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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble

With a gloomy weather forecast for the day, forty-one ladies turned out in spite of it to play in the annual Jingle Bell 4-lady scramble at Northwood Hills.  As it turned out, the weather was great....the best we've had for this tournament in a long, long time.....short sleeve weather in fact.
All the players brought gifts for the Toys for Tots program and during the Awards Luncheon, four really cool Marines came and collected the toys from under the beautifully decorated tree provided by the Northwood ladies.

After a few last minute changes, we ended up with eleven teams.  The scores ranged from 74 to 66.  First place honors when to Team Pettitt (pictured left to right-Judy Ferguson (STCC), Mary Gallagher (FRLGA), Susan Berry (NHGC), and Shirley Pettitt (BWGA).
Other winners were:
2nd Place shot 67:
Gloria Utley (WGAS), Sandra West (NHGC) and Bobbie Almond (PCC)
3rd Place shot 68:
Cathy Buckley (BWGA), Vicki Cella (NHGC), Grace Ireland (PCC), and Vien Wheeler (STCC)
4th Place shot 68:
Joyce Middleton (ERCC), Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA), and Melissa Brenner (NHGC)
5th Place shot 69:
Linda Heins (WGAS), Robbie Fisher (BWGA), Joanne McDonald (BWGA), and Mary Moore (FRLGA)
6th Place shot 70:
Paulette Lee (WGAS), Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC), Theresa Kruse (PCC), and Janet Sabo (NHGC)

There was actually a tie for 6th place and the team that lost the scorecard playoff was Kim Darnell, Kathleen McCoy, Phyllis Graybiel, and Alyce Wyche.

Closest to the Pin winners were Jill Litton (NHGC) and Shirley Pettitt (BWGA).
Closest to the Line winner was Judy Ferguson (STCC) just a few inches off the line.

It was great fun, fellowship, and food.  As usual, the Northwood ladies outdid themselves with homemade goodies and the awards luncheon was exceptionally great.....especially the bread pudding!!!

This completes the SWGA schedule for the year, and it has been a great one!  Our next function is the annual meeting/luncheon which will be held at Northwood in January (date to be announced).  You will receive an email notification with all the details.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Taking a "Drop".....Properly

This information was sent by the Louisiana Golf Association and is pretty self-explanatory.  We've seen all kinds of "drops" in our tournaments......and we could be penalized because of it.......

What is the proper method of taking a drop during the course of a round?

Dropping a ball during a round of golf is not uncommon. Whether taking free relief from a cart path or under penalty after hitting into a water hazard or deeming a ball unplayable, dropping is frequently the required method to put a ball back into play. Regardless of the reason for dropping, it is as much a part of golf as actually making a stroke. In fact, an entire Rule is dedicated to who, how and where to correctly drop a ball (Rule 20-2: Dropping and Re-dropping).

During the second round of the LPGA Tour’s season-ending CME Group Titleholders, first-round co-leader Sun-Young Yoo hit her drive near a bush on the 14th hole. After a failed attempt to move her ball down the fairway, Yoo decided to deem her ball unplayable, take a one-stroke penalty and drop the ball within two club-lengths of where the ball originally lay (Rule 28c).

When Yoo dropped the ball she held it at arm’s length and at a height somewhere between hip high and shoulder height. Rule 20-2a states that, “A ball to be dropped under the Rules must be dropped by the player herself. She must stand erect, hold the ball at shoulder height and arm’s length and drop it.”

While shoulder height allows for some latitude in where a ball may be dropped -- somewhere between the top and bottom of the shoulder – Yoo’s drop was clearly made from below where the Rules required, and since she did not lift the ball and correct her mistake (Rule 20-6) by re-dropping before playing her next stroke, Yoo was penalized one stroke under Rule 20-2a.

The current language requiring a player to drop from arm’s length and shoulder height was introduced in 1984. It was a simplification of the somewhat awkward previously required method of facing the hole, standing erect, and dropping the ball behind the player over the shoulder.

However, both methods were designed with the same intent: to standardize the method of dropping so different methods could not be employed to manipulate how much or how little a dropped ball might bounce and thereby either stay near the spot on which it is dropped or roll farther away from that spot. A player dropping from a lower height might find it easier to drop on a specific point and improve the chances that the ball will remain on the spot where it lands. Likewise, dropping from a higher point might allow the ball to bounce harder and roll further from where it strikes the ground.

While it is difficult to know whether Yoo actually gained any type of advantage from her lower-than-required drop, and she made it clear in her post-round comments that she had no intent to try to gain an advantage, the one-stroke penalty was still applied because dropping other than in accordance with the Rules could result in a player gaining an advantage.

Friday, November 16, 2012

SSWGA Turkey Shoot

The annual SSWGA Turkey Scramble was played again at Palmetto Country Club on November 13th.  Although there was a slight delay due to frost on the greens, twenty-seven ladies braved the cold weather to enjoy a fun day in this three- and four-lady scramble format.  It was probably a little more challenging for a couple ladies who forgot their clubs!
 
