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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LWGA Best Ball Championship

The Contraband Golf Club at Lake Charles was the home of the 2013 Best Ball Championship of the Louisiana Women's Golf Association.  Forty-four 2-lady teams competed in the two-day tournament July 29-30, with a practice round and welcome party the day prior.  Fourteen of those eighty-eight ladies were from our Shreveport area clubs.
The overall low gross winners were Kie McNabb and Julie Harrison, shooting rounds of 66 and 67.  Right on their heels were Lana Hodge and Haley Harrington who shot back-to-back 67's.  Great playing, ladies!
Of our fourteen players, we had four winning teams: 
 
FIRST FLIGHT: Kathy Davis (STCC) and Amy Johnson, 2nd Low Net: 123.6
 
SECOND FLIGHT: Shirley Pettitt and Kathleen McCoy (both BWGA), 1st Low Net: 123.2
 
THIRD FLIGHT: Donna Cobb and Martha Lawhorne (both BWGA), 1st Low Gross: 163
 
THIRD FLIGHT: Suzanne Patton (BWGA) and Beverly Thibodeaux, 1st Low Net: 116.8
 
The next LWGA event is the Senior Championship which will be held at Bayou D'Saird in Monroe, LA, on October 6-8.  Click here to go to the LWGA site for entry form and more information regarding the next event. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

SWGA Playday StoneBridge

Thank God for a little wind today, July 23rd, at Stonebridge where thirty-three ladies endured the tremendous heat to play in this playday that was rescheduled from the Spring when it was rained out.

The overall low score of the day was a fabulous 76 shot by Stonebridge member Teri McGuire, followed by Mary Jo Gray, also of Stonebridge, with a very nice 83.  The overall low net was another Stonebridge gal, Becky Hollier with a really great 63, followed by Mary Coker (STCC) with a 67.  Putting champs for the day were Paulette Lee and Becky Hollier, both of Stonebridge, with just 31 putts on really fast greens.

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross:  Teri McGuire - 76
1st Net: Vicki Cella (NHGC) -70
2nd Gross (tie): Kathy Davis (STCC)/Suzanne Tinsley (WGAS) - 87
2nd Net: Debbie Magee (WGAS) - 73
Putts: Teri McGuire - 32

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Mary Jo Gray -  83
1st Net: Mary Coker - 67
2nd Gross (tie) Paulette Lee/Joyce Middleton (ERCC) - 92
2nd Net: Jill Litton (NHGC) - 72
Putts: Paulette Lee - 31

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Phyllis Ryan (ERCC) - 94
1st Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) - 71
2nd Gross: Marge Snyder (NHGC) - 95
2nd Net: Joan Day (FRLGA) - 75
Putts: Phyllis Ryan - 32

FOURTH FLIGHT
1st Gross: Becky Hollier - 89
1st Net: Bobbie Almond (PCC) - 70
2nd Gross: Grace Ireland (PCC) - 100
2nd Net: Julie Butterfield (FRLGA) - 73
Putts: Becky Hollier - 31


Red Hot Chili Pepper

I'm a tad bit late in posting this story, but I did want to be sure it got included in our News Site.

On June 3rd, the Natchitoches CC hosted its annual Red Hot Chili Pepper ladies tournament and we had two teams from our area that participated.....Donna Cobb/Martha Lawhorne and Kim Darnell/Debbie Magee.  Donna and Martha won 1st Gross in the Second Flight. 

The prizes for this tournament are Brighton Bucks and there are a gazillion Brighton items to choose from if you win some of those "bucks".  It's always a great shopping adventure.

This is a really fun tournament, consisting of 27 holes of play:  Best Ball/Alternate Shot/Scramble.  After the first nine holes of Best Ball, everyone stops for lunch and the teams are flighted for the remaining 18 holes.  The Natchitoches group really make you feel special and put on a great tournament.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SSWGA Championship

Palmetto Country Club hosted the 2013 SSWGA Championship on July 16-17 for twenty-nine senior ladies who were all winners....simply by enduring the high temp and humidity for two days!  The course was great and the hospitality even greater. 

