Women’s Senior Amateur Championship set for May 3-4
Most students coming out of college don’t know exactly where their first job will be.
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.
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.
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.
For five rounds, Chris Riley successfully navigated the grinding road that is the PGA Tour’s qualifying school.
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.
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.
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
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.
What will improve your golf game the most, instruction or coaching?
Q. I was at the girls state championship in October and saw a player call you over because she was standing on a cart path and wanted relief. I then saw that she ended up making the shot while still standing on the path. Why didn’t you grant her relief? — Concerned Father
UNLV men’s golf coach Dwaine Knight saw his team have a fantastic fall, with victories in its opening and closing tournaments, along with the emergence of sophomore Derek Ernst.
Jerry Maras wins qualifier to USGA Senior Amateur Championship
Jimmie Bullard doesn’t have a leg to stand on right now. But in a few weeks, he’ll surely be a stand-up guy when he’s officially inducted into the Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame.