Greener BeeGreen HolidaysGolf: Fore You for the week of Jan. 25

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 billfinn71@yahoo.com or sports@fresnobee.com.

Airways GC

Upcoming: Feb. 10, SIR branch No. 159 scramble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start. Feb 20, Gal Guys Tournament. March 19, NCGA Four-ball net championship qualifier. April 16-17, NCGA Regional Zone Qualifier.

Results: New Year’s Tournament on Jan. 1, Closest to the Pin: Hole 5 – Mark Pogon 11-8, Al Esparza 22-2, Ray Rodriguez 26-11. Hole 7 – Alonso Barba 5-8, Don Boline 6-2, Mark Gardner 10-0. Hole 11 – Leland Miller 11-11, David Serna 13-9, Ken Ragan 21-2. Hole 15 – David Serna 3-9, Chad Radford 26-6, Don Boline 38-2. Net scores / Flight 1: Frank Carr 64, Cody Armstrong 65, Walt Butler 66, Mark Duerksen 66. Flight 2: David Serna 59, Don Boline 62, Mark Gardner 63. Flight 3: Art Ling 65, Mark Pogon 66, Jesse Marquez 67. Flight 4: Bernie Martinez 66, Leon Lake 66, Kelly O’Boylan 66. Full results, club membership info and tournament registration online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Feb. 2, Ladies Inter-Club guest day, 9:30 a..m. tee time; Feb. 4, SIR branch No. 159, 10 a.m.; Feb. 5, Dinner/Bingo night, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Super Bowl Party; Feb. 9, Ladies Club Valentine’s Tournament, 9:30 a.m.; Feb. 12, Valentine Dinner Dance, 5:30 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

Upcoming: Sunday, Jan. 31, first junior tournament of 2016 at Fig Garden GC, noon start, nine holes, stroke play. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at www.cvjrgolf.com. For more information, text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.

Christian Golf Club of Central California

Upcoming: Feb. 13, tournament at Lemoore GC, 9:30 a.m.. For information and to sign up, contact Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Thursday, Ladies club weekly tournament, 9 a.m.

Online: Go to www.dragonflygolfclub.com for weekday and weekend specials throughout January.

Eagle Springs GCC

Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. For full info and to sign up, call the pro shop at 559-325-8900.

Exeter GC

Ongoing: Monday special, $6 all-day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day 8:30 a.m; Thursday scrambles, 8:30 a.m.; Saturday scrambles, 1 p.m. Friday all-day golf for $10 (does not include cart). 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.

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. 14 new membership programs for 2016. For more information 559-439-2928 or go online at www.figgardengolf.com.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Jan. 31, Cinnabar GC in San Jose. Feb. 4-6, Paiute GC in Las Vegas. Feb. 15, Silverado CC North Course in Napa. Feb. 21, Sandpiper GC in Santa Barbara. For details and sign-ups, contact Sacramento/Central California Tour Director Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or sneer@gcamtour.com.

Lemoore GC

Ongoing: 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.

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 jrgolf1188@aol.com or longjump72@yahoo.com.

Pheasant Run GC

Upcoming: Thursday, SIR branch No. 159 two-man best ball shamble tournament, 10 a.m. shotgun start.

River Park Golf Center

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 www.riverparkgolf.com for their profiles and rates. Demo new Callaway Great Big Bertha or Taylormade M1 metal woods for free.

Winter closing hours: 6:30 p.m. last tee time, 7 p.m. last range balls sold, 8 p.m. facility closed.

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 your group up.

Riverside GC

Riverside Winter Weekday Special: Bring in this article and receive $5 off any weekday green fee.

Upcoming: Feb. 20-21, club NCGA two-qualifier. 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 cray@playriverside.com.

New Course Membership Program: Club 99, This Riverside Exclusive program consists of a one-year membership, cost $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 http://www.playriverside.com/

Ongoing: This is a good time to book your corporate, club, or fundraising golf outing, or to book a lesson. Call or check online for full details and to sign up. 559-275-5900 and http://www.playriverside.com/

Results: 2016 Impossible Open from Jan. 16, net winners: Jose A. Espinosa 76, Lance Salinas 79, Roy Williams 80, Carl Chance 81, Lawrence Baker 83, Timothy Bybee 83, Robert Stroud 84, Jesus Gonzales 85, Michael Robles 85, Bruce Kelsey 86

Tulare GC

Ongoing: Monday’s Nine Wine after 4:30 p.m., $20 per person includes cart, also beverage discount – ask for Monday Niner card at check-in. Optional Monday buffet for $15. Ladies Day every Thursday at 9 a.m. Twilight special after 3 p.m., $25 per person includes cart. Call pro shop at 559-686-5300 or go to tularegolfcourse.com/green-fees.html for details.

Valley Oaks GC

Ongoing: Book an event before Feb. 28 and receive $10 off price for each player. Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket.

January special: Book a tee time for 18 holes with cart anytime before 10 a.m. for $28.50 per person on weekdays and $36.50 on weekends and holidays. Tee times must be booked online at www.playvalleyoaks.com to receive this rate.

Footgolf Fridays: Buy one round of footgolf any Friday in January and receive cart and ball rental for free.

Article source: http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/article56405755.html


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