Happenings around the Valley for the local golfer
Weekly list of results, upcoming events and other news from golf courses throughout the Valley, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sports@fresnobee. com.
Upcoming major tournaments
Nov. 2-3: Turlock Fourball/Seniors Fourball, 36 holes, Turlock CC (209) 634-4976
Nov. 9-10: Tulare County Fourball Championship, 36 holes, Valley Oaks (559) 651-1441
Dec. 7-8: Fresno City Fourball Championship, 36 holes, Riverside GC (559) 275-5900
Upcoming junior tournaments
Dec. 23: Jerry Heard Junior, Visalia CC, registration opens Oct. 14
Jan. 7: Lemoore Junior Winter Classic, Lemoore GC, Oct. 14
Results: 3 Club and Putter tournament from Oct. 19. Closest to the Pin: No. 5, Tony Higuera 8'3. No. 7, Peter Arguijo 13'11. No. 9, Al Esparaza 18'9. No. 15, Don Boline 14'10. Flight 1: 1. David Rubio 64; 2. Al Esparza 70 T3. Rick Adams, Tim Robertson & Tony Higura 71; T6. Charles Seals, Garry Elliott, Jim Anderson & Pete Aruijo 73; 10. Tom Esparza 74; 11. Dalton Hartman 76; 12. Don Boline 77; Flight 2: 1. Ron Heinz 69; T2. Jesse Marquez & Marcos Lopez 70; 4. Ray Villa 72 5. Johnny Flores 75; 6. Armando Verduga 76; 7. Harry Schoener 77; T8. Duke Weaver & Leland Miller 81; 10. Kelly Lee O'Boylan 88; 11. Gary Pierson 90; 12. Eli Gassett NC.
Upcoming: Nov. 16, Turkey Shoot tournament. Dec. 21, Winter Classic tournament. Call pro shop for more details on these tournaments and to sign up. For those of you wishing to send Ray Forrester a birthday wish for his 100th birthday on Nov. 27, please contact Rick Fansler at (559) 291-6254.
Ongoing: At 9 a.m. Saturdays, free group lessons with PGA Pro Rick Fansler. … For information on holding corporate and charity tournaments and other outings, or on any other Airways offerings, call the pro shop at (559) 291-6254 or visit clubcorp.com/ Clubs/Airways-Golf-Club for details and bookings. Specials: $16 green fees before 7 a.m. (9 holes). $16 green fees after 5 p.m. (unlimited golf). $26 per player after 10 a.m. weekdays. $31 per player after 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR 159's golf tournament. 9 a.m. shotgun tee time.
Caltrans D-6 Golf Club
Upcoming: Caltrans D-6 GC is an NCGA Association club. Membership is now open. Those interested, contact Kevin Kast at (559) 488-4309. Nov. 2, Ridge Creek GC tournament. Nov. 22, 11:30 a.m. annual potluck at Manchester office of Caltrans.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Sunday, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament at Pheasant Run GC. 1 p.m. tee time. For more info, call or text Pamela at 269-6369 or register at cvjrgolf.com.
Clubfix of Fresno
Promotion: Offering complimentary shaft frequency analysis and review for complete set. (559) 972-0278, theclubfix.com or tomringergolf.com.
Upcoming: Through October, wear pink and receive 15% off apparel purchases and $10 off round of golf or free range balls. Saturday, 5th Annual Ray Jones Scholarship Golf Tournament. 4-person scramble format. $125 entry fee includes green fees, cart, range, tee prize, food and drink. 7 a.m. registration with 9 a.m. shotgun start. 3 p.m. awards dinner and raffle. Call Marlene Ray at (559) 676-6908 for full details. Oct. 31, wear black or orange and receive $10 off green fee. Food, beer and drink specials through the month of October.
Executive Women's Golf Assn.
Results: 4-person best ball tournament from Oct. 12. 1. Nadine Nishio, Leslie Fukuda, Maureen Cook and Jan Nino. 2. Caroline Hernandez, Susan Ciancetti, Denice Chambers and Jodie Asher. 3. Tammy Bettencourt, Renee Marr, Gina Flores and Margie Miller.
