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Butch Harmon Las Vegas Golf Schools Have Openings This Spring, Summer

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 30, 2015)--Butch Harmon works with some of the best PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour players in the world, but also offers golf schools at certain times of the year at the Butch Harmon School of Golf located at Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas. The Schools are either with Harmon and his staff professionals or solely with his high-level teaching staff. There are still a few openings available for April in addition to schools in the late spring and summer months. The Schools offer a VIP-type experience plus Harmon and/or his teaching pros will share the same secrets with golfers that they do with the best players in the world. Click now for the official Butch Harmon School of Golf calendar. To reserve your spot email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 888.867.3226 option 2--By Brian Hurlburt

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Las Vegas Golf Pro Keith Flatt Inspiration for New Hollywood Flick The Squeeze

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 20, 2015)--Keith Flatt has been around Las Vegas golf for decades, for a long time mostly known as the guy running the operation at Los Prados Golf Club, a fun executive golf course that is often a forgotten part of the Las Vegas golf scene. More recently Flatt has been a partner in Par 4 Golf Management, a company that owns and operates several Las Vegas golf courses including Badlands Golf Club, Silverstone and Spanish Trail, among others. Now, the life story of Flatt is hitting the Hollywood big screen with the release of "The Squeeze" that was directed by longtime golf producer Terry Jastrow and stars Jeremy Sumpter and Chris MacDonald. The release date is April 17 but a premier that is open to the public is planned for April 12 at Wynn Las Vegas where some of the action was filmed. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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UNLV Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Shines Again as Texas Claims Trophy

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 12, 2015)--Year after year, the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters shines as the top golf tournament on the collegiate golf schedule. The list of teams and players who tee it up at the pretigious Southern Highlands Golf Club during the UNLV golf home tournament reads like a who's who of college golf power rankings. In 2015, the pre-season top-ranked team in America, the Texas Longhorns, came to Vegas and put together three days of stellar golf to win the tournament by 10 shots over the University of Oklahoma. Alabama sophomore Robby Shelton was 15-under par and won the individual title. UNLV finished in a tie for 10th with SMU. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Southern Nevada Golf Association Announces Las Vegas Junior Golf Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 9, 2015)--The Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA), the official arm of the United States Golf Association in the Las Vegas Golf Region, has announced the launch of the Las Vegas Junior Golf Association. According to the board and staff of the SNGA, the new tournament series will offer young golfers an annual schedule of affordable tournaments played at some of the top golf courses in Southern Nevada. The first official tournament will be played March 14-15 at Palm Valley Golf Club and Highland Falls Golf Club. Junior golfers and/or parents can visit the official SNGA website For complete Las Vegas Junior Golf Association information or to sign up. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Best in College Golf to Play in Las Vegas During Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Las Vegas, Nevada (March 5, 2015)--Many of the nation's top collegiate golf programs and golfers will showcase their talent next week at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. The event takes place Monday-Wednesday, March 9-11, at the prestigious Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas. The Rebels have won the home tournament seven times in the previous 10 years and the players and coaches look forward to another victory against a stacked field. The public is encouraged to attend the tournament and admission is free. -- By Brian Hurlburt.

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Former Las Vegas Junior Golfer Mackenzie Mack Publishes Book, Gives Back to Game

Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 23, 2015)—It seems like it was just yesterday that Mackenzie Mack  was toiling in the fairways of Las Vegas golf courses as a high school student. Flash forward some 10 years and the transformation from a student looking for a path to follow to a woman leading others down a path to success is impressive. She is now an author and has started organizations that help youth get into the game just the way she did. --By Bill Bowman

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Pete Dye and Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Las Vegas, Nevada (February 23, 2015)--It's hard to believe, but it has been 20 years since the legendary golf course architect Pete Dye twirled his design magic and opened his first golf course in Las Vegas. But that is the case as the Snow Mountain course at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort celebrates 20 years as a shining star on the Las Vegas Golf Region when it opens for play Tuesday, February 24. The Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort is now home to the only three Pete Dye signature courses in the area, but it all started with the original, Snow Mountain. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Butch Harmon Wine Club Features Favorite Cabernet of World’s Top Golf Teacher

Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 20, 2015)—Butch Harmon, the world’s top golf instructor and the teacher to the stars, is teaming up with Broken Earth Winery to unveil the Butch Harmon Wine Club. Harmon, who is as passionate about the golf swing as anyone, has expanded that passion to wine. And you can join him, drink his wine and meet him during a VIP meet and greet.--By Bill Bowman

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Sold-Out Golf Channel Am Tour Duel In The Desert Showcases Pete Dye Courses at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 7, 2015)--OK, so you missed out on this year’s Golf Channel Amateur Tour’s Duel in the Desert Golf Tournament at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The 432-player event was the fourth-straight sell-out. The timing is always perfect as the event takes place three days before Super Bowl Sunday. The two-person tournament allowed the resort to show off the only three Pete Dye signature Las Vegas golf courses to the world. It was just one more event in a long list that choose to make Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort home. --By Bill Bowman

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Mountain West Video Highlights How UNLV Golf Is Pipeline to the PGA TOUR

Las Vegas, Nev. (February 2, 2015)--There’s usually one common denominator when it comes to the success of any program. When that program is the UNLV men’s golf team, that one common denominator is immediately obvious: Hall of Fame Head Coach Dwaine Knight. Check out the Mountain West video and you’ll see that this one man has helped mold golf careers of players as well as put UNLV on the map when it comes to recruiting. —by Bill Bowman

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