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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Upcoming: Sunday league starting Feb. 22, call pro shop to sign up.
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). Call (559) 275-0600 for details.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: Feb. 28 at Valley Oaks GC, two-person, one better ball NCGA qualifier, 9 a.m.; March 14 at Tulare GC, four-person, two best balls NCGA qualifier, 10 a.m.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Feb. 8 at Madera GC, nine holes, stroke play junior tournament, 1 p.m. start. Open to ages 9-18 (if still in high school), parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. For full details and to sign up call 559-269-6369 or online at www.cvjrgolf.com. … Feb. 22 at Lemoore GC, nine holes, stroke play, noon start.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: Course is closed Tuesdays 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.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Jan. 29-31, Paiute GC in Las Vegas will host Golf Channel AM’s Duel in the Desert. Feb. 8, Cinnabar Hills GC in San Jose, 18 holes. Feb. 22, Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara, 18 holes. For full details and to sign up, contact Steve Neer, Tour Director Sacramento/CenCal, at (559) 360-2720 or email@example.com.
Lemoore Golf Course
Ongoing: Accepting tournament date applications for 2015. Call before Feb. 1st and range balls will be included in tournament price for no additional cost. Call Tom Ringer for more details at (559) 924-9658.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Upcoming: Feb. 8, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament, open to ages 9-18, parents may caddy. The tee times will start at 1 p.m. Entry fee will cover green fees and range balls. register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more details call (559) 269-6369.
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: Saturday, 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
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.
Upcoming: Feb. 14, Valentine’s Nine, Dine and Wine. $140 per couple includes nine holes for 2 with cart, entry gift, prizes and wine with dinner. Register by Feb. 11. Members-only rewards match play, $32 entry fee, limited to first 64 players. Sign up by Feb. 17. Call (559) 591-2254 or visit www.golfridgecreek.com for details.
Results: Jan. 22 senior tourney, Teams-1st: Dennis Lewis, Dave Forstedt, Ken Collins, Mike Tanner. 2nd: Dan Maston, Bob Wise, Larry Emmerson, Doug Papagni. 3rd: Jeff Carter, Clayton Porter, Jeff Newton, Adam Rodriguez. Closest to the Hole: No. 3- Dennis Lewis, Dave Forstedt, Leonard Lovato. No. 16- Dave Forstedt, Tom Reed, Leonard Lovato.
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.
Upcoming: Feb. 21-22, NCGA two-man qualifier, $40 entry fee per team. For full details and to sign up call (559) 275-5900 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results: Jan. 17, Impossible Open, 1. Lawrence Baker 74. T2. Michael McElfish, Steve Celaya, Troy Takagi, Victor Torres 76. 6. Jerry Schoenherr 78. T7. Carl Chance, Jim Barboza, Thomas Casanova 80. 10. Theo Wyatt 83.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Jan. 21-22, NCGA four-man qualifying, two best balls of four, 18 holes each day, call (559) 787-2611 for details.
Results: Jan. 18, NCGA two-man qualifying, Overall winners: Rick Lee and Frank Sani, Louis Loredo and Manuel Rodriguez. Flight 1: Waine Aalto and Lee King 62; Flight 2: Rick Lee and Frank Sani 55; Flight 3, Manuel Rodriguez, Louis Loredo 56. Closest to the hole: No. 4- Rudy Guadiana 12-7; No. 13-Gary Kuykendall 3-4.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance.
Senior special: Seniors play all day Thursdays for cost of $40 per player. Cost covers green fees and cart. Call pro-shop at (559) 642-1343 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: Every Thursday is Ladies Day, half-price green fees, cart and range balls. 10% discount on golf shop merchandise and complimentary draft beer or glass of wine. Free swing clinic at 2 p.m. … Performance Center and Golf Academy open with instruction from Kelly Wolfe and Dave Harmon. Call (209) 668-8200 for details. … Get Golf Ready clinics for $99 … Senior special for golfers 60 and older, $35 covers green fees and cart, valid Monday-Thursday; Player’s Club membership $199.
Upcoming: Feb. 1, Super Bowl Sunday, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time special for $49 per player. Cost covers green fees, cart and a bloody Mary for each player. Call to save your spot. … Feb. 21, Impossible Open, $69 entry fee includes cart, lunch, two drink tickets and range balls. Two-man best ball format, gross and net winners (must have NCGA handicap for net).
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. Footgolf Fridays, purchase a round of footgolf any Friday in January and we will throw in a golf cart and ball rental free. Merchandise special, buy an in-stock putter or wedge in January and receive 20% discount.