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

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.

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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

Relief not always desirable

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 golf coaches look forward to spring season

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.

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.

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Jerry Maras wins qualifier to USGA Senior Amateur Championship

Golf instructor earns spot in Hall of Fame

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.

Movement results in penalty

Q. A friend asked me for a ruling last week, which I gave her and now I am checking with you to see if I gave her the correct ruling. She was walking, pulling a cart and accidentally moved her ball, which was lying on the cart path. I told her that I thought she had to replace the ball and take a penalty stroke. She could then take cart path relief if she wanted it. Was I right? — SB

TPC Las Vegas offers casual players a PGA experience

In the aftermath of a scintillating PGA Championship at which a journeyman pro from Korea became the first man to knock Tiger Woods off his throne during the final round of a major, it is only fitting to profile the TPC Las Vegas — known by many locals simply as “The Canyons.”

‘Rescue’ your golf game

How do you rescue a fledgling golf game anyway? Buy a new driver and start crushing your drives? Listen to all the tips your friends and families are eager to give you? Buy a new putter?