Greener BeeGreen HolidaysGolf: Fore You for the week of Oct. 24

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

Tournaments of local interest

Nov. 4, Sunnyside CC will host the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame Classic, six-person scramble format with each group having one Hall of Fame inductee. Limited to 20 groups, $225 per player, 9:30 a.m. For more details and to reserve your spot contact the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame at or call 559-448-0677. Nov. 6, River Park GC, The Gift of Life Classic, 2-10 p.m. Nov. 7, Dragonfly GC, Day 2 of The Gift of Life Classic. For full details and to sign up, call Jon DeChambeau at (559) 706-7715.

Airways GC

Upcoming: Nov. 19 Gobble-Gobble Turkey Shoot; Dec. 17, Solstice Shootout.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Today, Peggy Taylor Tournament, Noon; Tuesday, Ladies’ Club Halloween Tournament, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, Belmont Cup team picks, 5:30 p.m.

Bluff Pointe GC

Ongoing: “First come, no tee time” rounds. Nine holes in under two hours. Call 559-275-0600 for details.

Central Valley Junior Golf

Upcoming: Nov. 6, 9 hole/stroke play tournament at Fig Garden GC, 1:15 p.m. Ages 9-18, parents may caddy. Entry fee includes golf and range balls. Register at For more infomation, text Pamela at 559-269-6369.

Christian GC of Central California

Upcoming: Nov. 5, November Tournament at Madera Muni GC, 8 a.m. Entry fee will cover green fees, cart and range balls. For more information and to sign up, contact Norma Wiens at 559-289-0343.

Dragonfly GC

Upcoming: Today, PWGA Tournament, 9 a.m.; Thursday, Ladies Club weekly tournament and SCTE Central Chapter Tournament, 8 a.m.; Saturday, Men’s Net Club Championship, 8 a.m.; Red Cat Football fund raiser, 12:30 p.m.; Oct. 30, Men’s Net Club Championship, 8 a.m.; Nov. 7, First Annual Gift of Life Classic, 1 p.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.

Golf Channel AM Tour

Upcoming: Oct. 31, Lake Merced GC, Daly City; Nov. 12, Poppy Hills GC, Monterey; Nov. 13, Carmel Way Ranch Resort, Carmel; Nov. 20, Wente Vineyards GC, Livermore; Dec. 3-4, Arizona Open at Wildfire GC, Phoenix. For more information and to sign up, call Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or online at

Lemoore GC

Upcoming: Tuesday, SIR Branch No. 169’s 18-hole tournament, 9 a.m.; Nov. 12-13, Kings County Classic, 2-man best ball tournament. Entry fee $125 per player. For more details and to sign up call 559-924-9658.

Ongoing: Last Wednesday of each month is Seniors Day, pay green fee and receive a free cart for the round; Saturdays at 10 a.m., Little Linksters clinics, 5 years and up, no equipment necessary. For more details call 559-924-9658; “Golf is for Everyone” program, first lesson free. For more details and to sign up email

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 Muni GC

Upcoming: Nov. 5, hosting Christian Golf Club of Central California’s November tournament, 8 a.m., Callaway club fitting and demo day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15, SIR Branch No. 169 18-hole tournament, 8 a.m.

Paso Robles GC

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

Ridge Creek GC

Upcoming: Nov. 7, PWGA’s Tournament of Champions, time TBA.

River Park Golf Center

Upcoming: Saturday, Ping Demo Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call the pro shop (559) 448-9467 to make an appointment for a complimentary fitting. Nov. 6, qualifying round of the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Challenge of the Gift of Life Classic. There will also be a Meet Greet with local PGA Tour pros who will conduct an interactive clinic and be available for autographs and photos. The events will be open to the public at no charge. All are welcome to participate in the qualifying round of the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Challenge for a $50 donation. For more information or to sign up for the tournament at Dragonfly GC on Nov. 7, contact Jon DeChambeau at (559) 706-7715.

Ongoing: Facility opens at 8 am, last tee time at 7:30 p.m., last bucket sells at 8 p.m., closing time is 9 p.m. Youth on Course play the 9-hole course for $2 anytime. Seniors 55+ and military play the 9-hole course for just $7 on weekdays and $10 on weekends/holidays. Green Grass Club Memberships are available for only $500 per year which includes $200 range credit, free golf on the 9-hole course Monday-Thursday, a free fitting, and access to the Members Only all grass practice area.

Specials: Get $150 in Range Key credit for only $100, limited time offer. Close-out prices on certain Titleist golf balls, get a free round with the purchase of a dozen Callaway Chrome Soft Balls. Enter to win a limited edition TaylorMade Spider putter (like Jason Day’s) or an M1 driver for as little as one penny. Call the Pro-Shop at (559) 448-9467 for details. Ping Golf is offering rebates for new equipment purchases by military members through Feb. 1, 2017 via their “Thank You Troops” program.

Riverside GC

Upcoming: Nov. 12, Turkey Shoot, 2 best ball format, with blind draw partner. Sign up at the pro-shop or online at

Sherwood Forest GC

Results: Impossible Open Tournament, Flight 1 (Jeff Mathews/Kurt Montgomery 62; Brent Severson/Mike Severson 63); Flight 2 (Jeff McKinney/Frank Sani 63; Jon Lewis/Frank Piccolo 65).

Upcoming: Nov. 13, 4-Man red ball; Dec. 11, 2-Man razzle dazzle.

Sunnyside CC

Upcoming: Thursday, SIR Branch 159 169’s Two-Man, Best Ball Shamble Tournament, 9 a.m.

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

Specials: October Adidas shirt special, during the month of October, all Adidas golf shirts on sale 1 for $29.95, 2 for $50, and 3 for $60. October golf shoe special, during the month of October, purchase any pair of in-stock golf shoes and receive 20-40% off retail. Tournament Booking Special Program: Looking for a venue for your next tournament or corporate outing? Let Valley Oaks host your event anytime between Dec. 1, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2017and receive $10 off the regular green fee price per player.

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