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Canadian Seann Harlingten Wins Nevada Open and $20,000 First Prize in Mesquite, Nevada

 

Mesquite, Nevada–Seann Harlingten, a professional from West   Vancouver, BC, made his second appearance in the Nevada Open memorable when he won the 2014 title with a three-round score of 17-under par. He finished tied after 54 regulation holes with Tom Whitney, a 2010 United States Air Force Academy Graduate. Harlingten made quick work of the former cadet when he made a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole of CasaBlanca Golf Club, one of two Mesquite golf courses used during the tournament. The Palms Golf Club was also played during the first two rounds. Both Harlingten and Whitney recorded final round scores of 67.

 

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Jared Brentz Wins Para Long Drive World Championships Event at Mesquite Sports and Event Complex

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 9, 2014)--Once again the world championship of Para Long Drive were competed at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex. The event brings together some of the most inspirational athletes in the world to the tee and grid made famous by the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship. Double amputee Jared Brentz won his third world title with a drive of 340 yards in the final match to defeat Tim Herrmann, who hit a big drive of 334 yards to finish second. Competitors in 20 divisions traveled from such locales as .S., Australia Canada, England, Israel, Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa, Wales for the event that was sponsored by the Eureka Casino Resort  and hosted by a local committee. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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Southern Nevada Lady Golfers Win Prestigious Silver Cup Matches

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 7, 2014)--The Silver Cup Matches have been played for 22 years between members of the Northern Nevada Women’s Golf Association and the Women’s Southern Nevada Golf Association. On the course, the ladies from Northern Nevada hold a 12-10 advantage in the overall record, but the team from Southern Nevada won the 2014 Silver Cup Matches by the score of 22-18 in the three-day net tournament that many view as the most prestigious event in Nevada women’s amateur golf. Off the course, members of the two associations have formed long-lasting bonds and the event has fostered better business relationships between the South and North. --By Brian Hurlburt

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Two Former Champs Square Off In Early Match of RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship on Golf Channel

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 31, 2014)--The baddest showdown in golf is about to tee off in Las Vegas. The live finals of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship take place on Nov. 4 at 7 PM/PT live from the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort and televised by Golf Channel. The official match-play pairings have been announced and one of the quarterfinals matches features two-time champ Jamie Sadlowski going up against 2010 champ and 2013 runner-up Joe Miller. Speed and power will meet golf in the live, under-the-lights showdown at the home of the only three Pete Dye golf courses in Las Vegas. --By Brian Hurlburt.

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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 11-13, 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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