Archives for Las Vegas Golf Celebrities

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

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. But the big question surrounding Tiger's invincibility is his left knee, and if it can hold up for 18 more holes. Tiger appeared to aggravate the knee several times during the Saturday round, so now the most valuable player on Team Tiger could be Las Vegas physical therapist Keith
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Did Justin Timberlake, Host of This Year’s Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event, Do Us Proud?

June 7, 2008–It would be easy to throw Justin Timberlake under the bus today for not representing Las Vegas golf very well en route to shooting a 27-over par 98 in US Open conditions on the Friday before the big boys tee off at Torrey Pines next week. Very easy, especially considering he's about a six handicap. But we won't because in life and golf it's not how you start, it's how you finish and Timberlake went 'Jordan' over the final few holes to shoot a 'respectable' 98. Timberlake was one-fourth of a foursome that featured The Today Show host Matt Lauer, Dallas Cowboys
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World’s Poker Stars Putt On Las Vegas’ Southwest Putting Greens

June 1, 2008–The World Series of Poker is underway in Las Vegas at the Rio. The Rio is the home hotel of the Rees Jones-designed Rio Secco Golf Club, a Las Vegas golf course that is the official site of the Butch Harmon School of Golf. Thousands of poker players are vying for the millions and millions of dollars that are on the line in the many different events that are being played over the next month or so. Many of the poker pros are also golfers, and because of that, Las Vegas' dealership of Southwest Putting Greens has installed a practice putting green
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UNLV Head Hoops Coach Lon Kruger Plays Golf For Charity in Las Vegas

May 28, 2008–Las Vegas golf courses are continually the sites for major Las Vegas charity golf tournaments, and there's no telling how much money has been raised by these many Las Vegas golf events. From Tiger Jam to Danny Gans' Partee Fore Kids to the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hopsitals for Children Open and many, many more, Las Vegas golf courses are the place to be to raise big money for char-i-tee. And UNLV head basketball coach and former Atlanta Hawks head coach Lon Kruger has been busy this off season raising dollars for various causes including the Nevada Cancer
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Romano, Thicke Play World Series of Golf at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

May 14, 2008–The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is an open-to-the-public facility that is the home of the only three Pete Dye-designed Las Vegas golf courses in this area. And this week, the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is the site of the 2nd FullTilt,net World Series of Golf event that pits golfers against each other in a format inspired by both poker and golf. And Ray Romano and Alan Thicke are just two of the notables teeing it up in the event that will be televised by CBS on June 28-29. Romano is a huge golfer who performs regularly at
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Tiger Woods, Van Halen Help Raise $1.5 Million at Tiger Jam Golf Event in Las Vegas

April 21, 2008–Tiger Jam XI is in the books, and more than $1.5 million is reported to be going to the Tiger Woods Foundation. Celebrities attending the event that included golf at Las Vegas resort course Cascata were Dwayne Wade, Alonzo Mourning, Dr. J, Kristi Yamaguchi and Dancing With the Stars partner Mark Ballas, Jason Sehorn, Scott Hamilton and others, in addition to members of Van Halen who were the stars of this Tiger Jam in more ways than one. Not only did they rock the Mandalay Events Center but they donated $200,000–$100,000 of it from singer David Lee Roth while Fender donated
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Rocker Bret Michaels Says Make Love, Not Golf at Las Vegas’ Angel Park Golf Club

April 6, 2008–Angel Park Golf Club is the home of two Arnold Palmer-designed Las Vegas golf courses, a lighted par 3 course, and an all-grass putting course, among other nice golfing amenities. It is billed as the "World's Most Complete Golf Experience", and now after a segment for the VH-1 Rock of Love with Bret Michaels series was filmed there, the slogan might take on a whole new meaning. "This is where you can possibly make love right on the golf course in the middle of the night … I have never seen golf played with such verocity," said Michaels,
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Earth, Wind, Fire Rock Black Tie at Las Vegas’ Southern Highlands Golf Club

