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FRYS.com Open Benefiting Shriners Hospital for Children Wants You

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August 2, 2007–This year marks the 25th for the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas event, the FRYS.com Open benefiting Shriners Hospital for Children. After more than a decade away from the city, the PGA Tour returned in 1983 for the inaugural playing of the Panasonic Las Vegas Pro Celebrity Classic that was won by Fuzzy Zoeller. […]

Golf Digest Ranks Nevada’s Magic Eight Golf Instructors; Las Vegas Dominates List

Las Vegas PGA of America pro Mike Davis

July 23, 2007–Las Vegas has long been recognized as one of the world's top golf destinations, and is home to the biggest name designers in the world. But what is also quickly becoming recognized is that at some of the best golf courses in Las Vegas there are top golf instructors teaching the game. Recently, […]

Las Vegas Golfer Brady Exber Makes Senior Open Cut But Leaves With Pit in Stomach

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July 10, 2007–Going into the US Senior Open at Whistling Straits, Las Vegas golfer and Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA) President Brady Exber would've been thrilled making the cut in the event, his first US Open experience, senior or otherwise. But once he had played two solid rounds to easily survive until the weekend, his goals […]

Peers Vote Las Vegas’ Butch Harmon Nation’s Best Golf Instructor … Again

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 July 7, 2007–In his decade or so of living in Las Vegas, Butch Harmon has collected seemingly every accolade there is. He was named to the Southern Nevada Golf Association Hall of Fame, he won several VegasGolfer Magazine Instructor of the Year awards, and he has been named by his peers as the best several […]

Las Vegas Golfer and SNGA President Brady Exber Battles at US Senior Open

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July 6, 2007 (8:30AM, PST)–Local Las Vegas golfer and president of the Southern Nevada Golf Association Brady Exber is off to a great start at the US Senior Open. He fired an opening round of 73, and through six holes of the second round stood at one-over par and in a tie with Marty West and David […]

Las Vegas Golf Course Tuscany Golf Club Named Best By Nevada Magazine Readers

July 3, 2007–Tuscany Golf Club is a typical Ted Robinson design that features rolling fairways, majestic bunkers, and colorful and strategic water features. And in the March/April issue of Nevada Magazine, the golf course was named as the best golf course in Southern Nevada by readers of the publication in the 10th Annual Best of […]

Ted Robinson’s Design Philosophy Evident at Las Vegas Golf Courses Rhodes Ranch, Tuscany

  Tuscany June 24, 2007–Ted Robinson is one of the world’s most accomplished golf course architects, and he helped create both Tuscany Golf Club and Rhodes Ranch Golf Club, Las Vegas golf courses that are fun, challenging, and usually priced to provide good value to the golfer. Tuscany was named as the Best Bang for the […]

Exber Wins Again on the Medalist Tour at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort

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  Brady Exber June 20, 2007–Well, the ending of the Medalist Tour’s Paiute Classic at the WOLF course is the same as the first two events of 2007, but the story unfolded a bit differently. Brady Exber wins again … but this time he needed a two hole playoff to secure his latest victory and […]

Arizona, California Golfers Win Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship

Ryan Sheffer

June 15, 2007–At the 18th annual Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship presented by Meadow Gold Dairy, consecutive birdies gave Ryan Sheffer of Tucson, Ariz., the lead he needed to finish the tournament with a 10-under-par 203 and take the championship title. Sarah Salvo of Glendale, Calif., won the girls division by one stroke by firing […]

Future Tour Players Compete In Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship

June 13, 2007–Ryan Sheffer of Tucson, Ariz., and Tyler Weworski of Carlsbad, Calif., shot 4-under-par 67s in the first round of the 18th annual Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship presented by Meadow Gold Dairy. In the Girls Division, Sarah Salvo of Glendale, Ariz. leads by one stroke after carding a 1-over-par, 72. Conducted by the […]

