Golf: Fore You for the week of Feb. 22

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 tournaments

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

March 21-24, 69th Len Ross-Fresno City Junior Amateur Golf Tournament at various courses. Full details and on-line registration http://1LjTOZa. Registration deadline March 15.

April 2-3, Tulare County Amateur Golf Championship at Valley Oaks GC. Men’s and women’s championship, handicap flights. For full information and to sign up call 559-651-1441.

Airways GC

Upcoming: 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

Dream run: On Feb. 16, Steve Menchinella birdied No. 5, eagled No. 6 and aced No. 7. Witnessed by Tom James, Steve Pelligrine and Paul Whitman.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, ladies club tournament, 9:30 a.m.; Friday, 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.

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.

Dragonfly GC

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

Online: Go to for weekday and weekend specials.

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.

Exeter GC

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

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:

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: March 5-6, Morongo GC in Beaumont will host Golf Channel AM Tour's SoCal Open tournament. March 12, Morgan Creek GC in Roseville. March 13, Bayonet GC in Monterey. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

Upcoming: Thursday, 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.

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 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 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.

Riverside GC

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: March 12-13, Spring Get Together 36-hole tournament and annual club meeting. Full details and sign-ups on website. 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

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

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: 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.

Tulare GC

Ongoing: 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 for details.

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.

Footgolf Fridays: Buy one round of footgolf any Friday in January and receive cart and ball rental for free.

Special: Purchase Pinnacle 15 Ball packs for only $15 plus tax.

Bring-A-Buddy Special: Pay for 18 holes on any Tuesday in February before 2 p.m. and receive free golf cart rental.