Defending Las Vegas PGA Tour Golf Event Champ Martin Laird Comes Up Just Short at Barclays

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 30, 2010)–As they say, any publicity is good publicity, and the 2010 Barclays, the first tournament in the four-event FedEx Cup Playoffs, was terrific publicity for Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Martin Laird, the 2009 Las Vegas champ, played in the final group, and was one seven-foot […]

PGA Tour Star and Former Las Vegas Golfer Adam Scott Has New Coach, Big Game

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 28, 2010 UPDATE AUG 30 )–While Adam Scott's time at UNLV was brief, we in the Las Vegas Golf Region still consider him a Las Vegas golfer, and most of the time when he is near the lead, a reference to UNLV Golf is often discussed. Scott played at UNLV under […]

Themed Tropical, Historic Las Vegas Golf Courses Land on Best to Play in Nevada List

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 27, 2010)–Overall, 13 of the top 15 best Nevada public golf courses to play, as recently tabbed by Golf Magazine, are in the Las Vegas Golf Region. Two of the 13 Las Vegas golf courses are Walters Golf courses, and are unique, themed layouts. The tropical Bali Hai Golf Club and […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Host Justin Timberlake Announces Stars for Benefit Concert

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 26, 2010)–Justin Timberlake enters his third year as the celebrity host of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and he recently announced who is scheduled to join him for his annual Justin Timberlake and Friends benefit concert. The concert, to be held Saturday October 23, will feature Christina […]

Erica Blasberg’s Death Ruled Suicide by Police and Coroner

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 24, 2010)–The final investigation results into the death of Erica Blasberg have been released, and the coroner and Henderson Police detectives have jointly ruled it a suicide with no foul play suspected. Blasberg was found in her home on May 9 by Dr. Thomas Hess with a plastic bag secured over her head. […]

Las Vegas Golf Pro Kim Dolan Relishes Time In U.S. Senior Open Spotlight

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 22, 2010)–It wasn’t the score Las Vegas golf teaching professional Kim Dolan wanted at all. At 81-79—160, Dolan failed to make the cut at the recent U.S. Senior Open. But, that wasn’t the point. Sure all the players dream about making the cut and hoisting the championship trophy, but for Dolan, […]

Las Vegas’ Revere Golf Club Plays Host to PGA Fall Expo Outing

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 20, 2010)–When the spotlight shines in Las Vegas, you better put your best foot forward. The Revere Golf Club did just that as the host course for the 2010 PGA Fall Expo in mid-August. The event, which is highlighted by the unveiling of 2011 products at Demo Days, saw more than […]

Boulder Creek PGA of America Pro Making It A Habit of Winning Tournaments On His Home Course in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 19, 2010)–Even on the golf course, there’s no place like home. Just ask Boulder Creek’s Troy Helseth. An assistant pro at the Las Vegas golf course since it opened in 2003, Helseth won the recent PGA Southwest Section’s Southern Nevada Chapter Championship by three strokes. It was the third time Helseth […]

Investigation Findings Could Be Released Soon In Death of Las Vegas LPGA Tour Golfer Erica Blasberg

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 18, 2010)–The father of Erica Blasberg says the investigation into the tragic death of his daughter who was a Las Vegas resident and LPGA Tour golfer, could come to a close very soon, possibly this week. Keith Paul, Henderson Police spokesperson, says he can't comment on any timetable, and the Clark Country Coroner's office […]

Las Vegas Golf Region’s Wolf Creek Included in Golf Top 100 You Can Play Again

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 16, 2010)—Wolf Creek Golf Club is a Las Vegas Golf Region course that seemingly everyone talks about. The course, located, appropriately, 77 miles from Las Vegas in Mesquite, was once again included on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play list, an honor that is pretty much expected these days.  This […]

PGA Championship Leader Nick Watney Calls Las Vegas’ Butch Harmon Best Golf Instructor In World

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 15, 2010 UPDATED 8/15 6:17 PM)–At times during this PGA Championship, it seems like Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon has been the star of the show just for having a casual conversation with fellow golf instructor Sean Foley. Foley appears to now be the heir apparent to monitoring/fixing the swing of Tiger Woods. […]

Las Vegas Golf Packages Let You ‘Play’ World’s Best Golf Courses at Big Value

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 14, 2010)–It’s never easy to make a choice about where to play golf in Las Vegas. But, Walters Golf gives Las Vegas golfers the chance to play three of Las Vegas’ best golf courses with themes from around the world with their latest package, the ‘Tour The World’ Las Vegas golf […]

PGA Championship Includes Lucky Seven Las Vegas Golfers

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 13, 2010 UPDATE 8/14 and 8/15)–The PGA Championship at Whistling Straits is no different than any other PGA Tour event. As always, there are a handful of golfers–our count is seven–in the field with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses including young gun Rickie Fowler and recent Turning Stone Resort Championship winner […]

NFL Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith Commits to Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Pro-Am

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 12, 2011)–The tournament management of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shrines Hospitals for Children Open has announced that football great Emmitt Smith, who was enshrined into the Hall of Fame last week, is scheduled to play in the official MGM Resorts International Championship Pro-Am at the JT Shriners Open on Wednesday, Oct. 20, […]

PGA Tour’s New Reveals Video Stories, Photos, More For TPC Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 11, 2010)–There are two Las Vegas golf courses owned and operated by the PGA Tour, TPC Las Vegas, a resort, daily fee Las Vegas golf course, and TPC Summerlin, a private course. TPC Summerlin is the host of the PGA Tour's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open while TPC Las […]

Pete Dye’s Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort Courses Home to No Overseeding and Cooler Weather

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 10, 2010)–There are three Las Vegas golf courses designed by Pete Dye at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, and at the end of each summer when many of the other Las Vegas golf courses are closing for the overseed process, the Paiute remains open. Plus, course management boasts that temperatures […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Bill Lunde Now Has Trophy To ‘Sell’

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 9, 2010)–It's cliche to call this a "Cinderella Story" a la Carl Spackler in Caddyshack. But this story has that feel, even though over the years Las Vegas resident Bill Lunde has proven himself to be a darn good player. But now that he has earned his first official PGA Tour victory, winning […]

Champions PGA Tour Event to Welcome Three Las Vegas First Tee Junior Golfers

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 8, 2010)–The First Tee of Southern Nevada continues to make a difference in the lives of young people. The latest evidence to this is that three members have been selected to represent the Las Vegas Golf Region and the chapter in the Home Care and Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble […]

Las Vegas Champions PGA Tour Golfer Tommy Armour III Flashes His Go Low Mentality

Las Vegas, Nevada (August 7, 2010 UPDATE 8/8)–Golfers with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses are continually on the leaderboards of the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and LPGA Tour, and with former Las Vegas resident Tommy Armour III now playing a bunch on the Champions Tour, Las Vegas is being represented out there plenty. […]