Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Results: Nov. 19, Gobble-Gobble Turkey Shootout, (Flight 1, 1. Frank Carr, 2. Dalton Hartman, 3. Tom Esparza; Flight 2, 1. Javier Martinez, 2. Frank Carrillo, 3. Charles Seals; Flight 3, 1. Garry Elliott, 2. Ken Mohn, 3. Ronald Heinz). Full results available at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.
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Upcoming: Saturday, Solstice Shootout; Dec. 25, closed; Dec. 26, open regular hours; Dec. 29, SIR Branch No. 159’s 4-Man, 2 Best Ball Tournament, 10 a.m.; Jan. 21, 2017, New Years Open Tournament; Feb. 18, 2017, Girls and Guys Tournament.
Upcoming: Today, closed all day; Tuesday, Ladies Club Holiday Party 9 a.m.; Thursday, Elvis dinner show, 6 p.m.; Dec. 25, closed.
Bluff Pointe GC
Upcoming: Dec. 25, closed; Dec. 26, open during regular hours.
Specials: December Lesson package, three one-hour lessons $150, special runs through December only. Gift certificates available for the golfer on your gift list.
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies Club weekly tournament, 9 a.m.; Dec. 25, open but be sure to reserve a time in advance; Dec. 26, open during regular hours.
Ongoing: Several special programs available each week. Check them out at www.dragonflygolfclub.com.
Eagle Springs G&CC
Upcoming: Dec. 25, course closed; Dec. 26, open regular hours with regular rates.
Ongoing: Dec. 1-16, annual Christman Toy/Coat Drive to benefit the needy over the holiday. Each player who brings in a new unwrapped toy or a new/good conditioned coat will receive $10 off regular green fee.
Specials: December Foursome Special, $40 off foursome through December.
Upcoming: Holiday schedule, Dec. 23, $10 all-day green fee; Dec. 24, open 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m., regular rates no Saturday scramble. Dec. 25, closed all day. Dec. 26, $6 all-day green fee.
Fig Garden GC
Upcoming: Dec. 25, course closed. Dec. 26, open regular hours with regular rates.
Ongoing: New 2017 membership programs available starting Thursday.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Today, 18-hole tournament at TPC Harding GC in San Francisco; Dec. 18, 18-hole tournament at Teal Bend GC in Sacramento. For more information and to sign up, call Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming: Dec. 25, closed all day. Dec. 26, open during regular hours/rates.
Specials: Players’ Club 2017, $100, includes $20 green fee seven days per week, a dozen Titleist Pro V1’s, access to Players’ NCGA qualifying tournaments, NCGA handicap and discount green fees at Poppy Hills GC and Poppy Ridge GCs. Contact the pro-shop at 559-924-0658 to join or renew your membership.
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: Dec. 25, open at 9 a.m. for range and early play and there will be an 11 a.m. tee time for $35 per player. Course closes at end of play. Dec. 26, course open with regular rates. The golf shop also carries gift certificates for that special golfer this holiday.
Ongoing: Youth on course, $5 per junior. Now accepting applications for 2017 NCGA handicap and men’s club. November and December 2016 at no charge and January-December 2017 for $65. Call and ask about the Golf Revolution package which includes nine golf courses that you can play for one cost, 559-675-3504.
Upcoming: Dec. 25-26, closed all day.
Ongoing: Equity $272/month includes range; Equity Firm $272/month includes range; Firm associate $207/month includes range; Non-Equity $207/month 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. Call Clayton Bennett in the Pro Shop of more details 559-674-2682 or visit http://www.maderagcc.com/.
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: Dec. 25, open until 2 p.m., closed for play at 3 p.m. Dec. 26, open during regular hours. Jan. 1, 2017, Hang Over Open, call the pro-shop at 559-665-3411 to reserve your spot.
River Park GC
Results: For the 3rd consecutive year, St. Anthony’s Catholic School won the CVAL Girl’s Golf league tournament held at River Park Golf Center; River Park Golf Center was selected as a 2016 Golf Range Association of America Top 50 Range in the Stand Alone Category.
Upcoming: Dec. 25, course closed all day. Dec. 26, open regular hours and will charge holiday/weekend rates.
Ongoing: Facility opens at 8 a.m., last tee time at 6:30 p.m., last bucket sells at 7 p.m., closing time is 8 p.m. Youth on Course members play the 9-hole course for just $2 anytime Seniors (over 55) and Military play the 9-hole course for just $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends and holidays. Green Grass Club Memberships are available at $500 per year which includes $200 range credit, free golf Mon.-Thurs. all day, a free fitting, and access to the members-only all grass practice area. Ping Golf is offering rebates for new equipment purchases by military members through February 1st, 2017 via their “Thank You Troops” program.
Specials: Winter Special, get a free small bucket of range balls with any paid round (must mention seeing this offer in Fore You column). Golf balls, close out prices on certain Titleist balls; get a free round with purchase of a dozen Callaway Chrome Soft balls or TaylorMade Project A balls.
Results: Dec. 3-4, 19th Annual Fresno City Four-Ball Amateur Championship, (Championship Flight: 1. Jason Higton/Ryan Higton 126; 2. Danny Paniccia/Mike Stieler 128; T3. Cameron DeLeare/Justin Avery 131; T3. Brett Viboch/Roberto Bucey 131; 5. Mike Miller/Scott Travers 133; T6. Blake McPherson/Travis Millwee 135; T6. Todd Barsotti/Jeff Wilson 135; Handicap Flight: 1. Chris Lotspeich/Royan Broch-Jones 126; 2. James Silva/Cean Howman 127; 3. Jon Swift/Sean Skinner 128; 4. Eddie Williams/Frank Kerby 129; 5. Mike Rosander/Jeff Wills 130).
Specials: Holiday shop sales, spend $100-$199 get a free $20 driving Range Gift Card; spend $200-$299 get a free round of golf with cart; spend $300-$499 get two free rounds of golf with cart; spend $500-$799 get three rounds of golf with cart; spend over $800 get four rounds of golf with cart. Weekday Special, $29 includes green fee and cart fee, Monday-Friday after 11 a.m., not valid with any other offers.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR Branch No. 159 Scramble Tournament, 10 a.m.; Dec. 20, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 10 a.m.; Dec. 25, closed all day; Dec. 26, open during regular hours.
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.