NEXT PLAYDAY EVENTS

August 30-31: SWGA Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am shotgun

October 3-4: SWGA Championship, Northwood GC

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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Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Southern Belle Format

Southern Trace Country Club is very excited to have made some changes to the Annual Southern Belle 2-lady tournament......... including a LOWER ENTRY FEE! There will be a Wednesday afternoon start for round one and a Thursday morning start for the final round, accommodating those traveling from out of town. They will offer a 1/2 price guest fee for those that may want to come in early for a practice round and the host hotel is The Eldorado Resort and Casino. The rate for Southern Belle participants is only $74 per room. Please call 877-602-0711 and tell them you are a Southern Belle participant.

Please click here for full information and entry form.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

SSWGA Playday Palmetto CC

SSWGA Events Chairman Susan Berry is proud to announce that 42 ladies participated in the first SSWGA event of 2011 at Palmetto Country Club.  The weather was picture-perfect and the course looked great.  Susan is extremely happy with the hospitality and cooperative spirit of the entire Palmetto staff. 

Posting the lowest score of the day, Mary Coker (STCC) shot a nice 87.  Congratulations Mary! 

The next SSWGA Playday will be at East Ridge Country Club on Thursday, April 21, with a 9:30am shotgun.  Sign up NOW before you forget!

For full scoring results, see the article in the right column.  To view the small slideshow in full size, click on any picture.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Muscular Dystrophy Tournament

The National Association of Letter Carriers (Branch 197) is hosting a 4-person scramble to aid in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.  The tournament will be held on Sunday, April 10, at Crooked Hollow Golf Club, 8667 Elysian Fields Rd, Greenwood, LA.  There will be a 1:00pm shotgun start.

The $65 per person entry free includes greens fee, cart, and a great dinner.  Entry fee is due by Friday, April 1st.  Contact Donna Sterner at 318-470-7512 for more information or to sign up.

This will be great fun for a worthwhile cause.  I have my team.  Have you got yours?

Friday, March 18, 2011

First SWGA Playday.... a Great Success!

Fifty-four ladies showed up to play our first playday of the year at East Ridge Country Club.  The weather was beautiful and the course was "greening up" nicely, as was the participants.  Since it was St. Patrick's Day, nearly every lady was sporting green attire of some type....some of which were a bit "over the top"....Robbie.  It was great fun. 

This was also the first event for our new Events Chairman Gayles Gansfuss, who did a great job having things run smoothly.  We will be spoiled with such hospitality as that shown at East Ridge.

Winners and scores are shown in the right column and a slideshow presentation is shown below.  Click on any picture to get a fullsize view.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Gearing Up For Spring" at Shreveport Country Club

Mary Lynn Stuart has put together a women's golf extravaganza at Shreveport Country Club on March 29.  There will be a  trunk show featuring shirts, shorts, skirts, shoes, bags, Sky Caddy, and maybe a few more things.  The clothing lines will be Antiqua and Monterey Club.  Golf bags are by R. J. Sports and Sassy Caddy.

SCC is offering the SWGA ladies a special $30 fee (plus tax) and will arrange to have a 9:00am shotgun start for all who plan to attend.  There will also be options for lunch at an additional charge.  They will also offer the women a FREE V-1 Swing Analysis.

As a reminder, SCC doesn't sell alcohol, but golfers can bring the beverage of their choice to the course.  As soon as possible, a link to a flyer about the event will be added to this posting.  If you have questions or want to participate, call Shreveport CC and give them your name.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Volunteers Needed

The first ever Golf Classic benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is being hosted at East Ridge Country Club on March 28.  Our own Robbie Gaiennie is handling this project and she is in need of volunteers to help with the event. 

In addition to watching for the hole-in-ones, she needs people to sit and watch Kyle Sawyer (long drive champion) smoke em over the ditch on 14 and take money for him hitting their ball; someone to take money on two holes for paying to move up to the ladies tee. 

Watching for the hole-n-one on #9 will be tricky because it is also a betting hole.  Volunteers will have to watch for hole-n-ones and watch to see if they hit the side of the green marked and stay to double a bet.  Ladies at the bottom will take the double or nothing bet or pay them if their ball sticks.  Thats about it! For volunteers who choose to stay for the banquet, there is also free wine/beer and a cash bar in addition to the $25.00 Prime Rib Buffet (paid by volunteer).  Lunch is free for the first shift (11:30am - 3:00pm).

If you are interested in helping, contact Robbie asap.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Senior Olympics Golf

One of our very own, Susan Berry, is in charge of the Golf event for the NW Louisiana Senior Olympics this year.  Please put the date of April 15 on your calendar and plan to play in this Louisiana Senior Olympics qualifiying event.  If you place first, second, or third in your age range or shoot a qualifying score, you can move on to the State event which is held in October in the Baton Rouge area.  From there you can move all the way to Nationals!

To partipate in this event, or any of dozens of Senior Olympics events, you must first pay a $15 general entry fee which entitles you to participate in three different sports.  That $15 also gives you a beautifully designed Sr. Olympics tee shirt.  Some of the events involve an extra fee and Golf is one of those.  You will need to pay an additional $30 fee for the golfing event which will be held at Crooked Hollow on April 15 at 8:30am.  In addition to the golfing, you will also get a free lunch which is always VERY GOOD as well as some other freebies.

The entry form and all the details can be found online at http://www.nwlsog.org/Please be advised that the date shown on the entry form for the golf event is INCORRECT.  It SHOWS April 22 but the correct date is APRIL 15.

Susan is also in charge of the new Miniature Golf competition which will be held on Thursday, May 5, at Pary Central in Bossier City at 6:30pm.  There is a $4 fee for this event.

In addition to these two golf events, there is a Golf Chipping and Putting event at the Practice Tee on Benton Rd at 1:30pm on Sunday, May 15.

Check out the list of events at the link shown above and join in the fun.  You might win an Olympic Medal!

Monroe Area Golf

The Monroe area golfing ladies have an organization similar to the SWGA and is called the Bayou DeSaird Country Club LGA.  It appears to me that their association includes 6-8 different golf clubs.  They have contacted me providing information on tournaments in their area and expressing interest in attending tournaments in our area.

The dates and locations of their seven tournaments are listed in this blog under "Other Golfing Events" and as I receive entry form information, I'll add links to them.  This gives us even MORE options for our golfing experiences in an area that is within commuting distance.

Please take a look at their tournaments and we'll see if we can get a group together to attend some of them.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

GOLF SEASON STARTS!

Hoorah!  It's time to get out and play some golf.  Clean out your golf bag.  Have new grips put on your clubs.  Buy a new pair of shoes so you'll have the whole year to break 'em in.  And then....sign up to play the first SWGA playday at East Ridge Country Club

As it happens, our first playday is on March 17....St. Patrick's day; so you can come as a leprechaun, or bring a pot 'o gold, or maybe just wear something GREEN!  But whatever you do, plan to come and start the year with 100% participation.  The shotgun start is at 10:00am.

You need to contact your Club Rep (they are listed in the right column of this blog) if you plan to play and you should do that by March 12th.  Hope to see you there!

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, 8:30am COMPLETED 27 players
  • July 18: Playday at Eastridge, 9:00am COMPLETED 31 players
  • August 17: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am CANCELLED
  • August 30-31: Team Matches, Huntington Park
  • 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
  • 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
  • October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am
  • November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am

Other LOCAL Events

  • October 10-11: Southern Belle 2-Lady Tournament, Southern Trace CC
  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

2017 State/Southern Events

  • 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

  • August 29-30: 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