February 27, 2008–TPC Las Vegas, formerly TPC at The Canyons, is a PGA Tour golf experience, and one of two Las Vegas golf courses to carry the TPC (Tournament Players Club) banner, joining the private TPC Summerlin as host courses for the PGA Tour golf event in Las Vegas. Joe Massanova, the former marketing executive for the Las Vegas resort golf course operated by the PGA Tour, has now moved into the role of Director of National Group Sales for the TPC network of golf courses, while Brad Church, a longtime PGA of America professional in Las Vegas, has taken over the marketing operations of TPC Las Vegas. Massanova will oversee the group sales effort at all 18 of the TPC properties across the country, including private clubs.
Massanova (right) has worked for the PGA Tour TPC network for more than five years, and has a long history in the hospitality and golf industries. He will be working with destination management companies in addition to creating a national database for group events. Massanova will continue working closely with both TPC golf courses in Las Vegas
Church, a Class A PGA pro, has a long list of experience at some of the best golf courses in Las Vegas including the Rees Jones-designed Cascata in addition to the Tom Fazio-designed Wynn Las Vegas Golf and Country Club, where he was the assistant director of golf prior to joing TPC Las Vegas. Church also was an assistant golf professional at TPC Las Vegas–then TPC Canyons-several years ago.
TPC Las Vegas is 18 holes of desert elegance designed by Bobby Weed with PGA Tour player consultation by Raymond Floyd, Winners of Champions Tour and PGA Tour events held at this Las Vegas golf course include Jim Colbert, Hale Irwin, Jim Furyk, Stuart Appleby and many more. Up until this year, TPC Las Vegas was a host course of the Las Vegas PGA Tour event, this year called the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. TPC Las Vegas is scheduled to still host events surrounding the PGA Tour event that will be played October 16-19, 2008.