The winners were:
FIRST PLACE shot 67:
Cathy Buckley (BWGA), Grace Ireland (PCC) and Pat Miller (BWGA)
 
SECOND PLACE shot 69:
Moise Allen (STCC), Jimmie Zey (PCC), Pat Rice and Marie McFarland (BWGA)
 
THIRD PLACE shot 70:
Marianne Leslie (STCC), Becky Hollier (WGAS), Theresa Kruse (PCC), Jo Glezen (BWGA)
 
FOURTH PLACE shot 71:
Robbie Fisher (BWGA), Joyce Middleton (ERCC), Susan Berry and Janet Sabo (NHGC)
 
Closest to the Pin:
#3 Teri McGuire (WGAS)
#11 Marianne Leslie
#17 Jimmie Zey
 
The next SSWGA event is on December 4th for the Jingle Bell Scramble in conjunction with the SWGA group and will be held at Northwood Hills Golf Club at 10:00am.  BRING AN UNWRAPPED TOY FOR TOYS FOR TOTS.



 

Friday, November 9, 2012

SWGA Turkey Shoot

The annual Palmetto Turkey Shoot for SWGA members was held on November 8 at Palmetto Country Club, with forty-six ladies participating.  So much to be thankful for:  BEAUTIFUL day, really fun ladies, super fellowship, wonderful food, and prizes to half of the field.  We send a special thanks to Chef Danny Beavers and his crew for the delightful lunch and "chicken biscuits" for breakfast.  What more could you ask for?

I know....if you can't get a hole in one, how about an Eagle?  The first place team of Kathy Davis, Kathleen McCoy, Theresa Kruse and Julie Butterfield did just that: an eagle on #16, which ended up pushing them into first place, just one stroke ahead of second place team Buckley.

Other winners were:
2nd place: Cathy Buckley, Joyce Middleton, Phyllis Graybiel, and Donna Ihle (65)
3rd place: Suzanne Tinsley, Billie Jean Reasor, Linda Colvin, and Mary Moore (66)
4th place: Teri McGuire, Jerry Hobson, Bobbke Almond, and Susan Berry (67 winning the scorecard playoff with the
5th place:  Shirley Pettitt, Becky Farr, Phyllis Ryan, and Grace Ireland (67)
6th place: Jimmie Zey, Linda Heins, and Pat Rice (68)

The next SWGA event is the Jingle Bell scramble at Northwood in conjunction with the SSWGA ladies on December 4th with a 10am shotgun.  This one is also a 4-lady scramble, so sign up and join in the fun!  You need to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots for this tournament.

I apologize for the quality of the pictures.  I forgot my camera and had to borrow one, so I wasn't familiar with it and got some not-so-sharp pictures.  Enjoy what you can see!!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Westwood/SSWGA Halloween Scramble



The annual Halloween 4-lady scramble was held on October 31st at Westwood Golf Club, sponsored by the Westwood Ladies Association in conjunction with the SSWGA group.  Once again, we had beautiful weather and wonderful food.  Approximately 40 ladies participated and enjoyed homemade goodies after the event.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Road Runner 2012

Once again, the East Ridge Ladies Golf Association annual Road Runner tournament was a tremendous success, with eighty ladies participating, and numerous others that had to be turned away.  The weather was ideal, the course was beautiful, the food was wonderful, and the fellowship was....priceless!
Festivities started with the practice round on Oct. 23rd, followed by a putting contest that involved putting your way around a seemingly dense punch of hole combinations.  Donna Cobb was the winning "putter" for the evening.  After the contest, there was tasty hors d'oeuvres and drinks and a wealth of fun.

Tournament day started with a 9:00am shotgun with ten 2-lady teams in each flight, playing the scramble format.  When the scores were tallied, the overall low gross winners were Connie Pharis and Mary Coker with a nice score of 66.  The overall low net score was 50, scored by Mary Gallagher and Joyce Middleton.  Great golfing, gals!
In addition to the first gross and three net winners in each flight, there were winners for closest to the pin and longest drive in each flight.  And many, many ladies won really nice door prizes like golf bags and sunbrellas. 

Tournament Chairman Sherry Shields recognized all her team during the very tasty awards luncheon as well as the course management team and many volunteers.  Thanks to everyone for making the tournament such a success.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Barbara Faye White Cup Team Matches

The 2012 Edition of the Barbara Faye White Cup Team competition is now history.  Fifty-six ladies participated in the two day event held at Olde Oaks on October 16 and 18.  This event pits the ladies' associations from east of the Red River against the ladies' associations west of the river.

This year we had thirteen 2-lady teams for each side on both days.  The 2-lady scramble format this year was handicapped for the first time since the event became the BFW Cup.  After the first day, the West (green) team had won 8 1/2 matches while the East (blue) team won 4 1/2 points.  It could have gone either way after Day 1. 

Day 2 started with absolutely beautiful weather and very high spirits with both teams anxious to take home the trophy.  After the day was done, the West team prevailed by winning a total of 18 of the 26 total points, regaining the trophy after losing the matches the previous two years.
West team ladies are members of East Ridge Country Club, Southern Trace Country Club, Northwood Hills Golf Club, and Querbes Park Golf Club.  Players that weren't present for the West team picture are Joyce Middleton and Nancy Young. 
East team ladies are members of Fox Run at Barksdale AFB, The Golf Club at StoneBridge, and Palmetto Country Club.  Players that weren't present for the East team picture are Brenda Graves, Mary Jo Gray, Susan Harkins, Marianne Leslie, Teri McGuire, Connie Pharis, Billie Jean Reasor, Jane Smith, and Suzanne Tinsley.

