Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
A look at happenings around the Valley for local golfers. With weekly lists of results, upcoming events and news from courses throughout the Valley, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“Congratulations to Steve Menchinella, the director of golf at Sunnyside CC on being chosen by The Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame for their 2015 Class. You are well deserving of the honor and I’m proud to have been around you over the years. You are truly the Godfather of golf in this area.” — Bill Finn
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Today, USGA Men’s Open Local Qualifying, Sunnyside CC
Today, USGA Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying, Serrano CC
Thursday, NCGA Master Division Championship Qualifier, Sunnyside CC
Saturday-Monday, 88th Fresno City Men’s Amateur Championship, Riverside GC
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 every day after noon with cart. Monthly senior tournament every fourth Thursday of the month (May 26), 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: June 20, Ray Forrester Open
Upcoming: Today, Moose Lodge Tournament, 9 a.m.; Tuesday, Belmont Ladies Club Championship final round; Thursday, United Local Central Union tournament, 10 a.m.; May 28, C.L.E.A.R. Tournament, 9 a.m.; May 28, Elvis impersonator and dinner, 6:30 p.m.; May 30, Buchanan High Football fundraiser tournament, 1 p.m.; June 5, Freedom Elementary benefit tournament, visit www.gofreedomgolf.com for details.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: June 13, Individual net NCGA qualifier at Pheasant Run GC, 9 a.m.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: June 13, Madera Muni GC will host CGCCC’s 18-hole tournament, $53 entry fee covers green fee, cart and range balls. 8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign up by June 3.
Ongoing: Thursdays, women’s club weekly tournament, 8 a.m., Twilight League, 5 p.m., Valley Children’s League Play, 5:30 p.m.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
Upcoming: Thursday, Lessons from River Park GC Pro Cindy Vining, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 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
Ongoing: EWGA nine-hole league, 4:45 p.m. every Tuesday in May.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Sunday, 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 Saturdays at 10 a.m. Ages 5 and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.
Upcoming: June 12, Lemoore American Legion Tournament, four-person scramble, noon tee time, $75 entry fee per player. For details, call Tom Hernandez at (559) 381-2453.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: May 26, SIR branches No. 175/179 shambles tournament, 8 a.m.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR branch No. 169 tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start. 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.
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.
Hole in One: On April 28, Ed Azcueta aced the No. 9 Hole
Upcoming: May 23-25, 88th Fresno City Amateur Men’s Championship Flight. Galleries welcome. Full details at fresnocityam.synthasite.com. May 28, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball, 8 a.m.; June 16, local qualifying for the 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, open to boys and girls ages 7-15, 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.
Ongoing: May weekday green fee special, golf Monday-Friday after noon for $28 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.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: June 14, Red, White and Blue (two-man best ball) tournament, 8:00 AM tee time. For details and to sign up, call (559) 787-2611
Sierra Meadows CC
Senior special: Seniors play all day Thursdays for cost of $40 per player, includes green fees and cart; call pro shop at (559) 642-1343 to reserve your time.
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; 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
Upcoming: May 21, SIR branch No. 159 scramble, 8 a.m.
Ongoing: Youth on course members, $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket.
May specials: Purchase an 8-large basket discount card for $70; Purchase 18 holes with a cart anytime Monday-Friday and pay only $28 per player, $36 per player on weekends (tee times must be booked online at www.playvalleyoaks.com to receive promotion). Footgolf Fridays, purchase one round and receive cart and ball rental for free. Get Golf Ready clinics, adult classes $100 per student, $60 per junior. Call (559) 651-1441 for details.