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July 24: SWGA Playday, Southern Trace, 9:00am



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Friday, January 29, 2010

Cleaning Tips

Thought I would share a couple easy cleaning tips that I've run across lately.

On the day of our SWGA Annual Meeting/Luncheon, a group of us were walking back to the parking garage from the University Club and we all had our arms full of "stuff".  Just as she approached the curb, Mary Gallagher tripped on the unlevel curb and went down, face-first on the edge of Travis Street!  She bled ALOT and was wearing the red all over her clothing by the time we were able to get her back on her feet.  (Hold on, I'm getting to my cleaning tip.)

As we helped her up, I got a spot of blood on the sleeve of my beige jacket.  I didn't have anything to clean it with at that point and forgot about it until I got home several hours later.  In the meantime, someone had told me about using plain ol' hydrogen peroxide to get the stain out. 

I figured I'd have the stain forever to remind me of Mary's scary fall.  BUT, when I got home, I put some peroxide on a cotton ball and dabbed the spot.  It was a miracle!  The blood disappeared.  A day or so later, I dropped chocolate syrup (fat-free/sugar free of course) on my white sweat shirt.  Used the peroxide and sure enough, the stain was gone.

I did a little research on it and found that some people had problems with discoloration on white clothes after using the peroxide IF THEY DIDN'T RINSE IT WELL after using the peroxide.  So beware of that possibility; but for most stains, I hear it works very well....including pet stains on carpet.

Incidently, after a couple weeks of hurting alot, Mary went to the ER and found that she had broken a rib, so no golf for her for a number of weeks.  Hopefully, she'll be healed up just in time for Spring golf!

My second cleaning tip is something I discovered to clean my golf shoes:  Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  I love it.  If you've never used it, it's a fine-textured sponge that doesn't require any soap.  Just wet it and use it.  All the discolored marks on my golf shoes disappear with just a wipe of the sponge. 

They are also great for cleaning shower doors and appliances.  I understand you have to be careful with appliances with a shiny black finish as the sponge will work so well it dulls the finish.  I personally use them on my satin finish stainless steel stove top and it works wonderfully.  Beware though, their life span is shorter than a "regular" sponge.

Happy Cleaning!! (LOL)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

2010 SWGA Annual Meeting

Yesterday was our annual meeting, luncheon and election of new officers. If you are one of the 57% of members who were not there, this will give you the highlights of the meeting.  If you were there, this will serve as a reminder.

1. Although there was previous discussion about increasing our individual dues for SWGA membership, it was decided to keep the fee at $20.

2. Each club’s SWGA assessment will increase from $20 to $30 and the $50 Team Match assessment from each club will be dropped, so this will save each association $40 per year.

3. Next year, for the annual meeting and luncheon, members will pay the entire cost of the meal rather than SWGA picking up a portion of the expense.

4. The general membership voted to dispense with paying the monthly SWGA playday payouts. Recognition will remain the same, but there will be no funds paid out. This will put more money in our account to help with expenses for the City Championship, Team Matches, and the end-of-year special awards.

5. There was also a vote to change the rule regarding a member’s handicap index when it goes higher than 30.0 after joining SWGA. If, during the year, a member’s index goes above 30.0, the member can remain in the SWGA, but cannot participate in an SWGA event until her index comes back down to 30.0.

6. It was also voted to discontinue making the annual scrapbooks due to the new age of online picture systems.

7. The events that require your participation in order to achieve the 100% participation award at the end of the year are listed below all the blog postings on this page and are identified as such. The other SWGA outgings are in the section identified as “Other Golfing Events”.  You can print out any part of this blog by doing a "Print Preview" and printing the page you need.  It may be handy to print all these golfing events for your calendar.

We had a great meeting, and if you weren’t there, you missed some good fellowship. As information, the new Officers and Club Reps are listed in the right column of this blog.  There is also a slideshow presentation in the right column of this page.  Just click on any of the pictures and they will come up fullsize.

Since it would be very difficult to thank everyone individually for my "special" gift that was presented at the meeting, I want to extend a very heartfelt THANK YOU to the SWGA for this most thoughtful gesture.  If you weren't aware of what happened, I was presented two of the most wonderful Bodum insulated glass cups as a thank you for my work on this blog.  It certainly wasn't necessary nor expected, but it sure is appreciated.  I love doing the blog and just ask that you help by providing me newsworthy info and pictures to be included.  Thanks again.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Just a thought...

I listened to a program on the radio recently on one of my many trips into Shreveport/Bossier.  They raised an interesting point that I wanted to share, especially enlight of our losing five friends/acquaintances quite unexpectedly since Christmas Eve.

Consider this:  If you were told you had just one hour left to live and you could make only ONE phone call, who would you call?  What would you say?...........

Don't wait.  Do it NOW!! while you have the chance.

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 COMPLETED 43 players
  • May 22: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am COMPLTED 29 PLAYERS
  • June 7: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am COMPLETED 28 players
  • 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 COMPLETED 18 players
  • May 1: East Ridge CC, 9:00am COMPLETED 30 players
  • June 19: Southern Trace CC, 9:00am COMPLETED 26 players
  • July 10: Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am COMPLETED 25 players
  • 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

  • October 16-17: 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

Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • 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