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August 30-31: SWGA Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am shotgun

October 3-4: SWGA Championship, Northwood GC

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Friday, August 30, 2013

SWGA Playday at Southern Trace

This was the largest group of ladies we've had for our 2013 playdays this year with 51 ladies signing up to brave the heat and play their practice round for the 2013 SWGA Championship.  And it WAS hot!  And the course WAS beautiful with super-fast greens.  For those of you who like "numbers", the AVERAGE number of putts was 36.4!

And speaking of putts, Overall Low Putts for the day (and bringing down our total average putts) was Suzanne Tinsley (WGAS), for the second week in a row, with an amazing 28 putts!  I need a putter like hers!  Right on Suzanne's heels for putting prowess was Kathy Davis (STCC) with 29 putts.  Great putting, ladies!

Overall low gross for the day was a fabulous 78 shot by Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC), followed closely by Suzanne Tinsley with a great 81.  Overall low net score was a 69, again by Suzanne Tinsley (maybe it's not just her PUTTER, huh?) Second low net was Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) with a really nice 70.
 
FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) 78
Low Net:  Suzanne Tinsley 69
2nd Gross: Kathy Davis (STCC) 84
2nd Net: (tie) Lillian Granger (STCC)/Marianne Leslie (WGAS) 75
Low Putts: Suzanne Tinsley 28

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Moise Allen (STCC) 92
Low Net: Robbie Fisher (BWGA) 71
2nd Gross: Jimmie Zey (PCC) 93
2nd Net: Kathryn Salpietra (STCC) 79
Low Putts: (tie) Robbie Fisher/Kathryn Salpietra 33

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) 91
Low Net: Jane Smith (WGAS) 74
2nd Gross: (tie) Cathy McDonald (BWGA)/Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 95
2nd Net: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 78
Low Putts: Cathy McDonald 30

FOURTH FLIGHT
Low Gross: Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 95
Low Net: Margo Myatt (STCC) 77
2nd Gross: (tie) Mary Moore (FRLGA)/Kyong Lee (BWGA) 104
2nd Net: Cheryl Smith (WGAS) 85
Low Putts: Mary Moore 34

FIFTH FLIGHT
Low Gross: Martha Bordelon (ERCC) 104
Low Net: Pat Strother (STCC) 78
2nd Gross: Bobbie Almond (PCC) 105
2nd Net: Vien Wheeler (STCC) 79
Low Putts: Pat Strother 34

Our next SWGA outing is our Annual Championship held this year at Southern Trace on September 25-26.  There is an entry form here  if you don't have one already.  Please get your forms in asap so that the committee can make their plans accordingly.




Mystic Creek Golf Club


For the 99.9% of you who have never heard of this course, I wanted to share a little information about this "gem" of a course located in El Dorado, AR, just two hours from downtown Shreveport and due north of Ruston. 

We heard about the course from a golfing buddy who recommended it highly, and he was right.  It's still a "work in progress".  As we neared what the GPS told us was our turn to the course, all there was to indicate a golf course was a sign that said "Golf Course" and an arrow pointing down a dirt road.  Hmmmm.  Not looking so great.

We turned down the dirt road and then into a big, concrete parking lot with large planting areas that were unplanted and a tiny white metal building, seemingly lost in the expanse of space.  And we're thinking "are we REALLY fixing to pay $75 to play THIS?"  And then we topped the hill and saw the course....

IT IS BEAUTIFUL!  There isn't a flat spot on the course except for the six sets of tee boxes on every hole.  The distances range from 5100 yards to 7400 yards (yikes).  The course just opened in May, but instead of seeding it for the grass, it was totally sodded from the beginning.  Looks like it's been there for years.  And it IS challenging with the rolling terrain.  To check out their site, click here

Right now, the price to play is $75, no matter what time of day, how old you are, or what day of the week it is.  It includes range balls and lots of practice areas, including sand trap practice.  The only break in price is if you get a group together and it can come down to $50 if you have twenty.

