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 billfnn@yahoo. com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming regional amateur tournament schedule
NCGA Public Links Championship Local Qualifying Riverside GC, March 7
Fresno State Men's Golf Classic San Joaquin CC, March 10-11
Jim Lathum Salinas City Match Play/Senior MP, Salinas Fairways, March 15-16
Fresno State Women Lexus Golf Classic, Copper River GCC, March 17-18
Tulare County Amateur, Valley Oaks GC, March 22-23
49th NCGA Public Links Gross/Net Championships, Spyglass Hill GC and Bayonet GC, March 31-April 1
Upcoming junior tournaments
March 9, Fig Garden GC, 9 holes, stroke play, 1:30 p.m. tee times, ages 9 to 17. $35 entry fee, 32 spots available, register by March 5 at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more info, call or text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Ongoing: $31 green fee and cart after 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Upcoming: Sunday, 11th annual High Score Duffers Kids Day tournament benefiting Children's Hospital Central California; $70 per person includes range balls, cart, green fees, lunch, prizes, raffle and silent auction; 4-person scramble format with 9 a.m. shotgun start; (559) 441-6358 or email@example.com. … March 15, Spring Fling …March 16, 4-person scramble to honor longtime member Del Firpo who died just short of her 101st birthday, all welcome to play, 8 a.m. shotgun start, $60 entry fee covers cart, green fee, range balls and lunch. Call pro shop for details at (559) 291-6254.… March 29, NCGA Regional zone qualifier.…April 19, Spring Shamble
Ongoing: Regular memberships start at $293 per month. Young executive $175, junior club $115, single golfer at $258, social $65; Contact Todd Hansen at (559) 251-5078, ext. 21.
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR No. 169 tourney, 9 a.m. shotgun start;
Caltrans D-6 Golf Club
Ongoing: Caltrans D-6 GC is an NCGA club. Membership is open to all. Contact Kevin Kast at (559) 488-4309 or Kevin_Kast@dot.ca.gov.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: March 9 at Fig Garden GC, $35 entry, tee times at 1:30 p.m., ages 9 to 17; Register by March 5 at www.cvjrgolf.com. or call/text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Christian Golf Club of Central California
Upcoming: March 21, Monarch Dunes GC in Nipomo, 2-person BB 11 a.m. start, $61 entry fee includes cart and range balls; March 22, Blacklake GC in Nipomo, 2-person BB 8:30 a.m. start, $76 entry fee. Deadline for both is March 5. Contact Norm Wiens at (559) 289-0343.…April 12, Riverbend GC, $61 entry fee, 11 a.m. start, sign up by April 28.
Results: Feb. 15 tournament at Lemoore GC — Teams: 1. M.Gallagher, J.Gallagher, R.Rathbone, R.Henderson 116; 2. J.Araujo, J.Arteaga, B.Horg, B.Crain 118; 3. M. Baty, L. Garcia, P. Openshaw, K. Olszowy 120.
Copper River Country Club
Upcoming: March 24, Divine Mercy Catholic Church Benefit Tournament, 11 a.m. shotgun start; Call (559) 960-4008 or (559) 347-7219 for details.
Ongoing: Through February, membership initiation fees will be waived when full fee paid up front. Details: (559) 325-8900.
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR No. 159 tourney, 10 a.m. shotgun start.
Executive Women's Golf Assn.
Upcoming: Tuesday, "Mardi Gras Time" annual kick-off dinner at Pardini's (2257 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno). 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour and 6:30 p.m. dinner.… March 8, Kick-Off Tournament at Fig Garden GC, 2-person best ball format open to all women golfers of every ability. Tee times start at 10:45 a.m. For details call Jan (559) 288-7723 or Joann (559) 859-8514.
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. … 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: March 7, Fresno PAL Swing for Kids charity tournament. 4-person scramble, $90 per player covers green fees, cart, breakfast, lunch, prizes, long-drive contest and two raffle tickets; limited to first 120 players; 8 a.m. shotgun start; Karen Kroske at (559) 341-4764 or write to Fresno PAL Golf, 5132 N. Palm Ave. PMB No. 380, Fresno 93704. … March 8, EWGA Kick Off Tourney, details above.… March 8, EWGA Kick-Off Tournament, see above.…March 9, Central Valley Junior Golf tourney, see above.
Golf Channel Amateur Tour
Upcoming: Sunday, March 2 at Diablo Grande Legends GC, Patterson; March 10 at Ruby Hill CC, Pleasanton; March 16 at Castle Oaks GC, Ione; March 22 at Blackhorse GC, Seaside; March 30 at Merced CC, Merced. For full details or to sign up contact Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or SNeer@GCAMTour.com.
