Former Marine Highlights Las Vegas PGA of America Golf Professional Award Honorees

Las Vegas golf pro Thom Blinkinsop

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 13, 2012)–The annual Southern Nevada Chapter, Southwest Section PGA of America Awards ceremony was held January 10 on the campus of UNLV, home of a very successful Professional Golf Management program. One of the evening highlights came when former United States Marine Thom Blinkinsop was honored as the 2011 Golf Professional […]

Las Vegas PGA of America Pro Chris Cain Earns Prestigious Honor

Chris Cain PGA of America pro golf Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 11, 2012)–Chris Cain will become the first PGA of America professional from the Southern Nevada Chapter to be named Southwest Section PGA of America Professional of the Year. The honor will be officially bestowed opon him on January 13 at a ceremony in Arizona. Cain, who is the director of the […]

Scorching Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Kevin Na Records Best Finish of Life

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 8, 2012)–Las Vegas Golf Region resident and 2011 PGA Tour Champion Kevin Na went seriously low in the second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Na fired a 29 on the back nine and was 9-under par over his last 10 holes. The back nine included back-to-back eagles […]

Hyundai Tournament of Champions Report: Las Vegas PGA Tour Stars On Display

Las Vegas, Nevada (January 7, 2012)–Longtime Las Vegas golf writer Bill Bowman is on location for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. But he isn't the only person with strong ties to the Las Vegas Golf Region enjoying the sun and breezes of the islands. Las Vegas PGA Tour stars Nick Watney, Kevin Na, […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Nick Watney Listed at 15 on Player to Watch List

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 25, 2011)–It is the big day today, and Nick Watney looks ready to have another big year on the PGA Tour in 2012. Who knows what presents await on the Tour for him next year. Watney is listed at number 15 on the official PGATour.com Top 100 Player to Watch list […]

PGA Tour Star and Former Vegas Golfer Adam Scott On Player to Watch List

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 24, 2011)–While PGA Tour star Adam Scott's time in Las Vegas was brief, he still remains a Vegas golfer in our hearts. Scott played college golf at UNLV before leaving early for the riches of the PGA Tour. And now entering the 2012 PGA Tour season, Scott is listed at number […]

Las Vegas’ Nick Watney Near Lead at PGA Tour’s Chevron WC Despite Wind-blown Penalty

Las Vegas, Nevada (December 2, 2011)–Las Vegas PGA Tour star Nick Watney thinks he is about to go down in history. He just probably wishes that wasn't the case. After round one of the Chevron World Challenge, Watney was in a tie for fourth place, five shots behind K.J. Choi, who was 6-under par. The […]

Las Vegas’ Nick Watney Overcomes Major Nerves to Help U.S. Win Presidents Cup

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 20, 2011)–Another Tour player with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses has helped the Unites States win a major international competition. Nick Watney was a part of the winning Presidents Cup team, but admitted that the nerves of team competition were unlike anything he has ever experienced. Watney joins the […]

Presidents Cup Notes From Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Nick Watney

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 18, 2011)–Nick Watney has lived in the Las Vegas Golf Region for several years. The PGA Tour star, who is making his debut in the Presidents Cup, moved to Las Vegas at the urging of fellow resident Butch Harmon, Harmon also serves as Watney's swing coach. Here, now are some notes […]

Las Vegas’ Butch Harmon Honors Troops Again on Veterans Day

Las Vegas, Nevada (November 12, 2011)–Butch Harmon, the world's best teacher, is a veteran himself. And that is one of the reasons he spends a lot of time honoring them throughout the year. And in 2011, he took it up a notch with the playing of a benefit tournament for OperationFrontDoor.org, a new foundation he […]

PGA Tour Kodak Challenge: Bill Lunde Went to Disneyworld and Won a Million Bucks

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 23, 2011)–Bill Lunde went to Disneyworld and didn't get a lousy t-shirt. What he got instead was a million dollars for winning the season-long Kodak Challenge. Entering the week, Cameron Tringale had a chance to tie with an eagle but at the 11th hour Fabian Gomez crept up and a deuce […]

Only a Miracle Can Take a Million Bucks From Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Bill Lunde

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 21, 2011)–I feel a little bad writing this, but it's a cool story to watch. Las Vegas PGA Tour star Bill Lunde is one hole away from cashing a check for a million bucks. If Cameron Tringale doesn't eagle the 485-yard, par 4 17th hole this week, Lunde will win the […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Star Ryan Moore Inks Hometown Sponsor Deal

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 16, 2011)–Ryan Moore became a true Las Vegas golfer when he won the 2004 U.S. Amateur and NCAA championship while playing for UNLV. He solidified it when he lived in the Southern Highlands community for a couple years after turning pro. After a brief stint in Arizona, Moore returned to Las […]

Kevin Na Win at Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Has Him Thinking About Move to Augusta

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 3. 2011)–Kevin Na lives in the Las Vegas Golf Region, and he just won Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (the first resident in history to do so). In 2006, he was living in Rancho Cucamonga and won a hometown Nationwide Tour event there. […]

Was Eagle on 16 Worth a Million Bucks For Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Bill Lunde?

Las Vegas, Nevada (October 1, 2011)–When word started spreading that Las Vegas PGA Tour star Bill Lunde had made eagle on 16 at TPC Summerlin on Friday, his fellow pros were quick with a description. "That's nasty," a few pros said in a respectful tone to Lunde, whose stone-cold eagle could lead to a million-dollar […]

Vegas Says Leading Timberlake Las Vegas PGA Tour Event Is Fun

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 30, 2011 UPDATED 3:38 PM PST)–A few months back, we claimed Jhonattan Vegas as one of our own. Soon after, The Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman tweeted about our audacity/humor. Well, now that he is leading Las Vegas' PGA Tour event, the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, he is close to […]

Minimum 14 PGA Tour Golfers With Ties to Vegas Courses Eye Timberlake Prize

Chad Campbell Las Vegas PGA Tour

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 26, 2011)–Depending on the day and time, there are some number more than 30 Tour pros who have strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses. And this week, no less than 14 of them will be playing in Las Vegas' Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open PGA Tour event. Last […]

Las Vegas PGA Tour Pro Bill Lunde Leads Kodak Challenge

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 24, 2011)–With the season-long Kodak Challenge coming to an end, Las Vegas Golf Region resident Bill Lunde is two shots in the lead. The next hole on the Kodak scorecard is the par 5, 16th hole at Las Vegas golf course TPC Summerlin. The TPC is the host course of the Justin […]

Las Vegas LPGA Tour Star Natalie Gulbis Returns For Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge

Natalie Gulbis

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 23, 2011)–Natalie Gulbis lives in the Las Vegas Golf Region, and spends much of her time giving back to the community. And, again in 2011, Gulbis returns to Las Vegas resort course Rio Secco Golf Club for the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge. Gulbis joins Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer as the LPGA Tour […]

Charley Hoffman Wobble Tool Leads to Great PGA Tour Putting

Las Vegas, Nevada (September 2, 2011)–Charley Hoffman has a wobble up his sleeve this week on the PGA Tour. Hoffman, a resident of the Las Vegas Golf Region, has developed his own personal "wobble" tool that has helped him with his putting. Hoffman is the defending champion of the Deutsche Bank Championship. –By Brian Hurlburt