Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
May 10, Riverside GC, local qualifying round for NCGA Stroke Play Championship, contact NCGHA for more details.
May 21-22, Riverside GC will host the Ladies Championship and Handicap Flights and the Men’s Senior, Masters, and handicap flights of the 89th Fresno City Amateur Tournament. For full information and to sign up email email@example.com.
May 28-30, Riverside GC, 89th Fresno City Amateur Championship; 18 holes May 28th and May 29th to qualify for final round May 30th. For more information and to sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 25-26, Fresno City Amateur Tournament at Fig Garden GC (Men’s championship, Handicap, and Men’s Senior championship flights as well as Ladies’ championship filghts).
Upcoming: May 21, President’s Cup; June 18, Sizzling Summer Special Tournament.
Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.
Upcoming: Thursday, East Seals Tournament, 8 a.m.; Friday, Al Geller Tournament, 1 p.m.; Saturday, Cal Trans Tournament, 1 p.m.; May 8, Mother’s Day Brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 13, Builder’s Exchange Tournament, 7 a.m.
Ongoing: 4-month trial membership, join between April 2016 through July 2016 (Membership runs for four months from sign up date), $200 initiation fee, $341 per month. Call 559-251-5078 for full details.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Christian Golf Club of Central California
Upcoming: May 14, May Tournament at Riverside GC, 9 a.m. For more information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR Branch Tournament, 8 a.m.; Thursday, Ladies’ Club Tournament, 8 a.m.; Friday, Auberry Rotary Tournament, 1 p.m.
Ongoing: Every Thursday at 9 a.m., Ladies Club weekly tournament; Other special programs available at www.dragonflygolfclub.com
Eagle Springs G&CC
Upcoming: Today, 2nd Annual Women’s Invitational Tournament, 9 a.m. For more information and to sign up contact Carolyn Reynaud at 559-708-5041 or the pro-shop at 559-325-8900.
Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. For info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.
Upcoming: Ladies Day, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; Thursday scrambles (men/women), 8:30 a.m. green fees plus $2.25; Saturday men/women scrambles, 1 p.m., green fees plus $11.
Ongoing: Monday special, $6 all-day golf (except holidays, cart not included); Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, nine holes walking for $10, $15 with cart, 18 holes walking for $17, $27 with cart. Friday all-day golf for $10 (cart not included). 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. Pull carts $1.
Fig Garden GC
Upcoming: June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament. For full details and to sign-up, call number below under “Membership Programs.”
Membership Programs: Fourteen new membership programs for 2016, weekend-only membership option; June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur. For more information about new membership programs and amateur tournament, call 559-439-2928 or go online at www.figgardengolf.com.
Ongoing Specials: Non-members, after 10 a.m. $44 including cart, after 1 p.m. $30 including cart; Mini-members, after 10 a.m. $34 including cart, after 1 p.m $25 including cart. There are 14 new membership programs for 2016; weekend-only membership also available.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: May 9, 18-hole tournament at Discovery Bay CC in Discovery Bay; May 15, 18-hole tournament at Ridge Creek GC in Dinuba; May 20, 18-hole tournament at Del Monte GC in Monterey; May 21-22, 36-hole NorCal championship at Blackhorse/Bayonet GC in Seaside. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or email@example.com.
Upcoming: Friday, 3rd Annual American Legion Post 100 tournament. All funds will support local youth groups and veterans. Four-person scramble format, sign up as a team or individually. The $75.00 entry per player covers green fees, cart, BBQ dinner and much more. Tee sponsors are available also. For full details and to sign up call Tom Hernandez at 559-381-2453.
Ongoing: Little Linkster junior clinics every Saturday at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Five years and older are welcome. $25 per month, no equipment necessary.
Demo days: Pro club fitting advice every Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Launch monitor technology. Try out Ping, Titliest, Callaway, Taylor Made, Tour Edge, PXG & Muira.