Lillian Granger (STCC) was the Team Match Chairman this year and with the help of Kathy Davis and co-team captains from all clubs, made this a successful tournament, especially enlight of the fact that Lillian volunteered to take the job just a few months before the tournament when Donna Phillips moved out of town.  Thanks for your hard work.  And thanks to all the players for participating in your organization's competition.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

LWGA Senior Championship

Beautiful Koasati Pines Golf Course in Kinder, LA, was the venue for this year's LWGA Senior Championship.  After seven inches of rain two days before the tournament, the course was "cart path only" the first day and was a real challenge with lots of mud and about 20-30 mph winds. 

Seventy ladies made the trip in spite of the weather and seven of those seventy were our own SWGA ladies:  Mary Jo Gray, Debbie Magee, Cathy Buckley, Shirley Pettitt, Donna Cobb, Kathleen McCoy and Martha Lawhorne.  Only one of our players won a prize, but everyone was a winner!!!
Shirley Pettitt of the Broadmoor Ladies Group won top honors in her Second Flight with scores of 94 and 87.  Great playing Shirley!

The overall champion was Julie Harrison with scores of 81 and 69 and the super senior champion was Mary Capouch who scored 83 and 88.  Great playing ladies!

For a schedule of next year's venues, check out the bottom area of this blog.  In addition to the State tournaments, the Southern Senior (15 states) Championship will be held nearby in Tuscaloose, AL at The Colony next year.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Squire Creek Invitational

The Squire Creek Invitational was held September 12th this year and I'm a bit late in getting even the little bit of info I have to share.  There were many, many of our local Shreveport/Bossier ladies in the tournament, but it was next to impossible to catch up with everyone prior to tee time as everyone was scattered in all directions.  I got very few pictures and I don't have a list of winners, but the leaderboard pictures are included in the slideshow pictures.  Enjoy what little there is.....


Monday, September 24, 2012

Stone Bridge Golf Club is again having its Rally for the Cure 4-person scramble on October 21, with a 1:00pm shotgun start.  The teams can be any makeup of men and women.  Fee is $20 for the cart and $20 for the Rally cause.  To sign up, call the pro shot at 747-2004, Ext 4.  There will be all sorts of goodies for the participants and Stone Bridge is in beautiful condition for the tournament.  Please consider supporting this worthwhile cause.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SWGA Playday Southern Trace


Our playday at Southern Trace that was originally scheduled early in the year was rained out, but the make-up round on September 11th couldn't have been a more beautiful day.  The course was beautiful and the hospitality wonderful.

Low score of the day was shot by Kathy Davis of Southern Trace.  In fact, Southern Trace ladies swept all the gross and net winning positions.  Second gross score was by Lillian Granger, also of Southern Trace.  Is there a little home course knowledge going on here?  Great playing gals.

Overall low net for the day was a tie between Bobbie Joe Almond (PCC) and Kathleen McCoy ((BWGA) with scores of 68.  Overall low putts of 30 was also a tie between Donna Cobb (BWGA) and Kathleen McCoy.

Putting was a real challenge today it seems, with putt totals ranging from 30 to 50!!!!  That's an average of 37.5 putts per lady!  So don't feel like you were the only one putting ALOT!

For a complete list of winners, we the right hand column of the blog.

The next SWGA event for this year is the Team Matches.  Please contact your Club Rep to get more information and express your feelings about the future of team matches.  This year we are committed to Olde Oaks and we are looking at changing the format to a "shamble" on both days, with handicap so that everyone will be playing on an even field.  We'll be meeting about it very soon, so make your feelings known.


Friday, September 7, 2012

SSWGA Championship

 These thirty-seven ladies endured the torturous heat for two days September 5-6 at the Golf Club at Stone Bridge to vie for the Shreveport Senior Women's Championship. Let me repeat: it was brutally hot! And so was the competition. The format was a bit different this year with the Championship Flight playing from the red tees, while the remainder of the players played from the forward silver tees.
After the first day of play, Mary Jo Gray (WGAS) had taken the Medalist honors with her great score of 83 while Linda Colvin played "lights out" and won Net Medalist with her net score of 66 (Gross 88).
After the second day, Paulette Lee (WGAS) and Medalist Mary Jo Gray were tied with 174, but using the USGA playoff rules (lowest score for back nine holes on the second day), Paulette took the Championship honors scoring 87/87, with a back nine of 44 compared to Mary Jo's 49. It was great playing for both ladies.
Overall Net Champion was Becky Farr, coming out of the First Flight with whopping scores of 88 and 82 (the lowest score posted during the event), and a net total score of 130.
Putting scores ranged from a daily total of 28 to 45, but the Overall Putts winner was Margo Myatt (STCC) with a total of 62. Great putting, Margo!
Closest to the Pin winners were Linda Colvin, Paulette Lee, Mary Jo Gray, and Martha Lawhorne (BWGA). Longest Drive winner was Becky Hollier (WGAS).

