July 19, 2008–Two-player teams made up of an amateur and a professional from several states will be in town this Saturday through Monday for the annual Cleveland Pro-Scratch Las Vegas golf tournament at Angel Park Golf Club, the home of two Arnold Palmer-designed Las Vegas golf courses. A total purse of $18,000 is on the line, and the event is sponsored by Cleveland Golf and organized by OB Sports (they offer Las Vegas golf packages), the management company that operates two other Las Vegas golf courses, Legacy Golf Club and Aliante Golf Club. Teams from Florida, Oregon, Nevada, California, Washington and other states are competing. Past participants in the event include Las Vegas golfer and PGA Tour player Robert Gamez and Nationwide Tour player and member of the 1998 UNLV National Championship golf team Jeremy Anderson, among other notables. "Over the years the Cleveland Pro-Scratch was a great excuse to get together and have a lot of fun golfing in Vegas,” says Kris Strauss, Director of Sales and Marketing for OB Sports Golf Management. "While fun is still had by all, the generous support of Cleveland Golf and our other event sponsors, The Rio Hotel and Casino, Grey Goose, VegasGolfer, Taylored Golf Car Systems and Southern Wine and Spirits, has taken this event to the next level. There is some substantial cash to be won and we are extremely excited to tee it up."
The 2007 Cleveland Golf Pro-Scratch came down to two teams; both of which did not want to go home empty handed. Craig Adams and Nick Polonia, both Las Vegas residents, eventually edged out the team of Curtis Deal and James Logeman with a birdie on the third sudden-death playoff hole to take top honors.
There are also several teams representing Las Vegas golf courses including Rio Secco Golf Club, Spanish Trial Golf and Country Club, Southern Highlands Golf Club, all three OB Sports courses, Badlands Golf Club, Canyon Gate Country Club and more. National golf courses represented include Indian Wells, Andalusia, and Tijera Creek in California, Mauna Lani, Hokulia in Hawaii, and many more.
The 2008 event title sponsor is Cleveland Golf. VegasGolfer and Grey Goose are sponsors of the infamous Cloud Nine Derby. Taylored Golf Car Systems (specializing in Tournament Fleet Rental and Golf Car Fleet Maintenance and Consulting) is the Reception Sponsor and Southern Wine and Spirits is a supporting sponsor of the event.
Angel Park Golf Club is a 36-hole facility located in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas. The Mountain Course and Palm Course were both designed by Arnold Palmer. The club also has a 12-hole Short Course, the World’s Original natural grass putting course and an expansive practice tee – all of which are lighted for evening enjoyment. Click now for your Las Vegas tee times and Las Vegas golf packages.