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Phil Mickelson's Caddie Says the Best is Yet to Come With Las Vegas' Butch Harmon

Las Vegas' Butch Harmon is the man behind Mickelson's Masters win April 16, 2010--When Phil Mickelson won his third Masters, there was a grizzled Las Vegas Golf Region resident and golf veteran behind the green with tears in his eyes. Butch Harmon, who has worked with Mickelson for about two years and operates his school at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club, was never more happy after a win by one of his players, and Mickelson's caddie thinks this could be just the beginning. By Brian Hurlburt.

PGA Tour Phoenix Success For Scott Piercy Comes With Help from Las Vegas Pro Greg LaBelle

Las Vegas pro Greg LaBelle works with Piercy, Pavin, etc. February 28, 2010 (Las Vegas, Nevada)--There were two Las Vegas golfers making big noise at the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open, Rickie Fowler and Scott Piercy. Piercy was racking up birdies on a course where he nearly won a year ago, while Fowler was soaking up the raucous atmosphere for the first time. Piercy's success--he had racked up 18 birdies and two eagles through three rounds--was due in part to working with Greg Labelle, a pro who works out of the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas' Rio Secco Golf Club.--By Brian Hurlburt.

New Golf School at Jack Nicklaus' Bear's Best Las Vegas Teaches You to Become Human Swing Machine

Paul Wilson Teaches a Human As Machine Philosophy December 14, 2009--Paul Wilson is new to Las Vegas golf, but he's been teaching humans how to swing like machines for many years. And now Wilson is bringing his unique--and simple--human/machine perfect swing philosophy to Bear's Best Las Vegas, a Las Vegas golf course that is the home to 18 of Jack Nicklaus' favorite holes. The Paul Wilson Golf School is now open.

Las Vegas Golf's Butch Harmon First to Be Thanked by Open Champ Stewart Cink

Butch Harmon Crowns Another Major Champ July 20, 2009--Stewart Cink walked to the 18th at Turnberry on his 72nd hole of the Open Championship and drained a birdie putt to post a 2-under par score. Awhile later, Tom Watson approached that same green at 3-under par, but made bogey and allowed Cink to get into a 4-hole playoff. About 45 minutes later, Cink had beaten Watson and made off with the Claret Jug, playing the part of the villian in this Watson fairy tale. And then Cink named his accomplices during the post-round speech and heading the list was Las Vegas golf's Butch Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club.

Las Vegas' DragonRidge Country Club New Home for Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf

DragonRidge is home to Nicklaus Golf! July 7, 2009--Las Vegas' DragonRidge Country Club is a top-level private country club that is tucked into the hills that overlook the Las Vegas valley, and this Las Vegas golf course meanders through the desert mountain terrain. Delightful views and memorable holes dot the course. And now this Las Vegas golf facility is the new home of a Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf that is billed as a complete learning experience complete with the same technology utilized by Tour pros to better their game. The new Las Vegas golf training center is open to DragonRidge members and local and visiting Las Vegas golfers, allowing all access to the Academy and the course. 

Legendary Las Vegas Golf Pro Butch Harmon Performs Magic At Rio Secco Golf Club

Image December 6, 2008--It's common golf knowledge that Butch Harmon, who operates the Butch Harmon School of Golf at Las Vegas' Rio Secco Golf Club, keeps a lesson schedule filled with names such as Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Natalie Gulbis, Ernie Els, and a bunch of other top level tour pros. But what is missed sometimes is that Harmon also reaches out to everyday golfers via golf school clinics and/or corporate gigs. Such was the case recently when Harmon turned golf swing water into golf swing wine while entertaining at Rio Secco.

GOLF Magazine Top 100 Pro to Reveal Secrets at Exclusive Las Vegas Golf Clinic

Image October 17, 2008--Las Vegas golf pro Mike Davis has been named "Golf Instructor of the Year" more thimes than you have fingers, and in 2008 he was honored by GOLF Magazine as a Top 100 Instructor. Davis, who teaches for Walters Golf, owners of three Las Vegas golf courses, is also a master PGA pro. And on November 1, you can can learn his golf tips and secrets in an exclusive, but affordable, golf clinic at Las Vegas golf course Desert Pines

British Open: You Can Learn Butch Harmon's Tips, Just Like Els, Scott, Mickelson

Image July 15, 2008--It's not news that Las Vegas' Butch Harmon will have several players he works with teeing it up in a major championship this week at the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Among them are Phil Mickelson, former UNLV golfer Adam Scott and Ernie Els, each boasting a legit shot at lifting the Claret Jug. But what could be news for some is that everyday golfers can journey to Las Vegas' Butch Harmon School of Golf to learn from the teacher that Golf Digest has named, through voting by his peers, as the World's Number One Golf Instructor. The school, located at Las Vegas golf course Rio Secco Golf Club, is open to the public and offers schools featuring Harmon or his other highly-acclaimed teaching team members that includes Shawn Callahan, who works with PGA Tour star Charley Hoffman and helped hone the swing of recent U.S. Women's Open Champ Inbee Park, among others. Or, if you can't physically make it to the school, you can easily click to for dozens of online print golf tips and video golf tips that will help your swing.

Watch PGA Tour Stars Tiger Woods, Charley Hoffman Give Exclusive Clinic at Las Vegas Golf Course

Image May 30, 2008--About a month ago, Tiger Woods held his annual Tiger Jam event in Las Vegas that benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. The event was held just days after his knee surgery, and in this video from ATT Blue Room Sports, you can watch as Tiger Woods and Las Vegas golfer Charley Hoffman give a clinic at Cascata, one of the best Las Vegas golf courses. Tiger serves as the emcee--while on crutches--while Hoffman hits shots, and the two discuss their playing philosophies. Hoffman is known as one of the Tour's funniest guys, and his personality comes through in the video. At one point Hoffman says, "I schedule my events around Tiger's ... I'm going to be playing a lot in the next month." To that Tiger responds dryly: "If that's the case, I'm coming back early!" Click here to watch the exclusive Las Vegas golf clinic video now (the video takes a few seconds to start rolling). The clinic was a part of Tiger Jam XI presented by AT&T that featured a concert by Van Halen in addition to other festivities. The video is now not working.

Legendary Pro Bob Byman Named Director of Instruction at Las Vegas Golf Course The Legacy

Image February 6, 2008--Legendary professional Bob Byman (L, pictured with Jack Nicklaus) was recently named the Director of Instruction for Las Vegas golf course The Legacy Golf Club, one of four 18-hole Las Vegas golf courses operated by OB Sports. Byman brings a lifetime’s worth of instruction and competitive experience to the club, as he assumes all golf instruction operations including individual and group lessons, golf clinics, multi-day golf schools and more. Over the years, Byman has amassed a long list of teaching achievements. He has successfully taught more than 40,000 lessons over a 22-year period; he as appeared on The Golf Channel’s Academy Live twice; and he has developed winning golfers at every level including junior club, men’s club, women’s club, junior state amateur, state amateur, U.S. amateur and PGA Tour champions. Plus he was an accomplished player who won several pro events and helped Wake Forest win two NCAA titles. Other OB Sports Las Vegas golf courses are the Mountain and Palm at Angel Park Golf Club and Aliante Golf Club.

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