Golf: Fore You for the week of Oct. 12

Happenings around the Valley for local golfers

A weekly look at happenings around the Valley for local golfers, compiled with the assistance of Bill Finn. Submissions can be emailed to or

Upcoming events

Oct. 26, FCA Challenge at Sunnyside CC; to sign up contact or call 559-250-6718

Oct. 30-31, NCGA Mixed Team Championship at Poppy Hills GC

Nov. 7-8, Tulare County Fourball Championship at Valley Oaks GC

Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Fourball Championship at Riverside GC

Airways GC

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR branches Nos. 175/179, 9 a.m. shotgun start; Saturday, Ray Forrester Open Charitypalooza Tournament; Oct. 29, SIR branch No. 159 Novelty Golf Tournament, 9 a.m.; Nov. 21, Gobble Gobble Turkey Shoot Tournament

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Monday, Belmont Ladies Games Day, 9 a.m.; Thursday, hosting Community Hospitals Golf Tournament, 11 a.m. tee time.

Bluff Pointe Golf Center

Ongoing: “Wednesday Walkers” 18 holes for $11 per player, nine holes for $9 per player. For full details, call 559-275-0600.

Caltrans D-5 GC

Upcoming: Nov. 7, Front/Back/Overall net & final round of Presidents Cup at Lemoore GC, 10 a.m.

Christian GC of Central California

Upcoming: Friday, 18-hole tournament at Deer Ridge GC, 10:30 a.m. tee time. Saturday, Shadow Lakes GC, 18-hole tournament. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343 for details.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Wednesday, Seniors Tournament. Friday, Valley Missions Jail Ministry Tournament; Oct. 22, Comprehensive Addiction Program Tournament; Oct. 23, Community Food Bank Tournament; Oct. 24, New Harvest Church Tournament; Oct. 27, London Properties’ Tournament.

Eagle Springs G&CC

Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. For full info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.

Executive Women’s Golf Association

Upcoming: Oct. 18, Pink Halloween Tournament to benefit American Cancer Society at Ridgecrest GC, two-person scramble. For details, call Jane House at 559-250-3260 or Leslie Fukuda at 559-908-4111.

Exeter GC

Upcoming: Oct. 18, Family Builders Foster Care Tournament

Ongoing: Monday special, $5 all-day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day 8:30 a.m; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Friday all-day golf for $9

Fig Garden GC

Ongoing: New specials, $30 including cart after 1 p.m. every day; $25 for mini-members, including cart after 1 p.m. every day

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Oct. 18, Yocha Dehe GC in Brook; Nov. 1, Haggin Oaks Mackenzie Course in Sacramento; Nov. 7-8, Madera GC and Rancho Bernardo GC in San Diego; Nov. 23, Lake Merced CC in Daly City. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

Ongoing: Ladies play for half-price every 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: Oct. 23, fifth annual Monsignor O’Doherty Memorial Tournament, scramble format, $85 entry, Gary Rohde 559-707-7310 or Bob Clement 559-707-4876.

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 or

Madera G&CC

Hole in one: On Oct. 3, Tom Shepard aced the No. 6 hole.

Madera Muni GC

Upcoming: Oct. 22, SIR branch No. 159, two-man best-ball tournament, noon shotgun start

Specials: Afternoon weekday special after 1 p.m. $25 per person includes green fee and cart, mention when calling for tee time; foot golf, 18 holes, $8 adults, $4 juniors.

Paso Robles GC

Ongoing: This formerly private golf course has new local ownership and is now open for public play at reasonable daily fees. Call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit for full details and to book a time.

Pheasant Run GC

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR branch No. 169 scramble tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Ridge Creek GC

Upcoming: Oct. 25, Rewards Alternating Shot Tournament, for members, 8 a.m. shotgun start, $32 per player, details at

River Park Golf Center

Upcoming: Contact Brandon at 559-448-9467 to sign up for Fall League; demo the Callaway Great Big Bertha and Taylormade M1 free. CVAL Championships at noon Tuesday.

Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine-hole for $6 on weekdays, $9 weekends/holidays; pay $100 for range key and receive a $125 range credit. Pro instructors Cindy Vining, Patrick Horvath, Gary Green and Brandon Sherwood. Call 559-448-9467 or visit our website.

Specials: Sizzle deal, round of golf, small range bucket and three beverages or combo meal, 1-5 p.m. daily; buy two dozen Taylormade Project A golf balls, receive one dozen free.

Riverside GC

Upcoming: Dec. 5-6, 2015 Fresno City Fourball Championship. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900.

Specials: $25 per player after 11 a.m. and $20 after 2 p.m. weekdays only, $35 per player on weekends after 11 a.m. Includes green and cart fees.

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: Oct. 18, Impossible Open, two-man best-ball, for details and sign-ups call 559-787-2611; Oct. 27, SIR branches Nos. 175/179, Medal Play Club Championship, 9 a.m.

Sierra Meadows CC

Ongoing: Heroes Special. All fire, police, first responders, active-duty and retired military personnel golf for $25 per player weekdays, $30 per player weekends/holidays. Covers green fee and cart.

Upcoming: Oct. 21, SIR branch No. 169 tournament, 9 a.m.

Course closing: Oct. 31, last day course will be open for play.

Sunnyside CC

Upcoming: Oct. 26, hosting Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ FCA Golf Challenge. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., tee time at noon. For full details and to sign up contact Ron Nelson at 559-250-6718 or

Tulare GC

Ongoing: Monday’s Nine & Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount – ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday buffet; Thursday mornings – Ladies’ Day. Twilight Special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300, or, for details.

Upcoming: Oct. 25, Scramble tournament benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: Nov. 7-8, Tulare County Fourball Championship, call 559-651-1441 to sign up.

Special: Monday, Columbus Day Special – enjoy 18 holes of golf, including cart, a sleeve of Pro V’s, a small bucket of range balls and a cheeseburger combo meal for only $50 per player.

Yosemite Lakes Ladies GC

Ongoing: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-hole tournament, tee off begins at 7:30 a.m. Details: 559-642-2562.