Fore You 6/16: Valley happenings for the golfer that is local

Happenings for the local golfer around the Valley

Weekly list news from golf courses through the Valley and upcoming events, compiled with the assistance.


Approaching: Thursday, SIR No. 159 tourney, 9 a.m. beginning.

Belmont CC

Upcoming: Junior golf camps, 10 a.m. to midday. Call pro shop for bookings. June 28, Belmont Cup and BBQ.

Bluff Pointe GC (previously Islewood Golf Center)

On-Going: Green fees: for nine holes and for 18 holes. … Request the Pro Series, the time TBD of Saturday, Q&A with local aces, minimal purchase.

Upcoming: Junior Golf 101, July 12-Aug. 9, 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Golf 101 for grownups, July 12-Aug. 9, 8-9 a.m. Saturdays, Trainers’ clinics July 10 and July 12. Single session courses for golf coaches. Sign up or call (559) 327-2876.

Caltrans D-6 Golf Club

Upcoming: June 21, Ridge Creek GC, Dinuba will sponsor Caltrans D-6 Golf Clubs Individual Internet NCGA Qualifier. July 19, Valley Oaks, Visalia will host Caltrans D-6 Golf Club’s Member/guest 4-individual, 2 greatest-ball (Red Ball) tournament.

Central Valley Junior Golf

Coming: Sunday, Junior tournament at Madera Muni GC, nine holes, stroke play, 1:30 p.m. start. Ages 9-18. $35 entry fee. Register at Call or text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.

Copper River Country Club

Approaching: June 23, Fresno City College Football Ram Huddle Club Golf Classic. $150 entry fee per player (covers green fees, lunch, cart, range balls, Ram football gift and more. Orange ball arrangement, long drive, closest to the pin contests.}

Eagle Springs

Forthcoming: June 27, the inaugural “Clear on the Green” for the Center for Leadership, Equality and Research, an occasion to support Youth Mentoring Programs in the Central Valley Place. You will see a 4-man Scramble golf tournament with the 11 a.m. shotgun tee time; enrollment begins at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per player, individuals will be paired with a team. Green fee, cart is covered by entry. For details/signups call (559) 970-2181 or (559) 431-5600 or online at

Continuing: Summer tee times begin at 7 a.m., twilight at 2 p.m.

Executive Women’s Golf Association

Results: Women’s Health First tournament on May 10. 2, Lynn Samuelian. 3, Keri Lea. Flight 2: 1, Julia Hamilton. 2, Debra Snyder. 3, Gwen Deeter.

Exeter Golf Course

Ongoing: Private group lessons by appointment. … Monthly tourneys women’s club dues at per year. Second and third Saturdays. Thinking about hosting a fundraiser or private tournament? Weekly, Mondays, all-day golf; Wednesdays, Ladies Day, 9 a.m., green fees plus .50; Thursdays, scramble, 8:30 a.m. green fees plus .25; Thursday night scramble, 5:30 p.m. start, green fees plus ; Saturdays, scramble 1 p.m., green fees plus .

Golf Channel Recreational Tour

Coming: June 21-22, Sandpiper GC, Santa Barbara. June 29, SaddleCreek Resort, Copperopolis. June 29, Del Monte GC, Monterey. July 6, Riverbend GC, Madera. For complete details or to sign up, contact Steve Neer at (559) 360-2720 or

Lemoore GC

Approaching: June 27, Lemoore American Legion Post 100 tournament, benefiting local youth and veteran systems. 8 a.m. shotgun start. July 12-13, 6th yearly Lemoore City Hobbyist, $125 entry fee per player covers green fees, range balls, Sunday lunch and prizes. For details and signups phone (559) 924-9658 or e-mail

Len Ross Jr. Golf Learning Center

Upcoming: Found at 1604 S. Teilman Ave. in Fresno. Free six-week golf clinics through the summer. All gear provided. Open to boys and girls ages 8-17. For details call (559) 485-2724 or e-mail or

Madera Muni GC

Approaching: Sunday, Central Valley Jr. Golf Tournament, nine holes, stroke play, 1:30 p.m. beginning. Ages 9-18. $35 entry fee. Register at For details, call or text Pamela at (559) 269-6369.

Ridge Creek GC

Approaching: June 24 closed for aerification; range and clubhouse will be open.

Results: SIR No. 159 tourney on June 5. No. 16 — Mike Moyle 12’0, Carl Merz 12’3. Flights: 1 — Nichols, Moyle, Hushek, Moy; 2 — Merz, Noriega, Price, Hewer. 3 — Cabral, Elliot, Wagner, Marshall, Duke.

