Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2015 tournament schedule
Feb. 2-15, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
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Feb. 14-15, Stockton City Four Ball Championship (The Preserve at Spanos Park)
Feb. 26, NCGA Senior Championship Qualifier (Riverside GC)
March 7-8, Monterey County Four Ball and Senior Four Ball (Pacific Grove GC)
March 13, 15, 21-22, Jim Lathum Salinas Match Play and Senior Match Play (Salinas Fairways)
March 14-15, 21-22, San Francisco City Men’s Championship (Presidio GC, Lincoln Park GC)
March 26, NCGA Public Links Championship Qualifying I (Riverside GC)
March 28-29, Tulare County Amateur Championship (Valley Oaks GC)
April 11-12, California Medal Play Championship (Stevinson Ranch GC)
April 20-21, NCGA Central Valley Zone Championship (Carmel Valley Ranch GC, Poppy Hills GC)
April 27-28, 50th Annual NCGA Public Links Championship (Spy Glass GC, Poppy Hills GC)
May 2-6, US Amateur Four Ball Championship (The Olympic Club)
May 8-10, 490th Annual NCGA Four Ball Championship (Spyglass Hill GC)
May 9-10, Manteca City Stroke Play Championship (Manteca Park GC)
May 14, NCGA Four Ball Net Championship Qualifier (Riverside GC)
May 16-17, Fresno City Amateur (Riverside GC)
May 18, US Open Local Qualifier (Sunnyside CC), US Women’s Open Qualifier (Serrano CC)
May 21, NCGA Master Division Championship Qualifier (Sunnyside CC)
May 23-25, 88th Fresno City Amateur Championship (Riverside GC)
May 28, NCGA Associates Clubs Four Ball Net Qualifier (Dragon Fly GC)
May 30-June 1, Outlaw Cup Better Ball and Senior Better Ball (Dragon Fly GC)
June 1-2, 52nd Annual NCGA Senior Net Championship (Poppy Hills GC)
June 1, CGA Amateur Qualifying (Merced G&CC)
June 12, NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Qualifier (Dragon Fly GC)
July 16, NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship Qualifier (Dragon Fly GC)
July 18-19, 18th Annual NCGA Parent/Child Championship (Poppy Ridge GC)
July 20, US Amateur Sectional Qualifier (Turlock CC)
July 20, NCGA Women’s Net Amateur Championship (Poppy Hills GC)
July 24-26, San Joaquin Valley Four Ball Match Play Championship (Riverside GC)
July 29, NCGA Senior Four Ball Net Championship Qualifier (Sunnyside CC)
Aug. 10-14, 112th Annual NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship (Spyglass Hill GC)
Sept. 14, US Men’s and Women’s Mid Am Championship Qualifiers (Castlewood CC)
Sept. 17, NCGA Net Amateur Championship Qualifier (Sunnyside CC)
Sept. 19-20, 12th Annual NCGA Valley and Senior Valley Amateur Championship (Dragon Fly GC)
Oct. 30-31, NCGA Mixed Team Championship (Poppy Hills GC)
Nov. 7-8, Tulare County Four Ball Championship (Valley Oaks GC)
Nov. 20, Cal Scratch League Northern California Championship (Poppy Ridge GC)
Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Four Ball Championship (Riverside GC)
On Tuesday, Feb. 10 the California Golf Writers & Broadcasters Association will honor retired Fresno State men’s golf coach Mike Watney with the Golden State Award at its annual awards banquet at Pebble Beach GC during the AT&T Pebble Beach Golf Tournament.
On Sunday, Jan. 18, the Central Valley Junior Golf Club will host its monthly tournament at Fig Garden GC. Open to golfers ages 9 to 18, parents may caddy. Tee times start at 1:15 p.m. For details/signups, call (559) 269-6369 or go online at www.cvjrgolf.com.
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 everyday after noon with cart … For tournament and membership information, call pro shop at (559) 291-6254 or go online at www.airways-golf.com.
Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies Day.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: Winter hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lesson special, three 1-hour lessons from Jim Perez with video for $150 (regular price $130 per session).
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: Jan. 24, four-person, two-best ball new member/guest tournament at Riverside GC.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: Course is closed Tuesday for maintenance. Open Wednesday through Monday. For corporate and fundraising events, call pro shop at (559) 325-8900.