April 4, 2008–Earth, Wind and Fire is sweeping through Southern Highlands Golf Club, the final golf masterpiece created by the father/son design duo of Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Sr., iconic golf architects on the worldwide stage. The nationally-ranked course, that elegantly mingles within the Southern Highlands community, is home this weekend to the Governor's Black Tie Invitational, an event that raises millions for area charities. Southern Highlands Golf Club is headed by president Garry Goett and his Olympia Development business partner, Guy Inzalaco, and has a long history of generosity. The course is donated as the home of the nationally-ranked UNLV Men's golf team,
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Van Halen With Golfer/Guitarist To Rock Tiger Jam XI in Las Vegas

February 19, 2008–It's not much of a secret that Tiger Woods loves Las Vegas, and for many different reasons. He worked with Las Vegas pro Butch Harmon for many years (Butch Harmon School of Golf), he likes the entertainment and fun the city offers, and he almost attended college golf powerhouse UNLV. And for the last several years, Woods has held his annual Tiger Woods Foundation fundraiser–Tiger Jam–in the city that glitters with high-level entertainment acts and celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Seal, Michael Jordan, Pamela Anderson, Will Ferrell (pictured with Tiger in 2007) and many others performing and attending.
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Celebrities Tee it Up at TPC Las Vegas Golf Course For Good Cause

January 13, 2008–Several celebrities took part in the annual benefit golf tournament presented by Canon that was played at TPC Las Vegas, a PGA Tour experience and one of just a few Las Vegas golf courses that has hosted both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour events. Celebrities playing in the Canon National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Celebrity Golf Tournament included rocker Alice Cooper, actors Blair Underwood, Robert Hayes and Gary Valentine, former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, and TV personality John Daly. And all four members of Las Vegas' own The Scintas (pictured with Cooper) were spotted on the red carpet hanging
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World’s Best Love Lake Las Vegas Resort Golf Courses During Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge

December 24, 2007–Over this past weekend, the world watched on ABC as the LPGA Tour, PGA Tour and Champions Tour competed in the Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge over the 18 holes of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection Bay Golf Club, one of three Las Vegas golf courses at the world-class Lake Las Vegas Resort. But before the event, actually played about a month ago, some of the competitors and those covering it for ABC, took time out to tell GolfLasVegasNow.com about Lake Las Vegas Resort and Las Vegas in general. "It's just beautiful," said ABC's Judy Rankin, while walking to the first
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Tiger Woods Ringside at Hatton/Mayweather in Las Vegas

December 13, 2007–The World's number one golfer was in Las Vegas over the weekend, taking in the mega-fight between Las Vegas resident Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and British fighter Ricky Hatton.  "I (also) went to Mayweather/De la Hoya, and this one here was absolutely incredible," Woods said in a press conference before his Target World Challenge event. Also, ESPN.com reported that Woods spent some time with his golf instructor, Hank Haney, while here. Tiger has many ties to Las Vegas golf courses.
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‘Nervous’ Fred Couples Ties Tiger’s Record at Las Vegas Golf Course Shadow Creek

December 12, 2007–On Friday, November 16, Fred Couples shot a 12-under par 60 on the Tom Fazio-designed Las Vegas golf course Shadow Creek. The round tied Tiger Woods' 60 as the lowest ever shot on the prestigous layout. The story originally came to public light when NORM!, a Las Vegas Review-Journal celebrity reporter, revealed it in his column, but those that witnessed the round gave inside details about it to GolfLasVegasNow.com, including how Couples–despite looking calm and collected–admitted to being nervous on the tee of the 18th hole, a reachable par five.
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Timberlake Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event Creating Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

