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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Braemar Golf Course Names New Head Golf Professional

Edina, Minn., Feb. 6, 2023 – Braemar Golf Course has named Scott Parssinen as the new PGA Head Golf Professional, just the fifth person to hold that position in Braemar’s 59-year history.

Parssinen has been playing golf since he was 4 years old, picking up the family tradition.

“The love of the game was just passed down,” he said. “I remember playing with my dad and grandpa, and my grandpa was proud to say we have three generations of Parssinens playing.”

Parssinen grew up in Bloomington and started his golf career at Wayzata Country Club. He also worked at Southview Country Club and most recently, Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie. He attained his Class A PGA certification in 2020 and plays in Minnesota PGA events.

Braemar Golf Course General Manager Joe Abood said Parssinen’s excellent experience working with golfers made him stand out above other candidates. 

Parssinen, who started the position Jan. 30, is already teaching private and group lessons to everyone from beginning women golfers to kids ages 6 to 8. He will work under PGA Director of Golf Tommy Koehler to manage golf instruction, programs and operations. 

Teaching the game and passing down that love for it is what inspires Parssinen.

“For me, it’s rewarding to see my students succeed,” he said. “They almost always smile and turn back to you when they’ve hit a good shot. It’s so good to see that joy from a tip or pointer you gave them.”

Parssinen can be reached at 952-903-5759 or [email protected] For more about Braemar Golf Course, visit

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