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Las Vegas 8 Long Drive Finalists Ready for Live Golf Channel Finals at Paiute

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 28, 2014)--The longest eight golfers on Earth were determined following three days of grueling competition of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex. The eight golfers, known as the Las Vegas 8, will compete in the Finals for the world title and a first-place prize of $250,000. The Finals will be televised live on Golf Channel Nov. 4 from the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The Las Vegas 8 Finalists are: Daniel Beckman, Jeff Crittenden, Jeff Flagg, Matt Hanger, Joe Miller, Connor Powers, Jamie Sadlowski and Adam Smith. --By Brian Hurlburt

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Las Vegas National Golf Club Back Open and Surf's Up Soon

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 20, 2014)--Las Vegas National Golf Club is one of the most historic golf courses in Las Vegas. Now the course, located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is looking to the future by introducing the GolfBoard, a new golf "cart" inspired by surfing. Soon, the surf will be UP at Las Vegas National Golf Club. Exact delivery date is still TBD but stick close to this website and social media for the official announcement and more details. Also, the course is official back open after the annual overseeding profess. -- By Brian Hurlburt.

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After Third Career Win, Is Dana Finkelstein Best Ever for UNLV Women's Golf?

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 17, 2014)--UNLV Women's Golf star Dana Finkelstein is making a nice run at becoming the greatest golfer in the history of the Rebels women's program. She added more fuel to the argument when she won the Branch Law Firm/McGuire Invitational played on the University of New Mexico Championship course. It was the third win of her career and she now only trails Therese Koelbaek (4) in win total. Finkelstein, a senior, was the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and also has two Player of the Year honors. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Hyde Bellagio, Zappos.com, A little Weirdness, Swimming Pools Now Part of Vegas PGA TOUR Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 16, 2014)--Las Vegas is the ultimate golf city and now it may be home to one of the utlimate and most entertaining PGA TOUR events this side of Arizona and the amazing party that is the WM Phoenix Open. Today, organizers of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and associated sponsors announced new entertainment and "nightlife" that will be part of the 2014 rendition of the tournament. The event celebrates 32-straight years in Las Vegas when it tees up October 16-19 at TPC Summerlin. The quote of the day that may sum up the vibe of event moving forward came from Zappos.com exec Daniel Earl: "We have core values at Zappos, and one of them--my favorite--is, 'create fun and a little weirdness', and we are excited to bring that mentality to golf and the PGA TOUR." --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Ladies It's Time to Kick Off Your Heels at Las Vegas' PGA TOUR Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 12, 2014)--This year, the organizers of Las Vegas' PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, are asking fans and others involved with the event, "What's your tradition?". The tournament celebrates its 32nd-straight year in 2014 and one of the best new traditions of the tournament is the annual Kick Off Your Heels luncheon which takes place in Hyde on The Hill overlooking the course and annually features an accomplished woman as the keynote speaker. This year, Dr. Cortney S. Warren, a PHD and UNLV psychology associate professor, is the guest speaker. The mistress of ceremonies is Mercedes Martinez from Mix 94.1 FM. For more information or tickets visit ShrinersHospitalsOpen.com. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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PGA TOUR's TPC Las Vegas Nationally Ranked For Value at GolfAdvisor.com

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 10, 2014)--The quality PGA TOUR conditions that TPC Las Vegas is known for are earning accolades through GolfAdvisor.com, the nationally respected website where player comments and votes are featured. TPC Las Vegas was ranked in the top 10 overall golf courses nationally recently and also in the top 10 in value. Specifically, TPC Las Vegas was 7th and 6th respectively in the categories. In a previous week, the course enjoyed the top ranking in the overall category. See the GolfAdvisor.com rankings here. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Longest Golfers On Earth Hit Mesquite Sept. 20-27 For RE/MAX World Long Drive

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 6, 2014)--From September 20-27, Mesquite, Nevada, is once again home to the longest golfers on earth. Six world champions will be determined in addition to the Final 8 of the Open Division who will complete live on Golf Channel from the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Nov. 4. The Mesquite Sports and Event Complex is the site of the championship where ladies, legends and the Open Division will be hitting big-time drives and generating uncomparable swing and ball speeds. Tickets to the Mesquite and Las Vegas events and free. Click now to view the official website for the schedule. --By Brian Hurlburt

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Southern Nevada PGA Junior League Golf All Stars Advance To Regional Championships

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 28, 2014)--Fresh off the success of the Mountain Ridge Little League deep run to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA, another team of Southern Nevada and Las Vegas All Stars is having success. The team from the local PGA Junior League Golf have won two events against teams from Boise, Idaho, and Phoenix, Ariz. With those victories the kids have advanced to the Western Regional Championships to be played in San Francisco on September 21-22. If they win, the group will go on to the PGA Junior League Golf National Championship in Georgia. It was the first year the fast-growing PGA Junior League Golf was available in the Las Vegas area. -- By Brian Hurlburt. Follow @LVGolfinsider. Like on Facebook at Facebook.com/LasVegasGolfInsider

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JW Marriott Las Vegas Featuring PGA TOUR Golf Packages Earns 10th AAA 4-Diamond Award

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 26, 2014)--Las Vegas is the ultimate golf city, and two of the elements that make it one of the best golf destinations in the world are the PGA TOUR-owned TPC Las Vegas and the award-winning JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. The two combine for extraordinary Las Vegas golf packages and vacations. Recently it was announced that the JW Marriot Las Vegas earned the AAA 4-Diamond Award for the 10th-straight year. The resort is an oasis in the Las Vegas desert and located adjacent to TPC Las Vegas in the southwest part of the valley. The resort is on 50 acres and offers over-sized rooms as a standard option plus more than 70 suites, ranging from one bedroom to two bedrooms with balconies. Expansive views of the TPC Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon or the Las Vegas Strip accent the resort's rooms. Click now to reserve your TPC Las Vegas and JW Marriott Las Vegas golf packages. -- By Brian Hurlburt.

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Las Vegas' Desert Pines Golf Club Sold and Now Managed By Eagle Golf

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 19, 2014)--Walters Golf, the former owner and operator of Desert Pines Golf Club, has sold the course to Dallas, Texas-based Arcis Equity Partners. As part of the transaction, Eagle Golf Management is now operating this Las Vegas resort golf course on behalf of the new owners. The new owners are also planning a multi-million dollar capital improvement plan at the course over the next 18 months. Walters Golf continues to own and operate two courses in Las Vegas, Bali Hai Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club. -- By Brian Hurlburt

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