Greener BeeGreen HolidaysGolf: Fore You for the week of July 11

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

July 17-18, Lemoore GC will host Lemoore City Amateur Championship (men’s and ladies’ flights). For more information, call 559-924-9658 or visit

July 29-31, San Joaquin Valley Four-Ball Match Play Championship; field limited to first 24 teams. Contact Keith Berry at

Airways GC

Results: June 18, Sizzling Summer Tournament, Flight 1 (1. Frank Carrillo, T2. Alanso Barba, T2. Ron Aivanzia, T2. Tom Esparza, T5. Andres Delatone, T5. Mark Duerkson); Flight 2 (T1. Baltazar Hernandez, T1. Kelly Wall, 3. Brent Blankenship, 4. Marcos Lopez, 5. Jesse Marquez).

Upcoming: July 16, Sizzling Special Tournament; August 20-21, Club Championship; Sept. 17, Club Fun Day Tournament.

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

Belmont CC

Upcoming: July 12, Ladies’ Day, 8:30 a.m.; July 12-14, Junior Golf Camp, 10 a.m. each day; July 16, Parent/Child Tournament, 9 a.m.; July 21, SIR Branch No. 159 Shamble Tournament, 8 a.m.

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: July 23, July Tournament, 18 holes at Pheasant Run GC in Chowchilla, 8:30 a.m. Sign up by Wednesday. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Today-Tuesday, front 9 closed for maintenance; Wednesday, Sleep Train Tournament, 8 a.m.; Thursday, Women’s Club Weekly Tournament, 8 a.m.; July 17, MAGA Central Council Tournament, 10:30 a.m.

Ongoing: Several special programs available each week. Check them out at

Eagle Springs GCC

Ongoing: Women’s Club is taking new members for regular play on Wednesdays. Book a corporate, club or fundraising event. 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.

Fig Garden GC

Membership programs: Fourteen new membership programs for 2016, weekend-only membership option; For information about new membership programs and amateur tournament, call 559-439-2928 or go online at

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. Weekend-only membership also available.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Today, 18-hole tournament at TPC Stonebrea GC in Hayward; July 17, 18-hole tournament at Empire Ranch GC in Folsom; July 24, 18-hole tournament at Half Moon Bay GC in Half Moon Bay; July 25, 18-hole tournament at Serrano CC in El Dorado Hills; July 30-31,Golf Channel AM Western Classic at Paiute, Las Vegas. Contact Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

Upcoming: July 17-18, Lemoore City Championship.

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.

Len Ross Junior Golf Center

Ongoing: Free clinics, 1604 S. Teilman Ave., Fresno, boys and girls 8-17, equipment provided. Group lessons available. Sign-ups at 559-485-2724 or or

Madera GCC

Upcoming: July 26, SIR Branch No. 169, 18 hole tournament, 9 a.m.

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

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). 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).

Merced G CC

Upcoming: July 23, Central Valley Junior Golf, 9 holes/stroke play, 1 p.m. Ages 9-18 parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at For more info, please text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.

Paso Robles GC

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

Pheasant Run GC

Upcoming: July 28, SIR Branch No. 159 2-man best-ball scramble tournament, 8 a.m.

Ridge Creek GC

Upcoming: July 19, SIR Branch No. 169 18 hole tournament, 9 a.m.

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.

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 July 11-14, July 25-28, Aug. 8-11.

Specials: Youth on Course members play the 9-hole course for just $2. Seniors and military play the 9-hole course for just $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends and holidays.

Riverside GC

Upcoming: July 29-31, San Joaquin Valley Four-Ball Match Play Championship. Entry fee is $170 per team (field limited to first 24 teams). For more details and to enter contact

Specials: Red Hot Summer Weekday Special, $27 per player anytime after noon. Covers green fee, cart fee, and a drink ticket.

New course membership program: Club 99 program consists of a one-year membership, $35 per month, includes $14 rounds with cart and unlimited range balls up to an hour before twilight. Call 559-275-5900 or visit

Sherwood GC

Upcoming: July 17, Beat the Club Champ + NCGA Net Amateur Qualifying Tournament.

Tulare GC

Ongoing: Ladies Day every Thursday at 8:30 a.m; twilight special after 3 p.m., $25 per person, includes cart. Call 559-686-5300 or go to

Valley Oaks GC

Upcoming: July 13, SIR Branch 159 4 man 2 best ball scramble tournament, 8 a.m.

Ongoing: Youth on Course, $5 after noon, seven days a week, $2 small range bucket (contact the golf shop).

Specials: Kids play free every Tuesday and Thursday in July after 10 a.m.; July Family Golf Nights, complementary green fees after 6 p.m. every evening in July with the purchase of a golf cart; July Early Bird Golf and Cart Special, purchase 18 holes with cart from 5:30-7 a.m. and pay $34.50 during the week and $41.50 on weekends (tee times must be booked online to receive promotional rate); Foot Golf Fridays, purchase round for two on any Friday in July and we’ll throw in a cart and ball rental fee; Classes: Contact golf shop to sign up. Four sessions (one hour per session). On the fifth lesson, you will receive on-course instruction. Cost is $100 for four lessons for adults and $60 for four lessons for juniors. Ladies’ Clinics, Thursdays from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., $10 per student.

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