Upcoming: Weekly tournament underway. Play at River Park GC on Mondays. Players take off between 4:30-5 p.m. No online sign-ups, pay in the pro shop. Lights on the course. Contact Nanci Mathers at 288-7316 for details. Nov. 9, Play Day 2013 at Pheasant Run in Chowchilla. Contact Diana Powell at (559) 661-9159 for full details and to sign up.
Exeter Golf Course
Ongoing: Private, group lessons available by appointment. … Monthly tournaments, with men's and women's club dues at $20 per year. Tournaments the second and third Saturday of every month. … To host a private tourney or fundraiser, call the course.
Upcoming: Wednesday, ladies tournament at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, men and women scramble at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, men and women scramble at 1 p.m.
Fig Garden GC
Results: Congratulations to The Fig Garden Women's Club Division I and III teams for winning the 2013 PWGA Team Play. (Division I: Triva Ashcraft, Kelly Garrison, Kathy Scrooeder and Stephanie Cooper; Division III: Karen Mastropoalo, JoAnn Hollenbeck, Greta Elia, Jona Caldwell).
Ongoing: Green fee and cart for $44 per player after 10:30 a.m, $35 after 2 p.m.
Upcoming: Sunday, Central Valley Golf Fall Tournament. 1:30 p.m. tee time. For full details and to sign up, call Pamela at (559) 269-6369 or visit www.cvjrgolf.com.
Upcoming: Get Golf Ready Clinics. Call pro shop for details and to sign up. … Nov. 1, third annual Monsignor O'Doherty Memorial. $75 per player. Noon shotgun start and 4-person scramble format. Call Tom Hernandez (559) 381-2453 or Gary Rohde (559) 707-7310.
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR 179 golf tournament. 9 a.m. shotgun tee time. Nov. 10, Central Valley Junior Golf Fall Tournament. Noon tee time. For full details and to sign up call Pamela at (559) 269-6369 or visit www.cvjrgolf.com.
First Tee of Fresno, classes 5-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 10-11:15 a.m. Saturdays. Visit firstteefresno.org. … Revolution membership. Unlimited Golf for $79.95 per month; add seven sister courses for an additional $14.95 per month. Call pro shop for details. … Senior rates Monday-Friday, $27 includes green fee and cart (on weekends after noon). … Tourney rates, weekdays $41, weekends/holidays $46. Includes green fee, cart, range balls and scoring. Shotguns available.
Results: SIR 159's tournament results from Oct. 9. Closest to the Pin: No. 8, Bruce Evans 2'4. No. 16, Paul Gabrielson 11'5.5. 4-man scramble: 1. Moyle, Hewer, D. Rodriguez, Gomar. 2-man best ball: 1. Zinn and Kilgore. 2. J. Marshall and Evans.
Ongoing: Equity memberships start at $250 a month. Nonequity at $185 a month and social memberships start at $25 a year. Call pro shop for details at (559) 674-2682.
Upcoming: Friday, eighth annual Madera South Baseball Golf Classic. 1 p.m. shotgun start. $110 entry includes green fee, powered cart, catered lunch and more. Call (559) 232-2179 to sign up or for details.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR Branch 169 golf tournament. 9 a.m. tee time. Sunday, Central Valley Junior Golf Fall Tournament. Noon tee time. For full details call Pamela at (559) 269-6369 or visit www.cvjrgolf.com.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Thursday, monthly seniors tournament. 9 a.m. shotgun start. $55 entry fee includes sleeve of balls, lunch and opportunity to win cash and door prizes. Register by Oct. 21 by calling (559) 591-2254.
River Creek GC
Promotion: For a limited time, membership offer for residents who live 35 miles or more away, one-time initiation fee of $250 and monthly fee $50 for a family or individual membership. (559) 683-5600.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Fall league started Oct. 16th. $15 per player includes green fees, range balls and prizes. Register now. Sign up forms available in the Pro Shop. For info, call (559) 448-9467. Fall/winter hours are now in effect. Open every day at 8 a.m., last tee time at 7:30 p.m., last bucket sold at 8 p.m., lights out at 9 p.m. Professional instruction by Gary Green, Cindy Vining (LPGA), Tim Huber (PGA) is always available; check website for rates and more info on each instructor. Full line of TaylorMade, Ping, Callaway and Titleist clubs available to demo free of charge. Come demo the new TaylorMade SLDR driver and Speedblade irons, and the new Titleist 714 and Ping S55 irons, too. Purchase $200 or more of TaylorMade product and receive one dozen Lethal Balls Free (a $45.99 value). Green Grass Memberships are still available.
