Las Vegas National Hosts WSNGA, SNGA for Women’s Golf Day

Las Vegas National Golf Club has hosted some of golf’s biggest events and on June 7, it hosted a Women’s Golf Day to honor women golfers and entice more to play.

From 1961-66, Las Vegas National Golf Club hosted the LPGA Championship, a major. From 1967-68, the course, located in the heart of Las Vegas, hosted the PGA Tour Tournament of Champions. And in 1996, it was one of three courses to host the Las Vegas Invitational, when Tiger Woods earned his first PGA Tour victory.

But on this day, the Women’s Southern Nevada Golf Association, the Southern Nevada Golf Association, and the course hosted a special Women’s Golf Day event.

Joe Kelly, Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame inductee and LV National director of operations, is always involved in ways to help grow the game.

“We are very excited to be part of it and host the event,” Kelly said. “There were 100 women and some of the best male and female professionals in the city plus the SNGA and a fitness station, so it was a terrific event. We are trying to introduce golf to more women. The women’s market is the fastest growing segment of the market and we want to be part of it.”

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The women attending women’s golf day also enjoyed the day.

“This has been great,” said attendee Debbie Panice. “The instructors have been very helpful. I could leave right now and it would be a huge success and I am not even done. Also, the fitness portion was amazing. I am going to go home right now and stretch.”

Instructors assisting during the event included Mike Davis, another Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Nicole Dutt-Roberts, PGA of America, and Amy Bush-Herzer, the UNLV women’s golf head coach, among others. The SNGA’s Tim Brand offered a tutorial on the rules. is a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf. The four hour experience allows a simple and accessible platform to build a foundation and creates a network to support the continuation of golf no matter what skill level or interest while engaging them in a charitable cause with global impact from a local level.