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Fore You for April 20: 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-Tuesday, NCGA Central Valley Zone Championship will be hosted at Carmel Valley Ranch CC and Poppy Hills GC.

April 27-28, 50th annual NCGA Public Links Net and Gross Championship at Spyglass Hills GC and Poppy Hills GC.

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. Monthly senior tournament every fourth Thursday of the month, blind draw format, five-person teams, 8 a.m. shotgun start… Tournaments, membership information and tee time reservations can be made via pro shop (559) 291-6254 or online at www.airways-golf.com.

Upcoming: May 17, President’s Cup. June 20, Ray Forrester Open.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies Club Spring Fling, 9 a.m. Friday, CTA Tournament, noon. Tuesday, Belmont Ladies' Club's Spring Fling Tournament, 9:00 AM tee time. Friday, CTA Golf Tournament, Noon tee time. April 25, NCGA Zone Qualifier, 9 a.m.

Caltrans D-6 GC

Upcoming: May 2, two-person best-ball and Senior NCGA two-person best-ball qualifier, 9 a.m. at Sierra Meadows GC. May 14-15, 50th annual Caltrans State Tournament, Thursday at Poppy Hills GC and Friday at Laguna Seca GC.

Central Valley Junior Golf

Upcoming: April 26th, Dragonfly Golf Club - Madera 9 Holes/Stroke Play. Tee times start at Noon Ages 9-18/Parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf & range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com For more info, please text (559) 269-6369.

Christian GC of Central California

Upcoming: May 9, Valley Oaks GC will host CGCCC"s 18 hole golf tournament, $76.00 entry fee will cover green fee, cart, and range balls. there will be a 9:00 AM shotgun tee time.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Thursday, Dragonfly Women’s Club weekly tournament, 9:00 AM shotgun tee time. Sunday, Dragonfly GC will host Central Valley Junior Golf's tournament, it will be 9 holes at stroke play for ages 9-18. Tee times will start at 12:00 Noon. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For full details call or text Pamela at 559-269-6369.

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.

Executive Women’s Golf Association

Upcoming: Tuesday, EWGA Tues. Night Nine Hole league at Riverside GC, Tee off starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday, special meeting at Fig Garden Library, 6 p.m. For more information, www.golffusion.com/ewga-fresno.

Ongoing: Mondays, par-3 league at River Park Golf Center at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Nine-hole league at Riverside GC, 5 p.m.;

Exeter GC

Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Tuesdays couples scotch, 5:30 p.m. Ladies day 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.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.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Saturday, Windsor GC in Windsor. Details and sign ups, Steve Neer, tour director Sacramento/CenCal, (559) 360-2720 or sneer@gcamtour.com. April 27th, Granite Bay CC, Granite Bay, Calif. will host Golf Channel Am's Tournament.

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.

Upcoming: Thursday, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball scramble, 9 a.m.; April 28, SIR branch No. 175/179 four-man, two-best ball, 9 a.m.

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

Upcoming: April 30, Madera Muni GC will host SIR Branch #159's Novelty tournament. there will be a 9:00 AM shotgun tee time.

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.

Pheasant Run GC

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR No. 169 tourney, 8 a.m. start. May 7th, Pheasant Run GC will host SIR Branch #159's individual format tournament. There will be a 9:00 AM shotgun tee time.

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: Thursday, 50 and over tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start. ABCD scramble. $55 entry fee includes green and cart fees, range balls, balls sleeve and lunch, signup at pro shop. April 25, Reedley Eagles’ tournament, 8 a.m. tee time. April 26, Mystery Member Tournament, noon shotgun start, two-person blind draw format. Limited to Emperors and Rewards members only. $35 entry fee.

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-Thursday all day and access to members-only practice area.

Upcoming: 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: Saturday, 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: April weekday green fee special, golf Monday-Friday after noon for $25 per player, covers cart and green fee. Not valid with any other offer. 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.

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: May 17th, Sherwood Forest Member/Guest tournament.

Results: April 12th, "Master's Pro/Member tournament: 1st flight : 1st Manuel Rodriguez / Jordan Spieth; 2nd Rick Lee / Jordan Spieth; 3rd Brent Severson / Dustin Johnson. 2nd flight: 1st Rob Chapman / Phil Mickelson; 2nd John Lewis / Justin Rose; 3rd Jeff Shahbazian / Rory Mcllory. 3rd flight: 1st Frank Piccolo / Phil Mickelson; 2nd Steve Souza / Jordan Spieth; 3rd Juan Velez / Tiger Woods.

Sierra Meadows CC

Ongoing: Course is 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: May 2, Caltrans D-6 GC two-person best ball and two-person senior NCGA Qualifier, 9 a.m.

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. 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.

Spring rates policy: New rates as of April 1, resort rate $50 Mon-Fri & $60 Sat-Sun/Holidays. Players Club $35 Mon-Fri, $45 Sat-Sun/Holidays. Replay rate $18 every day. Senior rate $37 Mon-Fri includes cart. Twilight $37 Mon-Fri after 3 p.m., $47 Sat-Sun. Nine holes, $21 Mon-Fri, add $10 for cart, and $32 Sat-Sun.

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: May 9th, Valley Oaks GC will host Christian Golf Club of Central California'c May tournament. There will be a 9:00 AM shotgun tee time. Fro full information and to sign up contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Ongoing: Youth on course members, $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket.

April 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). Footgolf Fridays, purchase one round and recieve cart and ball rental for free. Get Golf Ready clinics, adult classes $100 per student, $60 per junior. Classes Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays in April, noon to 1 p.m., juniors Saturdays 11 a.m. to noon. Ladies clinic, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, $10 per student. Call (559) 651-1441 for details.

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