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Historic Nevada Open Golf Tournament in Mesquite Boasts High-Dollar Purse For Pros

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 27, 2014)--The Nevada Open has been played for four decades and is contested in the golf destination of Mesquite, Nevada, which is located about 77 miles north of Las Vegas. In 2014, a potential purse of $105,000 (based on a full field of 205 players) will be on the line for professionals. The tournament is Nov 10-12, 2014, and will be played at Casablanca and The Palms golf courses. Entry fee is $450 for Southern Nevada PGA of America professionals and $500 for visiting PGA of America professionals and $725 for non-affiliated professionals. Amateurs can enter for $350. The entry fee includes all rounds of golf and three nights lodging at the CasaBlanca Resort. Click now to enter the Nevada Open or for more information. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Long Drive Month on Golf Channel Culminates with Live Finals at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 21, 2014)--The longest golfers on earth have been featured on Golf Channel this month on a variety of shows. The Las Vegas 8--the longest drivers of the golf ball in the world--who qualified for the Final 8 that is live on Golf Channel Nov. 4 from Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort have been on The Golf Fix, Golf Central, and Morning Drive among other shows. Also, episodes of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship debuted on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and air again on Oct. 21 and 28 before the live finals. If you are in Las Vegas, tickets are free to the finals. Click here to down load your free tickets. --By Brian Hurlburt

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PGA TOUR's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Wraps Up Big Week in Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 19, 2014)--The organizers of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open call their PGA TOUR event--being playing for the 33rd-straight year--much more than a golf tournament. And when you look at everything that takes place surrounding the swings of the best golfers in the world, they are absolutely correct. From sharing the message of the Shriners Hospitals for Children internationally to the DJ spinning at Hyde on the Hil to the kids swimming in the Zappos.com Fan Experience swimming pools, this Vegas event pretty much has something for everyone. And, yes, some great golf was played and as of this writing, Ben Martin from South Carolina had the lead heading into the final round. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Webb Simpson: The Champ Is Back Looking For Another Vegas PGA TOUR Jackpot

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 16, 2014)--Webb Simpson is back in Las Vegas this week to defend his 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open title. He looks to become only the second back-to-back winner in tournament history. Jim Furyk won titles in 1998 and 1999. He is thrilled to be back in Vegas and ready to go. "It's great to be back," Simpson told the media the day before the event. "I love coming here. It's always great weather, as we're going to see again this week, I believe. But I think I love this golf course because it reminds me of the course I grew up playing. You have a lot of options off the tee, and greens are undulating and fast. So I'm just comfortable here, comfortable playing this kind of golf. But I feel good. I've had two weeks off after the Ryder Cup and rested up. Last week I practiced up, and it feels nice to get back at it." Several new fan experiences are also avaiilable this week for PGA TOUR fans including swimming pools and the No Par Bar hosted by Born and Raised. Visit http://www.ShrinersHospitalsOpen.com for details and ticket info. -- By Brian Hurlburt.

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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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