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Las Vegas Golf Course Superintendent Dale Hahn Earns Merit Award

Las Vegas' TPC Summerlin Hosts Justin Timberlake's PGA Tour event

December 21, 2007–Dale Hahn, superintendent of TPC Summerlin (pictured), a private Las Vegas golf course that hosts the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the PGA Tour, has earned recognition from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest for his efforts in the area of environmental stewardship. Hahn was a merit […]

David Bogue, GM of Las Vegas Golf Courses Angel Park and Legacy, Earns VegasGolfer Award

December 20, 2007–David Bogue, general manager of Las Vegas golf courses Angel Park (pictured) and The Legacy Golf Club, recently earned a Fairway Award for the Top General Manager in the Las Vegas golf industry. Given out annually by VegasGolfer magazine, the Fairway Awards honor “Vegas’ best and brightest in the golf industry,” as stated by the […]

Two Harrah’s Las Vegas Golf Courses (Cascata, Rio Secco) Make Golfweek List of Best Casino Layouts

December 11, 2007–Rees Jones, the designer of Las Vegas golf courses Cascata and Rio Secco Golf Club (pictured), has been called one of the most powerful men in golf. And now he can add another feather to his cap with the inclusion of both of his Las Vegas gems in Golfweek's list of best casino golf courses, […]

Lady Rebel Therese Koelbaek Named Conference Golfer of the Month

November 28, 2007–UNLV freshman Therese Koelbaek has been selected the Mountain West Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month for November, the first league honor for Koelbaek. Koelbaek, a Holte, Denmark, native, turned in the best performance of her career, winning the USF/Richmond Country Club Invitational at the beginning of November. She finished with a three-round […]

All-World Fun, Competition at Las Vegas Golf Course Reflection Bay for Wendy’s Three-Tour Challenge


November 13, 2007—The first thing you notice as you walk up to the driving range of the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection Bay Golf Club, one of three Las Vegas golf courses at Lake Las Vegas Resort, is the giant, inflatable Wendy’s Frosty that is planted at about 100 yards in the landing area. Then you watch […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event Now Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals For Children Open

Justin Timberlake Headlines Youth Clinic with Butch Harmon

November 12, 2007–Taking a page from its history, the PGA Tour announced today that Justin Timberlake has become involved with the Las Vegas PGA Tour event, so much so that the event will now be called the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals For Children Open. Timberlake becomes the 14th celebrity in history to host a PGA Tour […]

Lady Rebel Golfer Koelbaek Wins Event; First of Her Career


November 7, 2007–UNLV freshman Therese Koelbaek earned the first medalist honors of her career, winning the USF/Richmond Country Club Invitational on Tuesday and helping the Rebels to a third-place finish at the event. The win comes in just the fifth tournament of Koelbaek’s career, and she used a strong final round of two-under 69 to […]

Woods, Harmon, Gulbis, Jones Highlight 10 Years at Las Vegas Golf Course Rio Secco

October 31, 2007–It seems like just yesterday that Rio Secco Golf Club  burst onto the scene and quickly became one of the best Las Vegas golf courses, both in quality and by buzz created by those that played or practiced at the course. This Las Vegas golf course, designed by the legendary and award-winning architect […]

Louden, Colbert Induction Highlights Junior Golf in Southern Nevada

Former Las Vegas resident Stephanie Louden is ready for the 2010 LPGA Tour season.

October 29, 2007–Junior golf in Southern Nevada and Las Vegas has a very long and rich history, and there are many people associated with the sport that could be deemed worthy of induction into the inaugural class of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Hall of Fame. Recently, the first two members–LPGA Tour player and former […]

No More; 2008 Will Be Shriners Hospitals for Children Open


October 15, 2007–, according to 2007 tournament chairman Gary Davis, helped save the PGA Tour in Las Vegas, but after two years, they are leaving as title sponsor, handing the reigns to the Shriners, who this year took over as the host organization. The Shriners are self-described as one of the "biggest secrets" in philanthropy, […]

Las Vegas Golf Courses Angel Park, Legacy Go Brown to Go Green

October 9, 2007–Two more Las Vegas golf courses have completed major turf removal projects designed to save millions of gallons of water each year, but the by product of the projects are new, enhanced looks for the courses. You can judge for yourself from the before and after pictures of Angel Park Golf Club, but the […]

Miracle Birdie Ends Second US Mid Am Title Bid for Vegas Golfer Kevin Marsh


October 4, 2007 (UPDATED OCT. 5)–Kevin Marsh won the US Mid Am in 2005, and thought that was difficult. He survived about the worst weather conditions he's ever faced during this year's event at Bandon Dunes, and made it all they way through to the semi-finals where he lost on the final hole to Ken […]

Second US Mid Am Title In Sight for Las Vegas Golfer Kevin Marsh


September 26, 2007–In 2005, Las Vegas golfer Kevin Marsh was one of 4,130 entries for the US Mid Amateur Championship, a United States Golf Association championship for golfers 25 years or older. He survived sectional qualifying, and then outlasted 264 golfers at the finals that were played at the Honors Course in Tennessee to win the championship over Carlton […]

Daly, Love III, Parnevik to Help Open Celebrate 25 Years of PGA Tour Golf in Las Vegas

John Daly

  John Daly September 20, 2007–Some of the greatest golfers in the world are coming to Las Vegas for the PGA Tour’s 25th annual Fall Tournament taking place October 11 – 14 at Las Vegas golf courses TPC Summerlin and TPC Canyons. At the 2007 Open benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children spectators will cheer on […]

World’s Club Companies Reveal Technology at Las Vegas Golf Course Royal Links Golf Club

September 12, 2007–The PGA Fall Expo is once again in Las Vegas, and about 50 club companies participated in a demo day at Royal Links Golf Club, one of three Las Vegas golf courses owned and operated by Walters Golf. More than 700 pros and other industry representatives descended on the Dye Designs International layout that pays […]

PGA Tour Announces Shriners to Guarantee PGA Tour in Las Vegas Through 2012


  Troy Matteson September 10, 2007–The PGA Tour officially announced that the Shriners Hospitals for Children organization has increased its level of partnership with the Las Vegas PGA Tour event beginning in 2008 and running through 2012. This year the event is called the Open Benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The PGA Tour […]

Players from Las Vegas Golf Courses Battle for OB Sports Team Title

The OB Sports Team Championship was played at Gary Panks' Aliante

August 31, 2007–Several Las Vegas golfers from three Las Vegas golf courses have qualified for the inaugural OB Sports Team National Championship that will be played September 7-9 in Arizona. Players from Las Vegas golf courses Angel Park Golf Club, Aliante Golf Club and Legacy Golf Club will make the trip, where they will compete against […] Open Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children Launches New Website


August 22, 2007–The Las Vegas PGA Tour event, this year called the Open Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children, has launched a new website in promotion of the 25th anniversary of the Las Vegas golf event. The address is, and features ticket information, history and other information about the tournament that will be played […]

Butch Harmon Vegas Tour Championship at Las Vegas Golf Course Cascata

August 15, 2007–The Butch Harmon Vegas Tour, one of golf's various mini tours, is coming down the home stretch, and through eight events former UNLV Rebel Bill Lunde is the money leader with more than $65,000 earned. There are two more events before the 2007 tour culminates August 27-30 with the playing of the Tour […]