LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 17, 2017)–The saying is simple: Drive for show, putt for dough. But, let’s not forget about the short game that’s required to help players score their best. That’s where the Southern Nevada Golf Association can help out. The SNGA Short Game Championship, set for April 28, 2017, at Desert Willow, will put players’ short-game skills front-and-center with prizes–as well as bragging rights–on the line. And it’s more than just a championship as there will be closest to the pin contests on each par 3 that will feature prizes including hotel stays, gift cards, rounds of golf and much more. — By Bill Bowman.

Desert Willow Golf Club, located in Henderson, is an executive par-60 layout. While it may not be long (3,811 yards), it’s still got enough challenges to test players. World-class designers Billy Casper and Greg Nash came up with course that features impressive elevation changes along with bunkering and water features that will test players’ aggressiveness. Overall, the course has a dozen par 3s and six par 4s.

The 9th and 18th are a pair of par 4s that require pin-point accuracy off the tee as well as with the second shot as water comes into play right next to the greens.

The Short Game Championship is open to the first 60 players to sign up so act quickly because the field is filling up. The cost is $69 for SNGA members or $129 for non-members or late signups. All of the SNGA levels (Championship, Net, Senior and Silver) are invited to play.

Click here for more information or to sign up. Or email the SNGA at: Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m.

This tournament will give players the perfect chance to show off that short-game wizardry.