Other winners were:
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT:
Low Gross: Mary Jo Gray (WGAS) 174
Low Net: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 139
2nd Gross: Teri McGuire (WGAS) 175
2nd Net: Mary Coker (STCC) 139

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Jane Smith (WGAS) 174
Low Net: Linda Colvin (PCC) 138
2nd Gross: Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 183
2nd Net: Grace Ireland (PCC) 141

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Donna Ihle (WGAS) 198
Low Net: Cheryl Smith (WGAS) 149
2nd Gross: Joanne McDonald (BWGA) 204
2nd Net: Pat Rice (BWGA) 152

For complete leaderboard results, ClickHere.


 



Thursday, August 23, 2012

SSWGA Playday Fox Run

Only twenty-two ladies signed up for today's playday at Fox Run.  Obviously, everyone didn't see the weather report, as it was fabulous weather......and the rough and been cut to a decent length, making playing much more pleasurable.  The greens were slow, but so are we "seniors", right?
The overall low score of the day was posted by Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) with a very nice 88, followed by a tie with a score of 90 by Shirley Pettitt (BWGA) and Teri McGuire (WGAS).  Overall low net was by Barbara Offer (BWGA) with a sweet 72, a great return from her recovery hiatus.  Runner up was Donna Cobb with a 74.  Overall low putts was a really great 28 by Vicki Cella (NHGC).  Congratulations to all the winners.   See the right column for full list of winners.  The next SSWGA event is the Championship at Stonebridge on September 5-6.  If you haven't already signed up, DO IT NOW.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

LWGA State Senior Championship

Okay, ladies, for all of us who complain about competing against the "junior" golfers (you know, the ones we call the "flat bellies"?)......THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE!  This one is for the "oldies but goodies!"

The 21st Annual LWGA Senior Championship is being held October 1-2, at a fabulous and fun venue this year:  Koasati Pines in Kinder, LA.  We've played other state tournaments there, but never the senior, so this might be a first for some of you.  And what a wonderful FIRST!

The course is challenging, but very playable.  You can be assured of a great time at Koasati and the Coushatta Casino and Inn.  The price offered for the rooms is as great as the venue.  Our last tournament was a sell-out, so don't delay in signing up for this one.  Click here for loding info.  Click here for more info and the program guide.  Click here for entry form.

Hope to see you there!

Road Runner 2012


As you can see above, it's again time for the annual Road Runner 2-lady scramble at East Ridge.  The $90 per person entry fee includes the Welcome Cocktail Party on Wednesday evening, full breakfast buffet on tournament day, practice balls, one mulligan, lunch, and prizes.  The practice round on Wednesday is an additional $20 (a great price!). 

The course is in great shape and there is always fun for all.  Don't wait to sign up.  You might not have a spot.  For more information and entry form, Click Here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

SWGA Playday at Stonebridge

The Golf Club at Stonebridge hosted this month's SWGA playday on August 13th, with forty ladies participating.  The course was in great shape and the weather cooperated with a really nice breeze all day.  Thanks to Club Rep Becky Hollier for coordinating the event and for the nice breakfast that was provided.

I think that probably the most heard word on the greens today was "STOP"!  Yep, they were fast and that was evidenced by the putting scores.  The overall low for the day was 31 by Phyllis Ryan (ERCC).  The AVERAGE putting score was 36, with a high of 40.  Did I say they were FAST??

The overall low gross for the entire field was 83 by Donna Cobb (BWGA) and overall low net was a 66 by Martha Lawhorne (BWGA).

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Moise Allen (STCC) 85
Low Net: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 68
2nd Gross:  (tie) Suzanne Tinsley/Marianne Leslie (WGAS)  87
2nd Net: Mary Jo Gray (WGAS) 75
Low Putts:  Marianne Leslie 33
Chip/Putt-in:  Cathy Buckley

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Donna Cobb (BWGA) 83
Low Net:  Mary Coker (STCC) 67
2nd Gross:  Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 93
2nd Net: (tie) Dot Henson (WGAS)/Marge Snyder (NHGC)  74
Low Putts:  Marge Snyder 32

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 91
Low Net: Becky Hollier (WGAS) 72
2nd Gross: Linda Heins (WGAS) 95
2nd Net: Susan Harkins (WGAS) 74
Low Putts: Phyllis Ryan (ERCC) 31
Chip/Putt-in:  Theresa Kruse (PCC)

FOURTH FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 94
Low Net: Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) 70
2nd Gross:  Bobbie Almond (PCC) 101
2nd Net:  Vien Wheeler (STCC) 78
Low Putts:  Grace Ireland (PCC)  34

The next SWGA event will be on September 11, with a 9:00am shotgun at Southern Trace.  This is one that was re-scheduled due to a rain-out earlier this summer.  Contact your Club Rep to sign up.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

LWGA State Best Ball Championship

A new venue, Contraband Golf Club in Lake Charles was the site of this year's Best Ball Championship August 5-7.  A truly great golf course with lots to do all around the area.

A really large group of 112 ladies invaded the L'Auberge Casino and Hotel on Sunday, with a  practice round, followed by a welcome party at Mister Edwards' camp.  Surely all those ladies skipped the casino afterwards to get rested for the Monday shotgun start!

