The WSGA consists of players from fifteen southern states from Texas to the District of Columbia, and from Florida to Oklahoma. The annual tournament moves to a different site each year. This year it will be as close to us as it can get without being IN Shreveport. It's being hosted at the Texarkana Country Club, just over an hour north of Shreveport.
This is a 54-hole stroke play tournament with players being flighted after the first two days of play. After playing in last year's tournament in Houston, I can tell you this is the closest thing you'll get to an LPGA tournament, complete with jacketed officials and spotters with little flags to help speed up play.
The WSGA has made it easy to enter this year by providing online entry forms and payment through paypal. You can go to this site for more information and entry forms: http://www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org/Senioramateur.htm. Don't wait too long to sign up. The field usually fills up fast and there is a waiting list.
If you'de like more information, please feel free to contact one of the following SWGA members who have attended: Donna Cobb, Martha Lawhorne, Shirley Pettitt, Kathleen McCoy, or Billie Jean Reasor.
PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.
2019 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 19: Scramble at Eastridge CC, 9:00am
- April 18: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
- May 21: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
- June 11: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am
- July 16: Playday/Practice Rnd at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
- July 24-25: SWGA Championship, Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
- *August 29: Playday at Bomber Bayou GC, 9:00am
- Sept 16: Day 1 Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am
- Sept 26: Day 2 Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am
- Oct 16-17: Rain date for SWGA Championship
- *November 12: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Stonebridge, 9:30am
- *December 3: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy
2019 SSWGA Events
- Dates marked with (*) do not count toward 100% participation
- March : None
- April 9: Scramble at Stonebridge, 9:00am
- May 30: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
- June : None
- July 9: Playday at Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am
- August : None
- September 24: Playday at Southern Trace, 9:00am
- October 10: Playday at Bomber Bayou GC, 9:00am
- Nov 5-6: SSWGA Championship, Eastridge CC, 9:00am
- *November 21: Turkey Scramble/annual meeting, Crooked Hollow GC, 9:00am, $37 includes lunch.
- *December 3: Jingle Belle Scramble, Northwood Hills GC, 10:00am, bring unwrapped toy
Other 2019 LOCAL Events
- May 7-8: Southern Belle, 2-Lady Tourney, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA
- May 15-16: The Tradition, Ladies Tourney, Stonebridge GC, Benton, LA
- June 8-9: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge GC, Benton, LA
- June 22-23: Bonnie and Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills GC, Blanchard, LA
- October 23-24: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC, Shreveport, LA
2019 State/Southern Events
Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events
- April 12: Lady Calvert Tourney, Calvert Crossing, Calhoun, LA
- May 30-June 1: Hot Springs Village Couples Tourney, Hot Springs Village, Ark
- July 18-19: Hot Springs Ladies Invitational, Hot Springs Village, Ark
- August 6-7: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
- September 10-12: Twice as Nice Ladies Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
- October 5-6: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
- Oct 12-13: Dudes 'n Darlings Couples Tourney, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
- Oct 28-30: LaDiDa 4-Lady Tourney, Crown Colony CC, Lufkin, TX