November 21, 2007–The 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is about 11 months away, but for the first time in a long time, the Las Vegas PGA Tour event played at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin (pictured) is drawing coverage months in advance. And the stories are coming from all angles, due solely to the agreement between Timberlake–arguably the world's biggest star under the age of 30–and the PGA Tour for the music mogul to become the celebrity host of the 26th-straight year of PGA Tour golf in Las Vegas. The agreement between the Shriners, PGA Tour and Timberlake runs through
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Sorbo, Clooney, Caan Have Ties to Las Vegas Golf Courses; Dot Golf Digest List

November 9, 2007–Seemingly on a daily basis, the world's most famous people tee it up on the best Las Vegas golf courses. They are just like you; they take a Las Vegas golf trip and enjoy hitting it around our many Las Vegas golf layouts. And now Golf Digest has released its "Hollywood 100" list of celebrity golf handicaps, and several with Las Vegas golf ties top the list, most notably by DragonRidge Country Club (a private Las Vegas golf course) member Kevin Sorbo, who ranks 13th on the list with a handicap of 7.2. Sorbo has teed it up
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Las Vegas Golfers Continue Rocking Out With Wedge Brothers

November 5, 2007–Las Vegas and Las Vegas golf are full of celebrities who live and play here. Just a few of the international names that live and tee it up on Las Vegas golf courses include Celine Dion, Greg Maddux, Danny Gans, Jonathan Ogden, and many more, too numerous too mention. But there is a also a contingent of local Las Vegas celebrities that live and play in Las Vegas, and one of those is Mike O' Brian, a longtime radio deejay who now does his thing on the morning show of KKLZ 96.3 FM radio in addition to providing percussion
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Torre, Maddux, Couples Spotted Teeing It Up at Las Vegas Golf Courses

October 27, 2007–On just about any given day, you can spot a celebrity or athlete teeing it up on one of the many Las Vegas golf courses. And this past week was no different. Review-Journal celebrity columnist Norm! reports that recently-resigned Yankees manager Joe Torre tee'd it up at Wynn Golf and Country Club. And we have confirmation that among the celebrities who played in the Butch Harmon and Greg Maddux Invitational at Cascata (pictured) was obviously Maddux, but also Fred Couples, who was also spotted having lunch at the Bellagio Cafe. And on Friday gold medal-winning skater Dan Jansen
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Las Vegas Golf Course Bali Hai Site for Million Dollar High Stakes Bets by Poker Stars

October 26, 2007–Walters Golf owns and operates three Las Vegas golf courses, Bali Hai Golf Club, Royal Links Golf Club and Desert Pines Golf Club, golf courses that are unique to each other and to Las Vegas golf. And recently, the South Pacific-themed Bali Hai Golf Club was home to some high stakes golf betting by some of the biggest names in the poker world with the playing of the The Doyle Brunson and Dewey Tomko Invitational. Nine poker stars anted up a million dollars of their own money to participate in an event where they are playing for a
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Las Vegas Golf Photographer Captures World’s Biggest Names like Harmon, Bush, Gulbis

September 27, 2007–Las Vegas golf photographer J. Rick Martin has been shooting Las Vegas golfers and Las Vegas golf courses for a couple of decades, and the list of those that he has captured through his lens is a who's who of not only the Las Vegas golf community, but of the entire golf world. He has done exclusive photo shoots with John Daly, Natalie Gulbis, Butch Harmon, George W. Bush, and many others, but Bush, Harmon and Gulbis have provided his top three memories, if you don't count capturing Tiger Woods walking up the 18th fairway during the 1996
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Samuel L. Jackson Reveals His Favorite Las Vegas Golf Courses

August 14, 2007–Actor Samuel L. Jackson is a self-proclaimed bad motherf…, and he is also a pretty good golfer. Recently he was interviewed on ESPN 920 radio in Las Vegas by host Dug Dugless, and talked about golf and what his favorite Las Vegas golf courses are. His top three Las Vegas golf courses are Shadow Creek, Cascata and Royal Links Golf Club (pictured), and he also admitted that the best thing about being Samuel L. Jackson is the "access" it provides. By "access" he meant being able to play the world's best golf courses. Jackson also said he loves the summer in Las Vegas
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