On Saturday, Oct. 22, the second annual Champions Classic will be played at the historic Las Vegas Golf Club. Teams of four amateurs will be paired with a former Southern Nevada amateur golf champion. Spots are still available for this flashback event. –By Brian Hurlburt
The shamble team tournament benefits junior golf and is a reunion of former Southern Nevada amateur champions including of the historic Las Vegas City Amateur that is played annually at the course. The event is part of the inaugural Las Vegas City Am week.
Interested amateurs can contact a former Southern Nevada champion or tournament organizers can pair teams of four up with a past champion.
“We really think this is going to be a great thing,” said Southern Nevada Golf Association president Kenny Ebalo, who brainstormed the idea for the week. “And Las Vegas Golf Club has really come on board. We came to them with the idea of adding a women’s am event and trying to tie everything in during one week and they were ready to go.
“Las Vegas Golf Club is such a historic place for everyone. If you grew up here, you’ve probably played the course. It’s just iconic. Everyone can play the course. The Las Vegas City Amateur has a history of junior golfers winning the title and even seniors winning it. It’s just very playable.”
The inaugural Las Vegas Women’s City Amateur is also scheduled for the week as is the annual Las Vegas City Senior Amateur and the Las Vegas City Amateur.
“To be able to host all the tournaments during the same week is a very exciting proposition,” said Tim Brand, SNGA assistant executive director. “Within one week, we will crown a 2022 City Amateur champion, Senior City Amateur champion, Women’s City Amateur champion, and then in 2023 the junior am will be played during this special time. It is a very exciting idea and will help us continue to elevate the event to what it is and should remain–a premiere Las Vegas Golf championship.”