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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming junior tournaments
Central Valley Junior Golf Tournament, Sunday, Jan. 26, 9-hole junior tournament at Riverbend GC. Tee times at 12:30 p.m. $35 entry fee includes golf and range balls. Open to children ages 9 to 17. For more info or to sign up, call Pamela at (559) 269-6369 or visit cvjrgolf.com
Ongoing: $31 green fee and cart after 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Upcoming: Feb. 15, Valentine's Day tourney; March 15, Spring Fling; March 29, NCGA Regional zone qualifier
Results: Jan. 18, Men's club tournament, Closest to the Pin: No. 5 — Pete Arguijo 9'11. No. 7 — David Rubio, Jr. 8'6. No. 9 — Chad Radford 35-4. No. 11 — Frank Carr 17-6. No. 15 — David Rubio, Jr. 7-10. Flight 1: David Rubio Jr. 59; Frank Carr, Tom Esparza, Tony Higuera & Chad Radford 66. Flight 2: David Rubio, David Serna & Ray Villa 63; Alonso Barba 65; Bob Freitas 67. Flight 3: Roger Serrano 63; Carl Smith 64; Marcos Lopez & Kelly Wall 65; Ron Heinz & Dorothy Villa 66.
Ongoing: Regular memberships start at $293 per month. Young executive $175, junior club $115, single golfer at $258, social $65. Call Todd Hansen at (559) 251-5078, ext. 21 for more details.
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR #159 tourney, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Jan. 28, Ladies game day. Feb. 11, Ladies Valentine Tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Caltrans D-6 Golf Club
Ongoing: Caltrans D-6 GC is an NCGA Association club. Membership is now open. Contact Kevin Kast at (559) 488-4309 or Kevin_Kast@dot.ca.gov.
Upcoming: Saturday, 4-person 2-best ball new member and guest tournament at Tulare GC.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Sunday, Jan. 26, 9-hole junior tournament at Riverbend GC. Tee times at 12:30 p.m. $35 entry fee. Open to children ages 9 to 17. For more info or to sign up, call Pamela at (559) 269-6369 or visit cvjrgolf.com
Upcoming: Friday, Feb. 7, 34th annual Dugout Golf Classic benefiting Fresno State baseball. 4-person scramble. $195 entry fee includes cart and green fees. For details and sponsor opportunities, contact Theresa Carlile at (559) 349-4006 or email@example.com or Stan Busch at (559) 346-0320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exeter Golf Course
Ongoing: Private group lessons by appointment. … Monthly tourneys, with men's, women's club dues at $20 per year. Second and third Saturdays. Interested in hosting a fundraiser or private tournament? Contact Jill at (559) 592-4783. … weekly, Mondays, $5 all day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day tee time, 9 a.m. green fees plus $1.50; Thursdays, scramble, 8:30 a.m. green fees plus $2.25; Saturdays, scramble 1 p.m., green fees plus $11.
Fig Garden GC
Upcoming: On Monday, Jan. 27, the club will host a celebration of Gary Bauer's life at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
Islewood Golfing Center
Ongoing: All-grass tee driving range, open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Also available are putting and chipping greens, a nine-hole chipping course and a five-hole course. Call (559) 275-0600 for details.
Upcoming: Get Golf Ready Clinics. Call the pro shop at (559) 924-9658.
Madera Muni GC
Ongoing: Revolution membership features unlimited golf for $79.95 per month; add seven sister courses for an additional $19.95 per month. Call pro shop at (559) 675-3504 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.
Pheasant Run GC
Results: SIR branch 159 tournament on Jan. 2. Closest to pin — No. 4 Nick Fierro 4-6.5, Mike Rumley 5-2; No. 17 John Kascht 4-1, Dan Rodriguez 8-2. Flight 1 — 1, Matossian; 2 Zinn. Flight 2 — 1, Rathburn; 2, Noriega. Flight 3 — 1, Briceno; 2, Nakayama. Flight 4 — 1, Wagner; 2, Weins
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Thursday, monthly 50-plus tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time. … Saturday, $55 includes cart, range, sleeve of balls and buffet lunch; cash prizes, three places paid on two closest-to-pin contests, and door prizes, Golf Shop (559) 591-2254. … The Impossible Open, 10 a.m. shotgun start. $67 per player; $37 per emperor, includes cart, range balls, entry gift, lunch and drink ticket. Individual stroke play, tees assigned by handicap. Entries due Wednesday. Prizes awarded to gross and net winners, four flights.
Specials Winter rates. $50 weekdays, $55 Fridays, $65 on weekends, all including cart, and Friday and weekend rounds a sleeve of Titleist Pro Vs prior to twilight, through Feb. 28. … Rewards members save $10 weekdays and $15 weekends, www.golfridgecreek.com. … Martin Luther King Jr. holiday rates offered. … Winter Holiday rate of $65 per player, includes sleeve of Titleist Pro Vs.