Continuing: Happy Hour, 5 p.m. or later Tuesday-Wednesdays in June, play for $30 with cart and free drink ticket.

Specials: Super twilight rate all day — weekends weekdays , is paid by June 25-29, Rewards members.

Riverbend GC

Forthcoming: Fridays, Riverbend GC sponsor its weekly skins game. 12:30 p.m. tee time. Call pro shop for complete details and to sign up (559) 432-3020; June 13, Fourth Independence Trailblazer tournament.

River Island

Approaching: June 14, Christian Golf Club of Central California’s member/guest 2-man best ball tournament, 10 a.m. beginning.

River Park GC

On-Going: Professional education by Gary Green, Cindy Vining (LPGA), Tim Huber (PGA) or Brandon Sherwood; call (559) 448-9467. … Youth On Class members play nine-hole course for $2. … Green grass members accessible, play with all day Monday -Thursday free.

Upcoming: Enroll for spring leagues and summer Nike camps and summer golf leagues at

Riverside GC

On-Going: Get Golf Prepared. $99 per student, five one-hour sessions. Fridays 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call pro shop at (559) 275-5900 or visit … Twilight speeds, after 2 p.m., $18 per walker weekdays, $20 weekends. Super Twilight, after 4 p.m., .

Forthcoming: Three-day junior summer camps open ages 7 to 17. Camps scheduled for today through Wednesday, June 23-25, June 30-July 2 or July 7-9. $100 entry covers golf, range balls, teaching, lunch and prizes. Sign up. July 25-27, 2014 San Joaquin Valley team match play championship. NCGA points occasion. 2-man better-ball. 18-holes.

Hole in One: On June 12, Walter Chance Jr. aced the 157-yard No. 5 hole.

Sherwood Forest GC

Continuing: Thursday nighttime scrambles, 5 p.m., open to all.

Approaching June 22, Member/Guest 2-man best ball tournament, 8 a.m.

Results: MISTER No. 159 on May 29 — 2-man BB, Scottish crossover: 1. Price/Daniels, 2. Barton/Bynum, 3. Montejano/Feasel, 4. G.Rodriguez/Moore.

Sierra Meadows CC

Continuing: Monday senior particular, 62 and older, $35 fee comprises cart. … Call the pro shop at (800) 642-7448 for tournament and wedding packages.

Forthcoming: Details phone (559) 642-1343. Free green fees June 30, cart fee.

Stevinson Ranch GC

Forthcoming: Beginning June 20, Ladies Night on the Class, restricted to first 10 signups per. Multiple practices available. Beginning June 19, guys’s twilight match play, eight-week league. July 4, Blue Open, White and Red. Players putt into 15-inch holes, $69 entry fee per player covers lunch, greens, cart and prizes. 9 a.m. shotgun start. Call (209) 668-8200 for details. Oct. 19-23, Web.Com Tour (once Nationwide Tour) qualifying tournament.

Valley Oaks GC

Forthcoming: June family golf nights, free green fees after 6 p.m. every day of the month with the purchase of a shopping cart. Restrict two players free per shopping cart.

June golf courses: Five lessons for 0, juniors. Adult courses on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays noon-1 p.m.; junior classes Saturdays noon to 1 p.m. … Ladies clinic Thursdays 6-7 p.m. ($10 per student)

Ongoing: Youth on Course: $5 green fees after noon, seven days a week; $2 small range pail; pro shop at (559) 651-1441. Family golf nights —- free green fees after 6 p.m. every day this month with purchase of cart. (Restrict two players per cart).

Woodlake Ranch GC

Approaching: July 13, Red, White and Blue Tournament; Aug. 3, SGC Match Play (Kick Off).


Alumnus gives a home that is new to Bedford Road gymnasium floor

A gymnasium floor which was home to high school gym classes, Friday night dances and Saskatoon’s biggest basketball tournament is getting a new house.

The wooden flooring from Bedford Road Collegiate gym floor will welcome visitors to the new place – The Running Store and Pedestrian Shoe Fitting because of Brian Michasiw, a Bedford Road alumnus.
Michasiw needed to have the gym floor, when he saw it was being ripped up.