Our Shreveport/Bossier ladies made a good representation down south, taking eight teams to compete.  Unfortunately, we had only two teams that placed in the event, but all eight teams were winners!  It was hot and humid, but everyone hung in there.  However, we did have one small casualty when Debbie Roland injured her knee on the first day and had to make a trip to the Quick Care unit nearby.  She stayed around though and accompanied partner Joyce Middleton on Day 2, while Joyce played the event single-handedly.

Our winning ladies were Team Donna Cobb and Cathy Buckley who took 2nd Gross honors in the Third Flight with scores of 82 and 84.
Team Theresa Kruse and Linda tied for 2nd Net in the Fourth Flight with a net score total of 135.8, exactly the same as Team Pam Washington and Margaret Papaleo.
Taking highest honors in the First flight were Julie Harrison and Kie McNabb, shooting 62 on both days.  Great job!

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross: Julie Harrison/Kie McNabb 124 (That's 20 under par!)
1st Net: Anna McMullen/Jara Templet 126.8
2nd Gross: Tom Savoy/Sydney Martien  142
2nd Net: Corre Stegall/Marge Richters  127.2
Closest to Pin: Lea Dees

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Mary Edwards/Stacy LaPrairie  145
1st Net: Tee Labuff/Theresa Williams  125.4
2nd Gross: Sandra Smith/Sha Carter 153
2nd Net: Brenda Roberts/Lori Guimbellot  127.2
Closest to Pin: Joe Ann Poche

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Pam Gentry/Sharon Ward  156
1st Net: Brenda Pettis/Freddie Saterfiel  129.0
2nd Gross: Donna Cobb/Cathy Buckley  166
2nd Net: Lynda Wheeler/Margareet Williams  131.0
Closest to Pin: Amy Furman

FOURTH FLIGHT
1st Gross: Lou Anne Allemand/Dianne Barksdale  175
1st Net: Dixie Blue/Margie Dokka  126.2
2nd Gross: Melanie Ryan/Jonnie Samaha  176
2nd Net: (tie) Pam Washington/Margaret Papaleo and Theresa Kruse/Linda Colvin  135.8
Closest to Pin: Marcey Ruiz

The next State event is the Senior Championship which will hosted by Koasati Pines Golf Club in Kinder, LA, September 30-October 2.  Entry forms will be coming out soon.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tournament Score Posting

Ever wonder why you are supposed to indicate whether or not you are posting a score as a regular score or a "tournament" score? Well, I wondered too. This is the response from our LGA headquarters Handicap people.

"Tournament (T) scores, when they are within a golfer's most recent 20 scores, are used in Handicap Index calculation the same as any other score. However, eligible T-scores are retained for one year to determine if a golfer should receive a Handicap Index reduction (R) based on exceptional tournament performance.

"If a golfer's two lowest T-score differentials are well below his/her Handicap Index, then the Handicap System will reduce the Handicap Index to better represent playing potential. You will occasionally see an R beside a golfer's name, but it is unlikely if all scores are posted in accordance with handicapping guidelines. Section 10-3 of the USGA Handicap System manual explains in more detail."

And now we know......

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2012 SWGA Championship

What started out as a really wet practice round for our SWGA Championship at Fox Run, culminated with beautiful weather and we were not "cart paths only" as we had feared.  There was a very good turnout of forty-two ladies who participated in the two-day event on July 16-17.
Day One produced Medalist Carmen Leach of Fox Run with her great score of 81.  The Net Medalist was a tie of 71 between Hui Bordelon of Fox Run and Cathy Buckley of Querbes.  The scorecard playoff gave Hui Bordelon the honor and the trophy.

After the scores were tallied on Day Two, Carmen Leach stayed on track and went on to win the Championship with scores of 81 and 90 for a 2-day total of 171.  This is Carmen's first Championship win, and congratulations are surely in order.  Hui Bordelon managed to maintain her net lead and went on to win the Overall Net Champion with her net scores of 71 and 72, for a total of 143.
There was a bit of confusion with winners in the First Flight, so the results that are posted below are the official results.  There was no change in payouts, only honors.  You will notice in the slide presentastion below that there are two sets of leaderboards:  the first set is for Monday and the second set is the final, but with Tuesday's hole-by-hole scores as well as totals.

A very large "THANK YOU" goes out to the manament and the ladies of Fox Run who hosted a great tournament, complete with tee gifts and door prizes, which isn't usually done at the championship.  Everyone left with SOMETHING!

OVERALL CHAMPION:  Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 81/90=171
OVERALL NET CHAMPION: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 71/72=143
MEDALIST: Carmen Leach 81
NET MEDALIST: Hui Bordelon  71

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT:
1st Low Gross: Lillian Granger (STCC) 92/86=178
1st Low Net: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 76/71=147=180
2nd Low Gross: Teri McGuire (WGAS) 92/88=180
2nd Low Net: Shirley Pettitt (BWGA) 77/74=151
3rd Low Gross: Kim Darnell (WGAS) 887/96=183
3rd Low Net: Kathy Davis (STCC) 73/81=154

FIRST FLIGHT:
1st Low Gross: Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 93/92=185
1st Low Net: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 70/79=149
2nd Low Gross: (scorecard playoff) Mary Coker (STCC) 95/92=187
2nd Low Net: Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 78/73=151
3rd Low Gross: (scorecard playoff) Vicki Cella (NHGC) 93/95=188
3rd Low Net: Robbie Fisher (BWGA) 75/79=154

