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Good Golf Deeds Don't Go Unnoticed In Mesquite, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 25, 2015)--It's never too late to spread the good cheer that happens around the holidays. And there was plently of good cheer created in December in Mesquite, Nevada, a golf destination located about 77 miles north of Las Vegas. Golf Mesquite Nevada, a marketing co-op of championship golf courses and luxurious resorts in the area, was a sponsor of the 10th annual Golf Fore Kids tournament , which benefits local youth at Christmas time each year. Golfers donated 116 bikes and 42 scooters, and the estimated value of toys and cash donations for 2014 exceeded $47,000. Over the 10 years, the tournament has raised approximately $385,000 of toys, bikes and cash which has been distributed to under privileged children in the Mesquite area. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Phil Mickelson Is Back on PGA TOUR but Isn’t The Betting Favorite at Humana Challenge

Las Vegas, Nev. (Jan. 21, 2015)—Hot golfers tend to rise to the top in the betting world…just look at this week’s Humana Challenge tournament as a prime example. Patrick Reed, who won the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Maui two weeks ago, leads the betting odds at 12-1 according to odds released by GolfOdds.com. It will also be the 2015 debut for Phil Mickelson. And at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, Sergio Garcia at 7-1 and Justin Rose at 8-1, sit atop the betting board.--By Bill Bowman; Odds by Jeff Sherman

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PGA TOUR Courses Play Host to SNGA Tournament of Champions: Former Ivy League Golfer Wins

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 15, 2015)--Max Marsico was a star high school golfer at The Meadows School in Las Vegas and then went on to become the captain of the University of Pennsylvania college golf team. Marsico is now back in Las Vegas and has put together two-straight wins in the Southern Nevada Golf Association Championship Series presented by Las Vegas Golf and Tennis. Marsico recently won the Tournament of Champions played at PGA TOUR-owned golf courses TPC Las Vegas and TPC Summerlin, and in December he won the SNGA Championship played at Cascata. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Butch Harmon Very Impressed With Golfweek Award of Las Vegas Golfer Brady Exber

Las Vegas, Nev. (January 5, 2015)—It’s true, Las Vegas golfer Brady Exber is an amateur. But don’t let that fool you. The man plays world-class golf. And he’s got the trophies and titles to prove it. But even with all of Exber’s accomplishments, there are two new ones that may top them all--British Senior Amateur Golf Championship winner and Golfweek’s Senior Amateur Player of the Year. His ‘major’ win across the pond even caught the attention of fellow Las Vegas golf resident and reigning Golf Digest top instructor Butch Harmon. --By Bill Bowman

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Golf Summerlin Las Vegas Courses Host Holiday Junior Event

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 21, 2014)--With the year winding down, many Las Vegas junior golfers are teeing it up at two of three Las Vegas golf courses in Golf Summerlin for their final tournament rounds of the year. The Summerlin Junior Championship, a tournament on the Southwest Junior Golf Tour, is being played at Palm Valley Golf Club and Highland Falls Golf Club. Both courses were designed by esteemed architect Greg Nash and World Golf Hall of Fame member Billy Casper. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Welcome To Cascata, A VIP Golf Experience Las Vegas-Style


Las Vegas, Nev (Dec. 18, 2014)--Everything’s bigger, better and brighter in Las Vegas. Well, maybe we are just a bit biased, but we especially believe that is true for Las Vegas golf experiences as well. But for a golf outing that you’ll never forget in Las Vegas, tee it up at Cascata and you and your clients will walk away satisfied. During the fair winter months, you can play Cascata for rates well below the prime time rates so act now to reserve your Cascata experience. --By Bill Bowman

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Pete Dye's The Wolf at Las Vegas Paiute Named Top 100 by Golfweek

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 11, 2014)--There's just something about the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. The resort, which is home to three Pete Dye-designed signature golf courses, is a local and visiting Las Vegas golfer favorite. The resort has also earned many awards over the years, and now comes word that the Resort was recently named to the Top 100 of Golfweek's Best Resort golf courses, coming in at 75th. Check out The Wolf Photo Gallery here. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Rory McIlroy Opens 3-2 Odds To Win One Of The Four PGA TOUR 2015 Majors

Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 9, 2014)--Whether you’re a Las Vegas resident or visiting our city, if you’re looking for that perfect golf bet, here it is: Betting if your favorite will win a major during the 2014-15 season. That’s four bets for the price of one. And with names like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and many more, the choices and the odds are as big as the tournament fields and Rory McIlroy is the favorite in odds released by GolfOdds.com.--By Bill Bowman, Odds by Jeff Sherman.

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Adam Sperling Promoted to Executive Director of PGA TOUR’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Las Vegas, Nev. (December 8, 2014)--Adam Sperling’s role with the Las Vegas’ PGA TOUR event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, is expanding. Sperling, the tournament director of the tournament, was recently promoted to executive director. With the new job title brings loftier expectations, but the potential to have an increased impact both locally and nationally. —by Bill Bowman.

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Tame the Wolf at Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite Will Test the Best

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 4, 2014)--The Tame the Wolf Tournament at Top 100 Wolf Creek Golf Club on December 13 will test the best professionals and amateurs. The two-person bring your best scramble will be played from the tips on this challenging course. The event is open to professionals and amateurs and will have a cash purse with a first prize of $1520 based on 50 teams. Click now to email GM Darren Stanek to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Team entry fee is $300. --By Brian Hurlburt.

 

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