Upcoming: Monday specials, $5 all-day golf; Ladies day 9 a.m. Wednesdays; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9; Saturday scrambles, 1 p.m.; Couples scotch every second Sunday of month, 3 p.m.; Women’s club tournaments every second Saturday, 9 a.m.; Men’s club tournaments every third Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Fig Garden GC
Winter special: Valid until Jan. 31, $45 per player after 10:30 a.m.; $35 after 12:30 p.m. and $25 after 2:30 p.m. includes green fee and cart. Not valid on tournament and holidays.
Upcoming: Sunday, the Central Valley Junior Golf Club will host its monthly tournament. Open to golfers ages 9 to 18, parents may caddy. Tee times start at 1:15 p.m. For details/signups, call (559) 269-6369 or go online at www.cvjrgolf.com.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Sunday, The Reserve at Spanos Park, Stockton; Jan. 29-31, Paiute GC in Las Vegas will host Golf Channel AM’s Duel in the Desert. For full details and to sign up, contact Steve Neer, Tour Director Sacramento/CenCal, at (559) 360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Upcoming: Free golf clinics offered throughout the winter at 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno. Free to all boys and girls ages 8-17. All equipment will be provided. For details and to sign up individually or as a group, call (559) 485-2724 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madera Muni GC
Ongoing: Revolution membership, play Madera and five of SGM’s other courses seven days a week for $99.95 a month. One-time initiation fee of $199.95. Restrictions apply. Details: (559) 675-3504.
Upcoming: Jan. 24, annual Madera Chamber of Commerce/Madera Food Bank Scrambles golf tournament. Proceeds benefit the Madera Food Bank. $100 entry per player covers donation, green fee, cart and more. 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call pro shop for to sign up.
Ridge Creek GC
Maintenance: The course will close at noon Tuesday (Jan. 13) for maintenance.
Ongoing: Special winter rates through Feb. 28, golf for $50 on weekdays, $55 on Fridays and $65 on weekends/holidays. Covers green fee and cart per person. Full rates on www.golfridgecreek.com.
MLK special: On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 19) golf for $50. No “Pink Monday” special offered for the holiday.
Upcoming: Jan. 22, monthly seniors tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start. $55 per player includes range balls, lunch and sleeve. ABCD blind draw, scramble format. Hosted every fourth Thursday of month. Sign-up deadline is Jan. 19. Call (559) 591-2254 or visit www.golfridgecreek.com for details. … Jan. 24, Impossible Open, 10 a.m. shotgun start. $67 per player, $37 per emperor, includes cart, range balls, entry gift, lunch and drink ticket, sign up by Jan. 21.
Hole in One: On Jan. 4, Bob Johnson of Dinuba aced the 167-yard No. 7 hole.
Seminar: Jan. 21, How to Host a Successful Golf Tournament, 5:30 p.m. $14.95 registration fee includes appetizers and tournament planning booklet. Space is limited. RSVP by Jan. 19 at www.golfridgecreek.com or call Rosa Areguin at (559) 591-7060.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Patrick Horvath (PGA), Cindy Vining (LPGA) or Brandon Sherwood. Call (559) 448-9467 for details. … Youth on course members play nine-hole course for $2.
Special: Purchase $100 in range credit and receive a 25% bonus.
Holes in One: On Dec. 1, 2014 Jan Peterson aced the No. 1 hole for the second time in two weeks. On Jan. 5, Jake Preo aced the No. 1 hole.
Upcoming: Saturday, Impossible Open, call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 for details. Jan. 24, Caltrans D-6 GC four-person, two best ball member/guest tournament.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Sunday, two-man NCGA qualifier. For more information on registration or men’s club, call (559) 787-2611.
Sierra Meadows CC
Latest: Sierra Meadows in Ahwahnee will remain open through October 2015. To play above the fog, call (559) 642-1343.
This week: Course will be closed today and Tuesday for course maintenance. Will open Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Senior special: Seniors play all day Thursdays for cost of $40 per player. Cost covers green fees and cart. Call pro-shop to reserve your time.
Upcoming: Jan. 31, Al West Winter Scramble, $75 per player includes dinner and prizes. Call the pro-shop full details and signups.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Performance Center and Golf Academy open with instruction from Kelly Wolfe and Dave Harmon. Call (209) 668-8200 for details. … Senior special for golfers 60 and older, $35 covers green fees and cart, valid Monday-Thursday; Player’s Club membership $199.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on course: $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket. … Tournament booking special, host your event anytime before Feb. 28 and receive $10 off regular price per player. For details, call pro shop at (559) 654-1441.