Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament at Fig Garden GC (men’s championship, handicap, and men’s senior championship flights as well as ladies’ championship flights).
Results: June 2, Fun Day Tournament, 1. Diane Vasquez, Sherry DiStefano, Georgia Hunter, Leon Lake, Brett Hunter 61, 2. Mary Valk, Margaret Collins, Yvonne McCrary, Bill Valk, Richard Smith 62, 3. Jean Mustachio, Joanne Russell, Alive Murrietta, Todd Mustachio, Jon Russell 62, 4. Lynn Vance, Laura Smith, Junella Latona, Clint Vance, Larry Smith 65. Men’s longest drive, Jon Russell, hole 16. Women’s longest drive, Mary Walter, hole 13. Women’s closest to pin Charlie Nunan, hole 7, 10’4”.
Upcoming: June 18, Sizzling Summer Special Tournament; June 23, SIR Branch No. 159 Novelty Tournament, 8:30 a.m.
Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.
Upcoming: Today, Cal-Trans Tournament, 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Ladies’ Club Classic, 8:30 a.m.; Friday, Central California Nikkei Tournament, Noon; Saturday, Belmont Cup Tournament, 9 a.m.; June 12, Couples’ League at Sunnyside CC, 2 p.m.
Ongoing: Four-month trial membership, join between April and July (membership runs for four months from sign-up date), $200 initiation fee, $341 per month. Call 559-251-5078 for 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: Friday-Saturday, June Tournament, 36 holes at Monarch Dunes GC, 1 p.m. on June 10 and 11 a.m. on June 11. For more info and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343. (Sign up deadline is Wednesday).
Upcoming: Wednesday, Monthly Senior Tournament, 8 a.m.; Thursday, Ladies Club Tournament, 8 a.m.; Saturday, Dr. Gary Pence Invitational, 9 a.m.; June 12, Fresno MAGA Tournament, 8 a.m. and Sequoia Nisei Tournament, 10 a.m.
Ongoing: Several special programs available each week. Check them out at www.dragonflygolfclub.com.
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 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: Saturday, 18-hole tournament at San Juan Oaks GC in Hollister; June 17, 18-hole tournament at Presidio GC in San Francisco; June 18, 18-hole tournament at Coyote Moon GC in Truckee; June 19, 18-hole tournament at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee; June 24-25, 36-hole Western Invitational at Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or email@example.com.
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, Titleist, Callaway, Taylor Made, Tour Edge, PXG & Muira.
Membership program: 2016 Players Club memberships still 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. NCGA Youth on Course always available. Call pro shop at 559-924-9658; Friday Night Twilight, 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; Senior Super Special, last Wednesday of each month, $19 green fee and golf cart is free; 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.
Results: June 2, Bash for Birdies, T1. Nick Cappelluti/Steve Simmons 29, T1. Robert Gruce/Pam Gruce, T3. Eddie Durham/Kenny Schoettler 31, T3. Joe Baptista/Jason Errecart 31.
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.
Pheasant Run GC
Results: May 14, Lee Angelich Memorial Tournament, Long drives under 50: Nick Angelich; Over 50, Chris Angelich. Women, Cathy Esajian. Closest to the pins, No. 4 Tom Angelich, No. 8 Jennie Owens, No. 11 Doug Rudholm, No. 17 Randy Draper. Women’s flight winners, Cathy Esajian, Lindie Nunes, Susie Daily. Men’s flight winners, Randy Draper, Tony Peroult, Brian Twohig, Norm Naylor.
River Park Golf Center
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine holes for $7 on weekdays, $10 on weekends/holidays. Pro instruction by 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.
Summer camp: Nike Junior Camps are back. Call pro shop or register online. Camps go 9 a.m.-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: Thursday Night League Play, every Thursday starting June 9, 5 p.m., $25 fee each week which covers green, cart and entry fees and a drink ticket (format varies each week); June 18, NCGA Senior Four-Ball Qualifier, Two-Man Best Ball select own team, Club members sing up in the pro-shop or online prior to June 12; June 30, SIR Branch No. 159 Two-Man Shamble Tournament, 8:30 a.m.
Specials: Red Hot Summer Weekday Special, $27 per player anytime after 12 p.m. Covers green fee, cart fee, and a drink ticket. Not valid with any other offers or on weekends or holidays.
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 the pro shop at 559-275-5900 or check online at www.playriverside.com.
Upcoming: June 12, June Tournament at Tulare GC, time TBA. For further information including rules, tee times, fees, and to register, call Jim Crawford at (559) 564-2363. Registration deadline is Tuesday.
Results: May 15, Member/Guest Tournament, Handicap flight, 1. Brent Severson/Kelly Wolfe 59, 2. Waine Aalto/Lee King 60, 3. John Lewis/Frank Kerby 61; Callaway flight, 1. Rob Chapman/Jeff Brown 63, 2. Jim O’Neal/Hank Bocchini 64, 3. Phil Severson/Sam Jones 65; Closest to hole, No. 4 Jerry Severson 8’4”, No. 13 Brent Severson 10’3”, No. 14 Waine Aalton 13’, No. 17 Brent Severson 0’21”; Horse race winner, 1. Rob Chapman/Jeff Brown, 2. Waine Aalto/Lee King.
Upcoming: June 16, SIR Branch 159 Scramble Tournament, 8 a.m.; June 17, Beat the Club Champ + NCGA Net Amateur Qualifying August club championship, time TBA.
Upcoming: Saturday, Play a Round Fore Tournament, 12:30 p.m. Contact Ken Thrasher at (559) 779-7759 or Tulare Emergency Aid at (559) 686-3693 for more information. Also, visit www.tularegolfcourse.com. June 16-July 7, Youth golf instruction (series of four, one-hour lessons). Call the Tulare Recreation Department at (559) 684-4313 to sign up.
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).
Specials: Father’s Day Gift Special, purchase a dozen Pro V1 golf balls a Titleist hat an Adidas golf shirt, a WeatherSof golf glove and bag of tees for only $125 (good until Father’s Day, June 19). Kids play free every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of June any time after 10 a.m.; June Family Golf Nights, complementary green fees after 6 p.m. every evening during the month of June with the purchase of a golf cart (limit two riders per cart and all members must be from your immediate family residing under the same roof); June Early Bird Golf and Cart Special, Purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and pay $29.50 during the week and $36.50 on weekends (tee times must be booked online to receive the promotional rate); Foot Golf Fridays, purchase a round of Foot Golf for two on any Friday during the month of June and we’ll throw in a golf cart and ball rental fee; 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 is $100 for four lessons for adults and $60 for four lessons for juniors. Class schedule for adults, (Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24, noon-1 p.m.), (Wednesdays, June 1, 15, 22, and 29, noon-1 p.m.), Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, noon-1 p.m.). Junior class schedule (Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 11 a.m.-noon). The fifth lesson for all series will be scheduled at mutually convenient time for the individual group members; Ladies’ Clinics, Thursdays from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., $10 per student. Contact golf shop for full details and to sign up.