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.
Today-Tuesday, 50th annual NCGA Public Links Net and Gross Championship at Spyglass Hills GC and Poppy Hills GC.
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Friday, 16th Rotary Club of Auberry Intermountain Tournament, at Eagle Springs G&CC. Proceeds benefit community grants program for Sierra High sober grad. Noon shotgun start. For details/sign-ups go to www.auberryrotary.org or call Ken Doty at (559) 855-3203.
May 2-6, U.S. Amateur Four ball championship at Olympic Club in San Francisco
May 16-17, 88th Fresno City Amateur (men’s handicap, masters and senior flights; Ladies’ handicap and championship) at Riverside GC
May 18, U.S. Open Local qualifier at Sunnyside CC
May 18, U.S. Women’s Open Sectional at Serrano CC
May 21, NCGA Master division championship qualifier at Sunnyside CC
May 23-25, 88th Fresno City Amateur Championship at Riverside GC
May 28, NCGA four ball net qualifier at Dragonfly GC
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 every day after noon with cart. Monthly senior tournament every fourth Thursday of the month, blind draw format, five-person teams, 8 a.m. shotgun start… Tournaments, membership information and tee time reservations can be made via pro shop (559) 291-6254 or online at www.airways-golf.com.
Upcoming: May 17, President’s Cup. June 20, Ray Forrester Open. July 18, Sizzling Summer Tournament
Results: April 18 tournament, Flight winners: Pete Arguijo 63, Bob Freitas 62. April 18-19, NCGA South Valley Zone qualifier: Net winners: Frank Carr, Dalton Hartman, Tony Higuera & Mark Duerksen 231. 2nd, Alonso Barba, Jorge Barba, Chad Radford & Duke Weaver 234. Full results at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/
Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies Day Open, 9 a.m.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: May 2, two-person best-ball and Senior NCGA two-person best-ball qualifier, 9 a.m. at Sierra Meadows GC.
Results: April 11 at Madera Muni GC, winners: Mark Elower 64, Joanne Russell 67, Ben Velo 68, Alan McCuen 68. Closest to the Pin: No. 6- Jim Shirley, No. 15- Mark Elower.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: May 9, Valley Oaks GC will host CGCCC"s 18 hole golf tournament, $76.00 entry fee will cover green fee, cart, and range balls. there will be a 9:00 AM shotgun tee time.
Upcoming: Saturday, Hero’s Golf Classic 1 p.m.; Sunday, Fresno Betsuin Tournament, 12:30 p.m.; May 4, Landmark Irrigation event 10 a.m.; May 6, Senior’s event, 8 a.m.; May 7, Valley Children’s Twilight league, 5 p.m.; May 8, Clovis Hills Youth golf, 1 p.m.; May 9, 4th annual Orcha Golf Classic.
Ongoing: Thursdays, women’s club weekly tournament at 8 a.m.
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.
Upcoming: Friday, 16th Rotary Club of Auberry Intermountain Tournament, noon start.. Sign up at www.auberryrotary.org or call Ken Doty (559) 855-3203. May 4, 3rd annual Women’s Club Invitational.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
Upcoming: Saturday, Playday at Sherwood Forest GC, 10 a.m.; May 13, Roger Dunn Meeting, 5:30 p.m.; May 21, Lessons from River Park GC Pro Cindy Vining, 6 p.m.; May 23, Pro Sharon Kerr at 9 a.m. Details: www.golffustion.com/ewga-fresno
Ongoing: Mondays, par-3 league at River Park Golf Center at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Nine-hole league at Riverside GC, 4:45 p.m.;
Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Tuesdays couples scotch, 5:30 p.m. Ladies day 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9; Saturday scrambles, 1 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
Upcoming: May 5, start of Tuesdays nine-hole league, 4:45 p.m. every Tuesday in May
Ongoing: $149.99 Mini-Membership Card, savings of 35-40% on green fees with no time limitations. For full details and to sign up call the pro shop at (559) 439-2928.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: May 8, Poppy Ridge GC in Livermore. May 15, Del Monte GC in Monterey. May 16-17, Bayonet/Blackhorse GCs in Seaside. May 24, Cinnabar GC in San Jose. May 31, Darkhorse GC in Auburn. Details and sign ups, Steve Neer, tour director Sacramento/CenCal, (559) 360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: Ladies play for $7 every Wednesday after 5 p.m. and pay half-price green fees on Saturday. … Junior Linkster golf clinics every Saturday at 10 a.m. Ages five and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR branch No. 175/179 two-man best ball, 9 a.m.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Ongoing: Introductory memberships as low as $215 per month, non-equity membership $280, social memberships also available. For details call the pro shop at (559) 674-2682.
