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Natalie Gulbis To Make SuperBowl Weekend Appearance at TaylorMade Golf Experience

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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.

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

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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

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New Las Vegas National Pro Leo Calabro Embraces History of Course

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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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Vegas Pro Is Part of Golf Royalty Including Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 12, 2013)--Eric Meeks is a member of a small club of golfers who possess the greatest prize in amateur golf: The Havemeyer Trophy. That iconic award is annually given to the U.S. Amateur champion. Meeks, who operates the Eric Meeks School of Golf at the TaylorMade Golf Experience (formerly Callaway Golf Center), won his "Am" in 1988, routing Eric Yates 7 and 6 at Virginia Hot Springs Golf and Country Club. In the process, he foreever linked his name with Bobby Jones, Frances Ouimet, Jack Nicklaus, and other golf royalty. --By Brian Hurlburt. 

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Hometown Hero Natalie Gulbis Helps LPGA Tour Win Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge

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Las Vegas, Nevada (November 13, 2013)--Rio Secco Golf Club played host to the annual Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge for the sixth-straight time in 2013, and Las Vegas Golf Region resident Natalie Gulbis represented the LPGA Tour for the 8th-straight time. Gulbis, who played with Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis, was a part winning team for the third time. It was sixth overall for the LPGA Tour. The event pits three-golfer teams from the LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, and PGA Tour against each other with pride and cash on the line plus a lot of money is annually raised for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Check out more from the official Facebook page of the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge. --By Brian Hurlburt, Like on Facebook.

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Vegas PGA Tour Residents Make Mark at Shriners Even Without Victory

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Las Vegas, Nevada (October 21, 2013)--From a pure golf standpoint, Vegas golf fans are probably bummed that a Las Vegas Golf Region resident didn't win the PGA Tour's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open for a third-straight time. The streak is over at two after Kevin Na (2011) and Ryan Moore (2012) went back-to-back, but even without claiming the trophy, the PGA Tour pros who call Las Vegas home still made a difference at the tournament. Plus the local pros felt a new vibe with FedExCup points on the line and say the tournament is on the right track. "I think the field was the best it's been since I've played out here for sure, and it's nice to see the people come support the Las Vegas community, and hopefully we'll get bigger and better every year," said Charley Hoffman, the area's top pro after a fourth-place finish. --By Brian Hurlburt, Like on Facebook.

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Defending Champ Ryan Moore Thrills Friends, Family, Himself with 63

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Las Vegas, Nevada (October 19, 2013)--Ryan Moore was a 4-time All-American at UNLV and won the 2004 NCAA title. He moved away from Las Vegas for a brief stint a few years ago, but is now back living in the area and says the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open "is a fifth major" on his importance scale. Moore recorded a 24-under par total in 2012 to win the event and following a 63 in round two in 2013, he is back in contention to become the first repeat winner since Jim Furyk in 1998 and 1999. Moore is being trailed by a large contingent of family and friends this week, just as he was last year when he became the first former Rebel to win Vegas' PGA Tour event. --By Brian Hurlburt, Like on Facebook.

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JJ Henry Lights Up TPC Summerlin With Round of 60

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Las Vegas, Nevada (October 18, 2013)--J.J. Henry broke the TPC Summerlin course record during round one of Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He recorded nine birdies and an eagle en route to a 60, a year after Las Vegas Golf Region resident Ryan Moore recorded a 61 on the way to the 2012 Vegas title. It was the first 60 in Vegas since Tommy Armour III--who grew up in the city--fired the score at The Las Vegas Country Club in 1999. It was the 29th round of 60 in PGA Tour history. Read on for more about his magical round and news and notes from the Shriners. --By Brian Hurlburt, Like on Facebook.

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Natalie Gulbis Again to Star in Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge at Rio Secco

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 27, 2013)--Natalie Gulbis is a Las Vegas Golf Region resident, and will be making another appearance in the annual Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge event at Rio Secco Golf Club. Gulbis, along with Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis, rep the LPGA Tour. They will take on teams from the PGA Tour and Champions Tour on November 12, 2013. The event is open to the public and visiting and local fans are welcome to attend. --By Brian Hurlburt, Like of Facebook.

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Las Vegas Pros Scott, Riegger Do Daily Double on PGA Tour, Champions Tour

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Las Vegas, Nevada (August 26, 2013)--John Riegger and Adam Scott became the latest pros with strong ties to the Las Vegas Golf Region to earn victories on a major Tour. Riegger, who has lived in Henderson, a Vegas suburb, for many years, won the Champions PGA Tour Boeing Classic while Adam Scott, who played college golf at UNLV, won the first leg of the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs at The Barclays. Earlier this year, Scott became the first male player with ties to Vegas to win a major (Masters), but for Riegger, it was by far the biggest win of his career. --By Brian Hurlburt, Follow @LVGolfInsider.

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