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

Upcoming tournaments

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

Airways GC

Upcoming: Aug. 2 and 9, 9-hole, two-person scramble Tuesday night leagues, $20 per person for prizes plus $10 for green fee. 5 p.m.; Aug. 7 and 14, 18-hole, two-person 1 best-ball Sunday league, $20 per person for prizes plus $20 per player each day for golf, cart, range, and soda.; Aug. 20-21, Club Championship; Sept. 17, Club Fun Day Tournament.

Ongoing: For any questions regarding club membership info and tournament registration, go online at http://ghin.com/eclub/fresnoairwaysgc/.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Tuesday, Ladies’ Day, 8:30 a.m.; Thursday, team play, Belmont CC vs. Copper River CC; Saturday, team play, Belmont CC vs. Kings River, 10:30 a.m.; Aug. 2, Ladies Formal Day, 8:30 a.m.; Aug. 4, team play, Belmont vs. Madera GC; Aug. 5, Clovis East basketball fundraising tournament, 11 a.m.

Bluff Pointe Golf Center

Upcoming: Friday, 1st Annual 3-Club Olympic Championship, four divisions open up to men, women, boys, and girls ages 9 and up, 7 a.m. Competitors can only use three clubs and four balls, $20 entry fee per person.

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: Aug. 20-21, Club Championship at Dragonfly GC, 11 a.m. (20th) and 1 p.m. (21st). Sign-up deadline is August 6. Call Norm Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Thursday, Women’s Club Tournament, 8 a.m.; also, NCGA club qualifier, 8 a.m.

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

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

Ongoing: Nine-hole Summer Nights Program, any day after 5 p.m., play 9 holes for $23 per player.

Fort Washington GC

Upcoming: Aug. 2, 3rd Annual Bill Finn Sr. Team Invitational, 8:30 a.m.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Today, 18-hole tournament at Serrano CC in El Dorado Hills; July 30-31, Golf Channel AM Western Classic at Paiute GC, Las Vegas. Contact Steve Neer at 559-360-2720 or sneer@gcamtour.com.

Lemoore GC

Results: July 16-17, Lemoore City Championship, champion flight (1. Landon Polterock 70-75—145, won playoff; 2. Phil Henderson 73-72—145; 3. Josh Wescott 70-81—151); Ladies champion flight (1. Christina Trujillo 75-76—151, won playoff; 2. Krista Twet 75-76—151); Men’s handicap, first flight (1. Tony Higuera 67-76—143; 2. David Chavez 72-76—148; 3. Joe Sanzberro 71-79—150); second flight (1. Ed Williams 68-70—138; 2. Rick Trip 70-71—141; 3. Frank Kerby 73-70—143).

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

Madera GCC

Results: Ladies’ Day, 2 best balls and 2 best puts (1. Mitzi Layne, Barbara Douglas, Lisa Sessa 92; 2. Marge Pacini, Betty Lou Gordon, Jan DiSilva, Esther Ramirez, 96; 3. Carol Smith, Arline Vincent, Sue Coelho, 98).

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR Branch No. 169, 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m.

Ongoing: Equity memberships starting at $272 per month; Equity Firm $272 per month; Firm associate, $207 per month; Non-equity $207 per month. For more information, call 559-674-2682 or e-mail us at maderagcc@gmail.com.

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).

Paso Robles GC

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

Pheasant Run GC

Upcoming: Thursday, SIR Branch No. 159 2-man best-ball scramble tournament, 8 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 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 kberry@playriverside.com; Aug. 18, Dollar Day, $1 on a tee time if chosen by Aug. 1 at www.playriverside.com.

Specials: Red Hot Summer Weekday Special, $27 per player anytime after 12 p.m. 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 www.playriverside.com.

Sherwood GC

Results: NCGA Amateur Qualifying, qualifiers (David Russell, John Cook); Beat the Club Champions, (Bob Althoff, Jeff Shahbazian, David Russell, Brent Severson, Jon Lewis, John Cook, Jef McKinney). Closest to the hole, Althoff 16’4”, Lewis 6’10”, Russell 3’10”, Russell 21’.

Upcoming: Aug. 14, Club Championship, contact pro-shop at (559) 787-2611 for details.

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 tularegolfcourse.com/green-fees.html.

Valley Oaks GC

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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