78°F
weather icon Clear
GOLF BRIEF

Women’s Senior Amateur Championship set for May 3-4

THE LATEST
Breaking down components leads to effective putting practice

Putting represents 43 percent of the game of golf but, generally speaking, it is horribly misrepresented in practice. The average golfer will take two maybe three golf balls to a putting green and simply try to make putts.

Spectacular vistas, dangerous approaches distinguish Revere’s Lexington

During the course of reviewing golf courses, one encounters players who hold strong opinions about Southern Nevada’s numerous tracks. Most of those views, it should be noted, are eerily correlated with that particular golfer’s most recent score on the course in question.

Round at Cascata the ultimate stocking-stuffer

Three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree. Really? Those hardly seem like fitting gifts from one’s “true love.” The problem with shopping for avid golfers is that there is rarely anything one can give them that they don’t already have.

Riley qualifies to play in 2010 PGA Tour

For five rounds, Chris Riley successfully navigated the grinding road that is the PGA Tour’s qualifying school.

Tucson golfer Prouty wins Nevada Open

Brian Prouty of Tucson parlayed an eagle on the par-5 15th hole of the CasaBlanca Golf Course en route to a 9-under 63 and a three-round 197 in the $72,000 Nevada Open golf tournament, held Dec. 8-10 in Mesquite.

Pitching vs. chipping

A pitch shot is a high-lofted shot that lands softly on the green and has very little roll. The clubs that should be used for this shot are the pitching wedge, sand wedge or lob wedge.

Overhanging ball not considered on the green

Q. If a player’s ball is half on the fringe and the fringe is cut high so that the other half of the ball is overhanging the green but not actually touching the green, is the ball considered on the green? — Moondog

Boulder Creek tough test of skills

Last week, 120 of Southern Nevada’s most accomplished golfers descended upon Las Vegas’ Mayberry-esque neighbor, Boulder City, to test their skills and vie for the Southern Nevada Golf Association’s Clark County Amateur Championship. The course selected to separate the contenders from the pretenders was Boulder Creek Golf Club, a top-shelf facility featuring 27 challenging holes.