The 13th Annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational Golf Tournament was held April 25–27, sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the MeetingsNet magazines of Penton Media Inc., publisher of Corporate Meetings & Incentives.

Participants sampled two Par 4 Golf Management courses—Badlands Golf Club on Day 1 and Silverstone Golf Club on Day 2—and enjoyed Vegas-style hospitality at the opening night reception at Surrender Nightclub at Encore Las Vegas (hosted by Wynn/Encore Las Vegas) and the closing evening ceremony and celebration, held poolside at the Tropicana.

Sponsors: Alan Waxler Group/AWG Charter Services; ARIA Resort & Casino; Badlands Golf Club; Bear’s Best Golf Club; Bellagio; Blue Man Group; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Encore at Wynn Las Vegas; Green Valley Ranch Resort; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas; Image Las Vegas Photography; LVH–Las Vegas Hotel & Casino; Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; Maui Jim; Maverick Helicopters; MGM Grand; The Mirage; Ravella at Lake Las Vegas; Red Rock Resort Las Vegas; Revere Golf Club; Richard Petty Driving Experience; SafetyNet Promotions; Siena Golf Club; Silverstone Golf Club; TaylorMade Golf Company; Tropicana Las Vegas; The Venetian; Walters Golf/Desert Pines; Wynn Las Vegas

Overall Champions

Alan Waxler Group: Michael Uhl, Helms Briscoe; Patty Sabo-Karsten, BCD M&I; Alan Waxler, Alan Waxler Group; Michael Whetstone, American Suzuki Motor Corp.

Day 1 Winners

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Team #1: John Schreiber, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; Paul Jordan, FedEx Services; Sarah Brady, Creative Group Inc.; Rich DePastino, Delta Global Services

Day 2 Winners

The Venetian Team: Sean Morris, The Venetian; Kim McKernan, BCD M&I; Cindy Kramer, Aimia, formerly Carlson Marketing; Mark Bukata, The Center for Medical Education Inc.

Arriving in Style

Diane Callahan, PESI Healthcare (third from left), booked over 4,000 Las Vegas property room nights from May 2011 to April 2012 She and her team, Blue Man Group, were flown by Maverick Helicopters to Silverstone Golf Course on the second day of golf. She also received a $575 gift certificate from TaylorMade. (From left, Shonda Spinks-Lackey, CU Direct Corp.; Cory Brooks, Blue Man Group; Callahan; and Mary Ruiz, Crest Steel Corporation)

So Close, Yet…

Lynda Richardson, director of hotel sales at Tropicana, came just six inches from winning the $10,000 Par 3 Hole-In-One Prize on Badlands’ Diablo course. (Hole-In-One Prize sponsored by SafetyNet Promotions)

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