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Friday, April 29, 2011

Palmetto Classic

Forty-four 2-lady teams did some "Swingin' in the Swamp" at the annual Palmetto Classic on April 26-28th.  We had a weather swing that started with heat, followed by tornadoes in the area, gale force winds on the first day, and a really chilly start of a beautiful day on the final day. 

As usual, the Palmetto ladies put on a great tournament and the course was in wonderful shape in spite of the weather.  We had 17 local-lady teams, and of those, we had 8 winning teams!!!  The overall winners were Mary Jo Gray and Suzanne Tinsley, both out of Stonebridge CC.  They shot a smooth 72 on the first day of best ball, tied with Tina Essler and Shirley Pettitt of Broadmoor.  On the second day, they ended the scramble with a 71 on the scorecard, beating the Broadmoor ladies by three strokes total.  Congratulations to all of you winners!

Enjoy the slideshow.  There are alot of pictures to see. 

Friday, April 22, 2011

SSWGA Playday at East Ridge

Thirty-eight ladies "broke in" the pro shop at East Ridge Country Club, thanks to the terrific sale they offered during the SSWGA Playday on April 21st.  The new pro shop is a delight, both inside and out, and we're sure the East Ridge ladies are very proud of it.

The day started out a bit "nippy", followed by a few rain sprinkles, but ended with a warm, windy day.  As usual, the course was in great shape and great fun was had by all.  For complete list of winners, see the right column of this blog.

The next SSWGA event is the annual Championship which will be held at Fox Run on May 11-12 with the practice round on May 9th.  There is information and an entry form on this blog.  Entry deadline is near, so let your Club Rep know if you plan to attend.

Monday, April 18, 2011

LWGA State Match Play Tournament

If you've ever wanted to play in a State Tournament, this is the one to try first! Not only is match play the most pressure-less format to play, but this year it's at a truly fabulous course:  TPC Louisiana.  For those of you that are thinking "I don't want to go to New Orleans....", well, it's not in New Orleans.  It's close, but on the western side... in Avondale. 

If you don't like the hustle and bustle of New Orleans, you never have to go there.  Dates are June 26-29, with some variations depending on whether you're qualifying for the Championship Flight and if you win your first two matches.
Go to www.tpc.com/louisiana  and take a look at the course.  For $150, you will get two rounds of golf; a night of food, fun, bowling, music and drinks at Mid-City Rock 'n' Bowl; a very nice tee gift; and winner prizes.  Take a look at the Rock 'n' Bowl website and you'll see what to expect: lots of dancing, singing, good music and great food, with a little bowling thrown in for competitive fun.
If you lose both of your matches on Monday and Tuesday, then you're done and can go home.  If you win either of the first two matches, you go on to play the third day, for which there is an additional $25 fee.

The practice round which you will surely want to play is an additional $50 and tee times can be made now for the Sunday practice round.

For more information, Click Here.  For a printable entry form, Click Here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

NW Louisiana Sr. Olympics Golf

Approximately 40 people participated in the Sr. Olympics Golf event at Crooked Hollow Golf Club on April 15th.  Unfortunately there were only four ladies who competed this year, but it was a fun time, in spite of the challenging greens that are in the transition stage right now.  There were just two age categories, so everyone was a medal winner. 

In one group, Marge Snyder (NHGC) took the gold medal with a score of 94 while Susan Berry (NHGC) tool the silver with her 101.  In the other age group, Cathy Buckley (BWGA) won the gold medal with an 87 and Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) got the silver with her 90.  In order to qualify for the State Competition later this year, each winner must score 100 or less, so we had three that can go on to the next step of competition.  Hopefully we will see more of you ladies at next year's event.

SWGA Fox Run Playday

Can too much beautiful weather spoil us?  Who knows.  Who cares.  We loved it.  In fact, fifty of us loved it on April 14th at Fox Run.  Didn't get alot of pics, but those I got are in this slideshow, while the list of winners is in the right column.

Wine and Roses Tournament

Once again, this was a GREAT tournament.  And we had such wonderful attendance from the Shreveport ladies' group!  There were nineteen of us participating this year.  The new-comers really enjoyed themselves....and took home some prizes.

Lillian Granger (STCC) and partner Lisa Russell took first place honors in a nail-biting playoff to win the Championship flight with their score of 71.  Congratulations ladies!
Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) and JoAnne McDonald (STCC) won 3rd place in the Second flight with their 83, while Jackie Wood (BWGA) and Pat Rice (BWGA) won 3rd place in the Third flight with an 84.


I am so sad to tell you that all the first day pictures (34 of them) that included the super duper welcome party were LOST after I downloaded them onto my computer, so ladies, we have no evidence of the partying!  If I can find pictures that someone else took, I'll include them in the slideshow presentation at a later date.  This has never happened before, and I have searched in every spot I can think of on my computer.  I had even cropped them and got them ready for the blog.  But when I got home, zap, they were not there, so there are only pictures of the second day.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

LWGA State Senior Tournament

The Bluffs on Thompson Creek.  Even the name is fabulous.....and it fits the course!

Ninty-two ladies made the trip to St. Francisville for this year's Senior Championship.  This was a new venue for this tournament, but it's a keeper.  The course is postcard pretty and enough challenges to make you pull out your hair.  But it was a wonderful tournament, in spite of howling winds on Monday and very nippy temps on Tuesday morning. 

Six of our local Shreveport ladies participated this year, but we had only two winners.  Mary Jo Gray from Stonebridge won Low Gross in the second flight (on her birthday, I might add), with a very nice 83 on the first day, followed by an 87 on the final day. Gayle Gansfuss of East Ridge won 2nd Low Net in the third flight with her net scores of 70 and 74.   Great playing ladies!

The next LWGA event will be the oh-so-much-fun Match Play event June 26-29 at TPC New Orleans, which is actually located at Avondale, outside of New Orleans.  Entry forms will be coming out soon and I'll post it on this blog for your convenience.

Enjoy a slideshow presentation of the Senior Tournament.  Click on any picture to get full size photos.

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, 9:00am
  • July 18: Playday at Eastridge, 9:00am
  • August 17: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am
  • August 30-31: Team Matches, Fox Run
  • 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
  • April 26: Querbes playday, 9:00am
  • May 31: rain makeup date for Querbes, 9:00am
  • June 22: Eastridge playday, 9:00am
  • July 11: Northwood playday, 9:00am
  • July 20: Practice Rnd for championship, tee times needed
  • July 26-27: Championship, Fox Run
  • August 10: Crooked Hollow Playday, 9:00am
  • 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

  • June 24-25: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills Golf Club
  • July 21-23: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge CC
  • October 10-11: Southern Belle 2-Lady Tournament, Southern Trace CC
  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

2017 State/Southern Events

  • June 25-28: State Match Play Championship, Lake Charles CC, Lake Charles, LA
  • August 6-8: State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • 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

  • May 9: Contraband Invitational, 2-lady scramble, Mallard Cove CC, Lake Charles, LA
  • September 5-6: 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