SECOND FLIGHT:
1st Low Gross: Jeanie Ward (PCC) 91/99=190
1st Low Net: Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) 68/77=145
2nd Low Gross: Judy Ferguson (STCC) 103/95=198
2nd Low Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 76/79=155

THIRD FLIGHT:
1st Low Gross: Grace Ireland (PCC) 103/101=204
1st Low Net: Bobbie Almond (PCC) 79/76=155
2nd Low Gross: Susan Berry (NHGC) 104/104=208
2nd Low Net: Pat Rice (BWGA) 81/81=162

CLOSEST TO THE PIN:
Pat Rice
Vicki Cella
Moise Allen (STCC)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

SWGA Playday at Fox Run

Thirty SWGA ladies are to be commended for showing up at Fox Run on July 12, even if it was pouring rain at their own homes.  These ladies "hung in there" through rain showers on and off all day.  The course was drenched and there were "lakes" of casual water across the fairways, but you persisted.  You should be proud of yourselves.  Hopefully, by Monday, when the Championship will begin, the course will have dried up a bunch and there may be some roll instead of splashes!

In spite of the wet conditions, there were some very good scores posted, with Lillian Granger leading the way with her fine 81, followed by three ladies with 84's:  Mary Jo Gray, Carmen Leach, and Kathy Davis (STCC).  Overall low net for the day went to Kathy Davis.  Three ladies had only 29 putts:  Lillian Granger, Jill Litton and Brenda Graves.  Congratulations to all the winners....and that includes all 30 ladies!!!

Sorry I have no pictures from today's event.  With the tee times, it was not conducive for picture-taking, but there will be lots of photos next week during the two-day championship.  See the right column for a list of the playday winners.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SSWGA Playday at Querbes

It started out as an ugly morning, overcast, muggy and REALLY, REALLY dark in the horizon with an occasional rumble of thunder.  Yep.  It was ugly.  What looks blue in this picture was actually a navy color.....

But in spite of it all, thirty determined ladies showed up at Querbes to play on July 9.  Heck, even if it rained, we had lots of good food in the locker room!  But it didn't rain, and in fact, the sun came out making it a bit warm.  For those who were able to find it, wet cloths in icy Florida water were located on three spots on the course.  We really apologize that in some spots, the ice chests were a bit "hidden" from view. 

The greens and fairways were in great shape, while the rough was tough (how poetic!).  It was thick after the rains and heat we've had, but overall, conditions were good and the Querbes staff were very helpful for us.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Nikki Patterson Invitational

The 4th Annual Nikki Patterson Invitational Tournament was held at Stonebridge Country Club on Wednesday, June 27th, in memory of past Stonebridge member Nikki Patterson. Once again, the 4-lady scramble was a tremendous success with 116 participants.

Festivities started on Tuesday with the practice round and a wine and cheese social that included lots of food besides cheese. Everyone enjoyed this social part of the competition.

It was tremendously hot with temps reaching the 100+ degree point, but everyone hung in and there were some really good scores posted. When all was said and done, the best score of the day was 63 posted by the team of Storey/Yager/Walters/Thomasson. Congratulations ladies! A complete list of winners follows.
Championship Flight
1st Gross: Storey/Yager/Walters/Thomasson 63
Low Net: Henson/Johnson/Kirschenbaum/Davis 58.5
2nd Gross: Tinsley/Lee/Sterritt/Presswood 64
CTP: Paulette Lee
Longest Drive: Amy Johnson

First Flight
1st Gross: Ryan/Gaiennie/Gutman/Kang 65
Low Net: Ihle/Graves/Sagabaen/Hobson 60
2nd Gross: Stein/Falgoust/Elliott/Guimbellot 68
CTP: Harolyn Falgoust
Longest Drive: Lorrie Guimbellot

Second Flight
1st Gross: Gallagher/Bordelon/Brenner/Parsons 67
Low Net: Kennedy/Meyer/Graybiel/Crews 61.5
2nd Gross: Pettitt/Fisher/McCoy/Lawhorne 67
CTP: Martha Bordelon
Longest Drive: Gloria Utley

Third Flight
1st Gross: Lowery/Hollier?Smith/Johnson 72
Low Net: Ward/Wyche/Colvin/Kruse 62
2nd Gross: Buckley/Wicker/Glezen/Buckley 72
CTP: Pat Rice
Longest Drive: Cathy Buckley

(Please excuse me if the names on the pictures are not in the correct order. I had to do some guessing.)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LWGA State Four Ball

The eleventh annual Best Ball tournament is hosted this hear at Contraband Bayou Golf and Country Club in Lake Charles, August 5-7.  The $400 per 2-lady team includes a highly discounted practice round ($35) on Sunday,  a Welcome Party on Sunday, lunch on Monday and dinner at Contraband that evening, and awards luncheon on Tuesday. 
This is the first time we've played a state tournament at Contraband, so now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to play a really beautiful course.  If you've never stayed at the L'Auberge Casino, it is a real treat.  The pool area has a lagoon running through the tiki village area and you can ride air tubes through the lagoon to "people watch". 

Entries are limited to the first 58 teams and must be received by July 25th, so don't delay.  For more infomation and entry form, Click Here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your Alarm System

Whether you realize it or not, you have your own private security system....usually in your purse.  This is to tell you to PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT.

