Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
Today, St. Andrew’s Day, the patron saint of golf
Dec. 2, USGA Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying at Poppy Hills GC
Dec. 5-6, Fresno City Fourball Championship at Riverside GC
Dec. 10-11, Seaver Cup at Rancho La Quinta CC
Upcoming: Dec. 31, SIR branch No. 159 four-man, 2 best ball shamble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start
Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies Club Guest day with Sherwood Forest GC, 9 a.m.; Friday, Dinner and Bingo, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Brunch with Santa, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dec. 8, Ladies Club Christmas Party, 9 a.m.; Seagulls’ Christmas Party, 6 p.m.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Winter program: “Ask the Pro” Jim Perez every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. Free lesson with purchase of a bucket of range balls.
Christian GC of Central California
Upcoming: Saturday, Member Recruitment Bonus tournament at Dragonfly GC. $35 entry fee covers green fee, golf cart, range balls and prizes. 11 a.m. shotgun start. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343 for details.
Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies club weekly tournament, 9 a.m. Saturday, Christian Golf Club of Central California Open Member Recruitment Tournament. Dec. 8, SIR Nos. 175/179 Medal Play Tournament, 9 a.m.
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.
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 specials for golfers, $44 for non-members after 10 a.m. and $30 after 1 p.m. Includes cart. Members pay $34 after 10 a.m. and $25 after 1 p.m.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Sunday, Callippe Preserve GC in Pleasanton. Dec. 13, Carmel Valley Ranch GC in Carmel. Jan. 3, Dragonfly GC in Madera. Jan. 17, The Reserve in Stockton. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Upcoming: Dec. 9, SIR No. 159, four-man 2-best ball scramble tournament, 10 a.m.
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: Dec. 17, SIR No. 159 Novelty Tournament, 10 a.m.
Specials: Foot golf, 18 holes, $8 adults, $4 juniors.
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: This formerly private golf course has new local ownership and is open for public play at reasonable daily fees. Call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or visit pasoroblesgolfclub.com for full details and to book a time.
Pheasant Run GC
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR No. 159 individual stroke play tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Tuesday-Wednesday, junior clinics with Assistant Golf Pro Christina Torres, sessions from 3-4:15 p.m. or 10-11:15 a.m. Cost is $25 per student, includes junior rental clubs.
Specials: Online specials only available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at www.golfridgecreek.com.
River Park Golf Center
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 holes 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: Pay $100 and receive $150 range credit. Limited time only.
Upcoming: Saturday-Sunday, Fresno City Fourball Championship. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900; Dec. 12, Holiday Cup tournament. Sign up by calling 559-275-5900. Dec. 24, SIR No. 159 two-man best ball scramble tournament, 10 a.m.
December special: Play a round for just $25 per person, weekdays after 11 a.m. Cost includes green fee and cart. Not valid with any other offer.
Hole in one: On Nov. 23, Jeff Berry aced the 166-yard No. 2 hole using a 7-iron.
Upcoming: Sunday, Whiskey Tournament at Missing Links Golf Complex. BBQ lunch will follow competition. To register, call Jim Crawford at 559-564-2363. Jim will fill you in on the details when you call.
Sherwood Forest GC
Results: Nov. 22, Four-Man Red Ball tournament, winning team - Brent Severson, Rick Welker, Gary Kuykendall and Dave Kehler. Closest to hole - No. 4, Mike Severson; No. 15, Waine Aalto. Long drive - No. 6 Waine Aalto.
Upcoming: Dec. 13, Two-man Razzle Dazzle, 9 a.m. Details and sign ups 559-787-2611; Dec. 15, SIR No. 169 tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start
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 for $15. Ladies Day every Thursday at 9 a.m. Twilight special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300 or go to tularegolfcourse.com/green-fees.html for details.
Valley Oaks GC
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR No. 169 tournament, 10 a.m.
Specials: Bring four cans of food per player for local food drive Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this month and receive green fee and cart for $35 per player. Not valid on holidays/tournaments.
Ongoing: Book an event between Dec. 1 and Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.