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.
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 everyday after noon with cart. … Tournament and membership information via pro shop (559) 291-6254 or online at www.airways-golf.com.
Upcoming: Sunday league starting Feb. 22, call pro shop to sign up. Feb. 21, Gals ‘n Guys Open. March 21, NCGA Four-ball net championship qualifier.
Results: Jan. 17, New Year’s Open, Closest to the pin — Hole No. 5: Chad Radford 4-7, Tom Esparza 9-4, David Serna 11-43/4. No. 7: Pete Arguijo 9-0, Jim Anderson 12-4, Mark Duerksen 14-7. No. 11: Tom Esparza 11-0, Duke Weaver 14-6, David Serna/Al Esparza 19-3. No. 15: Cody Armstrong 16-0, David Serna 16-7, Walt Butler 18-8. Low gross: Chad Radford 71; Flight winners: A-David Serna 63; B-Cody Armstrong/Javier Martinez 65; C-Doug Teraoka/Rick Henson 66; D-Marcos Lopez 64.
Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies’ Informal Guest Day. … Friday Belmont CC’s Dinner/ Bingo Night. … Tuesday, Ladies’ Valentine Day Tournament. … Thursday, Elvis Show. … Friday, Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance. …Call (559) 251-5076 for full details and to sign up.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: Winter hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. … Lesson special, three 1-hour sessions from Jim Perez with video for $150 (regular price $130 per session), (559) 275-0600 for details.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: Feb. 28 two-person, one better ball NCGA qualifier, at Valley Oaks GC, 9 a.m. … March 14 at Tulare GC, four-person, two best balls NCGA qualifier, 10 a.m.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Nine-hole stroke-play tournament Feb. 22 at Lemoore GC, noon start. Ages 9-18 (if still in high school), parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Details, sign-ups at (559) 269-6369 or www.cvjrgolf.com.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: Course is closed Tuesdays for maintenance. Open Wednesday through Monday. … For corporate and fundraising events, or information on women’s club call pro shop at (559) 325-8900.
Upcoming: Monday special, $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.
Fig Garden GC
Ongoing: Green fee and cart weekday winter special through Feb. 28, after 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday $45 per player, after 12:30 p.m. $35, after 2:30 p.m. $25. Not valid for tournament play or on holidays.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Feb. 22, Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara, 18 holes. Details and sign ups, Steve Neer, tour director Sacramento/CenCal, (559) 360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lemoore Golf Course
Ongoing: Accepting tournament date applications for 2015, Tom Ringer (559) 924-9658.
Upcoming: Feb. 22, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament, nine holes of stroke play, ages 9-18, tee times starting at noon. Entry covers green fees and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com or call or text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
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, (559) 675-3504.
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR branch No. 175/179 scramble tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Ridge Creek GC
Ongoing: Special winter rates through Feb. 28, golf for $50 on weekdays, $55 Fridays and $65 weekends/holidays, covers green fee and cart per person.
Upcoming: Saturday, Valentine’s Nine, Dine and Wine, $140 per couple, nine holes with cart, entry gift, prizes and wine with dinner. Register by Wednesday. Members-only rewards match play, $32 entry, limited to first 64 players by Feb. 17, (559) 591-2254 or www.golfridgecreek.com.
Results: Jan. 22, January senior tournament, Overall winners: Dennis Lewis, Dave Forstedt, Ken Collins and Mike Tanner 63. Closest to the Hole: No. 3- Dennis Lewis, hole in one. No. 16- Dave Forstedt 2-11.
River Park GC
Ongoing: Pro instruction by Gary Green, Patrick Horvath (PGA), Cindy Vining (LPGA) or Brandon Sherwood, (559) 448-9467. … Youth on Course members can play nine-hole course for $2.
Special: Purchase $100 in range credit and receive a 25% bonus.
Upcoming: March 21, TaylorMade demo day.
Holes in One: On Jan. 4, Mike Islas aced the No. 3 hole with a pitching wedge. On Jan. 5, Randy Brewer aced the No. 4 hole with a pitching wedge.
Upcoming: Feb. 21-22, NCGA two-man qualifier, $40 per team, (559) 275-5900 or email@example.com. … Fresno City Amatuer Championship applications now available. May 16-17, ladies’ flights, men’s handicap, men’s senior championship and men’s masters flights. May 23-25, men’s championship. Applications available at most pro shops or online by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Feb. 21-22, Sherwood Forest Men’s Club NCGA four-man, two best ball qualifying, 18 holes each day.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. … closed Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance.
Senior special: Seniors play all day Thursdays for cost of $40 per player, includes green fees and cart, pro shop at (559) 642-1343 to reserve your time.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Every Thursday is Ladies Day, half-price green fees, cart and range balls, 10% discount on golf shop merchandise and complimentary draft beer or glass of wine. Free swing clinic at 2 p.m. … Performance Center and Golf Academy open with instruction from Kelly Wolfe and Dave Harmon, (209) 668-8200 for details. … Get Golf Ready clinics for $99. … Senior special for golfers 60 and older, $35 covers green fees and cart, valid Monday-Thursday; Player’s Club membership $199.
Upcoming: Feb. 21, Impossible Open, $69 entry fee includes cart, lunch, two drink tickets and range balls, two-man best ball format, gross and net winners (must have NCGA handicap for net).
March through June: The Performance Center and Golf Academy is offering one-, two- and three-day golf schools for the upcoming tournament season led by PGA pro Dave Harmon. Group discounts available. Call pro shop for details.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on course members, $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, pro shop at (559) 654-1441. … Footgolf Fridays, purchase a round of footgolf any Friday in February and get a golf cart and ball rental free.