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.
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 everyday after noon with cart. … Tournament and membership information via pro shop (559) 291-6254 or online at www.airways-golf.com.
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Upcoming: Sunday league starting Feb. 22, call pro shop to sign up. Feb. 21, Gals ’n Guys Open. March 1, 12th annual High Score Duffers Kids Day Tournament, proceeds benefit Valley Children’s Hospital. Four-person scramble, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Contact Diana Farmer at (559) 441-6358 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. March 21, NCGA Four-ball net championship qualifier.
Upcoming: Feb. 21, NCGA four-ball qualifier; March 3, men’s travel team will play at River Island Pro-Am; March 7, Belmont Cup first round; March 12, SIR branch No. 169 tourney, 9 a.m. start. … Call (559) 251-5076 for full details and to sign up.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: Winter hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. … Lesson special, three 1-hour sessions from Jim Perez with video for $150 (regular price $130 per session), (559) 275-0600 for details.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: Feb. 28 two-person, one better ball NCGA qualifier, at Valley Oaks GC, 9 a.m.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Nine-hole stroke-play tournament Feb. 22 at Lemoore GC, noon start. Ages 9-18 (if still in high school), parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Details, sign-ups at (559) 269-6369 or www.cvjrgolf.com.
Upcoming: Feb. 19, Women’s club weekly tournament, 9 a.m. start; Feb. 20, weekly skins game, noon; Feb. 24, SIR branch No. 175/179 shamble tourney, 9 a.m. start.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: Course is closed Tuesdays for maintenance. Open Wednesday through Monday. … Women’s Club has openings for regular play Wednesdays. For information on women’s club or corporate and fundraising events, call pro shop at (559) 325-8900.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
Upcoming: Feb. 23, EWGA 2015 Kick-Off Dinner at Pardini’s (2257 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno). Sign in and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. For full details and to RSVP contact Kathy McKenna at (559) 709-2032 or email@example.com
Upcoming: Monday special, $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
Ongoing: Green fee and cart weekday winter special through Feb. 28, after 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday $45 per player, after 12:30 p.m. $35, after 2:30 p.m. $25. Not valid for tournament play or on holidays.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Feb. 22, Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara, 18 holes. March 1, Timber Creek GC, Roseville. March 7-8, Robinson Ranch, Beaumont. Details and sign ups, Steve Neer, tour director Sacramento/CenCal, (559) 360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lemoore Golf Course
New Management: The course is under new management with emphasis on improved playing conditions. Come meet new Pro, Tom Ringer.
Ongoing: Accepting tournament date applications for 2015, Tom Ringer (559) 924-9658.
Upcoming: Feb. 22, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament, nine holes of stroke play, ages 9-18, tee times starting at noon. Entry covers green fees and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com or call or text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Hole in One: Jan Sanzberro aced the 149-yard No. 7 hole.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
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, (559) 675-3504.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Feb. 26, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball scramble, 9 a.m. shogtun start.
Ongoing: Reserve your dates for your corporate, club, or fund raising events. Call PGA Pro/Director of Golf Eric Costa at (559) 665-3411.
Ridge Creek GC
Ongoing: Special winter rates through Feb. 28, golf for $50 on weekdays, $55 Fridays and $65 weekends/holidays, covers green fee and cart per person.
Upcoming: Members-only events, rewards match play, $32 entry, limited to first 64 players by Feb. 17, (559) 591-2254 or www.golfridgecreek.com.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Patrick Horvath (PGA), Cindy Vining (LPGA) or Brandon Sherwood, (559) 448-9467. … Youth on Course members can play nine-hole course for $2.
Special: Purchase $100 in range credit and receive a 25% bonus.
Upcoming: March 21, TaylorMade demo day.
Upcoming: Feb. 21-22, NCGA two-man qualifier, $40 per team, (559) 275-5900 or email@example.com. … Fresno City Amateur Championship applications now available. May 16-17, ladies’ flights, men’s handicap, men’s senior championship and men’s masters flights. May 23-25, men’s championship. Applications available at most pro shops or online by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Ongoing: Book your corporate, club, or fund raising golf outing, or book a lesson. Call proshop or go online at www.playriverside.com for full details.
Hole in One: On Feb. 5, Joe Hushek aced the 157-yard No. 15 hole with an 8 iron.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Feb. 21-22, Sherwood Forest Men’s Club NCGA four-man, two best ball qualifying, 18 holes each day. Details and sign ups (559) 787-2611.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. … closed Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. … Book corporate, club or fund raising golf outing early to secure your preferred date.
Senior special: Seniors play all day Thursdays for cost of $40 per player, includes green fees and cart, pro shop at (559) 642-1343 to reserve your time.
Stevinson Ranch GC
New Green Fees Policy: Starting Feb. 13, Stevinson Ranch has changed its Friday green fees from weekend/holiday pricing to weekday rates.
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, (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. 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).
March through June: The Performance Center and Golf Academy is offering one-, two- and three-day golf schools for the upcoming tournament season led by PGA pro Dave Harmon. Group discounts available. Call pro shop for details.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on course members, $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, pro shop at (559) 654-1441. … Footgolf Fridays, purchase a round of footgolf any Friday in February and get a golf cart and ball rental free.
Upcoming: Feb. 17, SIR branch No. 169 tourney, 10 a.m. start.