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 100 pros take their best shots at Revere’s Lexington Course and thousands checked out the latest and greatest golf products.—By Bill Bowman
The Revere features two 18-hole layouts designed by the duo of Billy Casper/Greg Nash. The Lexington opened in 2000 (and it was named one of America’s ‘Best New Courses’ by GOLF Magazine at the time) with Concord following in 2002. The Revere Golf Club is managed by Troon Golf and was named Troon’s golf facility of the year in 2005. At this year’s PGA Fall Expo, 2008 Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger opened the festivities at the Venetian before participants started their trek along the aisles and aisles of new gear from golf’s top names including Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon, PING, Cobra-Puma and many others demonstrating what’s hot and new for 2011.
Then it was on to The Revere for the golf outing. PGA professionals David Uyehara (Wynn) and Travis Long (Anthem Country Club) teamed up to fire an 8-under-par total to win the PGA Professional Challenge Cup. Both players recorded four birdies in the two-man best-ball event to win by three strokes over Jim Phillips and Alan Sorensen. “The event was fantastic and we were glad to be the host for the 2010 Demo Day and Golf Tournament,” said Dennis Piekarski, Director of Sales and Marketing. “We feel that the vendors were able to accomplish what they set out to do by showcasing their products for today and the future.” And Piekarski also pointed out the staff at The Revere really stepped up in putting on the event. “Spencer Cody, tournament director, and Bill Klemke, head golf professional, went above and beyond in managing the logistics for the day to make the event seamless,” he said.
The Revere’s two 18-hole layouts showcase some of the finest views in the Las Vegas Valley as well as some of the top shot-making opportunities. The 18th hole at Concord (pictured), voted the best par-5 by VegasGolfer Magazine in the past, is a true risk-reward hole. At 551 yards, it’s not overly long but it is intimidating, especially the second shot. A good drive will give players the option: Lay up or go for it in two. Going for it means avoiding a dry creek bed fronting the green and nine bunkers behind. How are your nerves? The Lexington is the longer of the two courses and features another dramatic par-5. The 625-yard 11th is as impressive looking as it is challenging. A split fairway runs alongside a canyon perched some 80 feet below the tee box.