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.
March 30-April 2, 68th annual Len Ross Fresno City Junior Amateur. Hosted by Riverside GC, Airways GC, Fig Garden GC, River Park Golf Center, Copper River CC. Final round will be played April 2 at Copper River CC. For full details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 every day after noon with cart. … Tournaments, membership information and tee time reservations can be made via pro shop (559) 291-6254 or online at www.airways-golf.com.
Upcoming: March 31, SIR branch No. 169 tourney, 9 a.m. start. April 18-19, NCGA Zone Qualifier.
Upcoming: April 2, Rick Neeley Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. April 3, Dinner and Bingo Night, 6:30 p.m. April 4, Belmont Cup, 9 a.m.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Upcoming: April 18, Roger Dunn demo day. Public welcome.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: April 11, Madera Muni GC will host Caltrans D-6 individual net/guest tournament, 8 a.m. tee time.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: April 6, Spring Break tournament, nine-hole stroke-play tournament at Riverside GC, 1 p.m. start. Ages 9-18 (if still in high school), parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. For details and sign-ups text Pamela at (559) 269-6369 or www.cvjrgolf.com.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: Friday-Saturday, Cypress Ridge GC will host 36-hole, two-day tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start. April 18, 18-hole tournament at Dragonfly GC, $61 entry fee includes cart, green fees and range balls. 12:30 p.m. start.
Upcoming: Wednesday, Men’s two-man best ball tourney, players choose groups, 8 a.m. start. Saturday, Jude Wiseman Memorial Tournament, 8 a.m. start. Sunday, host Beat the Pro/Assistant Pro Fundraiser, two-man best ball vs. assistant pros’ best ball gross, 9 a.m. start. Open to members and public. Call (559) 432-3020 for details
Ongoing: Thursdays, women’s club weekly tournament at 9 a.m.
Aerification special: Today-Wednesday, $35 per player (green fees and cart), Saturday-Sunday, $48 per player.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: Course is closed Tuesdays for maintenance. Open Wednesday through Monday. … Women’s Club has openings for regular play Wednesdays. For information on women’s club or corporate and fundraising events, call pro shop at (559) 325-8900.
Upcoming: May 4, 3rd annual Women’s Club Invitational.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
Upcoming: Saturday, Member/Guest Spring Fling at Fig Garden. Tee times start at 10:40 a.m., modified shotgun start. $50 entry fee covers green fees and cart. Details at www.ewga-fresno.org.
Ongoing: 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. … 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: $149.99 Mini-Membership Card, savings of 35-40% on green fees with no time limitations. For full details and to sign up call the pro shop at (559) 439-2928.
Upcoming: Saturday, Executive Women’s Golf Association Member/Guest Spring Fling, 10:40 a.m. modified shotgun start.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Saturday, PGA West GC, La Quinta. April 4, Ridge Greek GC in Dinuba. April 18, San Juan Oaks GC in Hollister. April 19, Morgan Creek GC in Roseville. April 26, Windsor GC in Windsor. Details and sign ups, Steve Neer, tour director Sacramento/CenCal, (559) 360-2720 or email@example.com.
Ongoing: Ladies play for $7 every Wednesday after 5 p.m. and pay half-price green fees on Saturday. … Junior Linkster golf clinics every Saturday at 10 a.m. Ages five and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Ongoing: Introductory memberships as low as $215 per month, non-equity membership $280, social memberships also available. For details call the pro shop at (559) 674-2682.
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: April 11, Caltrans D-6 GC individual net/guest tournament, 8 a.m. start.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR No. 175/179 Medal Play Tournament, 9 a.m. start
Ongoing: Reserve your dates for your corporate, club, or fundraising events. Call PGA Pro/Director of Golf Eric Costa at (559) 665-3411.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: April 7, SIR No. 159 tournament, 9 a.m. start.
River Park Golf Center
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. … Green Grass Club Membership $500 per year (one time $100 initiation fee), includes $200 range credit, free golf Monday-Thursay all day and access to members-only practice area.
Upcoming: March 30-April 2, Len Ross Tournament. April 11, Callaway demo day. … To signup for Spring Golf League, contact Brandon Sherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or (559) 448-9467. … Nike Golf Camp dates, June 15-18, June 29-July 2, July 13-16, July 27-30 and Aug. 3-6.
Upcoming: April 2, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball tourney, 9 a.m. shotgun start. April 25, NCGA Zone Qualifier, two-man best ball format, choose your own team, Contact pro shop or email email@example.com for full information and to sign up. … June 16, local qualifying for the 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, open to boys and girls ages 7 to 15, separate divisions in four age categories (7-9 years, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15). For full details/registration, go to www.drivechipandputt.com.
Fresno City Amateur: 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.
Ongoing: March weekday special, $22 round of golf anytime after noon, includes green fees and cart. Not valid with any other offers. … Book your corporate, club or fundraising golf outing, or book a lesson. Call pro shop or go online at www.playriverside.com for full details.
Upcoming: April 12, Four-man, two best-ball qualifier at Ridge Creek in Dinuba.
Results: March 15, Two-man shambles at Lemoore, team winners: Steve Lane/Corney Carrasco 143. Allan McBride/Jeff LaFleur 148. Closest to the hole: No. 4- Steve Halsey 35-6; No. 11- Steve Lane 7-9.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: April 8, SIR branch No. 159 stroke play tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start. April 12, Masters Pro-Member tourney. April 14, SIR branch No. 175-179 two-man best ball tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Results: March 14 two-man, best ball, senior NCGA two-man qualifiers: Jim Branton & Jeff Shahbazian 58. Closest to the Hole: No. 4- Tony Cardoza, No. 13- Gary Kuykendall.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Open Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. … closed Mondays and Tuesdays for maintenance. Starting March 30, course will be open seven days a week. Book corporate, club or fund raising golf outing early to secure your preferred date. R/V park is now open.
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.
Upcoming: April 4, Kynan Stanners Memorial Tournament, $100 entry fee covers free fees, cart, range balls, dinner, tee prizes and awards, 9 a.m. start; April 18, Coarsegold Elementary Golf Tournament, $75 entry fee, 9 a.m. shotgun start. For details/signups, call pro shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Offseason Green Fees Policy: Now through March 31, Stevinson Ranch has changed its Friday green fees from weekend/holiday pricing to weekday rates. Resort rate (18 holes), $39 weekdays per player, $50 weekends per player. Players Club, $25 weekdays per player, $35 weekends per player. Twilight rate, $26 weekdays, $37 weekends; Nine holes, $16 weekdays, $24 weekends. Carts not included. For full rates, go to www.stevinsonranch.com.
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, $37 covers green fees and cart, valid Monday-Friday; Player’s Club membership $199.
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.
March specials: Purchase any in-stock Nike golf bag for only $95.95 plus tax; Purchase an 8-large basket discount card for $70; Purchase 18 holes with a cart anytime Monday-Friday and pay only $25 per player, $33 per player on weekends (tee times must be booked online at www.playvalleyoaks.com to receive promotion).