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Thursday, Madera Muni GC will host SIR Branch #159's Novelty tournament. there will be a 9:00 AM shotgun tee time.
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: May 7, SIR Branch No. 159 tournament. 9 a.m.
Ongoing: Reserve your dates for your corporate, club, or fundraising events. Call PGA Pro/Director of Golf Eric Costa at (559) 665-3411.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: May 25, Memorial Day, normal daily fee rates apply. $55 covers green fees and carts. No Pink Monday discounts offered on holidays. Tee times available online starting May 11.
River Park Golf Center
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. Purchase $100 in range credit and receive a 25% bonus.
Upcoming: Nike Golf Camp dates, June 15-18, June 29-July 2, July 13-16, July 27-30 and Aug. 3-6.
Holes in One: On April 12, Erika Mills aced the 95-yard No. 9 hole using a 9-iron. On April 17, Candace Caudle aced the 72-yard No. 1 hole.
Upcoming: June 16, local qualifying for the 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, open to boys and girls ages 7 to 15, separate divisions in four age categories (7-9 years, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15). For full details/registration, go to www.drivechipandputt.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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: April weekday green fee special, golf Monday-Friday after noon for $25 per player, covers cart and green fee. $20 per player after 3 p.m. and $15 after 5 p.m. Not valid with any other offer. Call pro shop or go online at www.playriverside.com for full details.
Results: April 12 at Ridge Creek GC, four-man best ball, winners: Leroy Bennett, Chuck Mann, Allan McBride, Steve Halsey, 123. 2nd. Jeff LaFleur, Jon Dias, Albert Kimble, Kevin Edmonds, 130. 3rd. Corney Carrasco, Larry Lakey, Tim Diaz, Conrad Sanchez 131. Closest to the Hole: No. 7- Allan McBride, No. 13- Kevin Edmonds. Individual medal play results: 1. Jim Crawford 63, 2. Steve Lane 70. 3. Kevin Edmonds 71.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: May 17th, Sherwood Forest Member/Guest tournament.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Course is open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book corporate, club or fund raising golf outing early to secure your preferred date. R/V park is now open.
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.
Upcoming: May 2, Caltrans D-6 GC two-person best ball and two-person senior NCGA Qualifier, 9 a.m. May 6, SIR branch No. 169, 9 a.m.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Mondays, weekly skins game at 1 p.m., $25 entry fee and $25 green and cart fees. 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, $37 covers green fees and cart, valid Monday-Friday; Player’s Club membership $199. 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. Summer memberships available for $699, unlimited golf, cart and range balls for June-August.
Spring rates policy: New through 2016, resort rate $50 Mon-Fri & $60 Sat-Sun/Holidays. Players Club $35 Mon-Fri, $45 Sat-Sun/Holidays. Replay rate $18 every day. Senior rate $37 Mon-Fri includes cart. Twilight $37 Mon-Fri after 3 p.m., $47 Sat-Sun. Nine holes, $21 Mon-Fri, add $10 for cart, and $32 Sat-Sun.
Valley Oaks GC
Upcoming: May 9, Christian Golf Club of Central California tournament. 9 a.m. For full information and to sign up contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Ongoing: Youth on course members, $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket.
April specials: Purchase an 8-large basket discount card for $70; Purchase 18 holes with a cart anytime Monday-Friday and pay only $25 per player, $33 per player on weekends (tee times must be booked online at www.playvalleyoaks.com to receive promotion). Footgolf Fridays, purchase one round and recieve cart and ball rental for free. Get Golf Ready clinics, adult classes $100 per student, $60 per junior. Classes Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays in April, noon to 1 p.m., juniors Saturdays 11 a.m. to noon. Ladies clinic, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, $10 per student. Call (559) 651-1441 for details.