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PAR-SIGHTED VISION: PGA Golf Management Program at UNLV aims at all of the sport’s hospitality potential

A sage knows that age isn’t just a state of mind. It’s a state of play.

Assuming the sage swings a mean five-iron — whatever their age.

“Now you’re going to throw a little ball into that trashcan over there,” says the college student pretending to be a teacher, trying to teach other college students pretending to be 7-year-olds.

“Next, you’re going to grab the ball and walk over to Coach and he will put the ball down and you will kick it a certain way over to that big hole over there. … Ooooh! Proud of you! Good job!”

Exaggerated C-L-A-P-P-I-N-G ensues. Young adults, mimicking their younger, sillier selves, erupt in a din of childlike cheers. Cue “teacher,” i.e., student:

 “Yay! High five!”

This isn’t a warmup exercise in the theater department. Or reverse-child psychology class. Or daycare. This is a how-to-teach-kids-to-love-golf-early-in-life lesson at UNLV’s PGA Golf Management Program. However, lest you think there is age discrimination in golf-pro-grooming …


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SEMA Ignited: The ultimate car show

SEMA Ignited, the official SEMA Show after-party that connects the general public with industry leaders, celebrities and award-winning custom vehicles, takes place immediately after the SEMA Show closes as hundreds of cars and trucks parade out of the Las Vegas Convention Center and assemble across the street in the Convention Center’s Platinum parking lot.


LVCC expansion marks milestone

How’s it coming along? Quite nicely, thank you. Or put another, more statistically precise way: More than halfway done.

That’s the milestone celebrated on Oct. 24, when the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) marked the completion of 53 percent of the construction on its 1.4-million-square foot expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Highlighted by a 600,000-square-foot West Hall, the new exhibit facility — targeted for completion in December 2020 — will claim the title of largest column-free venue in North America. Renovation of the existing 3.2-million-square-foot convention center will begin in the summer of 2021, with the entire $1.52-billion development expected to be finished in 2024.

Vegas on TV

Here’s where to find Vegas on your TV, Nov. 15-21

In the spotlight this week, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, featuring Mike Myers’ orthodontically-challenged spy who is all over our town in an absurdist 1997 comic stew that takes us a local tour of spots including the Stardust, the Riviera, the Imperial Palace.

Vegas on TV

Here’s where to find Vegas on your TV, Nov. 8-14

OMG! Post-apocalyptic ruins of Las Vegas! We suffer a rather dire fate in this 2007 installment of the horror franchise Resident Evil: Extinction, in which Milla Jovovich and company cross the Mojave Desert while fleeing a zombie apocalypse. What survives? The Luxor stands. So does New York-New York, though the Statue of Liberty takes a substantial hit, as does the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, while the Tropicana is still standing, shakily.