Golf: Fore You for the week of March 14

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 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

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Wednesday, SIR Branch No. 169 tournament, 9 a.m. tee time; Thursday, Elvis Dinner show, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, PIWC Tournament, 8 a.m. tee time; Saturday, Belmont Cup Tournament, 9 a.m. tee time; March 20, Taylormade Demo Day, 9 a.m.-3 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.

Christian Golf Club of Central California

Upcoming: April 9, April Tournament at Dragonfly GC in Madera, 11 a.m. tee time, entries close March 29. For more information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Thursday, SIR No. 159’s Shamble tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun tee time.

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

Upcoming: Fourteen new membership programs for 2016, weekend-only membershp option; June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament. For more info. about new membership programs and Amateur Tournament, call 559-439-2928 or go online at

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: March 20, Eagle Vines GC in Napa; April 2-3, Western Masters Tournament at PGA West GC. 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.-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 G & CC

Ongoing: Equity memberships starting at $260 per month plus range and cart after $500 initiation; Platinum Non Equity membership $285 per month and includes cart and range, $300 initiation first 30 sign ups only; Friend Program 1-year maximum non equity $220/month includes cart and range, $250 initiation. For more info., call 559-674-2682 or e-mail us at

Results: President’s Day Tournament, White Tee Flight (Will Nord 63, John Royal 68, Dan Douglas 69); Gold Tee Flight (Bob Rupiper 63, Corky Hanson, 64, Howard Roseen 65).

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.

Paso Robles GC

Ongoing: Under new ownership, call the pro-shop at 805-238-4722 or visit for details.

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

March Special: Dawn Patrol Special every weekday in March, play before 7:45 a.m., $25/player, covers green and cart fee. Not valid with any other offers.

Upcoming: 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

Upcoming: April 2-3, Tulare County Amateur Championship. Tee times start at 8 a.m. For more information and to sign up, call 559-651-1441.

Ongoing: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.