The first day Medalist award started with a tie between Teri McGuire (WGAS) and Debbie Magee (WGAS) with a score of 83.  After a scorecard playoff, Debbie took the award.  But that's okay, because Teri ended up duplicating the 83 score on the second day to take Championship Honors.
In addition to the Overall Champion and Medalist noted above, these are the other winners:

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross: Mary Jo (the fisherlady) Gray (WGAS) 84/89
1st Net: Paulette Lee (defending champion) (WGAS) 71/73
2nd Gross: Moise Allen (STCC) 91/86
2nd Net: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 70/75

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Robbie Fisher (BWGA) 87/90
1st Net: Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 76/67
2nd Gross: Mary Coker (STCC) 88/92
2nd Net: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) 68/77

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Kyong Lee (BWGA) 97/95
1st Net: Pat Rice (BWGA) 70/72
2nd Gross: Grace Ireland (PCC) 98/99
2nd Net: Pat Miller (BWGA) 74/73

Most accurate drive:  Grace Ireland
Closest to the Pin:  Jimmie Zey (PCC), Donna Cobb (BWGA), Vicki Cella (NHGC), Moise Allen, Robbie Fisher

The Championship was a tremendous success and we want to extend a heartfelt "thanks" to the staff of Palmetto CC and Linda Colvin who coordinated the event.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


The Frenchman's Bend LGA hosted its Bayou Belle Classic 4-lady scramble on Friday, July 12th.  Unfortunately, there wasn't a large turn-out for this outstanding tournament.  Only eleven teams participated this year, and only one of those teams were from our local area.
If you've never played this event, you really need to plan to play next year.  The ladies and their gents really go out of their way to put on a player-friendly tournament.  You are treated "special" and the amenities are terrific.  On both the front and back nine, the fellas have bbq stations set up where you can get a quick snack while playing, and another one of the guys drives through the course continuously supplying drinks and ice free of charge.  They know how to take care of their guests!  And the course was in great condition for us.

Our team didn't win anything with our score of 67, but we had a great time.  Put this one on your list for next year!

SSWGA Palmetto Playday

IT'S SSWGA CHAMPIONSHIP TIME AGAIN!!!!

And the playday/practice round was held at Palmetto on July 11th.  Although we had to play amidst light and and heavy rain, it was a fun day, with the rain keeping us "cool".  The course was in great shape and there were some very good scores posted.  Twenty-nine ladies endured the weather and enjoyed the day.  This playday was also in preparation for the SSWGA Championship to be held at Palmetto on July 16-17.

The low gross of the day was an 81 by Mary Jo Gray (WGAS), followed by a close pair of 83's by Carmen Leach (FRLGA) and Joyce Middleton (ERCC).  Joyce and Mary Jo both had 66's for the low net of the day.  The greens rolled really fast and true, but that was a plus for Mary Coker (STCC) who took low putts with a 28, followed by Marge Snyder (NHGC) with 29.  And there were an unusual amount of chip/putt-ins with a total of seven.

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross - Mary Jo Gray - 81
Low Net - Carmen Leach - 68
Low Putts - Shirley Pettitt (BWGA) 32

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross - Joyce Middleton - 83
Low Net (tie) - Mary Coker and Marge Snyder - 68
Low Putts - Paulette Lee (WGAS) - 30

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross - Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) 92
Low Net - Kyong Lee (BWGA) - 70
Low Putts (tie) - Theresa Kruse (PCC), Kathleen McCoy (BWGA), Cheryl Smith (WGAS) 35

FOURTH FLIGHT
Low Gross - Joanne McDonald (BWGA) 95
Low Net - Donna Ihle (WGAS) 73
Low Putts - Susan Berry (NHGC) 32

Chip/Putt-ins:  Shirley Pettitt (2), Pat Miller (BWGA), Moise Allen (STCC), Kathleen McCoy, Mary Jo Gray, Grace Ireland (PCC)

Congratulations to all!  And good luck at the Championship.


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

Other LOCAL Events

  • October 10-11: Southern Belle 2-Lady Tournament, Southern Trace CC
  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

2017 State/Southern Events

  • 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

  • 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