Golf: Fore You for the week of Feb. 29

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

Friday, 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 online 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. March 31, SIR branch No. 159 Novelty Tournament, 9:30 a.m. April 16-17, NCGA Regional Zone Qualifier.

Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at

Results: Women’s Club Charter Trophy Tournament – Champion: Reva Neeley 209; Runner-up: Laura Smith 214. Flight 1: Angie Cisneros 217, Sue Yamasaki 222, Mary Walter 222; Flight 2: Diane Vasquez 220, Sherry DiStefano 223, Liz Wright 228; Flight 3: Yvonne McCrary 216, Mary Valk 220, Jean Mustachio 226.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, ladies club tournament, 9:30 a.m.; Friday, dinner and bingo, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Bridal show. March 11, Pairing dinner, 6:30 p.m.; March 13, Saint Patrick’s Day Tournament, 9 a.m.; March 17, Elvis Dinner show, 6:30 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. If you have any questions or need directions, call 559-275-0600.

Central Valley Junior Golf

March 6, Central Valley Junior Golf tournament at Pheasant Run GC. Nine holes, stroke play. 1 p.m. tee time. Open to ages 9-18, parents may caddie. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. For more 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.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Friday, 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 Saturday, Fowler Buddah Church Golf Club tournament, noon; Sunday, Sierra Nikkei Tournament, 10 a.m. and the Porterville MAGA Tournament at 11 a.m. March 7, senior golf tournament, 9 a.m.; March 12, Noonster tournament, 12:15 p.m.

Ongoing: Every Thursday at 9 a.m., Ladies Club weekly tournament.

Hole in One: On Feb. 24, Art Trask aced the 176-yard No. 5 hole using a 3 rescue.

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.

Upcoming: June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament. For information, 559-439-2928 or go online at

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: Saturday-Sunday, 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. March 20, Eagle Vines GC in Napa. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

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 or

Madera Muni GC

Ongoing: Revolution memberships, $99.95 for seven days a week, $79.95 Monday-Thursday, includes green fees at seven other courses. Unlimited cart additional $99.95 month at home course. Unlimited range balls $19.95. Junior memberships $100 per year. Footgolf specials, adults play 18 holes for $8, kids $4.

Ridge Creek GC

Upcoming: March 9, SIR branch No. 159 four-man best ball tournament, 9 a.m.

River Park Golf Center

Demo Days: March 26, Callaway 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; April 17, TaylorMade 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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.

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; March 24, SIR branch No. 159, two-man scramble tournament, 9 a.m.; 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 9:30 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: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.