June 5, 2020
The annual Harvey McMullen Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Mayville Golf Course. The 4-person scramble is open to all men and women. Registration is at 10 a.m. Tee time is at 11 a.m. Proceeds of the tournament benefit Mayville State University student athletes through the work of the Comet Athletic Club.
In following social distancing guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a boxed lunch will be provided at the conclusion of golfing. Barbecues will be available following golfing. The meal is being provided courtesy of Viking Insurance & Realty of Mayville. Complimentary Comet Athletic Club inscribed golf balls will be provided by Agassiz Sales. In addition, all participants will receive free tees. For $20, a team may purchase a super rope of licorice that will help them to save strokes on the greens. Barbecues will be available for sale on the course.
Hole #3 will be of great interest to all participants. Newly hired executive director of the MSU Foundation will be situated there and will agree to putt for a participant in exchange for a donation to the cause. In addition, all participants will have an opportunity to win $10,000 for themselves and $10,000 for the Comet Athletic Club by making a hole-in-one on Hole #3.
Registration fee for the Harvey McMullen Memorial is $80.00 per player. Cart is purchased separately. A $5.00 trail fee is charged for those who bring their own carts. Registration deadline is July 2. Proceeds go to Mayville State’s general athletic scholarship fund. The registration form is available at www.mayvillestate.edu/mcmullengolf. For more information, contact Stacy Buchl at 701-788-4864 or go to www.mayvillestate.edu/mcmullengolf.
Formerly known as the North Valley (Hoople)-Comet Connection, the Harvey McMullen Memorial Golf Tournament was named in honor of one of its founders, Harvey McMullen. McMullen, a native of Hoople, N.D., and Jerome Berg, both Mayville State University icons and steadfast supporters of the school, established the North Valley (Hoople)-Comet Connection Golf Tournament in the early 1990s. The purpose in starting the event remains the same today as it was then: to raise scholarship funds for Mayville State student athletes while having fun with friends from near and far. Over the years, the event has been held at Mayville and at northern Red River Valley golf courses.
Dr. Harvey McMullen began his 27-year career at Mayville State in 1961 as the dean of men, as well as a teacher and coach. Over the years, he served as dean of men, dean of students, and Student Senate advisor. He taught psychology courses, supervised student teachers, and held the rank of professor of education. McMullen served as an assistant coach in football, basketball, and baseball. He was an outstanding ambassador for Mayville State, recruiting and helping to retain countless numbers of students. Mayville State bestowed Dr. McMullen with the title Emeritus Dean of Men, and he was honored with the Mayville State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007. Harvey passed away at the age of 89 in October of 2015.