Golf: Fore You for week of Oct. 26

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

Friday-Saturday, 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: Thursday, SIR branch No. 159 Novelty Golf Tournament, 9 a.m.; Nov. 21, Gobble Gobble Turkey Shoot Tournament.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Friday, Halloween Masquerade Ball, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Belmont Cup/Ryder Cup Matches, 9 a.m.; Belmont CC’s team will compete in the Scratch League’s Matches at Kings River CC, noon. Nov. 3, Ladies formal guest day, 9 a.m.; Nov. 5, SIR No. 159 tournament, 9 a.m.; Nov. 6, dinner and bingo, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 7, Couples Invitational, 9 a.m., and scratch league at Fort Washington, noon;

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-6 GC

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

Central Valley Junior Golf

Upcoming: Nov. 7, nine holes, stroke play at Lemoore GC, noon. Open to players 9 to 19 years old. Parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at or text Pamela at 559-269-6369 for information

Christian GC of Central California

Upcoming: Nov. 7, final tournament at Fig Garden GC, Fresno, 10:30 a.m. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343 for details.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Tuesday, 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.

Hole in One: On Oct. 5, Rusty Hildreth aced the 110-yard No. 7 hole using a pitching wedge. On Oct. 10, Rod Buck aced the 134-yard No. 2 hole with a pitching wedge.

Exeter GC

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: Daily special, $30 including cart after 1 p.m.; $25 for mini-members, including cart after 1 p.m. every day.

Upcoming: Nov. 7, Christian Golf Club of Central California’s 18-hole tournament, 10:30 a.m. tee time. For full details and to sign up, call Norm Weins at 559-289-0343.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: 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.

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

Upcoming: Nov. 3, SIR branch No. 169, 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time.

Madera Muni GC

Upcoming: Nov. 17, SIR branch No. 169 tournament, 9 a.m.

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; Revolution memberships $99.95 7 days/week or $79.95 Monday-Thursday; 18 Hole FootGolf for our soccer playing enthusiast $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.

River Park Golf Center

Upcoming: Nov. 11, Veterans Day, all veterans and active-duty military play free, must show valid ID. Contact Brandon at 559-448-9467 to sign up for Fall League; demo the Callaway Great Big Bertha and Taylormade M1 free.

Fall hours: New hours in effect. Open at 8 a.m., last round at 7:30 p.m. Last range bucket at 8 p.m. Closed at 9 p.m.

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: Nov. 7, Turkey Shoot 2-Man Best Ball tournament; Nov. 10, SIR Branches 175/179’s 4-Man 2 Best Ball tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time; Dec. 5-6, 2015 Fresno City Fourball Championship. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900.

Sawtooth GC

Results: Oct. 11, One-man scramble at Tulare GC, Net scores, Tim Diaz 61, Jon Dias 64, Corney Carrasco 66, Albert Kimble 66, Conrad Sanchez, 67, Leroy Bennett 68, Jeff LaFleur 69, Allan McBride 70, Jim Crawford 72. Closest to the Hole, Albert Kimble No. 7 (4-2), Allan McBride No. 13 (15-5).

Upcoming: Nov. 8, “Three clubs and a putter” tournament at Lemoore GC. For details, call Allan McBride 559-805-9223. Full handicaps will be used. Guests are always welcomed.

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR branches Nos. 175/179, Medal Play Club Championship, 9 a.m.; Nov. 6, Caltrans D-6 Golf Club’s Front/Back/Overall Net Stroke Play tournament and the final round of The President Cup Tournament, 10 a.m; Nov. 11, SIR No. 159’s Four-man, 2 best ball shamble tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time. Nov. 22, Four-man red ball tournament, 8 a.m. Details: 559-787-2611.

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.

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

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 at 9 a.m. – Ladies’ Day. Twilight Special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300, or, for details.

Valley Oaks GC

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

Ongoing: Purchase any in-stock golf shoes and receive 20 percent off. Book an event between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Raffle tickets available for a chance to win set of Titleist AP1 irons and 915 woods. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.

Yosemite Lakes Ladies GC

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