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2014-15 PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Las Vegas Player Guide Part Two

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 28, 2014)--This is the second in at least a two-part series on the pros who play the biggest tours in the world and have strong Vegas ties. There are so many that it is tough to fit it in to even two article, and we also consider this an active list because seemingly on a daily basis a player moves to Las Vegas to take advantage of everything the Ultimate Golf City has to offer. Read on for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR, Champions PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Las Vegas Player Guide Part Two or click here to view Part One. --By Bill Bowman.

2014-15 Las Vegas PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour Player Guide Part 1

Las Vegas, Nev. (Dec. 26, 2014)--Las Vegas and professional golfers go hand-in-hand. Don’t believe us? Well, take a look at the long list of golfers with Las Vegas ties who play the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Champions Tour. With its centralized proximity, great weather, tax advantages and ideal golf courses and conditions, it’s no wonder more and more pros have Las Vegas ties. There are so many pros that we need a two-part series to take a look at those pros and some of their many accomplishments. -- by Bill Bowman.

Las Vegas Golf Hall of Famer Bob May Earns Exemption into Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 6, 2014)--Bob May considers Las Vegas home and today he received a call from his hometown tournament with an offer of a sponsor's exemption into the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Tournament director Adam Sperling made the call to May with the invititation and it was a thrill and perfect time all rolled into one for May, who has been all over the news this week reliving his epic battle with Tiger Woods at the 2000 PGA Championship at Valhalla. --By Brian Hurlburt

PGA of America Professionals Play 108 Holes at Paiute For Charity

Las Vegas, Nevada (July 29, 2014)--There was a lot to be impressed about when Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort General Manager Chad Gunier and head Golf Professional Tom Fischer played a combined 108 holes for charity recently. Both Gunier and Fischer are respected members of the PGA of America, and played a two-person scramble format during the marathon. Supporters pledged an amount for each birdie the duo made and they ended up recording 38 during their golf journey. All proceeds raised go to benefit the Junior Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) and junior golf programs at the resort. --by Brian Hurlburt.

Las Vegas PGA TOUR Course General Manager Embraces Community Spirit

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 25, 2014)--Dan Hammell not only oversees operations of one of two Las Vegas PGA TOUR owned and operated Las Vegas golf courses, but he is actively involved in the Las Vegas golf community. Hammell, the general manager of TPC Las Vegas, recently was elected to the board of directors of the Southwest Section, Southern Nevada Chapter, PGA of America, and is excited to be back involved after some time away from the board. Hammell is a co-chair of the junior golf committee for the board and believes big things are to come. --By Brian Hurlburt

Las Vegas PGA TOUR Pro Kevin Na At Top of US Open Leaderboard

Las Vegas, Nevada (June 12, 2014)--In 2011, Kevin Na became the first professional with strong ties to Las Vegas to win the hometown PGA TOUR event. Na won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The following year another hometown pro, Ryan Moore, won the tournament. After one round of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, Na was at -2 and well inside the top five of the leaderboard. Na and Moore are just one of several Las Vegas PGA TOUR pros who play and practice at TPC Summerlin and TPC Las Vegas when they are away from the Tour. --By Brian Hurlburt

Sad Day In Vegas Golf To Be Relived During Erica Blasberg Civil Trial

Las Vegas, Nevada (May 4, 2014)--One of the saddest days in the history of the Las Vegas golf community will be relived this week when the civil trial over the death of former Las Vegas resident and LPGA Tour star Erica Blasberg begins here in Las Vegas. Blasberg was originally from Southern California but moved to Las Vegas a few years prior to her death, which was ruled a suicide. Blasberg was active in the community. She attended various charity events and played and practiced at Southern Highlands Golf Club. Blasberg died on May 9, 2010, and the circumstances surrounding the suicide and a relationship with a married doctor and member of Southern Highlands raised a lot of questions. The civil trial may answer many of them. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Natalie Gulbis To Make SuperBowl Weekend Appearance at TaylorMade Golf Experience

gulbis taylormade golf experience las vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (UPDATED January 30, 2014)--Natalie Gulbis is one of the biggest stars on the LPGA Tour and on Saturday, February 1, she will be making a special appearance at the new TaylorMade Golf Experience for a meet and greet and to sign autographs. Attendees will also be able to demo the new TaylorMade SLDR driver and have a chance to partake in the "Loft Up Challenge" where they might win a new driver. The event takes place from noon until 5 PM. Free range balls will be available during that time and Gulbis is expected to appear between 3 and 5 PM. --By Brian Hurlburt.

Ryan Moore and Las Vegas' Shift4 Partner on PGA TOUR Again in 2014

Ryan Moore 2014 Shift4

Las Vegas, Nevada (Janaury 6, 2014)--Ryan Moore was the best player in the history of the UNLV Rebel golf program, and some venture to say his 2004 season of amateur golf was the best in the history of the sport. And with three PGA TOUR victories and counting, he is quickly staking his claim to become the best PGA TOUR player to live in the Las Vegas Golf Region. And as he continues to make his mark in professional golf, Moore is taking time to share his wealth with area charities including the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Moore and Las Vegas company Shift4 have announced that they will work together again in 2014 as sponsorship partners and in the ongoing Birdies4Shriners campain which has raised more than $165,000 for the Shriners. Read on for how you can become involved and help Moore and Shift4 support a terrific and worthwhile cause. --By Brian Hurlburt

New Las Vegas National Pro Leo Calabro Embraces History of Course

Leo Calabro Las Vegas National

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 17, 2013)--Leo Calabro, the new head professional at Las Vegas National Golf Club, took one look around the course and could feel the deep history of the place. Opened in 1961, Las Vegas National is located in the heart of Las Vegas and is one of the most historic golf courses in Las Vegas. Arguably, the most historic. And Calabro, who returns to the Las Vegas Golf Region after working for eight years at the luxurious JW Marriott Tucson Star Pass Resort in Arizona, will be embracing that nostalgia while bringing the course into the future. Las Vegas National is a previous host course for events on the LPGA Tour and PGA Tour in addition to being a celebrity hang out for the Rat Pack. --By Brian Hurlburt

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