Tell your spouse,your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr's office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT.

If you hear a noise outside your home or hear someone trying to get in your house, just press the PANIC button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies.

This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the keyfob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage.

If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won't stick around. After a few seconds, all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there.

This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

LWGA State Match Play Championship


The Louisiana Womens Golf Association held it’s 84th annual Match Play Championship at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville June 2-6. This year’s field was small with only sixty-four ladies participating, perhaps because it was earlier in the summer when kids were just starting vacations? In any event, it was a beautiful venue, with towering oaks adorned with lazy, weeping Spanish moss overhanging water hazards and making a lovely backdrop for the countless bunkers strategically located on the course.

Sixteen ladies played in the Championship Flight and the final matches pitted Heather Lott against against Julie Harrison, both of Baton Rouge. After 18 holes, it was Heather who prevailed, winning her first LWGA Amateur title after being in the final match three times. Harrison, the 2004 LWGA Champion, has been finalist six times and is the reigning LWGA Senior Champion.

Thirteen-year-old Anna Heine of Baton Rouge won Championship Consolation in 23 holes over Pam Fossett of Lake Charles.
Only six of our own Shreveport area ladies participated in the event this year, but four of the six made it to the final matches, and three of the four were finalist winners. Mary Jo Gray (WGAS) won first place in the Third Flight, Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) won second place in the Sixth Flight, and Debbie Magee (WGAS) won first place in the Fourth Flight Consolation Flight. Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) lost the final match in the Fifth Flight Consolation Flight. Teri McGuire (WGAS) and Donna Cobb (BWGA) didn’t make it to the finals, but put on a great fight against good players, tough course, and extremely hot weather conditions. Congratulations to everyone!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bayou DeSiard Ladies' Golf Classic

Eighty-eight ladies made the trip to Monroe on May 29-30 to participate in the Bayou DeSiard Ladies' Golf Classic, a 2-lady scramble tournament, and endured the sweltering heat of up to 96 degrees!  Thirteen of those ladies were from our Shreveport/Bossier area clubs, making a fine showing......as usual.

There were closest to the pin awards on all the par 3's and Mary Jo Gray took home the honors on one of those holes.

The lowest score of the day was 69, shared by the top three teams in the Championship Flight.  We had two teams that brought home awards:  Cathy Buckley (BWGA) and Jeanie Ward (PCC) won third place in the Second Flight while Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) and Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) took First Place in the Fourth Flight.  Congratulations to all!
The entire group of leaderboards are included in the slideshow presentation.

Friday, May 25, 2012

SSWGA Playday Eastridge

Thirty-nine ladies showed up on Thursday, May 25, in 92 degree weather to participate in the Eastridge Playday.  Thank goodness for the really strong winds that knocked the ball down, but kept everyone alot cooler.  It was a beautiful day on a beautiful course.

The overall low score of the day went to Teri McGuire with her nice 84, followed right behind by Marianne Leslie who scored 85.  Overall low net for the day was Donna Cobb with a 71.  Martha Bordelon really showed off her putting skills with the overall low putts of 28.  I'm sure everyone was green with envy.   Congratulations ladies!  A complete list of winners is located in the right column.

The next SSWGA Playday is on June 19th at Northwood with a 9:00am shotgun.  Be sure to sign up with your club representative.

Westwood Championship

The annual Westwood Association Championship was held on May 23, 2012, at Westwood Golf Course.  Results are as follows:
Overall Champion:  Betty Webster (BWGA)
Overall Net Champion:  Carol Mayfield
Championship Flight
Low Gross:  Betty Webster
1st Low Net: Pat Rice (BWGA)
2nd Low Net: Pat Miller (BWGA)
Low Putts:  Liz Sims (BWGA)

First Flight
Low Gross: Bea Roach (BWGA)
1st Low Net: Carol Mayfield
2nd Low Net: Judy Kelly (BWGA)
Low Putts: Marie McFarland (BWGA)

Long Drive A Division:  Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA)
Long Drive B Division:  Paula Waterman

Closest to the Pin:  Jeanette Bohringer

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pace of Play

I was watching “The Golf Fix” this evening and saw something that I thought I should share with those of you who perhaps didn’t see it. This deals with speeding the pace of play.

With the hot golf season upon us, we need to reduce the amount of time we’re out in that heat. Five to five and one-half hours on the course is simply too long. What can we do to speed the pace?

First of all, don’t sit in the cart and simply “observe” your cart partner hitting the ball. If you are anywhere reasonably close, proceed to your ball, determine what club you need, take your practice swings…..be ready to hit as soon as your cart partner is finished. I’ve seen many, many instances of ladies sitting in the cart waiting for it to be driven up ten yards to their ball. We’ve played this game long enough to “guesstimate” about how many yards closer our ball may be from where we are currently sitting. Don’t be afraid to walk a few yards to your ball. We can all use the exercise.

Once you’ve hit your ball, get in the cart and go. Put your headcover back on your club while you’re in the cart or waiting on your cart partner to hit. This is a hard one for me, so I know it’s not an easy habit to break, but I also know it saves time.

If you are driving and keeping the scores, don’t sit and write the scores before moving on. Get to the next hole and write the scores while someone else is hitting. It clears the way for the group behind you and moves the pace of play.

