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 Todd Barsotti of Fresno and partner Jeff Wilson for finishing second in the Senior Division of the National Invitational at Whisper Rock CC in Scottsdale, Ariz. Trent Dilfer and partner Drew Olson placed second in the Mid-Am Division.
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June 1-2, 52nd Annual NCGA Senior Net Championship at Poppy Hills GC
June 1, CGA Amateur Qualifier at Merced G&CC
June 12, NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Championship Qualifier at Dragonfly GC
July 16, NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship Qualifier at Dragonfly GC
July 18-19, 18th Annual NCGA Parent/Child Championship at Poppy Ridge GC
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 every day after noon with cart. Monthly senior tournament every fourth Tuesday 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 13 (new date), Ray Forrester Open; July 18, Sizzling Summer Tournament; Aug. 15-16, Club Championship
Upcoming: 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.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Sunday, junior tournament at Fig Garden GC, 2 p.m., open to ages 9-18, parents may caddy. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com
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.
Upcoming: Thursday, AC Four-ball match, 8 a.m.; Greater Fresno Optimist Club tournament, 12:30 p.m.; Valley Children’s League Play, 5:30 p.m.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
Ongoing: Mondays, par-3 league at River Park Golf Center at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, nine-hole league at Fig Garden GC, 4:45 p.m. Details: www.golffustion.com/ewga-fresno
Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Tuesdays couples scotch, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, Ladies day 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; 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, Darkhorse GC in Auburn. June 6-7, Grawhawk GC in Scottsdale, Ariz. June 12, Yolo Fliers GC in Woodland. June 14, Rancho Solano GC in Fairfield. June 20, Dragonfly GC in Madera. June 22, Mira Vista CC in El Cerrito. June 27-28, Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara. 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: Tuesday, SIR branches No. 175/179 shambles tournament, 8 a.m.
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. ... June 13, TaylorMade Wedge Clinic and Demo Day. Call (559) 448-9467 to sign up.
Hole in One: On May 16, Brad Pascoe aced the No. 4 hole with a pitching wedge. On May 19, Vino Vinogradoff aced the No. 9 hole.
Upcoming: Tuesday, 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.
Upcoming: June 14 tournament at Valley Oaks GC. Contact Leroy Bennett at (559) 564-3367 for full details.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: June 14, Red, White and Blue (two-man best ball) tournament, 8 a.m. tee time. For details and to sign up, call (559) 787-2611.
Valley Oaks GC
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. Ladies’ clinic 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, $10 per student per session. Call (559) 651-1441 for details.