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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Senior Olympics Golf

The Northwest Louisiana Senior Olympics Golf competition was the first of many different events held each year in the Shreveport area.  Unfortunately, only four ladies participated this year on April 23rd at the Crooked Hollow Golf Course. 

It was a wet day, but the spirits weren't dampened.  In fact, we understand that at some point the horn was blown to call in golfers due to lightening.  When our foursome of ladies finished our round, we were told that when the horn was blown, the ladies were the only ones that didn't come in.  Susan Berry told them "It was raining so hard we didn't hear the horn."  And she was right, at least about not hearing it.  The senior guys went in and then had to resume play.  Needless to say, the ladies finished the round alot earlier than all the guys.
Winning the gold medal was Donna Cobb (83); the silver, Kathleen McCoy (89); and the bronze, Bobbie Almond (99).  Susan Berry was in 4th place with her 100.  But the good news is that all four ladies qualified to play in the State competition later in the year.

I know. I know. You're saying "these lovely ladies are waaaay too young to be in the SENIOR OLYMPICS!"   

Palmetto Classic

Ninety “boot scootin” ladies traded their horses for golf carts to play the Palmetto Classic April 20-22. Probably half of the participants were from out of town, but they didn’t mind the trip. What a fun experience. The first day of best ball really tightened up the field and the second day of scramble ended with a few ties to be broken by scorecard playoffs.
When the covered wagons were all circled, the best scores posted for Low Gross was by the team of Joanna Ward and Lillian Granger with a two-day total of 143.

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
1st Gross: Joanna Ward/Lillian Granger (143)
2nd Gross: F. Yates/V. DeLaughter (145)
1st Net: D. Godwin/P. Johnson (132)
2nd Net: Robin Nattin/Mary Coker (135)

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross: Marge Snyder/Cathy Morgan (147)
2nd Gross: Kay Swope/Becky Farr (154)
1st Net: Kathleen McCoy/Cathy Buckley (134)
2nd Net: Anne Timmers/Mary Gallagher (135)

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Christina Parsons/Donna Cobb (158)
2nd Gross: J. Goforth/B. Myers (158)
1st Net: Jimmie Zey/Jill Litton (137)
2nd Net: D. Parsons/E. Carpenter (139)

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: J. Bankston/J. Lucky (162)
2nd Gross: P. McKelvey/D. Miller (168)
1st Net: Grace Ireland/Susan Berry (139)
2nd Net: Bobbie Almond/Linda Colvin (139)

CLOSEST TO THE PIN
Becky Farr, Sherry Dunham, Shirley Pettitt, Johnnie Willis, Susan Marberry

LONGEST DRIVE
Pat Johnson

BEST "THEME" DRESSED TEAM
Bobbie Almond/Linda Colvin

First place winners received beautiful Brighton watches while the second place finishers won lovely Brighton necklaces. And no one left empty-handed as there were wonderful door prizes for every person that didn’t win an award.

The tournament was a huge success with great fun, prizes, food and friends.  See the slideshow presentation in the right column of this blog for a few fun photos.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

LWGA State Amateur Championship

I mentioned this event in an earlier posting, but now it’s time to get serious. If you can do only ONE State LWGA event, this is the one!

June 20-23 marks the dates of the 82nd LWGA Amateur Championship held at Koasati Pines in Kinder, LA near the Coushatta Casino Resort. This competition is a match play format and has both winners’ bracket as well as consolation bracket.

If you’ve never played in a state event because you think you’re not good enough, this is the one to try first. So it takes you six strokes to get out of the sand and you lose the hole. You can STILL win the match! You are playing against golfers of your own skill level. And it is FUN!

The practice round and Welcome Dinner is on Sunday, June 20th. You are pre-flighted based on your index and you definitely play on Monday and Tuesday. If you lose both of those matches, you are done. If you win both matches, you go into the winners’ bracket and play on Wednesday. If you lose one of the first two matches, you go into the consolation bracket and play on Wednesday.

The $140 entry fee includes cart rental, golf, range balls, and all social events. It’s a great deal. And if you like casinos, the Coushatta Casino has great accommodations at a preferred rate for players and is a great casino for a fun night of gaming.

For information and entry form, go to the LWGA site at http://www.lwgolfa.com/Tournaments2010.html or click on the sites provided in the earlier posting in this blog at the end of the State Senior Tournament article.

Sure hope you decide to give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ball against rake...

Ever had your ball land in the bunker and it is resting against the rake?  You know that if you move the rake the ball will move?  Did you know what to do?  The rake is a "movable obstruction".  Here's the rule:

A player may take relief, without penalty, from a movable obstruction as follows:

a. If the ball does not lie in or on the obstruction, the obstruction may be removed. If the ball moves, it must be replaced, and there is no penalty, provided that the movement of the ball is directly attributable to the removal of the obstruction. Otherwise, Rule 18-2a applies.

b. If the ball lies in or on the obstruction, the ball may be lifted and the obstruction removed. The ball must through the green or in a hazard be dropped, or on the putting green be placed, as near as possible to the spot directly under the place where the ball lay in or on the obstruction, but not nearer the hole.
The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this Rule.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wine and Roses Tourney

For those of you who have never played in the Wine and Roses 2-lady scramble, you have missed a real treat.  These Alexandria CC ladies know how to "pass a good time".

Sixty-four ladies participated in this event on Wednesday, April 14, but the fun started the evening prior with a lively social event complete with a live band, wine, margueritas, and good food.  You haven't lived till you watch a group of ladies dancing....with or without a dance partner.  The band was "groovy", the food was "tasty" and the drinks were "plentiful".  It was great fun.