Results: Jan. 8, SIR #159 tourney… Closest to the Pin: No. 3 — Bob Moore 7'2, John Volkman 12'1; No. 16 — Jim Morgan 5'9, Lou Shumake 6'0. Scramble: 1. Moyle, Avakian, Gomar, Wilson; 2. Whitehead, Dunklin, Lewis, Dickson. 2ManBB: 1. Rathburn, Evans; 2. Volkman, Morgan; 3. Moore, Smith; 4. Elliot, Nichol.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Cindy Vining (LPGA), Tim Huber (PGA); call (559) 448-9467. … Youth On Course members play nine-hole course for $2. … Demo the new Jetspeed and SLDR drivers, fairways and hybrids for free.
Specials: Purchase $100 on a range key and receive $125 in value.
Hole in One: Steve Whisenhunt aced the No. 5 hole on Jan. 8.
Upcoming: Demo Days, Ping March 8, Callaway March 16, TaylorMade April 12, Titleist April 26.
Ongoing: Check for specials and other offers at riverbendgolfclub.com or greatgreenfees.com. … Ed Luethke has Thursday and Saturday clinics. Call the pro shop (559) 432-3020. … LPGA pro Patti Liscio offers lessons at all levels. Call (559) 266-3015.
Upcoming: Sunday, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament, 12:30 p.m. start. Full details at www.cvjgolf.com. … Jan. 28, SIR #179 tourney, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Results: Jan. 14, Senior tourney, Closest to the Pin: No. 12 — Walt Blore; No. 14 — Bob Schuler. Scramble: 1. Juan Gonzales, Gene Hardy, Mark Allen, Andi Bristow 60; 2. Tom Peratt, Ken Bristow, Rick Neely, Vicki Barefield 64 (won tiebreaker); 3. Robert Schuler, Earl Threlfall, Paul Dooley, David Swain 64.
Ongoing: Get Golf Ready. $99 per student, five one-hour sessions. Fridays 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 or visit www.playriverside.com. Twilight rates, after 1 p.m., $18 per walker weekdays, $20 weekends. Super Twilight, after 3 p.m., $12.
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR #169 tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Monday senior special, 62 and older, $35 cart fee. … Call the pro shop at (800) 642-7448. Call and ask about information on our tournament and wedding packages for 2014.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Stevinson Ranch invites all senior golfers age 60 and over to play anytime Monday-Thursday for $35 per player including cart and green fees. … Twilight $25 after 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, $35 Fri-Sun. For more info, call (209) 668-8200 or go to www.stevinsonranch.com for programs, discounts. … Merchandise that survived our clubhouse fire is on sale at great markdowns. Sale runs as long as merchandise is left. … 2014 green-fee program — Winter rates effective through March 31; San Joaquin Valley rates, $37 Monday-Thursday; $47 Friday-Sunday; NCGA members take $10 off. Replay rate $25 every day. … Green fees special, visit www.greenskeeper.org and print Stevinson Ranch GC's coupon to play for $39 (cart included). Valid Monday-Thursday through January.
Upcoming: Feb. 24, The Impossible Open, $79 entry fee ($49 for members) includes green fees, cart, range balls, 2 drink tickets, prize fund and lunch. 10 a.m. shotgun start. Two person best-ball format. For details, call pro shop at (209) 668-8200 or email email@example.com.
Valley Oaks GC
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special: Bring-a-Buddy special today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase two 18-hole green fees at regular price and get a cart for free. Must mention you saw special in the Fore You column.
Upcoming: Feb. 22, Blue 100 Open Tournament, three-person scramble open to pros and amateurs with a current GHIN, $100 entry covers carts, green fees, range balls, scoring fees and $50 for prize pool. Pairing party at 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2, Tim Armi (559) 300-3076, Betty Oswald (559) 623-1689, Valley Oaks GC (559) 651-1441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tournament Booking Promo: Looking for a venue for your next tournament or corporate outing? Book anytime between now and Feb. 28 and receive $10 off the regular tournament price per player.
Ongoing: Youth on Course: $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket. Contact the pro shop at (559) 651-1441 to find out how to sign up your child for this program. … In-stock putters and wedges are 20% off through January. … Gift cards are available at the online store, www.playvalleyoaks.com/.
Woodlake Ranch GC
Results: Jan. 12, Sawtooth GC 2-man Scramble: Mark Bybee/Allan McBride 72, Kalub Diaz/Conrad Sanchez 73, Tony Lopez/Leroy Bennett 74, Richard Barkley/Jim Crawford 76, Greg Gallo/Larry Lakey 76, Jeff LaFleur/Albert Kimble 77, Kevin Edmonds/Chuck Mann 81. Closest to the Pin: No. 7 — Conrad Sanchez 20'3; No. 13 — Allan McBride 64'0.