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Women, Wine and Wedges Short Game Clinic at Las Vegas National E-mail

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 30, 2014)--Las Vegas National Golf Club is one of the most historic golf courses in Las Vegas, and is also a local and visitor's favorite. On October 6, resident golf professional Mitch Kemper will be holding a special Women, Wine and Wedges short-game clinic and Happy Hour at the course. For $29, ladies will receive short game tips, two glasses of wine (or beer) and other fun and surprises. Call 702.245.5246 for reservations or email Mitch at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . --By Brian Hurlburt.

Learn Golf Tips Payne Stewart Used During Ladies, Junior Clinics at Las Vegas National E-mail

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 12, 2014)--Mitch Kemper is the resident pro at the historic Las Vegas National Golf Club which is located in the heart of Las Vegas and minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Kemper, who caddied for the legendary Payne Stewart and also learned swing philosophy under Bob Toski, is the resident pro at National and is offering monthly ladies and junior clinics. He says he will share tips with students he learned during his time with both Stewart and Toski. The next junior clinic ($29 for one child, $44 for two including lunch) is June 7 while the next ladies clinic ($29 for one lady, $40 for two but no lunch). Clinics will be held on a monthly basis throughout the summer. Click to for more details or visit the Facebook page of Kemper. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Las Vegas National Golf Club Home to Top Pros For Instruction E-mail

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Las Vegas, Nevada (March 20, 2014)--Las Vegas National Golf Club has a deep history of being a course where some of the top golf professionals in Las Vegas have taught the game. This Las Vegas golf course opened in 1961 and over the years the likes of Charlie Teel and Arthur Nightingale, among others, have helped the golf games of Vegas golfers from the range at National (opened as Stardust CC). Teel was inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame and Nightlingale was published in Golf Magazine several times. Recently Las Vegas National has entered into a partnership with two more top teaching professionals, Kevin Scroggins and Mitch Kemper. The two offer lessons, camps, ladies clinics and more. Click now to view the official Las Vegas National golf instruction information or to set a lesson. --By Brian Hurlburt.

You Can Learn From Butch Harmon, Coach of Current FedEx Cup Leader E-mail

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Las Vegas, Nevada (February 13, 2014)--Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon is the king of golf instructors, literally and figuratively. He once was the official resident teaching pro for King Hassan II of Morocco, and he also has worked with the world's greatest players including Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods. Harmon still works with Mickelson but also recently added Jimmy Walker to the list of players that he has helped take to the top of their games. Walker currently stands atop the FedEx Cup points leaderboard and has won three of his last starts. The cool thing is, like Walker, you, too, can learn from Harmon when you attend a school at the Butch Harmon School of Golf in Las Vegas at Rio Secco Golf Club. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Las Vegas Golf Summerlin Courses To Offer Beginner Clinics, Free Golf E-mail

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Las Vegas, Nevada (January 23, 2014)--There are three cool Las Vegas golf courses designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash that make up the Golf Summerlin trifecta. And now the staff and pros at the courses will be offering special "101 beginning golf clinics" to help introduce the game. The clinics will be conducted by the top-level professional staff of the courses and be held at Eagle Crest Golf Club. The four-session, weekly clinic (both co-ed and women only sessions will be held) is only $100 for all four, and will include two free rounds of golf at Eagle Crest plus a practice range card. Individual clinic sessions can be purchased for $30 each. Contact the Eagle Crest pro shop at 702.240.1320 for reservations and details. Sessions begin the week of March 4 for co-ed and March 6 for women only. --By Brian Hurlburt

RE/MAX World Champ Tip: Just Do This to Hit It 427 Yards E-mail

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Las Vegas, Nevada (November 4, 2013)--Tim Burke blasted his final drive at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a total of 427 yards, with about 410 of it being all carry. The walk-off drive ended the hopes of 2010 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Joe Miller who had just hit one "only" 405 yards. Burke's moment was captured live on Golf Channel, and ever since his life has been a whirlwind. And one of his stops included providing some distance tips to the group at Morning Drive at Golf Channel studios. Check out the video and maybe you can find a few more yards in your driver. --By Brian Hurlburt, Like on Facebook. Photo: LV News Bureau.

Las Vegas' Butch Harmon Gives Back to Wounded Warriors With DVD E-mail

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 20, 2013)--Las Vegas Golf Region resident Butch Harmon has a long history of giving back to the community. And one of the causes near and dear to him is supporting the United States Military. And word comes this week that Harmon will be donating $25 from every sale of his Butch Harmon About Golf DVD to his Harmon's Heroes Foundation. And Las Vegas residents John and Cathy Manni, partners in the Foundation, have agreed to match the donations through sales as of April 10, 2013. Click now to buy Butch Harmon About Golf Presented by Titleist a 2-DVD set of golf instruction and golf tips featuring Harmon and pros he has worked with including Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Natalie Gulbis and others. --By Brian Hurlburt Follow @LVGolfInsider

Learn to Hit It Solid From Las Vegas PGA Tour Academy Pro With Video E-mail

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 23, 2012)--TPC Las Vegas is a resort course owned and operated by the PGA Tour. And one of the benefits of the relationship with the PGA Tour is high-level golf instruction. TPC Las Vegas is home to the official TOUR Academy, led by head instructor Brandon Stooksbury. Read on for a video about how to hit it solid and how you can make your reservations for the TOUR Academy. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Las Vegas' Mike Davis, a Golf Magazine Top 100 Pro, Offers Video Putting Tips E-mail

Las Vegas PGA of America pro Mike DavisLas Vegas, Nevada (February 11, 2012)--Drive for show, putt for dough. Every golfer has heard the phrase, and it rings in your head immediately after a three-putt bogey. Las Vegas Golf Region resident and Golf Magazine Top 100 and PGA of America teaching professional Mike Davis feels the pain, but offers a cure. Davis is the Director of Instruction of Walters Golf, operators of three Las Vegas golf courses. Click now for a video about his putting tips and drills. --By Brian Hurlburt, Instruction by Mike Davis.

Las Vegas Golf Region PGA Tour Star Charley Hoffman and Pro Share Swing Thoughts E-mail

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 30, 2012)--Las Vegas Golf Region resident Charley Hoffman is one of the most recognizeable PGA Tour golfers. Long, surfer hair and a personality to match will do that for you. But Hoffman is also one of the game's best players. And recently in Golf Digest, he and his longtime swing coach, Shawn Callahan, shared some of their thoughts about what makes him swing the best and thoughts about golf instruction. --By Brian Hurlburt.


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