If it’s a “cart path only” hole, use your imagination and take a few clubs with you along with your GPS so you don’t have to go back for the right club.

The hottest spots on the course are on the greens. If it’s feasible for you to putt out without stopping to mark your ball, this saves time. If you need to study the putt, it’s totally reasonable to mark it. We don’t want you to rush, but if you feel comfortable, putt out. And if you are first to finish on the green, be the flag retriever so it’s ready to return to the hole as soon as the last person putts….and you can get out of the heat sooner.

If it sounds like I’m preaching, I don’t intend to sound that way. I think we ALL want to speed play, and these are just a few ideas. If you have ideas of your own, let me know and I’ll add them to the list. And when you see me holding up the cart while I put away my clubs, call it to my attention. I’ll need help to remember.

Guys and Dolls Tournament

Well gang, I don't have any pictures, but the news is good.  Seems that we had three of our local ladies and their partners who went to the Guys and Dolls Tournament this past weekend in Alexandria.  The good news:  they all won something!  Debbie and Merv Magee won 2nd place in the Championship Flight and Mary Jo and Dave Gray won 3rd place in the same flight.  Gayle and Bob Gansfuss won 3rd place in the Second Flight.  Congratulations to all you guys and dolls!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SWGA Playday at Northwood

Another successful playday!  Forty-four ladies participated in the really pleasant weather that the Northwood ladies ordered for us.....along with some delicious homemade cookies!

The overall low gross score for the day came from the Second Flight.  Donna Cobb (BWGA) shot a really nice 82!  The overall low net was also a Broadmoor lady, Cathy Buckley, with a nice 68.  There were scads of duplicate putt totals ranging from 30 to 40, but an overall average of 33.7 putts.

It was a great day of golf, but with a sad note in that it was Donna Phillips' last playday with the SWGA, as she is moving to Texas.  We wish her all the best and we'll miss her alot!  Lillian Granger has graciously stepped up to take Donna's position on the SWGA Board and will be in charge of Team Matches this year, so she'll be needing help from us all since she's taking this on in the middle of things.

I might also note that this year we have two new members with the same name:  Kathy Davis.  One of them is a Northwood girl and the other is from Southern Trace.  Be on the lookout for them and introduce yourself.

See results of the tournament in the right column.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nikki Patterson Invitational


The annual Nikki Patterson Invitational 4-lady scramble is just around the corner on June 27th at the Golf Club at Stonebridge with practice round on June 26.  This has become a very popular tournament, so don't delay in getting in getting your entry form in the mail.  The $85 per person ($340 per team) entry fee includes the practice round (excluding cart), wine and cheese social on Tuesday, breakfast on Wednesday, lunch and awards.  In addition, mulligans may be sold.  For hotel information, Click here.  For entry form, Click here.

2 He's and a She Tournament


Northwood Hills Golf Club is hosting a two-day tournament June 9-10.  As the name states, it's a 2-man, 1-lady scramble.  Shotgun start is 9:00am on Saturday and 1:00pm on Sunday.  Price for non-members is $120 per person.  This fee includes golf and cart, mulligans, beverages on course, dinner after play, and prizes.  Deadline for entry is June 2nd.  Click here for more information.  Click here for entry form.

LWGA State Amateur Championship

For those of you who have never played in a State tournament, don't let the name "Amateur Championship" scare you away from this very exciting and fun tournament.  This is actually a match play tournament which means you would be playing against ONE person, hole-by-hole.  You could shoot a twelve on a hole and lose the hole, but still win the match.  Sure takes the pressure off your game!

This year's tournament is at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville, LA, just north of Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans.  Dates are June 2-6, but that's a little deceiving.  The Championship Flight has a practice round on June 2, while other flights practice on June 3.  This is a double elimination tournament:  If you win on Monday, you go into the winners' bracket.  If you lose on Monday, you go into the losers's bracket.  If you win on Tuesday, you play again on Wednesday.  If you lose on Tuesday, you are finished with the tournament.

All the information you need including an entry form can be found on the LWGA website by clicking here.  Give it a couple minutes to download the large file.  Deadline for signing up is May 25, so don't delay.  It's a great course and it's great fun!

La Di Da Tournament

The annual La Di Da Tournament was held at the Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin on May 9-10, with practice rounnd on May 8th.  This year we had three teams representing the Shreveport/Bossier area.  This tournament has a different format by being a scramble using the lowest net and lowest gross score on each hole.  Makes it really fun and interesting.  Of our three teams, we had one winning team:  Marge Snyder, Jimmie Zey, Linda Colvin, and Cathy Buckley.  These ladies won second gross in the third flight.  Congratulations to all. 

This is a quote from Cathy Buckley:  "We loved the format of the tournament and we all are looking forward to going back next year. The tournament is extremely well run - everything proceeds like clock work.  You can tell they have done this many/many times. Food was great! We all had a blast."  That pretty much says it all.  Our other ladies who enjoyed the tournament were Team (Jeanie Ward, Theresa Kruse, Gail Gansfuss, and Debbie Rollins) and Team (Linda Heins, Gloria Utley, Mary Jo Gray, and Suzanne Tinsley).

If you're looking for a really great out-of-town tournament, this is the one!

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