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 85.82nd 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.