I thought it was only so fitting I had to make it occur,” Michasiw said.
The school is renovating its gymnasium and replacing the floor. The school’s new team name, Redhawks, was unveiled by it earlier this month. It discontinued the school’s Redmen name and Indian head logo, which was at centre court.
Michasiw says his plan to get the flooring has nothing to do with the logo, and it won’t be on the floor in his new shop.
“They put it down randomly so the lines in the floor made a pattern and I believed it appeared incredibly cool.”
Michasiw says the school would throw out the old flooring but determined to give some to him and some others at no cost.
“After a couple phone calls I convinced them that we wouldn’t impede anything and it will be a genuinely good recycling narrative,” he said.
Getting the fitness center floor ready for the shop is no easy task. Michasiw has scrape down the bits, and to pry 2x4s from the floor, grind the nails off. He says when he sees the ultimate product in the new Brainsport store, which he hopes to have open in September it’ll all be worth it.

Evesham motorcyclist dies after Belfast crash

A VALE motorcyclist has died during the North West 200 road races on Saturday after a serious crash.

Simon Andrews, from Evesham, expired while being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital, in Belfast, yesterday (Monday) following the injury in the Superstock race.

The 29-year-old, who rode for the BMW team, crashed at the Metropole section of the 8.9-mile North West circuit..

Last year, Andrews suffered serious injuries in the Le Mans 24-Hour race and had been involved with a number of other serious accidents during his livelihood.

As a breathtaking train went on Saturday through Worcestershire tHE age of steam returned in dramatic manner

As a breathtaking train went on Saturday through Worcestershire tHE age of steam returned in dramatic manner.

West Country Type Pacific engine amount 34046 Braunton passed during a panoramic trip around the Welsh Borders through Worcester, Malvern, Evesham, Ledbury and the Cotswolds.

The train, which is managed by the Railway Touring Company, will left Bristol Temple Meads station at about 7.10am, passing though Gloucester and along the Golden Valley Line before going through the Cotswold Hills. The 67- foot, 91 -ton locomotive afterward took the Great Western Main Line towards Oxford before joining the Cotswold Line through Charlbury, Kingham and Moreton in Marsh.

Passing through Evesham at about 1.30pm, the train arrived at the stage of Worcester Shrub Hill station at about 1.50pm, where passengers had about two and half hours to enjoy the sights of the Faithful City.

The engine pulled away from Worcester at about 4.30pm to continue its route through Malvern, Ledbury and Hereford before crossing the border into Wales and halting at the Severn Tunnel Junction for Gloucester passengers to depart.

Amount 34046 Braunton was built in 1946 in Brighton and was removed from service in late 1965 after amassing 779,210 miles.
After lying untouched for decades, the locomotive – which has a maximum speed of 75 miles per hour – began taking passengers last August

Nike Vision has unveiled a limited edition version of its Mojo sunglass

The people at Nike lately the Magista boot, that has been equipped with Nike’s Flyknit technology, in time for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer. Drawing on inspiration

“Soccer takes the stage this summer, so there was no better time for us to introduce the fashion,” said Steve Tripi, Advertising Manager at Marchon, Nike Vision’s licensing company, in a statement.

“The bright color is perfect for summer, and we’re thrilled to offer something for our supporters who will be tuned into the coming tournament. The Mojo is perfect for the soccer fan, or someone who simply wants to make a fashionable statement with their eyewear.”

What are the advantages of choosing the limited edition Mojo shades while the spectacles, which feature Nike’s signature Volt colorway are appealing?

NIKE Max Optics: Precise visual information at all angles

For relaxation and solidity
Soft Rubber Inlay Nose Pads & Temple Tricks: Enhances relaxation and equilibrium
6 Foundation Framework Design: For a relaxed, comfortable fit
The glasses will be retailing for $125 and will be available at select Nike Vision


Peppers Eyeware Polarized Shades Sold at DICK’s Sporting Goods and Stream & Field Shops

The Sporting Goods of DICK and peppers Eyeware have partnered to feature Peppers polarized shades at more than 580 DICK’s Sporting Goods shops and the two Field & Stream locations across the country.

Within the shops, Peppers Eyeware is the only polarized sunglass retailer in the mid-grade $30-$60 price range.

“We look forward to customers seeing the assortment of designs available to them. We understand they’ll love their affordability, as well as styling and the high quality of our shades. We stand behind our shades with our lifetime warranty. If you scratch them or break them, we replace them.”
About Peppers Eyeware

Peppers Eyeware is a global lifestyle brand which designs, makes and markets polarized shades that are affordable to consumers. Dedicated to enhancing vision, Peppers Eyeware is focused on the creation of innovative lines of sports sunglasses and high quality fashion with a very long time guarantee.

Founded in 1994, Peppers Eyeware is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based, privately owned company which sells polarized eyewear to sunglass factory outlets, athletic shops, retail stores and specialty retailers in the United States, Europe, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean.