July 17 & 18: SSWGA Championship, Stonebridge GC

July 24: SWGA Playday, Southern Trace, 9:00am

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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 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


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!

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