Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
U.S. Senior Open
Fresno professional golfer Steve Pellegrine failed to make the cut after two rounds in the U.S. Senior Open at the Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.
Pellegrine, 50, finished 15 shots out from making the cut after shooting 78-84–162.
The Sunnyside Country Club member sank just one birdie through 36 holes. He particularly struggled during the second round when he bogeyed 11 times and double bogeyed twice.
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR Branch No. 159’s 18-hole Shamble Tournament, 8:30 a.m.; Aug. 20-21, Club Championship; Sept. 17, Club Fun Day Tournament; Aug. 23 SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.; Sep. 17, Fun Day Tournament, time TBA.
Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc.
Upcoming: Thursday, Senior Traveling League, 9 a.m.; Friday, beer tasting, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Men’s Club Championship, 8 a.m.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Upcoming: Every Friday in August, range open until 10 p.m.
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Aug. 21, 9 holes/stroke play, 1:30 p.m. at Fig Garden GC. Ages 9-18, parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more details, text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Christian Golf Club of Central California
Upcoming: Aug. 20-21, Club Championship at Dragonfly GC, 11 a.m. (20th) and 12:30 p.m. (21st). Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343 for more info.
Upcoming: Thursday, Women’s Club Tournament, 8 a.m.; Aug. 20-21, Christian GC of Central California’s Club Championship Tournament, 11 a.m. (20th) and 12:30 p.m. (21st).
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. Call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.
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: Aug. 21, 9 holes/stroke play, 1:30 p.m. Ages 9-18, parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more details, text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Ongoing: Nine-hole Summer Nights Program, any day after 5 p.m., play 9 holes for $23 per player.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Sep. 13-16, Innisbrook Golf Resort will host the National Finals in Tampa, Florida; Sept. 19-22, Innisbrook Golf Resort will host Senior National Finals in Tampa, Florida. Contact Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or email@example.com for more details.
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.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Upcoming: Wednesday, SIR Branch No. 159, 18-hole tournament, 8:30 a.m.
Ongoing: Equity memberships starting at $272 per month; Equity Firm $272 per month; Firm associate, $207 per month; Non-equity $207 per month. All membership rates include range. Memberships require an initiation fee that vary by membership type. Carts are available on a per round fee per rider or on an annual lease. For more information, call 559-674-2682 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Aug. 30, SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.
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). 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: Summer hours, last tee time at 8:30 p.m., last bucket sells at 9 p.m., closing time 10 p.m.
Specials: Youth on Course members play the 9-hole course for just $2. Seniors and military play the 9-hole course for just $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends and holidays.
Upcoming: Thursday, Dollar Day, $1 on a tee time for those who sign-up online or by calling pro shop.
Specials: Red Hot Summer Weekday Special, $26 per player between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., covers green fee and cart fee; $16 per player anytime after 4 p.m., covers green fee and cart fee. Book your time on-line or call the pro-shop to reserve your spot. Not valid with any other offers, weekends or holidays.
New course membership program: Club 99 program consists of a one-year membership, $35 per month, includes $14 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls up to an hour before twilight. Call 559-275-5900 or visit www.playriverside.com.
Upcoming: Tuesday SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m.; Aug. 25, SIR Branch No. 159’s 2-Man Best Scramble Tournament, 8 a.m.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket (contact the golf shop).
Specials: Kids play free every Tuesday and Thursday in August after 10 a.m.; August Family Golf Nights, complementary green fees after 6 p.m. every evening in August with the purchase of a golf cart; August Early Bird Golf and Cart Special, purchase 18 holes with cart from 5:30-7 a.m. and pay $34.50 during the week and $41.50 on weekends (tee times must be booked online to receive promotional rate); Foot Golf Fridays, purchase round for two on any Friday in August and we’ll throw in a cart and ball rental fee; Classes: Contact golf shop to sign up. Four sessions (one hour per session). On the fifth lesson, you will receive on-course instruction. Cost is $100 for four lessons for adults and $60 for four lessons for juniors. Ladies’ Clinics, Thursdays from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., $10 per student.