Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
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, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28-30, Riverside GC, 89th Fresno City Amateur Championship; 18 holes May 28th and May 29th to qualify for final round May 30th. For more information and to sign up, e-mail email@example.com.
June 25-26, Fresno City Amateur Tournament at Fig Garden GC (Men’s championship, Handicap, and Men’s Senior championship flights as well as Ladies’ championship filghts).
Upcoming: Saturday, Presidents Cup; May 24, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.; June 18, Sizzling Summer Special Tournament.
Ongoing: For any questions regarding club-membership info and tournament registration, go online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.
Ongoing: 4-month trial membership, join between April 2016 through July 2016 (Membership runs for four months from sign-up date), $200 initiation fee, $341 per month. Call 559-251-5078 for full details.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.
Christian Golf Club of Central California
Upcoming: June 10-11, June Tournament, 36 holes at Monarch Dunes GC, 1 p.m. on June 10 and 11 a.m. on June 11. For more info. and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.
Upcoming: Tuesday, Airways GC’s Ladies Club, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, California Amateur local qualifying, 7:30 a.m.; Thursday, Ladies Club Tournamnet, 8 a.m.; Friday, Valley Caregiver Resource Center Tournament, 1 p.m.; Saturday, Valley Green Masters Tournament, 10 a.m.
Ongoing: Every Thursday at 9 a.m., Ladies Club weekly tournament; Other special programs available at www.dragonflygolfclub.com
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.
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.
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.
Fig Garden GC
Upcoming: June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament. For full details and to sign up, call number below under “Membership Programs.”
Membership programs: Fourteen new membership programs for 2016, weekend-only membership option; June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur. For more information about new membership programs and amateur tournament, call 559-439-2928 or go online at www.figgardengolf.com.
Ongoing specials: Non-members, after 10 a.m., $44 including cart; after 1 p.m., $30 including cart; Mini-members, after 10 a.m., $34 including cart; after 1 p.m., $25 including cart. There are 14 new membership programs for 2016; weekend-only membership also available.
Golf Channel AM Tour
Upcoming: Friday, 18 hole tournament at Del Monte GC in Monterey; May 21-22, 36 hole NorCal Championship at Blackhorse/Bayonet GC; May 29, 18 hole tournament at Elkhorn GC in Stockton; June 11, 18 hole tournament at San Juan Oaks GC in Hollister. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results: Rob Hopkins, three aces, March 16, hole in one on No. 17 with a 9 iron; March 18, hole in one on No. 7 with a 5 iron; May 8, hole in one on No. 17 with a 9 iron.
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, Taylor Made, Tour Edge, PXG & Muira.
Membership program: 2016 Players Club memberships still 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; Friday Night Twilight, every Friday 18 holes, at 3 p.m., varying formats at $30 which includes green fee, cart, prizes, and appetizers (optional skins game); Sign up day of (Friday) by 2 p.m. to guarantee a spot, need a current index or play at scratch; Senior Super Special, last Wednesday of each month, $19 green fee and golf cart is free; New facility, practice/short game area being seeded and is expected to open by early summer.
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.
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 information, call 559-674-2682 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Madera Muni GC
Upcoming: May 22, Central Valley Junior Golf, 9 holes/stroke play Tournament, 12:30 p.m.; ages 9-18 parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and ranges balls, “closest to hole contest”, Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more information text Pamela at (559) 269-6369. May 26, SIR Branch No. 159, two-man, best-ball Scramble Tournament, 8 a.m.
Membership program: Green fee, $104.95/7 days a week, $84.95 for Monday-Thursday (no holidays or weekends); Unlimited cart (additional to green fees), $104.95/7 days a week, $84.95 for Monday-Thursday; Unlimited range balls, $24.95 (must be a member), includes privileges at eight SGM courses (cart required); Junior memberships (under 18), $100/year; Youth on course program, $5 play (must present NCGA YOC card).
Paso Robles GC
Ongoing: Under new ownership, call the pro-shop at 805-238-4722 or visit www.pasoroblesgolfclub.com for details.
Ridge Creek GC
Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole Tournament, 9 a.m.; Thursday, SIR Branch Shamble Tournament, 8 a.m.
River Park Golf Center
Upcoming: Saturday, Ping Demo Day, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Call pro shop at (559) 448-9467 for a free fitting, by appointment only. Ping is also offering military rebates through Aug. 1 via their “Thank You Troops” program.
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $2 for nine holes; senior and military play nine holes for $7 on weekdays, $10 on weekends/holidays. Pro instruction by Cindy Vining, Patrick Horvath, Gary Green and Brandon Sherwood. Call 559-448-9467 or visit www.riverparkgolf.com 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.
Summer camp: Nike Junior Camps are back. Call pro shop or register online. Camps go 9 a.m.-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.
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 89th Amateur Championship flights. Applications available at pro shops and online at playriverside.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 the pro shop at 559-275-5900 or check online at www.playriverside.com.
Valley Oaks GC
Ongoing: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket (Contact the golf shop to find out how to sign your child up for this program).
Specials: May Practice, Early Bird Golf and Cart Special – purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and pay only $28.50 during the week or $36.50 on the weekends (tee times must be booked online to receive the promotion); May Practice Special – purchase an eight large basket discount card for $70.00 and receive a complementary voucher for a green fee with cart; May Early Bird Golf and Cart Special – purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 5:30 a.m.-7 a.m. and pay only $29.50 during the week or $36.50 on weekends or holidays. (Must book tee time online to receive promotional rate); Midday Golf and Cart Special – purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. during the month of May and pay only $34.50 during the week or $41.50 on weekends or holidays. (Tee times must be booked online to receive the promotional rate); Foot Golf Fridays – purchase a round of Foot Golf for two on any Friday during the month of May and we’ll throw in a golf cart and ball rental free; Golf Classes: Contact the golf shop for full information and to sign up. Give us five days, and we’ll give you a sport you can play for a lifetime! Classes consist of four sessions (one hour per session). On the fifth lesson, you will take what you have learned on the golf course and receive on-course instruction. Instructions will cover all phases of the game. Clubs will be provided if needed. Class size will be limited so you receive individual instruction. (Cost will be $100 for four lessons for adults and $60 for four lessons for junior golfers). Class schedule: (adult classes: Fridays: May 20 and 27, noon-1 p.m.; Wednesdays: May 18 and 25 noon-1 p.m.; Saturdays: May 21 and 28 noon-1 p.m. Junior classes Saturdays: May 21 and 28, 11 a.m.-noon.; the fifth lesson for all series will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time for the individual group members.); May Ladies’ Clinics: Thursdays, 6 -7 p.m., $10.00 per student, contact the golf shop for full details and to sign up.