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.
The “Loft Up Challenge” is when golfers can test their current driver against the TaylorMade SLDR which will be custom set to their optimal loft using launch monitors. Each participant in the “Loft Up Challenge” will receive a free TaylorMade Golf Experience hat and have his or her distance gains posted on a live leaderboard.
Golfers will be given the chance to win an SLDR driver by entering a Super Bowl squares game contest. Winners will be announced on Sunday following the Super Bowl.
The TaylorMade Golf Experience is one of the most popular golf spots in Las Vegas and features a lighted par 3 course and two-tiered driving area plus the new retail area plus a restaurant and bar. The Experience was formerly known as the Callaway Golf Center and is located on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. It is popular with both local and visiting golfers.
The TaylorMade Golf Experience (TGE) is the first TaylorMade concept shop in the nation. Renovations and updates have nearly doubled the retail space on property to more than 4,500 square feet. The high-end store is stocked with the latest TaylorMade, adidas Golf and Ashworth equipment, footwear and apparel, and also includes two indoor hitting bays in addition to the outdoor driving range and nine-hole par-3 course.
Gulbis has been known to also make impromptu appearances at TGE to hit balls, sometimes going unnoticed by fellow golfers as she plies her trade. Gulbis has lived in the Las Vegas Golf Region for about 10 years and is active in the community. Fellow
Las Vegas resident Butch Harmon is her swing coach. The TaylorMade Golf Experience is located at 6730 Las Vegas Boulevard South. Photo: TaylorMade Golf.