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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.

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