Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Tournaments of local interest
Oct. 3-4, Sunnyside CC will be hosting the Nick Watney Invitational. Field will consist of players from: Fresno State, Long Beach State, BYU, Pacific, Nevada, Columbia, UC Irvine, CSU Bakersfield, UC Riverside, Sacramento State, LMU, St. Mary’s (defending champion), Cal Poly, CSU Northridge, and UCSB. 36 holes will be played on Oct. 3 with the final 18 to be played on Oct. 4.
Upcoming: Today, PPGA Tournament, 10 a.m; Tuesday, Fresno City College match, 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m. also, Junior Golf Camp, 5:15 p.m.; Friday, Alzheimer fundraiser tournament, 1 p.m.
Bluff Pointe GC
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Oct. 2, 9 Holes/Stroke Play, ages 9-18/parents may caddy, entry fee includes golf & range balls. Tee time, 1 p.m. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more info, please text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: Oct. 15, October Tournament at Poppy Hills course, entry fee $130 (covers green fees, cart and range balls), 10 a.m.. For more information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Copper River CC
Upcoming: Oct. 3, 5th annual Freewheel Project’s Charity Tournament, $150 entry fee. All proceeds benefit the Freewheel Project Youth Programs. Four-person scramble format, enter as a four-person team or individually. Registration, 9:30-11 a.m., tee time 11 a.m. For full details and to sign up, call 559-392-8058 or e-mail email@example.com.
Upcoming: Wednesday, Comprehensive Addiction Tournament, 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, SIR Branch No. 159 2-Man Best Ball Tournament, 9 a.m.; Friday, Gerald Rand Memorial Tournament, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, Callaway Demo Day, 8 a.m.-Noon.
Ongoing: Several special programs available each week. Check them out at www.dragonflygolfclub.com.
Eagle Springs G&CC
Upcoming: Sept. 23-29, $20 will be taken off green fee as compensation for Sept. 19-22 aerification. Mention this notice when making your reservation. For full details on any of the championships and tournaments, call the Pro-Shop at 559-325-8900.
Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. Call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.
Ongoing: Monday special, $6 all-day golf (except holidays, cart not included); Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, nine holes walking for $10, $15 with cart, 18 holes walking for $17, $27 with cart. Friday all-day golf for $10 (cart not included). On weekends and holidays, play nine holes for $11 ($5 extra with cart) or 18 holes for $18 ($28 with cart). Children under 10 play for $5 all day. Pull carts $1.
Fig Garden GC
Ongoing: Fourteen new membership programs and savings for juniors 18 and under. For more details on program offers and to sign up, call 559-439-2928 or check online at figgardengolf.com
Upcoming: Oct. 25, SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Results: Sept. 11, hole-in-one, Vicki Ciccarelli aced the 137 yard 8th hole; Sept. 16, Patrick Doucette aced the 137 yard 8th hole.
Upcoming: Oct. 12, SIR Branch No. 159’s Individual Stroke Play Tournament, 9 a.m.
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Oct. 20, SIR Branch No. 159’s Individual Stroke Play Tournament, 9 a.m.
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: Under new ownership, call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit www.pasoroblesgolfclub.com for details.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Oct. 4, SIR Branch No. 169 Tournament, 9 a.m.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Nov. 7, PWGA’s Tournament of Champions, time TBA.
River Park Golf Center
Ongoing: Facility opens at 8 a.m., last tee time 7:30 p.m., last bucket sells at 8 p.m., and course closes at 9 p.m. Thursday, course is closed for aerification. Enter to win a limited edition TaylorMade Spider putter (like Jason Day’s) or M1 driver for as little as a penny. Call pro shop at 559-448-9467 for details. Saturday, “TaylorMade Demo Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Specials: Ping Military Personnel Special, Ping Golf is offering rebates for new equipment purchases by military members through Feb. 1st, 2017 via their Thank You Troops program. Youth on Course members play the 9-hole course for just $2. Seniors and military play the 9-hole course for just $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends and holidays.
Upcoming: Oct. 14, annual club meeting; Oct. 15-16, Member/Guest Tournament, 2-Man Best-Ball format, time TBA.
Specials: September Weekday Special, after 11 a.m., $25 per player, covers green and cart fees. After 2 p.m., $20 per player, covers green and cart fees.
New course membership program: Club 99 program consists of a one-year membership, $35 per month, includes $14 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls up to an hour before twilight. Call 559-275-5900 or visit www.playriverside.com.
Results: Sept. 18, 2-Man Scramble at River Island GC, team gross/net scores, (Chuck Mann, Steve Lane 75/57; Chuck Mann, Tony Lopez 77/58; Jim Crawford, Mike Olmos 80/59; Allan McBride, Greg Moisi 70/60; Leroy Bennett, Albert Kimble 84/65).
Upcoming: Oct. 2, October Tournament, format and course is TBA. To register call Jim Crawford at 559-564-2363 by Tuesday.
Sherwood Forest GC
Results: Aug. 14, Club Championship (Championship flight, 1. Bob Althoff, 2. David Russell; First Flight, Jon Lewis, Lee King; Second Flight, 1. John Cook; 2. Phil Severson); Sept. 17, 4-Man Scramble Tournament (1. Frank Piccolo, Jon Lewis, Dave Kehler, Gary Kuykendall; 2. Ken Kimura, Dave Cooley, Kurt Montgomery, Chris Topjian).
Upcoming: Oct. 16, Impossible Open, 2-Man best ball format; Nov. 14, 4-Man red ball; Dec. 11, 2-Man razzle dazzle.
Upcoming: Oct. 3-4, Nick Watney Invitational, Fresno State Men’s golf team vs. numerous participants from universities throughout the state. 36 holes played on Oct. 3, remaining 18 on Oct. 4. Nov. 4, Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Classic, 6-person scramble format with each group having one Hall of Fame inductee. Field limited to 20 groups. $225 per player. For full details and to reserve your spot, contact the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame at www.fresnoahof.org/golf or call 559-448-0677.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket (contact the golf shop).
Upcoming: Oct. 6, SIR Branch No. 159 Scramble Tournament, 9 a.m.; Oct. 18, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m.
Specials: During the month of September all Adidas golf shirts special price: one shirt $29.95, two shirts $50, three shirts $60; Custom Club Fitting, during the month of September, we will be offering free custom fittings with one of their PGA Class A instructors. After the free fitting you will receive 20% off the regular price of any clubs you may decide to purchase during the month of September; Complementary green fees after 6 p.m. every evening during the month of September with the purchase of a golf cart (Limit two riders per cart and all members must be from your immediate family and living under the same roof); Purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 5:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. and pay only $34.50 during the week or $41.50 on the weekend. (Tee times must be booked online to receive the promotional rate). For other times and specials, please call the shop at 559-651-1441.