Happenings around the Valley for the local golfer
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming: Member/Guest tournament July 19.
Results: June 19, SIR No. 159, scrambles — 1. Fair, Nakayama, Williamson, Carrera. 2. Moyle, Jones, Leavitt, Topjian. Closest to the Pin: No. 7 Rick Pezzi 9'10, Larry Psaltis 12'1.5. No. 15 Jame Noriega 1'3, Andy Evanko 7'0.
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: Junior golf camps, 10 a.m.-noon. Call pro shop for reservations.
Bluff Pointe GC (formerly Islewood Golf Center)
Ongoing: Green fees: $9 for nine holes and $15 for 18 holes. Range summer specials every day from 1-4 p.m., $3 small range buckets, $5 medium, $10 large … 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.
Results: June 21 at Ridge Greek GC, 1. Jim Espinosa 57, 2. Jon Russell 64, 3. Bill Horg 65, 4. Jim Pacini 68. Closest to the Pin: No. 7 Geo Leyva, No. 16 Jim Espinosa. NCGA qualifiers: Jim Espinosa & Jon Russell.
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.
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: Today and Tuesday, JGANC, 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Golf Channel Amateur Tour
Upcoming: Sunday, Riverbend GC, Madera. July 13, Catta Verde CC, Lincoln. July 20, Apple Mountain Resort GC in Camino. July 27, Hunter Ranch GC in Paso Robles. For full details or to sign up, contact Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or SNeer@GCAMTour.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Call pro shop at (559) 675-3504 for full details and to sign up. Senior weekday specials and weekends after noon, $27 green fees and cart per player.
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.
Ongoing: Golf lessons from PGA pros Mike Schy and Ed Luethke and LPGA pro Patti Liscio are available for adults and juniors. Call pro shop at (559) 432-3020 for details. For specials, go to riverbendgolfclub.com.
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 wireless.com 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 www.riverparkgolf.com. 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.
Ongoing: Fridays, weekly skins game, 12:30 p.m. tee time; Check for specials and other offers at www.riverbendgolfclub.com or www.greatgreenfees.com. … Golf Ready Clinics from Ed Luethke and Patti Liscio. Call the pro shop at (559) 432-3020. Call Liscio at (559) 266-3015.
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 www.playriverside.com. … 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.- 1 p.m. every day. Camps scheduled for today through Wednesday 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-person better-ball, 18-holes. Call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 or go online at http://vtmps.synthasite.com/.
Sherwood Forest GC
Ongoing: Thursday night scrambles, 5 p.m., open to all.
Upcoming: July 13, Beat the Club Champ, an NCGA individual qualifier. Call (559) 787-2611 to sign up.
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 today, $20 cart fee for riders. July 9, SIR No. 159 tourney, 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Upcoming: Ladies Night on the Course, limited to first 10 signups per Friday. Multiple clinics available. Friday, 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. July 20, British Open Challenge best ball tournament. Oct. 19-23, Web.Com Tour (formerly Nationwide Tour) qualifying tournament.
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.… Twilight special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. July is family golf month. Kids 12 and under play free, ages 13-17 play for $5 after 11 a.m. in July when accompanied by a paid adult.
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.
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).