Twelve of our SWGA ladies made up six teams, and although we didn't have but one winning team, we all felt like winners.  Four of our six teams were in the championship flight, so the competition was tight.  Winning third place in that flight was Robbie Gaienne/Phyllis Ryan with a 77, edging out Donna Cobb/Martha Lawhorne (78), Moise Allen/Mary Coker (79), and Joyce Middleton/Teri McGuire (80).  The remaining two teams were in the first flight:  Gayle Gansfuss/Kathleen McCoy (79) and Judy Pratt/Charlotte Calhoun (85). 

The tournament awards luncheon features lovely tables adorned with luscious homemade cakes stacked high on pedestals so that diners can meander from table to table to find which "treat" to sample for dessert.  Bottled wine tee gifts and beautiful roses complete the table settings. 

The course was wonderful, with lightening-fast greens and the strong wind made putting a real challenge.  If you've never done this one, you need to reserve a spot on your calendar next year for this April event.  See the slideshow in the right column for a few fun photos.

LWGA State Senior Tournament

For the first time in many years, the Louisiana Womens' Golf Association Senior Tournament was hosted in weather that was actually warm.  Usually everyone is out buying cold-weather gear to make it through the two-day event.  This year was the exception:  It was beautiful.

Sixty-three of Louisiana's golfers met at the Farm d'Allie Golf Club in Carencro, LA on April 12-13 for the stroke play tournament.  We were pleased to have seven SWGA ladies participate in the event (Kathleen McCoy, Gayle Gansfuss, Teri McGuire, Donna Cobb, Joyce Middleton, Phyllis Ryan, and Martha Lawhorne).  Of those seven, we had two winners:  Gayle Gansfuss and Martha Lawhorne. 
Gayle (ERCC) won 1st Low Net in the Second Flight with a two day total of 136 and Martha (BWGA) won 2nd Low Net in the Third Flight with a total of 146.  Congratulations to both ladies!!!

The 2010 LWGA Senior Champion is Grace Purvis who had  two-day gross scores of 81 and 76.  For the first time this year, we also had a Super Senior Champion and that was Corre Stegall with rounds of 82 and 82.  Great golfing!  There is a slideshow presentation of this event in the right column.

The next LWGA State event is the State Amateur Championship, a match-play event that starts on June 19th at the Koasati Pines Golf Club in Kinder, LA.  This is a great event for all skill levels.  Think of this:  you can score a 12 on a hole and still WIN!  There is a winners' bracket as well as a consolation bracket, so there are several ways to win.  Deadline for entries is June 12.  Check these sites for info and entry forms:

Friday, April 9, 2010

SWGA Fox Run Playday

Hoorah!  We finally got a 2010 playday!  Although the wind was a bit "testy", the biggest challenge was the greens.  I know we all complained about it, but think of this:  for the last SIX months, we've had horrible rain and more cold weather than we've had in years.  And during that time, they were trying to "heal" from the tornado that closed the course earlier in the year.  So don't be too critical.

With that said, we had a GREAT turnout: 52 players.  Thank you all for sticking with it and completing the round.  I personally don't like "tee time events" because every player doesn't get to interact socially with all the other players, but since this was my first event as Events Chairman, it was better for me to get a feel of it all.  As a reminder to all players, you need to sign-in with the Events person at every event.  Simply paying the pro shop doesn't constitute "signing in".  There were several who didn't sign in, but luckily, I had seen them in the pro shop.

I apologize for not having a slideshow presentation for this event.  I didn't get a chance to take many pictures yesterday as I was pretty tied to the sign-in table.  I've included a few below.  Check out the right column for the winner results. 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Senior Olympics Golf

This year's Senior Olympics Golf is sponsored by Landers Dodge and will be held at Crooked Hollow Golf Course on April 23, starting at 8:30am. Go to http://www.nwlsog.org/signup_form.php to download the entry form which must be submitted by April 7th.

There are quite a few events in which to participate, and the $15 Sr. Olympics fee allows participation in 3 different type events and also includes the cost of a Sr. Olympics tee shirt.  There is a $30 fee for the golf event which includes lunch and other gift items.r

If you qualify in any Senior Olympics event, you can go on to the State Level competition and even on to Nationals.  If you have any questions about the golf event, feel free to contact me (Kathleen McCoy) at 870-510-4113 or via email at golfingladybug@gmail.com.

2017 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 15: Scramble at Southern Trace, 9:00am COMPLETED
  • April 18: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am COMPLETED 41 Players
  • May 16: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am, COMPLETED abt 48 players
  • June 7: Playday at Querbes, 9:00am
  • July 18: Playday at Eastridge, 9:00am
  • August 17: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am
  • August 30-31: Team Matches, Fox Run
  • October 3-4: SWGA Championship, Northwood
  • November 6: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • December 5: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy

2017 SSWGA Events

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

Other LOCAL Events

  • June 24-25: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills Golf Club
  • July 21-23: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge CC
  • October 10-11: Southern Belle 2-Lady Tournament, Southern Trace CC
  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

2017 State/Southern Events

  • June 25-28: State Match Play Championship, Lake Charles CC, Lake Charles, LA
  • August 6-8: State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • October 8-11: Southern Seniors' Championship, The Omni Homestead Resort, Cascades Course, Hot Springs, VA
  • October 20-22: State Senior and Mid-Am Championship, LeTriomphe CC, Broussard, LA

Other 2017 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • May 9: Contraband Invitational, 2-lady scramble, Mallard Cove CC, Lake Charles, LA
  • September 5-6: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • September 12-14: Twice as Nice, Texarkana CC
  • September 27-28: Squire Creek 2-Lady Tournament, Choudrant, LA
  • October 7-8: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana
  • October 8-9: Rayburn Country Lady Luck 2-Lady Tournament, Brookeland, TX (Lake Sam Rayburn)
  • October 16-18: LaDiDa 2-Lady tournament, Crown Colony CC, Lufkin, TX