New Mexico State Golfer Matt Edwards Wins Las Vegas SNGA Golf Event

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June 12, 2007–Matt Edwards, who played high school golf at Las Vegas' Coronado High School, will be a senior at New Mexico State University in the fall, and is readying himself for his final college season by playing in some events on the Southern Nevada Golf Association schedule. At the SNGA Championship played at Las Vegas […]

One Golfer Close to Life Changing, $2 Million Moment at Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas

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June 8, 2007–There are several golfers–including two Las Vegas golfers–bunched at the top of the leaderboard heading into the final round of the Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas. Byron Smith set the pace, shooting 31-36—67, to lead Scott Piercy and Ken Jarner by one stroke entering the final day. The Ultimate Game at Wynn […]

Las Vegas Golfers Undefeated in Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas; Now Go For $2 Million

May 31, 2007–The Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas is giving golfers the chance to play for golf's biggest top prize of two million dollars. And now three Las Vegas golfers–Chris Berry, Scott Piercy and Ken Jarner–have made the final 12 of the Ultimate Game and will compete June 7-8 at the Tom Fazio-designed Wynn […]

The Ultimate Game Under Way at Las Vegas Golf Course Reflection Bay Golf Club

May 30, 2007–Making his professional debut, 16-year-old Gipper Finau of Salt Lake City defeated Dan Janton, an assistant pro from Atlanta, 5&3, in the first round of The Ultimate Game at Wynn Las Vegas at Reflection Bay Golf Club. Gipper Finau made six birdies in 15 holes, putting the match away with a birdie on […]

‘The Bachelor’ Wins Inaugural World Series of Golf at Las Vegas Golf Course Primm Valley Golf Club

The Caddie Hug

The Caddie Hug May 17, 2007–In an event that combines the wagering format of Texas Hold 'em with the skill of golf, a day trader from Newport Beach, California, out-matched some of the greatest pro poker players to be crowned the champion of the inaugural World Series of Golf. The event was played at the […]

Mickelson, Harmon Partnership Sure to Have a Las Vegas Golf Twist

May 2, 2007–Las Vegas' own Butch Harmon has added another stallion to the stable to go along with PGA Tour stars Fred Couples, Corey Pavin and Adam Scott, and LPGA star Natalie Gulbis, among others. As has long been discussed in the national media, Phil Mickelson sought out Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School […]

PGA Tour Stuns Las Vegas Founders With Announcement of New Las Vegas Host Organization

April 24, 2007–UPDATED STORY. 11:00 AM PST. The PGA Tour announced that the Las Vegas Founders, the host organization for the PGA Tour's FRYS.com Open, are out and the Shriners Hospitals for Children are in, effective immediately. The announcement was posted on PGATOUR.com before the paid staff of the Las Vegas Founders were made aware of the change, […]

Ted Robinson’s Tuscany Golf Club Beauty Captured Through the Lens

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  Tuscany Golf Club June 13, 2007–Sometimes, it seems, the Tuscany Golf Club is the forgotten member of the Las Vegas Golf Course Community. But these 18 holes are truly memorable for those that play them, and Tuscany offers some of the best deals found in all of Las Vegas golf, especially if you take […]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Golf Lady Rebels Championship Streak Ends

April 22, 2007–Three times in a row the Lady Rebels of UNLV golf had won the Mountain West Conference tournament championship, but that streaked end at the hands of TCU over the weekend in St. George, Utah. TCU was the champion, but the Enrada at Snow Canyon golf course was the true victor as TCU was […]

Las Vegas Golf’s Brady Bunch: SNGA President Leads the Points (again)

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  Brady Exber April 14, 2007–Brady Exber is to Southern Nevada Golf Association championships and Las Vegas golf what Roger Federer is to tennis. Yeah, we could've used a Tiger Woods analogy here, but now that Mr. Woods has lost the Masters, we're a little disappointed in him. Anyway, through the first couple of tournaments […]