Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Tournaments of local interest
Friday, Sunnyside CC will host the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Classic, six-person scramble format with each group having one Hall of Fame inductee. Limited to 20 groups, $225 per player, 9:30 a.m. For more details and to reserve your spot contact the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame at www.fresnoahof.org/golf or call 559-448-0677. Nov. 6, River Park GC, The Gift of Life Classic, 2-10 p.m. Nov. 7, Dragonfly GC, Day 2 of The Gift of Life Classic. For full details and to sign up, call Jon DeChambeau at (559) 706-7715.
Results: Oct. 15, Ray Forrester Open, Flight 1 (1. Pete Avakian, Alonso Barba 58; 2. Richard Wallace, Kasey Wallce (won tie-breaker) 59; 3. Michael Hinds, Mark Gardner 59). Flight 2 (1. Frank Carrillo, Marcos Lopez 53; 2. Douglas Teroaka, Anthony Surba 56; 3. Baltazar Hernandez, Andres Torres 58).
Upcoming: Nov. 19 Gobble-Gobble Turkey Shoot; Dec. 17, Solstice Shootout.
Upcoming: Today, Course closed all day. Tuesday, Ladies Club WGANC Open, 9 a.m.; Friday, club dinner and bingo night; Nov. 7, Firefighters’ Tournament, Noon.
Bluff Pointe GC
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Nov. 6, 9 hole/stroke play tournament at Fig Garden GC, 1:15 p.m. Ages 9-18, parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more information, text Pamela at 559-269-6369.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: Saturday, November Tournament at Madera Muni GC, 8 a.m. Entry fee will cover green fees, cart and range balls. For more information and to sign up, contact Norma Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies Club Weekly Tournament, 9 a.m.; Saturday, Cal Trans District 6 Tournament, 10 a.m., also Actchgro’s Tournament, 11:30 a.m.; Nov. 7, First Annual Gift of Life Classic, 10:30 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. 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.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Today, Lake Merced GC, Daly City; Nov. 12, Poppy Hills GC, Monterey; Nov. 13, Carmel Way Ranch Resort, Carmel; Nov. 20, Wente Vineyards GC, Livermore; Dec. 3-4, Arizona Open at Wildfire GC, Phoenix. For more information and to sign up, call Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or online at email@example.com.
Upcoming: Nov. 12-13, Kings County Classic, 2-man best ball tournament. Entry fee $125 per player. For more details and to sign up call 559-924-9658.
Ongoing: Super Sundays now through the end of 2016. $15 green fees every Sunday (must mention special when checking in). Last Wednesday of each month is Seniors’ Day. Seniors paying their green fee receive a free cart for the round. Saturdays at 10 a..m., Little Linksters clinics. For more details on clinics, call 559-924-9658. Footgolf available every afternoon, $10 for adults, $5 for juniors. Club-fitting, The Clubfix, One of America’s top 100 club-fitters is now at Lemoore Golf Club, Trackman Launch monitor, interchangeable shafts, and top club heads allow for hundreds of possible combinations. Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade, Tour Edge, PXG & Muira. Some of the brands available, call Tom Ringer at 559-972-0278 for more details.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Saturday, hosting Christian Golf Club of Central California’s November tournament, 8 a.m.; Callaway club fitting and demo day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: Under new ownership, call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit www.pasoroblesgolfclub.com for details.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Nov. 7, PWGA’s Tournament of Champions, time TBA.
River Park Golf Center
Upcoming: Nov. 6, qualifying round of the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Challenge of the Gift of Life Classic. There will also be a Meet & Greet with local PGA Tour pros who will conduct an interactive clinic and be available for autographs and photos. The events will be open to the public at no charge. All are welcome to participate in the qualifying round of the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Challenge for a $50 donation. For more information or to sign up for the tournament at Dragonfly GC on Nov. 7, contact Jon DeChambeau at (559) 706-7715.
Ongoing: Facility opens at 8 am, last tee time at 7:30 p.m., last bucket sells at 8 p.m., closing time is 9 p.m. Youth on Course play the 9-hole course for $2 anytime. Seniors 55+ and military play the 9-hole course for just $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends/holidays. Green Grass Club Memberships are available for only $500 per year which includes $200 range credit, free golf on the 9-hole course Monday-Thursday, a free fitting, and access to the Members Only all grass practice area.
Specials: Get $150 in Range Key credit for only $100, limited time offer. Close-out prices on certain Titleist golf balls, get a free round with the purchase of a dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Balls. Enter to win a limited edition TaylorMade Spider putter (like Jason Day’s) or an M1 driver for as little as one penny. Call the Pro-Shop at (559) 448-9467 for details. Ping Golf is offering rebates for new equipment purchases by military members through Feb. 1, 2017 via their “Thank You Troops” program.
Upcoming: Nov. 12, Turkey Shoot, 2 best ball format, with blind draw partner. Dec. 3-4, Fresno City Four Ball Championship, handicap and championship flights. For full details and to sign up, check www.playriverside.com.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Nov. 13, 4-Man red ball; Dec. 11, 2-Man razzle dazzle.
Valley Oaks GC
Specials: Tournament Booking Special Program: Looking for a venue for your next tournament or corporate outing? Let Valley Oaks host your event anytime between Dec. 1, 2016 and Feb. 28th, 2017 and receive $10 off the regular green fee price per player.