Happenings around the Valley for local golfers
June 25-26, Fresno County Amateur Tournament at Fig Garden GC (men’s championship, handicap, and men’s senior championship flights as well as ladies’ championship flights).
July 29-31, San Joaquin Valley Four-Ball Match Play Championship, field limited to first 24 teams. To enter and for full information, contact Keith Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming: Saturday, Sizzling Summer Special Tournament; June 23, SIR Branch No. 159 Novelty Tournament, 8:30 a.m.; June 21, June 28, and July 5, 3-day Tuesday Night Summer League, 5 p.m. (2 man scramble format, sign up as a team or single). For more details, call (559) 201-6254.
Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.
Upcoming: Wednesday, Men’s Invitational Captain’s Dinner; Thursday, Men’s Invitational practice round; Friday, Men’s Invitational first round, 9 a.m.; Saturday, Men’s Invitational final round, 9 a.m.; June 30, SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.
Ongoing: Four-month trial membership, join between April and July (membership runs for four months from sign-up date), $200 initiation fee, $341 per month. Call 559-251-5078 for details.
Bluff Pointe Golf Center
Special: Father’s Day Special, three lesson package from Jim Perez for only $150 (offer good through June 19). Call (559) 275-0600 to book this special gift.
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: July 23, July Tournament, 18 holes at Pheasant Run GC in Chowchilla, 8:30 a.m. Sign up by July 13. For more information, call Norm Wiens at (559) 289-0343.
Copper River CC
Results: May 6, 53rd Annual Cinco De Mayo Annual Charity Tournament, $50,000 donation to The First Tee of Fresno. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for May 5, 2017.
Upcoming: Thursday, Dragonfly Ladies Club Tournament, 8 a.m.; Saturday, Chukchansi Gold Resort’s Tournament, 9 a.m.
Ongoing: Several special programs available each week. Check them out 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 Presidio GC in San Francisco; Saturday, 18-hole tournament at Coyote Moon GC in Truckee; June 19, 18-hole tournament at Gray’s Crossing in Truckee; June 24-25, 36-hole Western Invitational at Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madera Muni GC
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.
River Park Golf Center
Ongoing: Summer hours in effect, last tee time at 8:30 p.m., last bucket sells at 9 p.m., closing time 10 p.m.
Specials: Father’s Day Range Special, purchase a range key for $100 and receive a $150 range credit. Instructor’s specials also available at www.riverparkgolf.com.
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: Thursday Night League Play, every Thursday starting June 9, 5 p.m., $25 fee each week which covers green, cart and entry fees and a drink ticket (format varies each week); Saturday, NCGA Senior Four-Ball Qualifier, Two-Man Best Ball select own team; June 30, SIR Branch No. 159 Two-Man Shamble Tournament, 8:30 a.m.
Specials: Red Hot Summer Weekday Special, $27 per player anytime after 12 p.m. Covers green fee, cart fee, and a drink ticket. Not valid with any other offers or on weekends/holidays.
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.
Upcoming: Thursday, SIR Branch 159 Scramble Tournament, 8 a.m.; July 17, Beat the Club Champ + NCGA Net Amateur Qualifying August club championship, time TBA.
Upcoming: June 16-July 7, Youth golf instruction (series of four, one-hour lessons). Call the Tulare Recreation Department at (559) 684-4313 to sign up.
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: Father’s Day Gift Special, purchase a dozen Pro V1 golf balls a Titleist hat an Adidas golf shirt, a WeatherSof golf glove and bag of tees for only $125 (good until Father’s Day, June 19). Kids play free every Tuesday and Thursday during the month of June any time after 10 a.m.; June Family Golf Nights, complementary green fees after 6 p.m. every evening during the month of June with the purchase of a golf cart (limit two riders per cart and all members must be from your immediate family residing under the same roof); June Early Bird Golf and Cart Special, Purchase 18 holes of golf with a cart between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and pay $29.50 during the week and $36.50 on weekends (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 June and we’ll throw in a golf cart and ball rental fee; 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 is $100 for four lessons for adults and $60 for four lessons for juniors. Class schedule for adults, (Fridays, June 17 and 24, noon-1 p.m.), (Wednesdays, June 15, 22, and 29, noon-1 p.m.), Saturdays, June 18, and 25, noon-1 p.m.). Junior class schedule (Saturdays, June 18 and 25, 11 a.m.-noon). The fifth lesson for all series will be scheduled at mutually convenient time for the individual group members; Ladies’ Clinics, Thursdays from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., $10 per student. Contact golf shop for full details and to sign up.