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.
Ongoing: Get Golf Ready Clinics. Call the pro shop at (559) 924-9658.
Ongoing: Equity memberships start at $250 per month. Nonequity at $210, and social memberships at $25/per year. Call pro shop for details at (559) 674-2682.
Results: President's Day 2-man Scramble, A — 1. Dan & Barbara Douglas 63; 2. Norman Light & John Freeman 66; Tom Shepard & Pete Nemeth 67. B — 1. Robert Stanfield & John Royal 65; 2. Jim Volkoff & Rob Metzler 67; 3. Dale Messer & Shirlee Messer 69.
Madera Muni GC
Ongoing: Revolution membership, unlimited golf for $79.95 per month; add seven sister courses for $19.95 per month; pro shop at (559) 675-3504. … 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, scoring; shotguns available.
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR No. 179 tourney, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Sunday, NCGA Four-ball qualifier, 11 a.m. tee times, $70; deadline Wednesday, Feb. 26; www.golfridgecreek.com/ncgafourball
Membership Special: Annual Emperor memberships for $2,700 and access unlimited green fees, carts and range balls through the year of your membership, $200 merchandise gift card, sleeve of Titleist Pro Vs and your NCGA Handicap. Seniors 62 and up are $2,400. Family memberships and payment options are also available.
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 Friday. … Rewards members save $10 weekdays and $15 weekends, www.golfridgecreek.com. … Winter holiday rate of $65 per player, includes sleeve of Titleist Pro Vs.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Cindy Vining (LPGA), Tim Huber (PGA); call (559) 448-9467. … Youth On Course members play 9-hole course for $2.
Upcoming: Demo Days — Ping March 8, Callaway March 16, TaylorMade April 12, Titleist April 26.
Specials: Purchase $100 on a range key and receive $125 in value.
Ongoing: Check for specials and other offers at riverbendgolfclub.com or greatgreenfees.com. … Ed Luethke will begin clinics in March. Call the pro shop at (559) 432-3020. … LPGA pro Patti Liscio offers lessons at all levels. Call (559) 266-3015.
Upcoming: March 22, will mark start of weekly skins games, 12:30 p.m. tee time.
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: March 8, Titleist Vokey Wedge Fitting Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call pro shop to sign up.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: March 16, 2-man BB and NCGA Senior 2-man BB qualifier.… April 13, 3 clubs and a putter, 2-man BB.
Results: Feb. 16, NCGA 4-man qualifier. Overall winners representing Sherwood Forest: Lee King, John Norris, Waine Aalto & Jim Pacini. Flight 1 results — 1. King, Norris, Aalto, Pacini; 2. Rick Lee, Javier Mercado, Frank Sani, Ron Boyajian; 3. Brent Severson, Rick Welker, David Russell, Jeff Shahbazian. Flight 2 — 1. Ken Kimura, Jeff Mathews, Rudy Guadiana, Dave Purdom; 2. Steve Gibson, Steve Gonzales, Jim Branton, Matt Nattenberg; 3. Al Madrigal, Ruben Cazares, Tom Martinez, Ray Yzaguirre; Closest to Hole, No. 13 — John Cook 9-0; No. 15 — David Russell 7 inches.
Sierra Meadows CC
Upcoming: April 5, Kynan Stanners Memorial tourney, 9 a.m. tee time, $100 entry fee.
Ongoing: Monday senior special, 62 and older, $35 cart fee. … Call the pro shop at (800) 642-7448 for tournament and wedding packages for 2014.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Seniors age 60 and over, Monday-Thursday, $35 including cart and green fees. … Twilight $25 after 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, $35 Friday-Sunday; (209) 668-8200 or www.stevinsonranch. com for programs, discounts. … 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 February.… Dave Harmon is offering free launch monitor driver diagnostic sessions in February; appointments at (209) 480-3245 or call the pro shop at (209) 668-8200.
Valley Oaks GC
Upcoming: March 22-23, Tulare County Amateur Championship, NCGA points event.
Ongoing: Youth on Course: $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket; pro shop at (559) 651-1441. … Gift cards available at www.playvalleyoaks.com/. … Pinnacle Golf Ball special this month, 15 ball packs for $14.97 plus tax. … Bring a buddy special, Tuesday through Friday before 2 p.m. and receive free cart with purchase of two regular green fees.… Purchase three lessons with a PGA pro for $99 (reg. price $150).
Woodlake Ranch GC
Upcoming: March 9, One-man modified scramble.… April 12-13, 4-man qualifier.