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UFC Octagon Girl Natasha Wicks Is a Female Caddie at Las Vegas Golf Courses

September 4, 2009–Las Vegas has long established itself as a place unlike any other, and many Las Vegas golf courses are now coming up with ways to make playing golf in Las Vegas unlike any other golf experience. The latest evidence of this is that the newest Octagon Girl, Natasha Wicks, of the blazing hot UFC–Ultimate Fighting Championship for those not paying attention–is now a ParMate at Las Vegas golf courses Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club. She is available as a female caddie. Click now for more ParMate details.
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Big Stars Lining Up for Justin Timberlake Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event

August 26, 2009–The second coming of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Las Vegas PGA Tour event kicks off the week of October 11, and some of the world's biggest stars and celebrities are confirming to be part of the on and off-the-course events. Smokey Robinson has announced his plan to play in the Wednesday Las Vegas golf pro-am, and television commercials with Timberlake and two-time Super Bowl champ John Elway are running and promoting the Las Vegas golf tournament.
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Smokey Robinson to Join Justin Timberlake for Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Pro-Am

July 19, 2009–Motown great Smokey Robinson will participate in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro-Am event in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. An avid golfer and supporter of the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Robinson is excited to participate in this year’s event. "I’m thrilled to be a part of the Pro-Am to support such an amazing organization," said Robinson in a statement. "The Shriners Hospitals provide outstanding care for children every day and this event is a great way to show support while partaking in a sport I enjoy."
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Newsday Gets Personal With Las Vegas Golf Course Architect and US Open Announcer

June 20, 2009–Part of our job here at Golf Las Vegas Now is not only to speak directly to the Las Vegas golfers making news, but to bring attention to articles from around the globe that feature those golfers with ties to Las Vegas golf courses. Recently, Newsday writer Neil Best caught up with NBC and US Open television analyst Johnny Miller, who was the architect of Las Vegas golf course Badlands, the home to 27 holes of devilish Las Vegas desert golf. Miller discussed being friends with Las Vegas' Butch Harmon, how Phil Mickelson is dealing with wife Amy's cancer, and
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Entertainment, Tom Fazio Las Vegas Golf Courses Go Together at Primm Valley

June 19, 2009–Primm Valley Golf Club is the home of two Tom Fazio-designed Las Vegas golf courses, the Lakes and Desert, that have been ranked highly by national golf publications. These Las Vegas golf courses are located in Primm, Nevada, about 35 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. Also in Primm are several hotels with casinos and other entertainment options, including celebrity entertainment.
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Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Host Justin Timberlake ‘Wins’ US Open Challenge

June 15, 2009–Last year, Justin Timberlake, host of Las Vegas' PGA Tour golf event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, fired a 98 at Torrey Pines, last year's US Open course, but finished strong to break 100. This year, Timberlake was the only returning golfer in the foursome of the Golf Digest US Open Challenge, an event that pits three celebrities and an amateur contest winner against that year's US Open golf course in an attempt to break 100. Timberlake again finished strong, but this time beat his goal of breaking 90–in essence, winning–by recording an 88, according to the official
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Tiger Woods, No Doubt Run Fast As They Can at Tiger Jam In Las Vegas

May 17, 2009–About halfway through their set, No Doubt, headliners of Tiger Jam XII presented by AT&T, broke into one of their hits, "Running", an inspiring ballad featuring lyrics "Running, as fast as we can", describing an attempt to keep the pace. During the song, a large screen showed old video from the band as they traveled and made themselves into one of the world's biggest bands. It was hard not to think about the same road that Tiger Woods has traveled, making himself into one of the world's biggest stars, from a young kid winning U.S. Amateur titles to a 20-year old winning his
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Ben Roethlisberger to Welcome Tiger Woods at Tiger Jam in Las Vegas

May 14, 2009–Tiger Woods isn't coming to Las Vegas on crutches this year, as he did for Tiger Jam XI in 2008, the annual fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation. Tiger is healthy heading into the festivities for 2009, and plans call for him to be welcomed to the Mandalay Bay Events Center stage on Saturday night, May 16, by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Woods will then introduce Grammy Award winners No Doubt. Other events surrounding Tiger Jam XII presented by AT&T include golf outings at Las Vegas golf courses Cascata and Rio Secco, and a private reception with live and silent auctions prior to the
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Las Vegas PGA Tour Host Justin Timberlake to Challenge U.S. Open Golf Course Again

April 23, 2009–Justin Timberlake is entering year two of a five-year deal to host Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, now dubbed the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open that will be played October 15-18, at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. And now word comes that JT is scheduled to tee it up again in the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge. Timberlake is to be joined in the 2009 rendition by Michael Jordan, Ben Roethlisberger and one everyday golfer who will to be determined by popular vote. Timberlake is pictured, left, with '08 Vegas champ Marc Turnesa.
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Former Rebel Adam Scott Living Golf Life at Ultimate Level

January 15, 2009–Adam Scott arrived as a young freshman on the campus of UNLV in 1998, the season after the UNLV Men's Golf team won the NCAA Championship. Scott was a huge recruit for the Rebels, and was labeled as a can't-miss kid. While his time at UNLV was brief (about 3 semesters), Scott, who trains with Las Vegas' Butch Harmon at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club, has gone on to a very good pro career and has ignited into the stratosphere of true worldwide celebrity. From being following by the paparazzi for 'dating' Kate Hudson to recently securing a
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Celebrities Help Raise Dollars at TPC Las Vegas Golf Tournament

