Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Staff change: K.C. Wallace will be moving over to head pro. Rick Fansler will be moving up to Empire Ranch Golf Club in Folsom.
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Upcoming: Feb. 10, SIR branch No. 159 scramble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Winter program: “Ask the Pro” Jim Perez every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Free lesson with purchase of a bucket of range balls. If you have any questions or need directions call 559-275-0600.
Christian Golf Club of Central California
Upcoming: Saturday, first tournament of 2016 at Ridge Creek GC, 10 a.m.. For information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies club weekly tournament, 9 a.m.
Online: Go to www.dragonflygolfclub.com for weekday and weekend specials throughout January.
Eagle Springs G&CC
Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. For full info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.
Ongoing: Monday special, $6 all-day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day 8:30 a.m; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Saturday scrambles, 1 p.m. Friday all-day golf for $10 (does not include cart). On weekends and holidays, play nine holes for $11 ($5 extra with cart) or 18 holes for $18 ($28 with cart). Children under 10 play for $5 all day.
Fig Garden GC
Ongoing: Daily specials for golfers, $44 for non-members after 10 a.m. and $30 after 1 p.m. Includes cart. Members pay $34 after 10 a.m. and $25 after 1 p.m. $149.99 mini-member discount card for 2016. For more information 559-439-2928 or go online at www.figgardengolf.com.
Ongoing: 2016 Players Club memberships now available. Members receive NCGA handicap, one dozen Titleist Pro V1s, access to NCGA qualifiers and guaranteed weekday/weekend green-fees rate of $20. Membership costs $110.
Specials: Ladies play for half-price every Saturday.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Jan. 31, Cinnabar GC in San Jose. Feb. 4-6, Paiute GC in Las Vegas. Feb. 15, Silverado CC North Course in Napa. Feb. 21, Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: This formerly private golf course has new local ownership and is open for public play at reasonable daily fees. Call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit pasoroblesgolfclub.com for full details and to book a tee time.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Jan. 28, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball shamble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR branch No. 159 scramble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Saturday, Jan. 23, Christian Golf Club of Central California January tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start.
River Park Golf Center
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine holes for $7 on weekdays, $10 weekends/holidays. Pro instructors Cindy Vining, Patrick Horvath, Gary Green and Brandon Sherwood. Call 559-448-9467 or visit www.riverparkgolf.com for their profiles and rates. Demo new Callaway Great Big Bertha or Taylormade M1 metal woods for free.
Winter closing hours: 6:30 p.m. last tee time, 7 p.m. last range balls sold, 8 p.m. facility closed.
Specials: Limited number of Green Grass Club Memberships still available at $500 per year which includes $200 range credit, free golf Monday-Thursday all day, free fitting, and access to the members-only all grass practice area. Star Wars head covers are available in pro shop.
New Group Lesson Program: Try our Group, Club, or Company Free Instruction Clinic Program. Call the Pro-shop at 559-448-9467 for full details and to sign your group up.
Upcoming: Feb. 20-21, club NCGA two-qualifier. May 21-22, 89th Fresno City Amateur, men’s senior, masters, and handicap flights and the ladies championship and handicap flight. May 28-30, Fresno City Amateur Championship flights. Applications available at pro shops and online at email@example.com.
New Course Membership Program: Club 99, This Riverside Exclusive program consists of a one-year membership, cost $35 per month, includes $14 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls up to an hour before twilight. Call pro-shop at 559-275-5900 or check online at http://www.playriverside.com/
Ongoing: This is a good time to book your corporate, club, or fundraising golf outing, or to book a lesson. Call or check online for full details and to sign up. 559-275-5900 and http://www.playriverside.com/
Ongoing: Monday’s Nine & Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount – ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday buffet for $15. Ladies Day every Thursday at 9 a.m. Twilight special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300 or go to tularegolfcourse.com/green-fees.html for details.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Book an event before Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.
January special: Book a tee time for 18 holes with cart anytime before 10 a.m. for $28.50 per person on weekdays and $36.50 on weekends and holidays. Tee times must be booked online at www.playvalleyoaks.com to receive this rate.
Footgolf Fridays: Buy one round of footgolf any Friday in January and receive cart and ball rental for free.