Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Weekly list of results, upcoming events and news from golf courses throughout the Valley, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
2015 tournament schedule
Feb. 2-15, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Feb. 14-15, Stockton City Four Ball Championship (The Preserve at Spanos Park)
Feb. 26, NCGA Senior Championship Qualifier (Riverside GC)
March 7-8, Monterey County Four Ball and Senior Four Ball (Pacific Grove GC)
March 13, 15, 21-22, Jim Lathum Salinas Match Play and Senior Match Play (Salinas Fairways)
March 14-15, 21-22, San Francisco City Men’s Championship (Presidio GC, Lincoln Park GC)
March 26, NCGA Public Links Championship Qualifying I (Riverside GC)
March 28-29, Tulare County Amateur Championship (Valley Oaks GC)
April 11-12, California Medal Play Championship (Stevinson Ranch GC)
April 20-21, NCGA Central Valley Zone Championship (Carmel Valley Ranch GC, Poppy Hills GC)
April 27-28, 50th Annual NCGA Public Links Championship (Spy Glass GC, Poppy Hills GC)
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 everyday after noon with cart … For tournament and membership information, call pro shop at (559) 291-6254 or go online at www.airways-golf.com.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: Winter hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lesson special, three 1-hour lessons from Jim Perez with video for $150 (regular price $130 per session).
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: Saturday, four-person, two-best ball new member/guest tournament at Riverside GC.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Sunday, Riverside GC will host a golf tournament. It's for junior golfers ages 9-18yrs. old (parents may caddy). Tee times start at 1:15 PM. For full details and to sign up call 559-269-6369 or on-line at www.cvjrgolf.com.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: Course is closed Tuesday for maintenance. Open Wednesday through Monday. For corporate and fundraising events, call pro shop at (559) 325-8900.
Upcoming: Monday specials, $5 all-day golf; Ladies day 9 a.m. Wednesdays; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9; Saturday scrambles, 1 p.m.; Couples scotch every second Sunday of month, 3 p.m.; Women’s club tournaments every second Saturday, 9 a.m.; Men’s club tournaments every third Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
1st flight: 1st Sue Gunderman net 31, 2nd Barbara Garcia net 33.
2nd flight: 1st Barbara Sally net 24, 2nd Sheila Garner net 25.
Closest to the hole winners: 3 Sue Gunderman Hole in One, 4 Olive Taylor 6'2", 7 Shirley Van Wormer 29', 8 Kathy Brooks 11'.
Womens Club results: 1st Sue Gunderman/Barbara Sally net 21, 2nd - Shirley Van Wormer/Olive Taylor net 22, 3rd - Peggy Bimat/Valerie DiMeco net 23.
Closest to the hole winners: 3: Shirley Van Wormer 4'5", 4: Karen Barnett 12'7", 7: Carol Dawson 13'6", 8: Olive Taylor 18'6".
Holes in one: Dennis Myers Hole 4, Sue Gunderman Hole 3, Don Nipp Hole 4.
Fig Garden GC
Winter special: Valid until Jan. 31, $45 per player after 10:30 a.m.; $35 after 12:30 p.m. and $25 after 2:30 p.m. includes green fee and cart. Not valid on tournament and holidays.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Jan. 29-31, Paiute GC in Las Vegas will host Golf Channel AM’s Duel in the Desert. For full details and to sign up, contact Steve Neer, Tour Director Sacramento/CenCal, at (559) 360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lemoore Golf Course
Ongoing: Accepting tournament date applications for 2015. We would love to have your group experience Lemoore Golf Course. Call before February1st and range balls will be included in your tournament price for no additional cost! Call Tom Ringer for tournament information 924-9658.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Upcoming: Free golf clinics offered throughout the winter at 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno. Free to all boys and girls ages 8-17. All equipment will be provided. For details and to sign up individually or as a group, call (559) 485-2724 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madera Muni GC
Ongoing: Revolution membership, play Madera and five of SGM’s other courses seven days a week for $99.95 a month. One-time initiation fee of $199.95. Restrictions apply. Details: (559) 675-3504.
Upcoming: Saturday, annual Madera Chamber of Commerce/Madera Food Bank Scrambles golf tournament. Proceeds benefit the Madera Food Bank. $100 entry per player covers donation, green fee, cart and more. 8 a.m. check-in, 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call pro shop for to sign up.
Ridge Creek GC
Ongoing: Special winter rates through Feb. 28, golf for $50 on weekdays, $55 on Fridays and $65 on weekends/holidays. Covers green fee and cart per person. Full rates on www.golfridgecreek.com.
MLK special: Today golf for $50. No “Pink Monday” special offered for the holiday.
Upcoming: Thursday, monthly seniors tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start. $55 per player includes range balls, lunch and sleeve. ABCD blind draw, scramble format. Hosted every fourth Thursday of month. Sign-up deadline is Jan. 19. Call (559) 591-2254 or visit www.golfridgecreek.com for details. … Saturday, Impossible Open, 10 a.m. shotgun start. $67 per player, $37 per emperor, includes cart, range balls, entry gift, lunch and drink ticket, sign up by Jan. 21.
Seminar: Wednesday, How to Host a Successful Golf Tournament, 5:30 p.m. $14.95 registration fee includes appetizers and tournament planning booklet. Space is limited. RSVP by Jan. 19 at www.golfridgecreek.com or call Rosa Areguin at (559) 591-7060.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Patrick Horvath (PGA), Cindy Vining (LPGA) or Brandon Sherwood. Call (559) 448-9467 for details. … Youth on course members play nine-hole course for $2.
Special: Purchase $100 in range credit and receive a 25% bonus.
Hole in ones: Jan Petersen, a retired Fresno Bee sports reporter and columnist, aced No. 8 with an eight iron on Nov. 17 and then Dec. 1 he aced No. 4 with a 52° approach iron for his fourth and fifth career holes in one.
Upcoming: Saturday, Riverside GC will host Caltrans D-6 Golf Club's Four Person, Two Best Ball member-guest tournament. Sunday, Riverside GC will host Central Valley Junior Golf's Tournament, for junior golfers age 9- 18 years(parents may caddie). Tee times will start at 1:15 PM. For full details and to sign up call 559-269-6369 or on-line at www.cvjrgolf.com
Sierra Meadows CC
Latest: Sierra Meadows in Ahwahnee will remain open through October 2015. To play above the fog, call (559) 642-1343.
Senior special: Seniors play all day Thursdays for cost of $40 per player. Cost covers green fees and cart. Call pro-shop to reserve your time.
Upcoming: Jan. 31, Al West Winter Scramble, $75 per player includes dinner and prizes. Call the pro-shop full details and signups.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Performance Center and Golf Academy open with instruction from Kelly Wolfe and Dave Harmon. Call (209) 668-8200 for details. … Senior special for golfers 60 and older, $35 covers green fees and cart, valid Monday-Thursday; Player’s Club membership $199.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on course: $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket. … Tournament booking special, host your event anytime before Feb. 28 and receive $10 off regular price per player. For details, call pro shop at (559) 654-1441.
Upcoming: Today’s special; Bring-a- Buddy Special between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, purchase two 18 hole green fees at regular price and we will throw in a cart for free.