won the very first CVGA tournament he ever
played as a 16 year old at Tee-Away golf
course in Ladysmith. It
remains his most memorable golf win. He
played his collegiate golf at the University
of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He
has won several CVGA Tournaments including
multiple Hallie Opens and the 1970 Tournament
He graduated and attended law school at the
University of Minnesota.
It was then that on the advice of Dr.
Gordon Emerson, he joined Hazeltine National
There, he met Warren Rebholz, who
became Executive Director of the Minnesota
Golf Association. Warren
recommended him for a job as a committeeman on
the USGA Junior Amateur Committee. What
followed was a path that led him to countless
He would serve as Minnesota Golf
Association Director from 1977-2013. Reed
was inducted into the MGA-PGA Hall
of Fame in 2004.
Most notably, Reed served as USGA
has been one of the driving forces behind the
Hazeltine National Country Club’s hostings of
several major championships, including the
1970 and 1991 U.S. Opens, and the 2002 and
2009 PGA Championships.
This year, Hazeltine will host the Ryder Cup
He and his wife, Jane, whom he met at
Hazeltine, have two daughters, Rachael
Tragically, they lost their third
daughter Emily to lung cancer in December of
2011. The Mackenzie’s are proud grandparents
of 7 grandchildren.
Reed has spent his career as an attorney,
specializing in medical malpractice.