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


Golfing Events

PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

SWGA City Championship

This year's city championship was supposed to be hosted at Northwood CC; however, due to Northwood being closed (hopefully temporarily), plans had to be changed in order to make firm plans for the year.  Therefore, the city championship will be hosted at Stonebridge this year.  The dates have not changed. It will still be on September 15-16 and you'll be able to play your practice round during the week prior to the tournament.  More to come on that later, but just wanted you to change your calendar to reflect the correct location.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Equitable Stroke Play

With the onset of our 2010 golf season, we might want to re-visit "Adjusting Hole Scores for Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)™".  We all want fair and honest handicap indexes and the ESC system helps with that.

ESC is an adjustment of individual hole scores (for handicap purposes) in order to make handicaps more representative of a player's potential ability. ESC is applied after the round and is only used when the actual score or the most likely score exceeds a player’s maximum number. ESC sets a limit to the number of strokes a player can take on a hole depending on Course Handicap™. Apply ESC to all scores, including tournament scores. Below is the maximum number a player can post:

Course Handicap                         Maximum Number

9 or less ...........................................Double Bogey

10-19........................................................ 7

20-29 ........................................................8

30-39 ........................................................9

Keep in mind that you use your ADJUSTED COURSE HANDICAP, not your handicap index.  Those of us who are in the 18-19 handicap index for example, will many times adjust up to a 20 or 21 course handicap.  In that case, instead of adjusting the 10 you made on a hole to a 7, you would adjust to an 8.

And don't forget, you should post scores even if you didn't complete the hole or the round (if you played at least seven holes).  There are provisions for both of these and according to the Rules of Golf, you should post those scores also.  So if you play 16 holes and decide to quit, for whatever reason, you should record your score for the last two holes based on the par score plus your handicap for that hole.  If you need help figuring it out, contact the Events Chairman Kathleen McCoy for assistance. 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

USGA Course Rating Seminar

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, six of our SWGA members attended a USGA hosted Course Rating Training Seminar in Lafayette.  In addition to the classroom training conducted by the USGA, raters went out on the course at Oakbourne CC to practice rating....in very cold, windy, and wet conditions I might add.  But it was a great learning experience.

The state is divided into the North and South at Alexandria, and raters from both areas met to share ideas and methods.  Only the North team has lady raters....and that's US. 

Pictured here are the North area raters that attended the class, as well as the LGA Executive Director Carr McCalla and the USGA instructor.

We were also fortunate to have our new LGA Director of Member Services Lee Rainwater, who helps with our individual handicapping. 

Shown in this photo is Lee, Donna Cobb, and Brian Spence, also of the LGA Staff.

The six of us ladies have volunteered to be on rating teams throughout the year, helping to rate courses in Louisiana, anywhere north of Alexandria.  Should be an enlightening experience. 

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
  • 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