Fore You 6/23: Happenings around the Valley for the local golfer

The Fresno BeeJune 22, 2014 

Weekly list of results, upcoming events and news from golf courses throughout the Valley, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to or


Upcoming: Saturday, Ray Forrester Open, Member/Guest tournament July 19.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Junior golf camps, 10 a.m. to noon. Call pro shop for reservations. Saturday, Belmont Cup and BBQ. Sunday, Firecracker V tournament, 9 a.m.

Bluff Pointe GC (formerly Islewood Golf Center)

Ongoing: Green fees: $9 for nine holes and $15 for 18 holes. … Now hosting small tournaments, can accommodate up to 30 players, call (559) 275-0600 for details. … Ask the Pro Series, Saturday's time TBD, Q&A with local pros, minimum purchase of a medium bucket of balls.

Upcoming: Junior Golf 101, July 12-Aug. 9, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Golf 101 for adults, July 12-Aug. 9, 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, Coaches' clinics July 10 and July 12. Single session courses for golf coaches. Sign up at Clovis Adult School or call (559) 327-2876.

Caltrans D-6 Golf Club

Upcoming: July 19, Valley Oaks, Visalia will host Caltrans D-6 Golf Club's Member/guest 4-person, 2 best-ball (Red Ball) tournament.

Copper River Country Club

Upcoming: Today, Fresno City College Football Ram Huddle Club Golf Classic. $150 entry fee per player (covers lunch, green fees, cart, range balls, Ram football gift and more). Orange ball format, long drive, closest-to-the-pin contests. Mulligans for sale. Noon shotgun start. Wednesday, first round matches of the Bill Finn Senior Invitational Golf Tournament. There will be a 9 a.m. shotgun tee time. For details and to sign up, call (559) 433-8532 or email On June 30, ninth annual Angel Babies Golf Classic, noon shotgun start. To sign up, call (559) 320-0308 or go online at

Eagle Springs

Upcoming: Friday, the inaugural "Clear on the Green" for the Center for Leadership, Equality and Research, an event to support youth-mentoring programs in the Central Valley area. There will be a 4-person Scramble golf tournament with an 11 a.m. shotgun tee time; registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per player, individuals will be paired with a team. Entry covers green fee, cart. Dinner and silent auction, $30. For details/sign-ups, call (559) 970-2181 or (559) 431-5600 or online at

Ongoing: Summer tee times start at 7 a.m., twilight at 2 p.m.

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, 9 a.m., green fees plus $1.50; Thursdays, scramble, 8:30 a.m. green fees plus $2.25; Thursday night scramble, 5:30 p.m. start, green fees plus $10; Saturdays, scramble 1 p.m., green fees plus $11.

Fort Washington CC

Upcoming: Thursday, final matches of the first Bill Finn Senior Invitational Golf tournament. The clubs competing are Fort Washington CC, Copper River CC, Belmont CC and Visalia CC. There will be a shot gun tee time.

Golf Channel Amateur Tour

Upcoming: Sunday, SaddleCreek Resort, Copperopolis. Sunday, Del Monte GC, Monterey. July 6, Riverbend GC, Madera. For full details or to sign up, contact Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

Upcoming: July 12-13, 6th annual Lemoore City Amateur, $125 entry fee per player covers green fees, range balls, Sunday lunch and prizes. For details and signups call (559) 924-9658 or email

Len Ross Jr. Golf Learning Center

Upcoming: Located at 1604 S. Teilman Ave. in Fresno. Free six-week golf clinics throughout the summer. All equipment provided. Open to boys and girls ages 8-17. For details call (559) 485-2724 or email or

Madera G&CC

Ongoing: Equity memberships start at $267 per month. Nonequity at $210 and social memberships at $25/per year. Lessons available with head golf pro Clayton Bennett. Call pro shop for details at (559) 674-2682.

Madera Muni GC

Ongoing: 1st Tee program; Every Tuesday at 5p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. Call pro-shop at (559) 675-3504 for full details and to sign up.

