Butch Harmon Announces Plans for the Launch ``the Butch Harmon Vegas Tour'' at a Press Conference Today in Vegas.LAS VEGAS Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. -- Internationally renowned golf instructor Butch Harmon Claude "Butch" Harmon, Jr. (born August 28, 1943) is one of the world's best known golf instructors. He is the son of 1948 Masters champion Claude Harmon, Sr. and has been in the golf industry since 1965. , currently ranked #1 in the world, announced today plans for the launch of "The Butch Harmon Vegas VEGAS Vocational and Educational Guidance for Aboriginals Scheme (Australia) Tour," which will commence in June of 2005. The press conference was held at Rio Secco Golf Club Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas is one of the finest golf courses in the area. The course has hosted the annual Tiger Jam in addition to other high level charity and competitive events including the VegasGolfer Pro Showdown. in Henderson, Nevada Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, seven miles southeast of Las Vegas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 175,381, with a 2006 Census estimate placing the population at 240,614. . In attendance with Harmon were Tour Director, Gene Stunkel; Tour Official Director, Sue May; Tour Operations, Darren Knapsted; and Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association's Jane Slauser.
Harmon outlined the tour as a developmental golf tour that will be based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will strive to be the best nationwide developmental tour for those with dreams of making it to the PGA Tour The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USA's main professional golf tours. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. Its name is officially rendered in all caps as “PGA TOUR". . The Butch Harmon Vegas Tour players will have the opportunity to develop their skills on the finest championship golf courses Las Vegas has to offer.
Says Harmon, "By creating this new tour, I want to help identify future stars of golf and further raise the stature stature /sta·ture/ (stach´ur) the height or tallness of a person standing.stat´ural
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The 2005 inaugural season will begin next June, for a four month tournament schedule with 15 three-day tournaments per season, ending with a four-day Tour Championship. Based on a full field of 156 players, the projected regular season tournament purses will be $175,000 and the Tour Championship purse PURSE. In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h.t. at $600,000. The Tour Championship will consist of the Top 40 money winners from each season.
At the end of each season, Harmon will present the Tour Championship trophy to the Champion and award the Butch Harmon Vegas Tour leading money winner with an all paid entry into the upcoming year's PGA Tour Q-School.
Says Harmon, who has worked with numerous PGA (1) (Professional Graphics Adapter) An early IBM PC display standard for 3D processing with 640x480x256 resolution. It was not widely used.
(2) (Programmable Gate Array) See gate array and FPGA. notables on both the domestic and international side, "The Butch Harmon Vegas Tour will be different from other tours, as my staff and I will personally be hands-on in selecting the tour participants, and in manning all facets of the tour."
With the implementation of the new tour, Harmon seeks to give back to the golf community by developing such a tour for the young stars to thrive, and to transition into the PGA tour.
Harmon plans to donate all of his personal proceeds from the Butch Harmon Vegas tour to the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association (SNJGA). For more information, please visit www.butchharmonvegastour.com.
The tour schedule will be as follows: Tournament #1 June 7-9 Rio Secco Tournament #2 June 14-16 Las Vegas National Tournament #3 June 21-23 Badlands Golf Club Tournament #4 June 28-30 Oasis Golf Club Tournament #5 July 5-7 Paiute Sun Mountain Tournament #6 July 12-14 Boulder Creek Golf Club Tournament #7 July 19-21 Primm Valley Lakes Tournament #8 July 26-28 Siena Golf Club Tournament #9 August 2-4 Painted Desert Golf Club Tournament #10 August 9-11 TPC at The Canyons Tournament #11 August 16-18 Rio Secco Tournament #12 August 23-25 Casablanca Golf Club Tournament #13 August 30-September 1 Legacy Golf Club Tournament #14 September 6-8 Primm Valley Desert Tournament #15 September 13-15 Boulder Creek Golf Club Tour Championship September 19-22 Paiute Wolf Course