Weekly look at results, upcoming events and news from golf courses throughout the Valley, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thursday, NCGA Four-ball Net Championship Qualifier, Riverside GC
Saturday-Sunday, 88th Fresno City Amateur (men’s handicap, masters and senior flights; ladies’ handicap and championship) at Riverside GC
May 18, USGA Men’s Open Local Qualifying, Sunnyside CC
May 18, USGA Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying, Serrano CC
May 21, NCGA Master Division Championship Qualifier, Sunnyside CC
May 23-25, 88th Fresno City Men’s Amateur Championship, Riverside GC
Ongoing: Green fees special, play for $25 every day after noon with cart. Monthly senior tournament every fourth Thursday of the month (May 26), 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: Tuesday, SIR branches No. 175/179 medal play tourney, 8 a.m.; Friday, President’s Cup; June 20, Ray Forrester Open; July 18, Sizzling Summer Tournament
Upcoming: Tuesday-Thursday, Ladies’ Club Championship Tournament, 9 a.m.; Friday, Southern California Builders Exchange Tournament, 7 a.m.; May 18, Moose Lodge Tournament, 9 a.m.; May 19, Belmont Ladies Club Championship final round; May 21, United Local Central Union tournament, 10 a.m.; May 28, C.L.E.A.R. Tournament, 9 a.m.; May 30, Buchanan High Football fundraiser tournament, 1 p.m.
Caltrans D-6 GC
Upcoming: Thursday, Poppy Hills GC; Friday, Caltrans 50th annual state tournament at Laguna Seca GC
Results: May 2, two-man best ball senior qualifier at Sierra Meadows GC — 1. Alan McCuen/Jim Pacini 61; 2. Jim Espinosa/Robin Vigario 61; 3. Bill Horg/Rob Isakson 61. Closest to the Pin — No. 5- Ben Velo; No. 14- Alan McCuen. Senior qualifier: McCuen/Pacini.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Sunday, Madera Muni GC will host the nine-hole, stroke-play tournament. Tee times start at 1 p.m. Open to ages 9-18, parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Closest to the Hole contest. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com or call/text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: June 13, Madera Muni GC will host CGCCC’s 18-hole tournament, $53 entry fee covers green fee, cart and range balls. 8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign up by June 3.
Upcoming: Today, Knights of Columbus Tournament, 8 a.m.; Tuesday, CIF Team Valley Tournament, 11:30 a.m.; May 15, FICA Tournament, 8 a.m. May 16-17, Junior Tour of NCGA 36-hole tournament, 1 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday
Ongoing: Thursdays, women’s club weekly tournament at 8 a.m.; Valley Children’s Twilight League, 5:30 p.m.
Eagle Springs CC
Ongoing: 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.
Executive Women’s Golf Association
Upcoming: May 13, Roger Dunn meeting, 5:30 p.m.; May 21, Lessons from River Park GC Pro Cindy Vining, 6 p.m.; May 23, Pro Sharon Kerr at 9 a.m. Details: www.golffustion.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, 4:45 p.m.
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: EWGA nine-hole league, 4:45 p.m. every Tuesday in May.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Friday, Del Monte GC in Monterey. Saturday-Sunday, Bayonet/Blackhorse GCs in Seaside. May 24, Cinnabar GC in San Jose. May 31, Darkhorse GC in Auburn. 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 Saturdays at 10 a.m. Ages 5 and up, no equipment necessary. Cost is $25 per child per month.
Upcoming: June 12, Lemoore American Legion Tournament, four-person scramble, noon tee time, $75 entry fee per player. For details, call Tom Hernandez at (559) 381-2453.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Sunday, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament, 9 a.m. see above for details. May 26, SIR branches No. 175/179 shambles tournament, 8 a.m.
Pheasant Run GC
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: Wednesday, SIR branch No. 159 four-man, two-best ball scramble, 11 a.m. shotgun start. May 19, SIR branch No. 169 tournament, 8 a.m. shotgun start. May 25, Memorial Day, normal daily fee rates apply. $55 covers green fees and carts. No Pink Monday discounts offered on holidays. Tee times available online starting May 11.
Holes-in-One: On April 11, Steve Adney aced the 101-yard No. 6 hole. On April 24, Steve Colden aced the 95-yard No. 16 hole during the Dinuba Lions Golf Tournament. On April 29, Mike Pena Jr. won the 105-yard No. 16 hole.
Results: Match Play tournament-quarterfinals, Matt Medina beat Scott Hernandez, 2 Up; Michael Chavez d. Rudy Pacillas, 5 & 3; Adam Goltz d. Lucio Mata, 2 & 1; David Browning d. Eric Martinez, 1 Up. Semifinals: Michael Chavez d. Matt Medina, 5 & 4; David Browning d. Adam Goltz, 3 & 2. Finals: David Browning d. Michael Chavez, 4 & 3. Consolation Semifinals: Steve DeGough d. Glenn Ninemire, 3 & 2; Gary Sorensen d. Rick Johnson, 2 Up. Consolations finals: Gary Sorensen d. Steve DeGough, 1 Up. … Mystery Member results, 1st, Juan Gonzalez/Drew Alves 61; 2. Felix Rodriguez/Saul Lazo 63. 3. Steve DeGough/Jesse Hernandez 63. 4. Javier Murrillo/Jeff Mathews 63. 5. Rob Baker/Joe Sanchez 64. 6. Ty Hanson/Blind Draw 64.
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. Purchase $100 in range credit and receive a 25% bonus.
Upcoming: Nike Golf Camp dates, June 15-18, June 29-July 2, July 13-16, July 27-30 and Aug. 3-6.
Upcoming: Friday, Valley Caregiver Resource Center fundraiser, 11:30 a.m., details: www.valleycrc.org. May 28, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball, 8 a.m.; June 16, local qualifying for the 2015 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship, open to boys and girls ages 7-15, 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. Saturday-Sunday, 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 by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Ongoing: May weekday green fee special, golf Monday-Friday after noon for $28 per player, covers cart and green fee. $20 per player after 3 p.m. and $15 after 5 p.m. Not valid with any other offer. Call pro shop or go online at www.playriverside.com for full details.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Sunday, Member/Guest tournament.
Sierra Meadows CC
Ongoing: Course is open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book corporate, club or fundraising 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; call pro shop at (559) 642-1343 to reserve your time.
Stevinson Ranch GC
Ongoing: Mondays, weekly skins game at 1 p.m., $25 entry fee and $25 green and cart fees. 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.
Valley Oaks GC
Upcoming: Friday, Wish Upon A Star Tournament, noon-4 p.m., details at www.wishuponastar.org. May 21, SIR branch No. 159 scramble, 8 a.m.
Ongoing: Youth on course members, $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range bucket.
May specials: Purchase an 8-large basket discount card for $70; Purchase 18 holes with a cart anytime Monday-Friday and pay only $28 per player, $36 per player on weekends (tee times must be booked online at www.playvalleyoaks.com to receive promotion). Footgolf Fridays, purchase one round and receive cart and ball rental for free. Get Golf Ready clinics, adult classes $100 per student, $60 per junior. Call (559) 651-1441 for details.