Monthly Archives: June 2008

U.S. Women’s Open: Las Vegas’ Inbee Park Goes All White For Final Round Challenge

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June 29, 2008–Las Vegas golfer Inbee Park is pictured warming up just minutes before her final-round tee time at the U.S. Women's Open, and is showing off an all-white outfit as she begins the final round two shots behind the leader, Stacy Lewis, who stands at 9-under par. Park, a former Bishop Gorman High School player […]

FullTiltPoker.net World Series of Golf From Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort on CBS

June 28, 2008–The FullTiltPoker.net World Series of Golf is a unique golf event that was born in Las Vegas. The second-year event was played at Pete Dye's Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort that is the home of three Las Vegas Pete Dye-designed Las Vegas golf courses. The this Las Vegas golf tournament combines the skills […]

Lady President in Front Row at US Women’s Open as Las Vegas’ Inbee Park Challenges

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June 28, 2008 9:00 AM PST (UPDATED 11:21 AM PST)–There are Las Vegas golf ties to the U.S. Women's Open all over the place. The most prominent tie currently is that former Bishop Gorman high school player Inbee Park (pictured) is challenging for the title. But maybe the most interesting story for the everyday fan […]

U.S. Women’s Open: Win a Golf Day With Lake Las Vegas’ Natalie Gulbis

Natalie Gulbis

June 27, 2008–Could it get much better than this: winning a workout session, 9 holes of golf, and dinner with LPGA Tour superstar Natalie Gulbis? Now you have your chance with an essay contest recently launched by one of Gulbis' sponsors, RSM McGladrey. Gulbis lives on the fairways of Jack Nicklaus' Reflection Bay Golf Club, […]

Defending U.S. Women’s Open Champion Christie Kerr is Former Las Vegas Golf Winner

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June 25, 2008–The U.S. Women's Open kicks off this week with several golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf in the field headed by Natalie Gulbis who lives on the holes of Reflection Bay Golf Club, one of three Las Vegas golf courses at Lake Las Vegas Resort. Other Las Vegas golfers going for […]

Experience the World’s Courses on Your Las Vegas Golf Vacation

Bali Hai Las Vegas

June 21, 2008–Walters Golf in Las Vegas owns and operates three, themed Las Vegas golf courses that give players a look at some of the most distinct and memorable golf in Las Vegas or the world, for that matter. Bali Hai Golf Club (pictured) is 18-holes of tropical championship golf located right on the Las […]

Las Vegas Junior Wins Major AJGA Tournament at Angel Park Golf Club

June 20, 2008–The American Junior Golf Association is the best junior golf tour in the world, and annually its participants nab lucrative college golf scholarships to the best colleges in the country. And this week a Las Vegas junior golfer, Max Marsico, coming off a foot injury, won the event, becoming the first male player […]

Las Vegas Golf Course Gets ‘US Open’ of Its Own As Nation’s Best Juniors Hit City

June 17, 2008–Angel Park Golf Club is the home of two, 18-hole Arnold Palmer Las Vegas golf courses, plus a lighted par 3 course, a large, lighted practice area, and an all-grass putting course. It is dubbed the "World's Most Complete Golf Experience" and this week 78 of the nation's best junior golfers will descend […]

Happy Father’s Day, Tiger, Is the Only Thing That Shakes His Focus

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June 16, 2008 (UPDATED 3:17 PM PST) –It's seems cliche to write, but Tiger Woods stalks a golf course like a Tiger does its prey. His focus is singular on getting results, and even though thousands call out to him throughout a round, there is hardly ever a time when he engages the gallery or responds to […]

Notes, Quotes and Anecdotes from the US Open, Torrey Pines Style

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June 15, 2008–Torrey Pines–10:30 AM PST–To say that the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines (pictured) will go down as a huge success is probably a bit of an understatement. From nearly all accounts, it appears to have gone off without a hitch, and the combination of the weather, area, golf course, and everything else made U.S. Open 2008 […]

Las Vegas’ Keith Kleven Could Be the Key To US Open Win For Tiger Woods

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June 14, 2008–Torrey Pines–10:30 PST–Tiger Woods could be on the way to his third U.S. Open win, and the 14th major victory of his career. He is 13 for 13 when he enters the final round of a major with the lead or tied for the lead, and heading into Sunday he is one stroke in the clear. […]

Caddie For Las Vegas Golfer Adam Scott Squares Off With Fans at US Open

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June 14, 2008–Torrey Pines–9:30 AM PST (UPDATED JUNE 18 10:31 AM PST) –For the most part, the talk about the galleries at Torrey Pines for the U.S. Open has been very good. Thousands upon thousands of golf fans have flocked to the stunningly beautiful Torrey Pines on the coast of California to get a glimpse of […]

Tiger Woods On Way To US Open Victory; 3 Las Vegas Golfers Survive Cut

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June 13, 2008–Torrey Pines–10:30 PM PST–Tiger Woods (pictured), at 2-under par, is lurking at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, just one shot behind the second-round leader Stuart Appleby. And that's after two double bogeys in the first round and four bogeys during an 8-hole stretch in round two. But the reason it appears he is […]

The U.S. Open Doctor Rees Jones, a Designer of Two Las Vegas Courses, Eats Ice Cream and Talks Golf

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June 13, 2008–Torrey Pines–9:15 PM PST–Walking through the U.S. Open media room at Torrey Pines on the way to get some ice cream with legendary golf course designer Rees Jones is like walking with a king through his kingdom on his way to a daily feast. Everybody knows Jones, and if they don't, they want […]

U.S. Open Torrey Pines By the Pictures Courtesy USGA

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June 12, 2008 7:00 PM PST–Torrey Pines–Other than Pebble Beach, and Torrey Pines might top it, there might not ever be another U.S. Open played in a prettier setting with better weather. The conditions are near perfect and the course is "set-up perfectly"–at least that's what Rocco Mediate said, and most agree. Read on to view several photos […]

Las Vegas Golf’s Butch Harmon A Busy Man at U.S. Open–And More From Torrey Pines

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June 12, 2008, 11:15 AM PST–Torrey Pines–Butch Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf in Las Vegas, needs to clone himself, especially when his "clients" are either paired together (Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson), or tee off within minutes of each other (as Nick Watney did, just after the featured Scott, Phil, Tiger pairing went off). […]

Las Vegas Golfer Craig Barlow Says Torrey Pines Is the Most Fair US Open Course He Has Seen

Las Vegas PGA Tour pro Craig Barlow

June 10, 2008–It was evident that Las Vegas golfer Craig Barlow wasn't sure he should be saying what he was saying. But Barlow, who has played the PGA Tour since 1998, is a straight-shooter and it's his nature to say what he feels. So he said it, even though while he said it, he basically begged […]

Historic Las Vegas National Golf Club Is The Place to Be

June 9, 2008–UPdate: Las Vegas National is no longer managed by Harrah's. Las Vegas National Golf Club has been the site for numerous big-time Las Vegas golf tournaments and events, including Tiger Woods' epic first PGA Tour win in 1996 at the Las Vegas Invitational. Las Vegas National Golf Club was in the three-course rotation […]