Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Each of the four flights had Closest to the Pin prizes and we took home two of the four: Martha Lawhorne (3rd Flight) and Kathleen McCoy (2nd Flight).
The weather was PERFECT and the social event at Friends Restaurant on the Tchefuncte River was beautiful. As usual, it was good friends, good food and good fun. Next year’s Mid Am will be at Black Bear Country Club in Delhi, just a hop, skip and jump from us…so put it on your calendar for next October 15-17. In the right column, there is a brief slideshow of pics taken at the tournament. Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The practice round is on Friday and is an additional $36. The $145 entry fee includes Saturday & Sunday golf as well as the Saturday evening cocktail party/dinner at Friend's Coastal Restaurant and the awards luncheon after play on Sunday.
Deadline for entries is October 29, so you only have a couple weeks. If you need more info, check out the previous posting on this subject which includes all info, including the entry form. Don't miss out on the fun!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Six of our local ladies participated in this outstanding golfing experience....about as close to a professional event as most of us will ever play in. Making the trip were SWGA members Donna Cobb, Mary Jo Gray, Martha Lawhorne, Kathleen McCoy, Shirley Pettitt and former SWGA member Debbie Magee.
The Monday practice round started out pretty well with no rain, but things changed quickly. On the first day of the 54-hole event, we were greeted with a rain delay. After waiting and waiting, we finally were able to play 9-11 holes before darkness fell on us.
The next morning there was still no sunshine, but the fine mist and occasional drizzle seemed wonderful after the first day of play. We started at 8am to finish our first round of the tournament. Shortly thereafter, we started the second round at 12:30pm and were able to finish without getting drenched. After the second round, we were flighted according to our two-day totals. The final round started like the first round....wet, and again cart path only. But through it all, spirits weren't dampered and we had a great time.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Even the weather cooperated with us. Only the groups that had to play 16-18 holes of golf actually got a bit wet, but their spirits were not dampened one bit. Everyone seemed to enjoy the event again this year. We're already looking forward to next year.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
This year's two-day event will be held on Sept. 15 & 17 at Olde Oaks Golf Club, a totally "neutral" course where there is no ladies' association. The first day pits fourteen 2-lady East teams against the West teams in the Modifield Alternate Shot match play format. We tee off at 9am with a shotgun start, hopefully with no rain to hamper the competition.
Day two consists of fifteen 2-lady teams on each side playing Best Ball, match play format. There will be a total of 29 points and the team with the most points becomes this year's champions. These West team is the defending champions.
After the competition on Thursday, there will be an awards luncheon at Olde Oaks. If anyone would like to attend the luncheon, even if you aren't playing, contact Jill Litton. The cost of the luncheon is $13.
Good luck to all the competitors and you might say a little prayer that the rain holds off till late afternoon.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Eleventh Annual Louisiana Women's Golf Association Mid Amateur Championship is being played this year on November 6-8, at the beautiful Beau Chene Country Club at Mandeville, LA.
Friday, Nov. 6th is the practice round, followed by two days of stroke play on Nov. 7 & 8. If you've never played it, you shouldn't feel intimidated by it....it's handicapped, just like any other big tournament, so you are playing against ladies with similar abilities.
The $145 entry fee covers two days of golf, cart, range balls, cocktail party/dinner on Saturday night, and lunch on both days. The practice round is an additional $36. The Tournament Chairman has gotten very good hotel rates at LaQuinta, Comfort Inn, and Super 8 Hotels.
The field is limited to 96 entries and must be received by October 29th.
For full details regarding the tournament and as well as the entry form, go to these links and print the information. Come join the fun just north of New Orleans.
Page 1: (Click for General Info)
Page 2 (Click for Entry form/program)
Page 3 (Click for Entry details)
Page 4 (Click for Accommodations)
Friday, September 4, 2009
"I would like to thank everyone who participated in the SWGA Championship tournament. The first day was such wonderful weather, but the second day certainly challenged all of us. This will be a tournament that we can recall as we relate our interesting adventures to our family and friends as we reach our golden years. I appreciate everyone hanging in there through rain, thunder/lightening and sunshine and rain...rain...rain, and I look forward to next year...when I am only a player. Thanks again to all!!! Jimmie"
Now I will start by saying to Jimmie that the tournament was great in spite of all the uncertainty related to the weather. The first day was beautiful and we had high expectations for the second; however, Mother Nature had other plans. A special thanks to the Pro Shop personnel who did everything in their power to assist us in making decisions and changes.
The leader after the first day was JoAnna Ward, winning the Medalist award and trophy with her 81 score. Net Medalist was Robin Nattin with a net score of 69. Only three strokes separated JoAnna from the second place gross score posted by last year's champion, Lillian Granger.
Then came the second day which started with over an hour rain delay. We finally got to play about 3-4 holes when thunder and lightening caused another delay. This happened several times before we were able to finish....with a beautiful sunshiny ending. Unfortunately, a number of ladies just had enough after the second or third delay and withdrew from the tournament. They missed an exciting ending with JoAnna Ward and Lillian Granger facing off on a sudden playoff, and JoAnna emerging as the winner.