Ridge Creek GC

Ongoing: Happy Hour, 5 p.m. or later Tuesdays-Wednesdays in June, play for $30 with cart and free drink ticket.

Specials: Monday-Friday, Rewards members pay super twilight rate all day — weekdays $28, weekends $33. Daily golfers play twilight through 5 p.m. $42 weekdays, $45 weekends.

Riverbend GC

Upcoming: Fridays, Riverbend GC hosts its weekly skins game. 12:30 p.m. tee time. Call pro shop for full details and to sign up (559) 432-3020.

River Island

Upcoming: July 26-27, First Alternate Shot Championship. The format will be a 2-person team selective drive, alternate shot; July 15 index will be converted to River Island CC handicap, team handicap will be 50%. There will be three flights 1) members only, 2) member guest, 3) non-members (open to public flight). $80 entry fee. Register at the pro shop or call (559) 784-9425 or by email at ricc@springville for full details or to register.

River Park GC

Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Cindy Vining (LPGA), Tim Huber (PGA) or Brandon Sherwood; call (559) 448-9467. … Youth On Course members play nine-hole course for $2. … Green grass members available, play all day Monday-Thursday free with membership.

Upcoming: Register for spring leagues and summer Nike camps and summer golf leagues at Summer hours, last tee time at 8:30 p.m., last bucket at 9 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., open weekends at 7 a.m.

Riverside GC

Ongoing: Get Golf Ready. $99 per student, five one-hour sessions. Fridays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 or visit … Twilight rates, after 2 p.m., $18 per walker weekdays, $20 weekends. Super Twilight, after 4 p.m., $12.

Upcoming: Three-day junior summer camps open to golfers ages 7 to 17. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day. Camps scheduled for today through Wednesday, June 30-July 2 or July 7-9. $100 entry covers golf, range balls, instruction, lunch and prizes. Sign up at pro shop. July 25-27 San Joaquin Valley team match play championship. NCGA points event, 2-man better-ball, 18-holes. Call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 or go online at

Sherwood Forest GC

Ongoing: Thursday night scrambles, 5 p.m., open to all.

Sierra Meadows CC

Ongoing: Monday senior special, 62 and older, $35 fee includes cart. … Call the pro shop at (800) 642-7448 for tournament and wedding packages for 2014.

Upcoming: Details call (559) 642-1343. Free green fees June 30, $20 cart fee for riders.

Stevinson Ranch GC

Upcoming: Ladies Night on the Course, limited to first 10 signups per Friday. Multiple clinics available. On Tuesday twosomes, eight-week league, 5 p.m. every Tuesday, call pro shop for details. Men's twilight match play, eight-week league has begun. July 4, Red, White and Blue Open. Players putt into 15-inch holes, $69 entry fee per player covers greens, cart, lunch and prizes. 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call (209) 668-8200 for details. Oct. 19-23, Web.Com Tour (formerly Nationwide Tour) qualifying tournament.

Tulare GC

Upcoming: TGC Women's Club will hold their Eclectic Tournament during the months of July and August.

Ongoing: Monday Nine & Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount — ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday Buffet Dinner at the Pitching Wedge Restaurant, $15 includes dessert, tax and tip.

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: June family golf nights, free green fees after 6 p.m. every day of the month with the purchase of a cart. Limit two players free per cart. Kids play free every Tuesday and Thursday after 10 a.m.

June golf classes: Five lessons for $100, juniors $60 for four lessons. Adult classes on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays noon-1 p.m.; junior classes Saturdays noon to 1 p.m. … Ladies clinic Thursdays 6-7 p.m. ($10 per student)

Ongoing: Youth on Course: $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket; pro shop at (559) 651-1441. Family golf nights — free green fees after 6 p.m. every day this month with purchase of cart. (Limit two players per cart).

Woodlake Ranch GC

Upcoming: July 13, Red, White and Blue Tournament; Aug. 3, SGC Match Play (Kick-Off).

Results: Pink Ball Tournament, Tim Diaz (18), Timothy Diaz (14), Bob Webber (17), Jeff LaFleur (12), Richard Barkley (18), Team Gross/Net Score 155/139.


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