Membership program: 2016 Players Club memberships still available. Members receive NCGA handicap, one dozen Titliest 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. NCGA Youth on Course always available. Call pro shop at 559-924-9658; Friday Night Twiligh, every Friday 18 holes, at 3 p.m., varying formats at $30 which includes green fee, cart, prizes, and appetizers (optional skins game); Sign up day of (Friday) by 2 p.m. to guarantee a spot, need a current index or play at scratch. New facility, practice/short game area being seeded and is expected to open by early summer.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Ongoing: Free golf clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, all equipment provided. Group lessons also available. Details, sign-ups at 559-485-2724 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Madera G & CC
Ongoing: Equity memberships starting at $260 per month plus range and cart after $500 initiation; Platinum Non Equity membership $285 per month and includes cart and range, $300 initiation first 30 sign ups only; Friend Program 1-year maximum non equity $220/month includes cart and range, $250 initiation. For more information, call 559-674-2682 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madera Muni GC
Membership Program: Green fee, $104.95/7 days a week, $84.95 for Monday-Thursday (no holidays or weekends); Unlimited cart (additional to green fees), $104.95/7 days a week, $84.95 for Monday-Thursday; Unlimited range balls, $24.95 (must be a member), includes privileges at eight SGM courses (cart required); Junior memberships (under 18), $100/year; Youth on course program, $5 play (must present NCGA YOC card).
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: Under new ownership, call the pro-shop at 805-238-4722 or visit www.pasoroblesgolfclub.com for details.
River Park Golf Center
Ongoing: Spring hours of operation, opens at 8 a.m., last tee time at 7:30 p.m., last range balls sold at 8 p.m., facility closes at 9 p.m.; 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.
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.
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 up your group.
Summer camp: Nike Junior Camps are back. Call pro shop or register online. Camps go 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday and include Nike amenity package for participants. Dates are June 13-16, June 27-30, July 11-14, July 25-28, Aug. 8-11.
Upcoming: May 10, local qualifying round for NCGA stroke play championship, contact NCGA for full details and to sign up. 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 89th Amateur Championship flights. Applications available at pro shops and online at playriverside.com.
New Course Membership Program: Club 99 program consists of a one-year membership, costs $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 www.playriverside.com.
Results: April 10, Three-Way Tournament (1. Steve Halsey/Jim Crawford 75; Greg Moisi/Tony Lopez 79; Allan McBride/Conrad Sanchez 82; Jeff LaFleur/tim Diaz 85; Steve Lane/Richard Barkley 85; Leroy Bennett/Larry Lakey 89; Jon Dias/Mike Olmos 92).
Upcoming: May 15, May Tournament at Ridge Creek GC (4-man NCGA qualifier format). Call Jim Crawford for rules, tee times, fees, and to sign up at 559-564-2363. (Sign up deadline is May 10).
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: May 15, member/guest day, 8 a.m. For more details and to sign up, call 559-787-2611.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket (Contact the golf shop to find out how to sign your child up for this program).
Mother’s Day Bonus: From May 1 thru May 8, buy your Mother’s Day gift in the golf shop and get a second (Mother-in-law) gift at 50% off.
Specials: May 8, Mother’s Day Special, Mothers play all day, free! May Practice, Early Bird Golf and Cart Special, purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and pay only $28.50 during the week or $36.50 on the weekends (tee times must be booked online to receive the promotion); May Practice Special, Purchase an eight large basket discount card for $70.00 and receive a complementary voucher for a green fee with cart; May Early Bird Golf and Cart Special, Purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m. and pay only $29.50 during the week or $36.50 on weekends or holidays. (Must book tee time on line to receive promotional rate); Midday Golf and Cart Special, Purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. during the month of May and pay only $34.50 during the week or $41.50 on weekends or holidays. (Tee times must be booked online to receive the promotional rate); Foot Golf Fridays, Purchase a round of FootGolf for two (2) on any Friday during the month of May and we’ll throw in a golf cart and ball rental free; Golf Classes: Contact the Golf Shop for full information and to sign up, Give us five days, and we'll give you a sport you can play for a lifetime! Classes consist of four sessions (one hour per session), On the fifth lesson, you will take what you have learned on the golf course and receive on-course instruction. Instructions will cover all phases of the game. Clubs will be provided if needed. Class size will be limited so you receive individual instruction. (Cost will be $100 for four lessons for adults and $60 for four lessons for junior golfers). Class schedule: (Adult classes: Fridays: May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, Noon-1 p.m.; Wednesdays: May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th Noon-1 p.m.; Saturdays: May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th Noon-1 p.m.; Junior classes Saturdays: May 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 11 a.m.-Noon.; the 5th lesson for all Series will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time for the individual group members.); May Ladies’ Clinics: Thursdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., $10.00 per student, contact the golf shop for full details and to sign up.