Saturday, October 17, 2015
Summerlin® Welcomes PGA Professionals For 33rd Annual Shriners Hospitals For Children Open
As the home of Nevada’s only two Tournament Players Club (TPC) courses and seven other golf courses, Summerlin has long been known as a golfer’s paradise. Now the golf world’s eyes will again shift to Summerlin when The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open takes center stage at TPC Summerlin from Oct. 19 through Oct. 25. An annual tradition in Summerlin since 1992, the tournament now celebrates its 33rd year.
“Golf is an important amenity in Summerlin, and the association we enjoy with the PGA and many of the world’s top golfers further enhances the community’s image as a golf haven,” said Kevin Orrock, president, Summerlin. “Summerlin is proud to once again host such a prestigious sporting event.”
Ben Martin notched his 1st career PGA TOUR victory at the 2014 tournament. Tiger Woods also had his first professional win at the tournament in 1996.
Open for viewing by the general public, this year’s tournament brings 144 PGA TOUR professionals to the green, all vying for a $6.4 million purse. The winner’s share is $1.152-million but, the tournament will also bring thousands of dollars to support the charity for which it is named.
“The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open supports the hospitals’ mission to provide innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education regardless of a family’s ability to pay,” said Patrick Lindsey, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Tournament Director. “Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. We are thrilled to have a world class golf facility right here in Summerlin to host this fundraising event year after year.”
The par-71, 7,223 yard TPC Summerlin course was designed by Bobby Weed and player consultant Fuzzy Zoeller. TPC Summerlin has been honored by Golf Digest as one of "America's Best" golf courses, and the course has been ranked as one of the "Top 100 Modern Golf Courses in the United States." The private, members-only facility is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation to its state-of-the-art stadium seating tennis court and will add a lifestyle center with fitness training machines, spa facilities and a family-friendly swimming pool.
For more information about TPC Summerlin visit Summerlin.com. Visit www.shrinershospitalsopen.com for the full tournament schedule and to purchase tickets to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
PHOTO CAPTION: The master-planned community Summerlin is home to nine golf courses, including TPC Summerlin, home of the official PGA TOUR Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open. Pictured, the 2014 tournament champion, Ben Martin, on the 18th green during the Trophy Presentation.
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 5,400 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $200,000s to more than $2.5 million. For information on custom homesites in The Ridges please call 702.255.2500. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit www.summerlin.com for more information.
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