You can see the full list of winners in the right column of this blog. In addition, there are three separate slideshows of (1)all the players, (2) all the winners, and (3) candid shots taken during the tournament. My thanks to Allison Rains who took lots of pictures on the first day of the tournament.
Congratulations to all of the winners and to Jimmie Zey for hosting a great tournament. And let's not forget the "special" award won by Jeannie Ward.....Lucky 7!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Cathy sent me a few pics so I thought I would share with you. Sure wish I were there with them. GO USA!!!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
See you next month at the SWGA Championship at Palmetto Country Club.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Once again, the State Four Ball at Stonebridge was a great success, with not one rain drop (although it may have felt REALLY good). The 108 ladies that participated contended with not just each other, but with heat indexes of 105-107 degrees. Everyone hung in and had a great time. I might add, when the Grounds Keepers cut the rough, they are going to find LOTS of balls!
Another tournament filled with good FUN, good FOOD, good FRIENDS!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This guy is truly amazing!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It wasn't one of our best attended playdays (only 29 participants), having lots of last minute cancellations....I'm sure due to the heat. It was pretty hot, but thank the Lord for the breeze we had all day. Donna Phillips, Events Chairman, used up a whole eraser on her pairings sheet. I'm sure it was stressful. But all went well and I have posted the results in the right hand column.
Hopefully it'll be a little cooler next month when we have our playday at Crooked Hollow. Hope to see you there.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Remember, a little bit goes a long way.....but it's great when used correctly.
To see all the pictures, click on one of the slideshow pictures in the right column and you will get directed to Picasa where you can see all the pictures in larger size.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
The SWGA was well represented with eight ladies participating. There were three winning teams: Mary Jo Gray and Debbie Magee, Phyllis Ryan and Joyce Middleton, and Shirley Pettitt and Martha Lawhorne.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
As luck would have it, Joyce, Donna, Debbie and me were in the same flight, so we knew it would get interesting. Sure enough, Donna was matched against Debbie on the first day; Debbie was matched against Joyce on the second day; and I was matched against Joyce on the third day. Joyce and I played each other for first place in our flight's Winner's bracket. We were tied after 9, tied after 18, and on the nineteenth hole, she won, giving me second place. Donna won our flight's Consolation bracket. Phyllis Ryan won her flight's Winner's bracket. If you've never participated in one of these State Tournaments, you've missed a great experience. Put it on your calendar for next year. It's always in June. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
So I thought, why not have a For Sale column in this News Site. You just let me know what you have and give me a contact email or phone number. If someone is interested in your stuff, they can contact you direct for a price, or I can post a price with the posting.
So go through your stuff and see what you might want to get rid of. Be sure to give me a complete description, including the condition of the item. You can even provide a picture if you would like. I'll be adding stuff myself, making room for more clubs in my bag.....just what I need! Kathleen
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
2018 SWGA playdays
- ALL OF THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW COUNT TOWARDS YOUR 100% PARTICIPATION RECOGNITION Except those marked with an (*)
- If you miss ONE required event, it can be replaced by ONE day of play in Team Matches
- March 6: Scramble at Eastridge CC, 9:00am COMPLETED 50 PLAYERS
- April 10: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
- May 22: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am
- June 7: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
- June 21: Rain date for Huntington
- July 24: Playday at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
- *August 7: Scramble at Southern Trace. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation since there willl be no Team Matches this year
- August 16: Playday at Fox Run GC (also practice round for Championship), 9:00am
- August 23-24: SWGA Championship, Fox Run GC, 9:00am
- *November 8: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Querbes Park, 9:30am
- *December 4: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy
2018 SSWGA Events
- Dates marked with (*) do not count toward 100% participation
- *March 13: Stonebridge scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 28 Players
- April 26: BWGA playday at Huntington, 9:00am
- May 1: East Ridge CC, 9:00am
- June 19: Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
- July 10: Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am
- July 17-18: Championship, Stonebridge CC
- September 6: Fox Run GC, 9:00am
- *November 15: Turkey Scramble, Crooked Hollow GC, 9:30am, $37 includes lunch. This is also annual meeting unless this is changed.
- *December 4: Jingle Belle Scramble, Northwood Hills GC, 10:00am, bring unwrapped toy
Other 2018 LOCAL Events
- May 15-17: (NEW) "The Tradition" 2-Lady Tourney, Golf Club at Stonebridge, Benton, LA
- June 8-10: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Golf Club at Stonebridge, Benton, LA
- June 22-24: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills GC, Blanchard, LA
- September 18-19: Southern Belle, 2-Lady Tourney, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA
- October 24-25: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC, Shreveport, LA
2018 State/Southern Events
Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events
- May 31-June 2: Hot Springs Couples Tournament, Hot Springs Village, AR
- June 2: Queen for a Day, 2-Lady Scramble, Tallulah CC, Tallulah, LA
- June 16: Matthew Elliott Memorial Scramble, Frenchman's Bend GC, Monroe, LA 1:30pm
- August 8: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
- September 11-13: Twice as Nice Ladies Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
- September 26-27: Squire Creek 2-Lady Tournament, Squire Creek CC, Choudrant, LA
- October 6-7: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR