Las Vegas Golf Pros

Spotlight: Longtime Golf Summerlin and PGA of America Pro Shane Sanchez

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 17, 2015)–Say the name Shane Sanchez among a group of longtime Las Vegas golfers and the chances are that most will know him and have good things to say about the head professional and tournament director at Palm Valley Golf Club. Palm Valley is a part of the Golf Summerlin Las Vegas golf trifecta and Sanchez, a member of the PGA of America, came to Las Vegas when he was named the assistant golf pro at Palm Valley in 1990. He went on to serve as head professional at the course from 1995-98. His Vegas golf career
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Inaugural Craig Barlow Charity Classic Tees off at Prestigious Cascata

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 11, 2015)–Craig Barlow, who played the PGA TOUR for several years and currently plays on the Web.com Tour, is a true Las Vegas local, and is organizing the inaugural Craig Barlow Charity Classic slated for the prestigious Cascata, a luscious Rees Jones design. The first event will benefit Barlow’s stepson, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Barlow is a member of the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame and a former Southern Nevada Golf Association Player of the Year. Teams of four players are $1,200 or individuals are $300. To reserve your team or more info
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Las Vegas PGA TOUR Pro Ryan Moore Hosts Nation’s Best Junior Golfers

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 12, 2015)–The Ryan Moore Junior Championship at Anthem, one of five American Junior Golf Association events held the week of June 8-11, 2015, drew a field of 78 (54 boys, 24 girls) of the nation’s top junior players to Anthem Country Club. And tournament host and event namesake, UNLV grad and Las Vegas PGA TOUR Pro Ryan Moore, was on hand on Monday to greet the players and put on a clinic. –By Bill Bowman Then the players took center stage on the par-72 private course that can stretch out to 7,373 yards. On the course, the
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2014-15 PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Las Vegas Player Guide Part Two

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 28, 2014)–This is the second in at least a two-part series on the pros who play the biggest tours in the world and have strong Vegas ties. There are so many that it is tough to fit it in to even two article, and we also consider this an active list because seemingly on a daily basis a player moves to Las Vegas to take advantage of everything the Ultimate Golf City has to offer. Read on for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR, Champions PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Las Vegas Player Guide Part Two or click
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2014-15 Las Vegas PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Player Guide Part 1

Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 26, 2014)–Las Vegas and professional golfers go hand-in-hand. Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at the long list of golfers with Las Vegas ties who play the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour. With its centralized proximity, great weather, tax advantages and ideal golf courses and conditions, it’s no wonder more and more pros have Las Vegas ties. There are so many pros that we need a two-part series to take a look at those pros and some of their many accomplishments. — by Bill Bowman.
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Las Vegas Golf Hall of Famer Bob May Earns Exemption into Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 6, 2014)–Bob May considers Las Vegas home and today he received a call from his hometown tournament with an offer of a sponsor's exemption into the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Tournament director Adam Sperling made the call to May with the invititation and it was a thrill and perfect time all rolled into one for May, who has been all over the news this week reliving his epic battle with Tiger Woods at the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla. –By Brian Hurlburt
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PGA of America Professionals Play 108 Holes at Paiute For Charity

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 29, 2014)–There was a lot to be impressed about when Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort General Manager Chad Gunier and head Golf Professional Tom Fischer played a combined 108 holes for charity recently. Both Gunier and Fischer are respected members of the PGA of America, and played a two-person scramble format during the marathon. Supporters pledged an amount for each birdie the duo made and they ended up recording 38 during their golf journey. All proceeds raised go to benefit the Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and junior golf programs at the resort. –by Brian Hurlburt.
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Las Vegas PGA TOUR Course General Manager Embraces Community Spirit

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 25, 2014)–Dan Hammell not only oversees operations of one of two Las Vegas PGA TOUR owned and operated Las Vegas golf courses, but he is actively involved in the Las Vegas golf community. Hammell, the general manager of TPC Las Vegas, recently was elected to the board of directors of the Southwest Section, Southern Nevada Chapter, PGA of America, and is excited to be back involved after some time away from the board. Hammell is a co-chair of the junior golf committee for the board and believes big things are to come. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Las Vegas PGA TOUR Pro Kevin Na At Top of US Open Leaderboard

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 12, 2014)–In 2011, Kevin Na became the first professional with strong ties to Las Vegas to win the hometown PGA TOUR event. Na won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The following year another hometown pro, Ryan Moore, won the tournament. After one round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Na was at -2 and well inside the top five of the leaderboard. Na and Moore are just one of several Las Vegas PGA TOUR pros who play and practice at TPC Summerlin and TPC Las Vegas when they are away from the Tour. –By Brian Hurlburt
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Sad Day In Vegas Golf To Be Relived During Erica Blasberg Civil Trial

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 4, 2014)–One of the saddest days in the history of the Las Vegas golf community will be relived this week when the civil trial over the death of former Las Vegas resident and LPGA Tour star Erica Blasberg begins here in Las Vegas. Blasberg was originally from Southern California but moved to Las Vegas a few years prior to her death, which was ruled a suicide. Blasberg was active in the community. She attended various charity events and played and practiced at Southern Highlands Golf Club. Blasberg died on May 9, 2010, and the circumstances surrounding
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