November 6, SWGA Turkey Shoot Scramble, Huntington Park Golf Course, 0900 shotgun

November 16, SSWGA Turkey Shoot Scramble, Southern Trace CC, 0930 shotgun

December 5, SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood GC, 1000 shotgun

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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.

2017 SWGA playdays

  • 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 CANCELLED
  • 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 CANCELLED
  • October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 20 players
  • November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am

Other LOCAL Events

  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

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