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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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Las Vegas Resident Brady Exber Claims British Senior Amateur

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 14, 2014)--Brady Exber is arguably the best lifetime amateur golfer in the history of Las Vegas, and he recently added to his legacy with a victory at the British Senior Amateur. Exber survived brutal conditions during the final round to win by four strokes at the famed Ganton Golf Club in Ganton, North Yorkshire, England. Exber now receives an exemption into the U.S. Senior Amateur later this year and the Senior British Open in 2015. "It was something when they announced, 'Brady Exber, the Champion Senior Amateur Golfer of the Year'," said Exber. "It was a whirlwind, but it was special because they so appreciate good golf over there. It's a part of the fabric of their culture." --By Brian Hurlburt.

 

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No Flooding In 2014 on Pete Dye Courses at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 12, 2014)--In 2013, severe flooding forced the shut down of all three golf courses at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. However, in 2014 the recent heavy rains and flooding in the northwest area near the courses, each designed by the legendary Pete Dye, have not impacted any of the courses and the Paiute has remained open despite some in the public believing differently. "We have received a lot of calls and emails asking about how the courses are doing because there has been some news video airing showing flooding on the highway near us, but we just want everybody to know that the flooding was not on our courses and we have no damage," said General Manager Chad Gunier. "We are open and operating business as usual and welcoming golfers from all over the world plus taking care of our Las Vegas members." --By Brian Hurlburt.

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10 Long Drivers Qualify for Mesquite Championship Week of RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship

RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Region 2 qualifying 2014

Mesquite, Nevada (August 10, 2014)--The Region 2 Championship was contested at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex this weekend and 10 of the longest golfers on earth qualified into the field of 128 players for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship which will be September 25-27, 2014, right back at the Complex. Rich Moore won the championship with a deep drive of 412 yards. Ruben Carmona was second at 409 yards while Miles Mulkey was third with a drive of 406 yards. -- By Brian Hurlburt.

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PGA TOUR Itunes Programs Feature Tiger Woods First Pro Win In Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 1, 2014)--It is a day and week in Las Vegas history that many won't forget. Tiger Woods, at the ripe old age of 20 and aided by a sponsor exemption from the Las Vegas Founder's Club, won his first PGA TOUR event. It came at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational and in a playoff against superstar Davis Love III. Now golf fans the world over can relive that week--and recaps of  about 199 other big wins by other PGA TOUR stars--via a new PGA TOUR partnership with Itunes. Fans can now relive past tournaments and victories by some of the TOUR’s biggest stars dating back to 1990 through a collection of approximately 200 one-hour shows that encapsulate the action from each tournament. Click now to view the collection of videos that are available. --By Brian Hurlburt

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University of Nevada Golfer Nicholas Smits Wins Nevada State Am at PGA TOUR's TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 17, 2014)--Nicholas Smits had no clue what he was about to hear from Nevada State Amateur Tournament Director Tanner Bown when he walked in the clubhouse to turn in his final-round scorecard. What Bown told him was shocking. Bown relayed to Smits, a senior on the University of Nevada golf team, that he was tied for the lead. A short while later, Smits parred the 18th hole at the PGA TOUR-owned TPC Las Vegas in a playoff--defeating recent Las Vegas HS graduate Brandon Bauman--and walked off the course as the champion of the 2014 Nevada State Amateur, the most prestigious amateur tournament in the state. His final round 68 was the best of the day and allowed him to erase an 8-shot deficit he faced starting the day. --By Brian Hurlburt

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PGA TOUR Course Offers City Wide Junior Golf Clinic, Trick Shot Show

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 11, 2014)--TPC Las Vegas, one of two Las Vegas golf courses that are owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, will be the site of a free junior golf clinic Saturday, July 12, that is open to all young golfers in Las Vegas. The event is free and will be held from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the course which is located in Summerlin. Besides the clinic where kids will have a chance to hit golf shots, there will be an inspirational trick shot show and golf clinic by Dennis Walters. A free lunch will also be served to the junior golfers. For more info, visit TPC.com/LasVegas. -- By Brian Hurlburt

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PGA TOUR Launches Golf Talk America Radio Show

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 7, 2014)--The ties between Las Vegas and the PGA TOUR run deep. The city is the home of two PGA TOUR owned and operated TPC golf courses and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is celebrating its 32nd year in 2014. In addition, the city has hosted events on the Champions PGA TOUR and was the host city of the original Tournament of Champions. So Las Vegas golfers should be interested to learn that the PGA TOUR has launched Golf Talk America, a new 2-hour radio show on PGATOUR.com that will feature news and info about the Tour and other golf news. -- By Brian Hurlburt

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ParaLong Drive National Champion Defends Title in Mesquite

Mesquite, Nevada (May 14, 2014)--Inspiration and dedication was on full display in Mesquite, Nev., recently. Defending champion Jared Brentz staved off a triple-rematch with Brandon Jacks in a championship playoff to win Friday’s Mesquite NV ParaLong Drive Nationals. Jacks, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., became the first leg amputee golfer to go over the 400-yard barrier in the third round with a 401-yarder on the Grid at the Mesquite Sports & Event Complex. Brentz, a double-leg amputee from Nashville, Tenn., bested that mark in the playoff with his 409-yard drive to win the event. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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