Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
March 4, Fresno Bee’s 13th annual Kids Day Golf Tournament at Dragonfly GC. For full details and to sign up, contact Diana Farmer at 559-441-6358 or email@example.com.
Upcoming: Sunday, Gal & Guys Tournament. March 19, NCGA Four-ball net championship qualifier. April 16-17, NCGA Regional Zone Qualifier.
Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc.
Upcoming: Monday, course open, Presidents Day. Tuesday, ladies club tournament, 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, CGA four-ball qualifying tournament; Feb. 26, annual crab feed.
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. If you have any questions or need directions, call 559-275-0600.
Central Valley Junior Golf
Central Valley Junior Golf
Upcoming: Feb. 21, nine-hole, stroke-play tournament at Dragonfly GC, 12:45 p.m. start. Open to juniors ages 9-18; parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For info, text Pamela at 559-269-6369.
Christian Golf Club of Central California
Upcoming: March 11-12, 36-hole tournament at Cypress Ridge GC. Tee times are 11 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. For information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Copper River CC
Announcement: Ryan Lancaster is the new head pro and golf director.
Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies Club weekly tournament, 9 a.m. March 4, Fresno Bee’s 13th annual Kids Day Golf Tournament benefiting Valley Children’s Hospital. For full details and to sign up, contact Diana Farmer at 559-441-6358 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online: Go to www.dragonflygolfclub.com for weekday and weekend specials.
Hole in one: On Feb. 8, Troy Denomme aced the 178-yard 12th hole using a 5-iron. It’s his second hole in one. He aced the same hole on Dec. 3, 2015.
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 info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.
Ongoing: Monday special, $6 all-day golf (except holidays, cart not included); Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, nine holes walking for $10, $15 with cart, 18 holes walking for $17, $27 with cart. Friday all-day golf for $10 (cart not included). On weekends and holidays, play nine holes for $11 ($5 extra with cart) or 18 holes for $18 ($28 with cart). Children under 10 play for $5 all day. Pull carts $1.
Upcoming: Ladies Day, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Thursday scrambles (men/women), 8:30 a.m. green fees plus $2.25; Saturday men/women scrambles, 1 p.m., green fees plus $11.
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. $149.99 mini-member discount card for 2016. There are 14 new membership programs for 2016. For information, 559-439-2928 or go online at www.figgardengolf.com.
Upcoming: June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament
First Tee of Fresno
Announcement: Wells Fargo has agreed to donate $10,000 to First Tee of Fresno to become the presenting sponsor of the 53rd annual Cinco de Mayo Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament is May 6 at Copper River CC. Details: www.thefirstteefresno.org.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Feb. 25, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best-ball shamble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start.
Ongoing: Little Linkster junior clinics every Saturday at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Five years and older are welcome. $25 per month, no equipment necessary.
Demo days: Pro club fitting advice every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Launch monitor technology. Try out Ping, Titleist, Callaway, Taylormade, Tour Edge, PXG & Muira.
Membership program: 2016 Players Club memberships now available. Members receive NCGA handicap, one dozen Titleist Pro V1s, access to NCGA qualifiers and guaranteed weekday/weekend green-fees rate of $20. Membership costs $110.
Specials: Ladies play for half-price every Saturday. NCGA Youth on Course always available. Call pro shop at 559-924-9658.
Len Ross Junior Golf Center
Ongoing: Free golf clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, all equipment provided. Group lessons also available. Details, sign-ups at 559-485-2724 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: This formerly private course has new local ownership and is now open for public play at reasonable daily fees. They invite any San Joaquin Valley golfers to come by and enjoy a quick round when you are on your way to the coast. Call the pro shop at 805-238-4722 or check their website at www.pasoroblesgolfclub.com for full details and to book a time.
River Park Golf Center
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine holes for $7 on weekdays, $10 weekends/holidays. Pro instructors Cindy Vining, Patrick Horvath, Gary Green and Brandon Sherwood. Call 559-448-9467 or visit www.riverparkgolf.com for their profiles and rates. Demo new Callaway Great Big Bertha or TaylorMade M1 and M2 metal woods for free.
Winter closing hours: 6:30 p.m. last tee time, 7 p.m. last range balls sold, 8 p.m. facility closed.
Specials: Limited number of Green Grass Club memberships still available at $500 per year, which includes $200 range credit, free golf Monday-Thursday all day, free fitting, and access to the members-only all grass practice area. Star Wars head covers are available in pro shop.
New Group Lesson Program: Try our Group, Club or Company Free Instruction Clinic Program. Call the pro shop at 559-448-9467 for full details and to sign up your group.
Summer camp: Nike Junior Camps are back. Call pro shop or register online. Camps go 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday and include Nike amenity package for participants. Dates are June 13-16, June 27-30, July 11-14, July 25-28, Aug. 8-11.
Ongoing: Play 18 holes for $27 per person on weekdays after 11 a.m. and $35 on weekends after 11 a.m. Includes green fee, cart and range balls. Not valid on holidays or with any other offers.
Upcoming: Saturday-Sunday, club NCGA two-qualifier. May 21-22, 89th Fresno City Amateur, men’s senior, masters and handicap flights, and the ladies championship and handicap flight. May 28-30, Fresno City Amateur Championship flights. Applications available at pro shops and online at email@example.com.
New Course Membership Program: Club 99 program consists of a one-year membership, costs $35 per month, includes $14 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls up to an hour before twilight. Call pro shop at 559-275-5900 or check online at www.playriverside.com.
Sherwood Forest GC
Upcoming: Sunday, NCGA four-man qualifier, 9 a.m.; March 20, two-man best ball and senior two-man NCGA qualifier, 9 a.m. start; April 10, Masters-Pro Member Individual Net plus Pros score, 8 a.m.; May 15, member/guest day, 8 a.m. Details: 559-787-2611.
Upcoming: Saturday, Superintendent’s Revenge Tournament, tees and greens disarranged into a new, one-time fun course challenge, 9 a.m. start. For details, sign up at the course or call David Taylor at 559-280-1731.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Book an event before Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.
Bring-A-Buddy Special: Pay for 18 holes on any Tuesday in February before 2 p.m. and receive free golf cart rental.