Golf: Fore You for the week of March 28

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

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.

May 21-22, Riverside GC will host the Ladies Championship and Handicap Flights and the Men's Senior, Masters, and handicap flights of the 89th Fresno City Amateur Tournament. For full information and to sign up on-line at

Airways GC

Upcoming: March 31, SIR Branch No. 159 Novelty Tournament, 9:30 a.m. shotgun tee time; April 16-17, 36-hole, NCGA Regional Zone Qualifier.

Results: March 19, NCGA 4-Ball Net Championship Qualifier, 1. Dalton Harmon/Josh Higuera 57; 2. Tom Esparza/Cody Armstrong 59; T3. Al Esparza/David Serna 60; T3. Doug Madden/Richard Smith 60.

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

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Thursday, hosting Clovis vs. Clovis East, tee time 2 p.m.; Saturday, Fresno State men’s golf practice, 1 p.m.; April 4-5, course closed for aerification; April 6, Wine Paring dinner at 6:30 p.m.; April 7, Clovis East vs. Central, 2 p.m. tee time.

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 Tuesday. For more information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

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 membership option; June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament. For more information about new membership programs and Amateur Tournament, call 559-439-2928 or go online at

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: April 2-3, Western Masters Tournament at PGA West GC; April 11, Serrano CC, will host Golf channel’s AM Tour’s 18 hole tournament. 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

Madera Muni GC

Ongoing: Revolution memberships, $99.95 for seven days a week, $79.95 Monday-Thursday, includes green fees at seven other courses (cart required). Unlimited cart additional $99.95/month at home course. Unlimited range balls $19.95. Junior memberships $100 per year. Foot golf 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: Saturday, Callaway Demo Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m., come out and demo the Callaway Great Big Bertha and XR clubs free; April 17, TaylorMade Demo Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., come out and demo the M1, M2, and RSi clubs free.

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.

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

Results: March 12-13, 2016 Spring Get Together, 1. Robert Stroud, Mark Eric Harden, Timothy Bybee, Carl Chance 188; T2. Thomas Casanova, Roy Williams, Walt Winnat, David Warren 193; T2. Martin Martinez, Gary Rousey, Jeff Berry, Jimmy Medina 193; 4. Daniel Summers, Aaron Watson, Joe Machado, Dwayne Brawley 194; 5. Lawrence Baker, Dan Stilson, Jerry Schoenherr, Tom Peters 198.

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

Sawtooth GC

Results: March 13, Two-Man Scramble, T1. Steve Halsey, Leory Bennett 58; T1. Richard Barkley, Allan McBride 58; T2. Jeff LaFleur, Albert Kimble 60; T2. Mark Lambert, Larry Lakey 60; 5. Chuck Mann, Jim Crawford 63.

Upcoming: April 10, April Tournament will be held at River Island GC in Springville. Call Jim Crawford at (559) 564-2363 to register by April 5.

Sherwood Forest GC

Upcoming: April 10, Masters-Pro Member Individual Net plus Pros score, 8 a.m.; May 15, member/guest day, 8 a.m. For more details and to sign up, call 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.

Specials: Purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart anytime during the month of March and pay only $34.50 per player during the week or $41.50 on weekends. (Tee times must be booked online to receive this promotional rate.) Purchase an 8 large basket discount card for the month of March for only $70.00 (regular price $80.00). During the month of March purchase any in-stock Nike golf bag for only $95.95 plus tax. Purchase any in-stock Adidas outerwear during the month of March and pay only $29.95 per piece, no limit!