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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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Becky Farr, Sherry Dunham, Shirley Pettitt, Johnnie Willis, Susan Marberry

Pat Johnson

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 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 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

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 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