On Friday, October 29, the First Tee of Geater Texarkana is sponsoring a golf tournament at New Haven Golf Club in Texarkana. THE COURSE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!! This is a 3 person tournament. Cost is $225 per team or $75 per person. The tournament begins at 11:30 a.m. You will be fed very well. There are a couple of places that will be set up with food.
At 4:00pm the ball drop will be held. This is a big fund raiser for the First Tee. Tickets are $5. The number on the ticket is placed on a golf ball. The balls will be dropped from a helicopter and the 5 balls that are either in or closest to the hole will win. There will be 5---$1000 winners.
Dennis Walters was going to college on a golf scholarship. He was in a golf cart accident and paralized from the waist down. He now plays from a golf cart that has been altered to accommodate him. He has been on TV and is very inspiring.
At 4:30pm, Dennis will be doing an exhibition on the driving range. This is FREE to the public.
Mary Birdwell of the First Tee of Greater Texarkana would love to see lots of the ladies from everywhere at the tournament----she promises that you will not be disappointed. .
If you have any questions or would like to play in the tournament, Mary's cell number is 903-277-8976 or work is 870-774-4653.
PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.
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 COMPLETED 31 players
- *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 COMPLETED 28 players
- August 16: Playday at Fox Run GC (also practice round for Championship), 9:00am COMPLETED 29 players
- August 23-24: SWGA Championship, Fox Run GC, 9:00am COMPLETED 33 players
- *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 COMPLETED 17 players
- September 6: Fox Run GC, 9:00am, COMPLETED 17 players
- *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