Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Upcoming: Tuesday, Two person, 9-hole scramble tournament, 5 p.m.; Sept. 17, Fun Day Tournament, time TBA.
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Upcoming: Tuesday, Clovis East High practice, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Cho Golf Tournament, 11 a.m.; Thursday, Clovis High vs. Clovis West High, 3 p.m.; Friday, Bingo and Dinner Night, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 4, Labor Day Tournament, 10 a.m.; Sept. 5, Labor Day, open all day for regular play; Sept. 9, Member Fish Fry Dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Sept. 22, SIR Branch No. 159 2-Man Best Ball Tournament, 9 a.m.; Sept. 29, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: Sept. 24, September Tournament at Fig Garden GC, 10:30 a.m.. Entry fee $40 per player, covers green fees and range balls. For more information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Upcoming: Thursday, Women’s weekly tournament, 8 a.m.; Saturday, Safelite Tournament, 10 a.m.; Sept. 20, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.; Sept. 29, SIR Branch No. 159 2-Man Best Ball Tournament, 9 a.m.
Ongoing: Several special programs available each week. Check them out at www.dragonflygolfclub.com.
Eagle Springs G&CC
Upcoming: Sept. 3-4, Men’s Club Championship. Sept. 7 and 14, Women’s Club Championship. Sept. 15-17, 7th Annual Eagle Springs Classic Golf Tournament. The field is open to the public, for two-man teams, using various formats. Eighteen holes on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 with a practice round on Sept. 15. There will be a tournament dinner as well as an award’s lunch. For full details on any of the championships and tournaments, call 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. 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: Sept. 24, hosting Christian GC of Central California’s tournament, 10:30 a.m.
Ongoing: Nine-hole Summer Nights Program, any day after 5 p.m., play 9 holes for $23 per player.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Sept. 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
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: Tuesday, SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.; Thursday, SIR Branch No. 159 Stroke-play 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.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Sept. 7, SIR Branch No. 159 Individual Shamble Tournament, 9 a.m.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Sept. 6, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m.; Sept. 15, SIR Branch No. 159 Scramble Tournament, 9 a.m.
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: Sept. 17-18, Club Championship, 36 holes, stroke play flighted by current handicap. Sign up at pro-shop or online.
Specials: September Weekday Special, after 11 a.m., $25 per player, covers green and cart fees. After 2 p.m., $20 per player, covers green and cart fees.
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: Oct. 3-4, Nick Watney Invitational, Fresno State Men’s golf team vs. numerous participants from universities throughout the state. Thirty-six holes played on Oct. 3, remaining 18 on Oct. 4. Nov. 4, Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Classic, 6-person scramble format with each group having one Hall of Fame inductee. Field limited to 20 groups.$225 per player. For full details and to reserve your spot, contact the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame at www.fresnoahof.org/golf or call 559-448-0677.
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.