Ongoing: Twilight special, $35 per player, $40 Fridays. … Early-bird special, $30 per player. Check pro shop at (559) 432-3020 for full details. … Ed Luethke has Thursday and Saturday clinics to help on all phases of the game. Call the pro shop to sign up. … LPGA pro Patti Liscio will conduct junior golf camps for ages 7-11, (559) 266-3015.
Upcoming: Thursday, Women's Club weekly tournament. 9 a.m. tee time. Saturday, Clovis High Reunion Golf Tournament. 1 p.m. modified shotgun tee time. Nov. 17, Central California Junior Golf's final fall tournament. Noon tee times. For details, call Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Ongoing: Get Golf Ready. $99 per student. Five one-hour sessions over five weeks. Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 for details and to sign up. … Twilight rates, after 3 p.m., $18 per walker on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Super Twilight, after 5 p.m., $12 per walker.
Upcoming: Nov. 1, Titleist Demo Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Public welcome. Dec. 7-8, 2013 Fresno City 4-Ball Amateur Championship. Handicap and scratch flights. For full details or to sign up email email@example.com
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Back by popular demand is the Monday senior special. All those 62 and older play for $35 all day Mondays. Use complimentary shuttle service from Fresno with a group of eight or more players. Call the shop for information and availability at (800) 642-7448.
Upcoming: Friday, Skins and side games of the Ray Jones Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. $40 entry fee includes Gross and Net Skins, Gross and Net honey pot. Gross Deuces, Closest to the pin and long putt. Call pro shop at (559) 642-1343 for details. Saturday, Sierra Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament. Sunday, Yosemite High Basketball Golf Tournament. Oct. 31, free round of golf on Halloween. $20 cart fee (if riding) and enjoy free green fees. Everyone is welcome. Call (800) 642-7448 for details. Nov. 2 Ted Lilly Baseball Golf Tournament.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: $49 special. Covers green fee and cart. Offer good Monday-Thursday. Call pro shop at (209) 668-8200 for details. Stevinson Ranch is back in full operation mode. Several programs are running now and can be checked by calling (209) 668-8200. Check online for a great discounted program at www.stevinsonranch. com.
Ongoing: Twilight special, after 1 p.m., $25 per person (cart included). Call the pro shop at (559) 686-5300 for details. … Thursday mornings through this week, $35 youth lessons available. Four-hour sessions by PGA pro Dave Vogt offered through Tulare Parks and Recreation, (559) 684-4313.
Valley Oaks GC
Get golf ready: In five days, prepare for a sport you can play for a lifetime. Adult classes Fridays noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m., Saturdays noon-1 p.m. Junior classes 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Call pro shop at (559) 651-1441 for details and to sign up.
Pro-Shop and Club House Promos: Purchase any in-stock pair of golf shoes during October and receive 20% off retail price. Forty eight-ounce domestic pitchers for $5 during live NFL games.
Special: Bring a foursome for 18 holes (carts included) noon-3 p.m. during October and pay $120 on weekdays and $160 on weekends. Must mention this ad to pro shop to receive discounted price. Offer not valid for tournament play.
Youth on Course. $5 green fee after noon. $2 small range bucket. Family Golf Nights: Complimentary green fee after 6 p.m. every evening during September with the purchase of a golf cart. Limit two riders per cart and all members of the groups must be from immediate family and living under the same roof.
Ongoing: Ladies clinic 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, $10 per student.
Upcoming: Nov. 9-10, Tulare County Four-Ball Amateur Golf Championship. Scratch and Handicap Flights. 8 a.m. tee times for both days. For details and to sign up, call (559) 651-1441.
Woodlake Ranch GC
Hole in one: Kalub Diaz from 275 yards out on par 4 No. 9.
Results: Pink Ball tournament from Oct. 13. 1. Leroy Bennett, Conrad Sanchez, Kalub Diaz, 128. 2. Albert Kimble, Corney Carrasco, Mark Bybee, 137. 3. Greg Gallo, Tony Lopez, Jeff LaFleur, 137.
Upcoming: Nov. 10 Turkey Tournament. Dec. 8, Whiskey Tournament