional, Chad has worked at some of the most highly ranked public facilities in the state of Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Business Management from St. Cloud State University. Chad was elected as a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 2010. When not at the golf course, Chad most enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.  Originally from Maple Grove, MN he now resides in Aitkin, MN. 

Brandon Popp - Superintendent

Brandon has been the Course Superintendent since 2013 and before that, he was the Assistant Superintendent at Minnesota National from 2008-2010. He has a degree in Turf Management from Anoka Tech. Brandon handles everything in regards to maintenance outside of the clubhouse. He enjoys customer feedback and is very staff-oriented. He is looking forward to improving the golf course experience of our customers and seeing what the golf course will become.

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