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Saturday, January 19, 2013

SWGA Annual Meeting/Luncheon

The new golfing season for the Shreveport Womens' Golf Association was kicked off on Friday, January 18, with the Annual Meeting and Luncheon.  Forty-six ladies met at the Northwood Hills Golf Club Restaurant to reflect on the past year, say goodbye to outgoing officers and welcome the incoming officers, and recognize members with the End-of-Year Awards.  In addition to the business at hand, there was great socializing and a wonderful menu of items to suit everyone's taste.

After enjoying the great lunch, each officer made presentations regarding their areas of responsibility, but the highlight of the meeting is the announcement of the End-of-Year Awards recipients.  To qualify for one of these awards, the member must have a minimum of five SWGA scores posted.  If she has more than five, the five best scores are used to compute the average.  Thirty-eight ladies were eligible for the awards this year.  Events Chairman Grace Ireland presented gift card awards to the following ladies:

Most Improved Handicap Index:  Kathy Davis (STCC) who reduced her handicap by 5.3 strokes from 15.8 to 10.5.  Second best improvement was by Suzanne Tinsley (STCC) with a 5 stroke reduction.
Low Gross:  Lillian Granger (STCC) with an average gross score of 85.8
2nd Low Gross:  Kathy Davis (STCC) with an average gross score of 86.2

Low Net:  Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) with an average net score of 68.6
2nd Low Net: Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) with an average net score of 70.8
3rd Low Net: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) with an average net score of 71.0
4th Low Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) with an average net score of 71.2

Low Putts: (tie) Phyllis Ryan (ERCC) and Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) with an average of 31.6 putts.
2nd Low Putts:  Brenda Graves (FRLGA) with an average of 32.2 putts

What is considered an admirable accomplishment is the 100% participation award.  To earn this award, ladies must have participated in all SWGA events except Team Matches and the Jingle Bell Scramble.  This year there were eight required events and we had seven ladies that accomplished this feat, in addition to participating in those two non-required events.  These honorees are:

Shirley Pettitt (BWGA), Cathy Buckley (BWGA), Grace Ireland (PCC), Kathleen McCoy (BWGA), Mary Gallagher (FRLGA), Mary Moore (FRLGA) and Phyllis Ryan (ERCC).

2012 President Jill Litton passed the virtual gavel along to new President Mary Gallagher of Fox Run Golf Club.  The new slate of officers for 2013 are:
President: Mary Gallagher, Fox Run
1st VP: Lillian Granger, Southern Trace
2nd VP:  Kathleen McCoy, Broadmoor
Secretary: Joyce Middleton, EastRidge
Treasurer:  Jimmie Zey, Palmetto
Events: Suzanne Tinsley, StoneBridge
Publicity: Marge Snyder, Northwood
Ex-Officio: Jill Litton, Northwood

This year's club representatives were also announced and are listed in the lower portion of the right column of this blog.

New Events Chairman Suzanne Tinsley announced that the posting of handicaps will be monitored closely.  She will personally check to make sure that you have posted your SWGA event score.  If it has not been posted within two weeks of the event, you will be able to play in the next event, but your score will not count as having competed in the event.  If you have problems with posting your scores, please ask for assistance.  It is important to protect the integrity of our handicap system to have complete and accurate score posting.

The dates, places, and times of all SWGA events has been sent out via separate email so that you can SAVE THE DATES.  In addition, the dates of all SWGA, SSWGA, State, local and non-local events are listed at the bottom of this blog.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SWGA Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Happy New Year everyone!!!  Besides being a new YEAR, this marks the beginning of a new golfing season.  Hoorah!

To start us off motivated and ready to tackle an exciting year of golfing events, our Annual Meeting and Luncheon will be held on January 18th at Northwood Hills Golf Club, 5000 Northwood Hills Drive, Shreveport (actually, it's right at Blanchard, LA).  Cocktails will be available starting at 11:00am (it's 5:00 somewhere) and the meeting will kick off at 11:30am. 

The luncheon buffet will be $15 which includes tax and gratuity.  This is the menu:  Chicken Breast in Wine Sauce, Pork Loin, Rice Pilaf, Vegetable Medley, Lima Beans, Bread Pudding, Blueberry Cobbler, Rolls/Cornbread, Salad Bar, Tea and Coffee. 

Besides the wonderful meal, the purpose of the meeting is to look back on 2012 and our accomplishments, to install new Officers for 2013, find out what to expect for the new year, present end-of-year awards, and have some good, old-fashioned socializing!

Please sign up with your Club Rep no later than January 15 AND be prepared to pay for your meal by cash or check (payable to Northwood Golf Course).  Feel free to attend the luncheon even if you didn't participate in a single event in 2012, or if you weren't a member in 2012 but plan to join this year.  Just come and enjoy the fellowship.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

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
  • April 10: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • May 22: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am
  • June 7: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • June 21: Rain date for Huntington
  • July 24: Playday at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
  • August 7: Scramble at Southern Trace IF there are no Team Matches. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation
  • 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

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 2018 LOCAL Events

  • May 15-17: (NEW) "The Tradition" 2-Lady Tourney, Golf Club at Stonebridge, Benton, LA
  • June 8-10: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Golf Club at Stonebridge, Benton, LA
  • June 22-24: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills GC, Blanchard, LA
  • September 18-19: 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
  • April 30-May 1: Womens State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • June 25-28: Womens State Match Play Championship, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA

Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • May 31-June 2: Hot Springs Couples Tournament, Hot Springs Village, AR
  • June 2: Queen for a Day, 2-Lady Scramble, Tallulah CC, Tallulah, LA
  • June 16: Matthew Elliott Memorial Scramble, Frenchman's Bend GC, Monroe, LA 1:30pm
  • 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