March 6: SWGA, Eastridge CC, scramble, 9:00am

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Fuel Your Body for Performance

Do you ever wonder why you lose focus and energy during your round of golf? According to Mike Pedersen, Golf Performance Coach, the reason is probably poor golf nutrition. If you don’t replenish your energy stores during play, you are destined for a loss of energy and strokes.

The answer is simple: PROPER snacks and lots of water. Your body needs readily available energy every 2-3 hours. It’s simple. Bring 2 pieces of fruit, a nutrition bar and a bottle of water to the course every time you play. Choose a nutrition bar that provides more carbohydrates than protein or fat.

(I did some research and found Par Bar nutrition bars that are formulated for golfers. I love the ingredients. Most everything is organic and healthy. And they taste great too! I have tried the Cranberry Almond and the Goji Lemon so far. Of the two, I personally liked the Cranberry best. Check out the Sun Valley Bars link on the bottom right column for more information. They come in boxes of 12, and if you can get three others to go in with you, you can get all four flavors and split them up, costing $1.86 per bar, including shipping.)
Your water consumption should be very consistent throughout the round. If it’s a 20 oz. bottle of water, you should be filling it up every 4-5 holes at a minimum. Dehydration occurs much sooner than you think.

Here’s a very simple rule of thumb. Make a mental note of what time you ate your last meal before you got to the course. If you’re like most people, probably 3-4 hours have lapsed by the time you get to hole number 2.

What’s that mean? Time for a piece of fruit…even if you aren’t hungry!

Then what? Check your watch and after 2 more hours have gone by eat that nutrition bar. This will be at hole 11 or 12.

That might do you, but if you get the hunger pangs, eat that last piece of fruit at the 16th hole. This will keep your blood sugar levels constant and enable you to stay focused those last couple of holes.

Another golf nutritionist has simplified it even further: Hole 4 – fruit; Hole 9 – nutrition bar; Hole 14 – fruit.You’ll soon be a believer in fueling your body for performance. The next time you go out, be careful. You might just shoot your “all-time” best score.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Rules of Golf Seminar

Thanks to Billie Jean Reasor for bringing this to our attention:

The Louisiana Golf Association is conducting a Rules of Golf Seminar at Southern Trace Country Club on April 1st, 6:30pm-8:30pm, with registration starting at 6:00pm. The seminar is offered to members of LGA member clubs for $10 and will include participants receiving a 2008-2009 USGA Rules of Golf booklet and other rules materials compliments of the LGA.

LGA Executive Director Carr McCalla will conduct the seminar. McCalla has served a four-year term on the prestigious USGA Rules of Golf Committee and has also served as a Rules Official at nine U.S. Open Championships, four Masters Tournaments, three U.S. Senior Open Championships, and numerous other USGA Championships.

The seminar will be approximately two hours in length and will include a Power-Point presentation on: 1) How to use the Rules Book, 2) Commonly used rules, and 3) Rules Myths. There will also be a Q & A session to conclude the seminar. Individuals who are members of non-LGA member clubs are welcome to attend but will be charged a seminar fee of $20.

Pre-registration for the seminar will be required; participants are asked to send in a registration form along with their fee at least one week prior to the seminar. Late registrations will be accepted if space permits. Registration forms may be downloaded from the LGA website at or you can register online using a credit card.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SWGA Scrapbooks on Tour

A note from our Publicity and Scrapbook Chairman:

The SWGA scrapbooks are “on tour” all year. Each time we have a playday, the books will hit the road via the club rep to the next playday site. The books will be available for viewing in that club’s ladies locker room….until their playday, when the cycle will start over.

Christina Parsons lugged them from the University Club to Eastridge. Becky Farr now has them out at Stonebridge. The Barksdale ladies will have them next.

Please take the opportunity to honor those who have worked so hard to establish the SWGA and keep it strong. I personally am grateful; for if not, I would not have met all of you remarkable women.

A big ‘thank you’ to those members who are doing the “lugging” on this year’s road trip.

Donna Cobb

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

First SWGA Playday of the Year

Today was our first playday of the 2009 season. It started out with alot of enthusiasm with over 60 ladies golfing in what started out being a pretty cool day. If you were not at the outing today, your new member book was sent to your club via your club rep, so be on the lookout for it. If you have any corrections to the book, please let Becky Farr know so that everyone can change their books.

The Antigua golf clothing trunk show was really nice also, and Eastridge was gracious enough to feed us while we perused all the wonderful clothing.

Next week is the Stonebridge golf clinic and scramble. If you want to take advantage of some lessons from the pros, be there for 8:30am for a cost of $10. The scramble will start at 9:30am and is the usual $20. If you haven't signed up yet, do so immediately. I think all the names are supposed to be submitted by March 5th, but I'm not positive of that date. Please check with your club rep. See ya then! Kathleen

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Golf Demo Days

Check out the Golf Demo Days schedule at the bottom of the page. I'll add dates as I receive them. Thanks to Martha Beadles and Mary Jo Gray for your input. Kathleen

Pace of Play

Our first playday is March 3rd. With that in mind, let's remember what we discussed at our Annual Luncheon Meeting: try to speed up your pace of play. All of us have something we could do to speed things up a bit, so take a look at your routine and see if you can shave a few seconds off. As a reminder, please click on this link and take a few seconds to watch the video. Remember, we want to speed up play so that it will be a more enjoyable round for everyone.

2018 SWGA playdays

  • 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
  • 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 IF there are no Team Matches. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation
  • 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

2017 SSWGA Events

  • March 14: Stonebridge scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED
  • May 31: rain makeup date for Querbes, 9:00am COMPLETED 16 players
  • June 22: Eastridge playday, 9:00am
  • July 11: Northwood playday, 9:00am COMPLETED 19 players
  • July 20: Practice Rnd for championship, tee times needed
  • July 26-27: Championship, Huntington Park, COMPLETED 13 players
  • August 10: Crooked Hollow Playday, 9:00am, COMPLETED 21 players
  • September 25: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am CANCELLED
  • October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 20 players
  • November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am

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

  • TBA: Womens State Seniors and Mid Am Championship, City Park of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • April 30-May 1: Womens State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • June 25-28: Womens State Match Play Championship, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA

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