January 12, 2009–TPC Las Vegas is billed as Las Vegas' home of the PGA Tour, but on a recent Saturday, this Las Vegas golf course hosted celebrities and golfers as part of the 10th Annual National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf Tournament sponsored by Canon. Celebrity golfers who teed it up for the cause that raised $455,000 included Alice Cooper, Heidi Hayes, Michael Storm, Rudy Gatlin, Kevin Sorbo, Sean Dobson, Chris McDonald, Kurt Bevacqua, John Daly, Davy Jones, Steven Weber, Alan Thicke, Rollie Fingers, Eddie Payton, Ed Marinaro, Robert Hayes, Willie Gault, and Richard Karn. TPC Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Golfer Greg Maddux Heads to Baseball’s 19th Hole

December 8, 2008–It seems like a LONG time ago that Greg and Mike Maddux agreed to a round of golf at Las Vegas golf course DragonRidge Country Club and to be interviewed by two writers from VegasGolfer Magazine. The year was 2001 and amazingly, the topic of how long Maddux, who officially retired today, would continue to play came up during the round. "I'm on extra credit right now," Maddux, then 34, said. "I'd like to play forever and just keep doing it but now I'm just free-rollin'." Now seven years later, Maddux' roll is over and he can play more golf at Las Vegas
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PGA Tour Legend Nick Price Loves Playing Golf in Las Vegas

November 19, 2008–In many ways, we're all judged by the company we keep. So it must be a positive when Nick Price, who has won more than 40 pro tournaments including three majors, sings your praises. Price was in town recently to play in the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, and moments before filming a clinic segment for the Golf Channel as part of the event, Price spent plenty of time raving about Las Vegas and Las Vegas' golf courses. "Las Vegas is like a dream world, and it's hard to beat a three or four-day stay in Las Vegas," says Price, who played Las Vegas
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Glass Shattering, Tiger Woods Intimidation, More, as LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, Champions Tour Play Vegas

November 11, 2008, 10:00 AM PST (UPDATED Nov 12) –Nine of the best golfers in the world, as this is written, are playing Rio Secco Golf Club (pictured), one of the best Las Vegas golf courses, while competing in the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge. This Las Vegas golf tournament pits three-player teams from the LPGA Tour, PGA Tour, and Champions Tour against each other in a team format, but a lot of it is fun and so far five players have shattered glass Big Break style, and Fred Funk saw first hand how Rocco Mediate 'intimidated' Tiger Woods at this summer's U.S. Open.
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Celebrities to Play in Justin Timblerake Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Pro-Am

October 3, 2008–Over the years, Las Vegas golf courses have been a home away from home for the world's celebrities. The list is long of those notables who have played golf on some of the best Las Vegas golf courses like Shadow Creek, Cascata, Southern Highlands Golf Club, Bali Hai Golf Club, TPC Las Vegas and many more. And on October 15, the list will grow as several celebs have signed on to play in the Wednesday Celebrity Pro-am that kicks off Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The list includes gold medalist Amanda Beard
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Justin Timberlake Goes On the Record About His Las Vegas PGA Tour Event

September 29, 2008–The time is nearing for the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, the Las Vegas PGA Tour golf tournament that the entertainment icon is hosting for the first time. The Las Vegas golf event is October 16-19, 2008, at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. And the PR machine is ratcheting up just as tournament organizers had hoped. Timberlake is on the cover of Golf Digest (he recounted how it was his call to the PGA Tour that got the ball rolling) and he also recently spent about an hour via phone with media.
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Celebrity Sightings: Stephanie Louden, Bill Engvall Tee It Up on Las Vegas Golf Courses

August 31, 2008–LPGA Tour star and Las Vegas native–she recently moved to Texas with husband Mike–Stephanie Louden was back in town recently and teed it up with her Dad, Larry, at Jack Nicklaus' Bear's Best Las Vegas. Louden is a very active member of the LPGA Tour Executive Committee where she currently serves as Vice President. And big-time comedian and television star Bill Engvall, star of The Bill Engvall Show on TBS in addition to his legendary role as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, played Vegas in more ways than one this past weekend. Engvall headlined the Treasure Island
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Justin Timberlake Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event Going Big Time

August 2, 2008–Looking in from the outside, it appears Justin Timberlake, one of the world's reigning superstars, dives into each new project with dedication and commitment. Just this year he has hosted ESPN's ESPY awards, appeared in a movie, toured, played in the Golf Digest U.S Open Challenge at Torrey Pines, and, oh yeah, jumped in as the host of his own PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (click to check out the official new website with video and more) to be played at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin October 13-19. And that's just what
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Ernie Els Plans Trip to Las Vegas Golf Course To Fine Tune Putting, Short Game

July 22, 2008–Ernie Els, the 5th-ranked player in the world, is heading to Las Vegas to work out some issues with his putter, the club that he says contributed to what he calls "A major of missed opportunities" in reference to last week's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Els will head to the Butch Harmon School of Golf located on the backend of the driving range of Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club for some time with the world's number one golf instructor, Butch Harmon. These days, three of the top five players in the world (Phil Mickelson
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Defending U.S. Women’s Open Champion Christie Kerr is Former Las Vegas Golf Winner

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 the women's national championship this week include Kim Hall, Charlotte Mayorkas, Sunny Oh, Amy Hung, Inbee Park, and Jennie Lee. All of these ladies live in Las Vegas, but while Christie Kerr (pictured), the 2007 champion, doesn't live here, she says Gulbis is one of her
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