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Welch, Don, 1933-2010


Donald R. "Don" Welch (1933-2010) was a golf professional in Las Vegas, Nevada whose career included working at the Desert Inn Country Club, the Dunes Hotel, and the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. Don Welch was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and grew up in Whitefish, Montana and he later graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. In 1961, Welch became a professional golfer and began his career at the Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was instrumental in running many successful golf tournaments. From 1976 to 1990, Welch served as the director of golf at the Dunes Hotel. After a short retirement, Welch also worked at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort bringing tournament groups to the development. In 2004, Welch was awarded the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award. Throughout his forty year career, Welch was involved in coordinating, hosting, and participating in most of the major golf tournaments in Las Vegas.

"Donald Welch," Las Vegas Review-Journal Obituaries. Accessed October 20, 2020.

"Don Welch," Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. Accessed October 20, 2020.