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Fore You for March 30: Happenings around the Valley for local golfers

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 billfinn71@yahoo.com or sports@fresnobee.com.

Upcoming events

Today-Thursday, 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 Thursday at Copper River CC. For full details, email greg@cspnet.net.

May 1, 16th Rotary Club of Auberry Intermountain Tournament, at Eagle Springs G&CC. Proceeds benefit community grants program for Sierra High sober grad. Noon shotgun start. For details/sign-ups go to www.auberryrotary.org or call Ken Doty at (559) 855-3203.

Airways GC

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: Tuesday, SIR branch No. 169 tourney, 9 a.m. start. April 18-19, NCGA Zone Qualifier.

Results: NCGA Four ball qualifier on March 21, Net winnners: Cody Armstrong & Tom Esparza 55. More results online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Thursday, Rick Neeley Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. Friday, Dinner and Bingo Night, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Belmont Cup, 9 a.m. Sunday, Easter Brunch. April 6-7, greens aerification.

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.

Copper River CC

Upcoming: Thursday, final rounds of the Len Ross Fresno City Junior Amateur, 7:30 a.m.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: April 9, Sequoia Christian Camp Fundraiser Tournament, $48 per player. April 11, Hoover High Athletics Fundraiser Tournament. April 12, Liberty High Fundraiser Tournament. April 18, Christian GC of CenCal, 18-hole tournament, entry fee covers cart, green fees and range balls, 12:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Thursdays, women’s club weekly tournament at 9 a.m.

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 1, 16th Rotary Club of Auberry Intermountain Tournament, noon start.. Sign up at www.auberryrotary.org or call Ken Doty (559) 855-3203. May 4, 3rd annual Women’s Club Invitational.

Hole in One: On March 6, Mike Tonai aced the 125-yard No. 17 hole using an 8-iron.

Executive Women’s Golf Association

Upcoming: April 6, start of Monday Night League at River Park GC, every Monday at 5:30 p.m. April 7, Tuesday Night Nine-hole League at Riverside GC, 5 p.m.. April 9, 2015 Meet and Greet at The Elbow Room, 5 p.m., no sign up necessary. April 11, Margaree Mason Playday at Madera Muni, 9 a.m. April 18, Spring Tune Up and Video Analysis, by PGA pro Sharon Kerr, 9 a.m. at Airways gC. April 22, special meeting at Fig Garden Library, 6 p.m.

Details: www.golffusion.com/ewga-fresno.

Exeter GC

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: Today-Tuesday, first two rounds of Len Ross Fresno City Junior Amateur, 7:30 a.m.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Saturday, 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 sneer@gcamtour.com.

Lemoore GC

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: Free golf clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, all equipment provided. Details, sign-ups (559) 485-2724 or email jrgolf1188@aol.com or longjump72@yahoo.com.

Madera G&CC

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: April 21, SIR No. 169 tourney, 8 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. 169 tournament, 9 a.m. start. April 12, NCGA club qualifier, four-ball, two-person teams, 11:30 a.m. Sign up by April 8. Must be rewards or emperor member. Details online at www.golfridgecreek.com/ncgafourball. April 12, Sawtooth GC’s four-man, two-best ball NCGA qualifier.

Holes in One: On March 18, Randy Prescott aced the 160-yard No. 13 hole. On March 22, Dan Mepham aced the 190-yard No. 7 hole.

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: Today-Thursday, Len Ross Tournament. April 11, Callaway demo day. To signup for Spring Golf League, contact Brandon Sherwood at brandon@riverparrkgolf.com 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.

Riverside GC

Upcoming: Thursday, 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 kberry@playriverside.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 kberry@playriverside.com or cray@playriverside.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.

Sawtooth GC

Upcoming: April 12, Four-man, two best-ball qualifier at Ridge Creek in Dinuba.

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.

Sierra Meadows CC

Ongoing: Starting today, course will be open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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: Saturday, 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 proshop@sierrameadows.com.

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, $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 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).

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