When this place is finished, it's going to be fabulous.  If you want to make a short "day trip" for some exciting golf, take a little trip up to El Dorado, Ar.  It will be beautiful in the Fall!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Solheim Cup Trip

Just for fun, I wanted to include a slideshow of our recent adventures to Parker, CO, and the Solheim Cup.  As it turned out, five of us local ladies were there: Jimmie Zey, Cathy Morgan, Martha Lawhorne, Donna Cobb, and me, Kathleen McCoy.  Martha and I were able to squeeze in a round of golf at one of the most beautiful courses in that area: Arrowhead Golf Course, so you will see pictures of both the golf course where we played, complete with wildlife, as well as the Solheim adventure.  I hope you enjoy them.  Remember to click on any picture and the presentation will be larger.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

SWGA Playday Querbes

Forty ladies got the opportunity to see our new clubhouse under construction at Querbes on Thursday, August 22.  Was it hot?  You bet!  But everyone finished and there were some great scores posted.  The course was in great shape for us and we are thankful to Pro Pete Lockwood and his staff for making it a pleasing experience in spite of the lack of a clubhouse.

The overall low gross for the day was a whopping 79 shot by Events Chairperson Suzanne Tinsley (WGAS).  And her overall low putts of 28 helped her achieve that low score!  Following closely behind Suzanne was Teri McGuire (WGAS) and Shirley Pettitt (BWGA), both with a really nice 83.  Other than those already mentioned for low gross, the overall low net score was 69, shared by Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) and Linda Colvin (PCC).

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Suzanne Tinsley (WGAS) 79
Low Net: Shirley Pettitt (BWGA) 70
2nd Low Gross: Teri McGuire (WGAS) 83
2nd Low Net: (tie) Donna Cobb (BWGA)/Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 73
Low Putts:  Suzanne Tinsley  28

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: (tie) Hui Bordelon (FRLGA)/Linda Colvin (PCC) 88
Low Net: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) 71
2nd Low Gross: Dot Henson (WGAS) 93
2nd Low Net: Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 76
Low Putts: Linda Colvin (PCC) 29

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Billie Jean Reasor (FRLGA) 90
Low Net: Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 72
2nd Low Gross: Margo Myatt ((STCC) 95
2nd Low Net: Mary Moore (FRLGA) 75
Low Putts: (tie) Phyllis Graybiel (NHGC)/Kathleen McCoy 30

FOURTH FLIGHT
Low Gross: (tie) Kyong Lee (BWGA)/Bobbie Almond (PCC) 95
Low Net: Pam Brown (BWGA) 71
2nd Low Gross: (tie) Grace Ireland (PCC)/Dot Mullin (ERCC) 99
2nd Low Net: Tommy Englecke (BWGA) 74
Low Putts: Vien Wheeler (STCC) 30

Chip-in for Par: Jill Litton (NHGC)
Chip-in for Birdie: Billie Jean Reasor (FRLGA)
Chip-in for Par: Kyong Lee (BWGA)
Chip-in for Par: Leu Wilder (ERCC)
Chip-in for Par: Myra Corby (ERCC)

The next SWGA play day is just ONE WEEK AWAY on August 29th at Southern Trace.  Not only is this the Southern Trace playday, but it is also the practice round for the SWGA Championship at that course on September 25 and 26.  Please get your entry forms and money in to Kathy Davis at Southern Trace as soon as possible so that they can start finalizing numbers.  Also, please contact your club rep ASAP to let her know if you will be playing on August 29th.  She needs those names right away.

Also, for those of you in the SSWGA, in just two weeks on September 5, Querbes will be hosting the playday for that group also, so notify your club rep if you plan to play.

ONE LAST NOTE:  Don't forget to post your scores from today's TOURNAMENT.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

SSWGA Play at Fox Run

If ever a person appreciated a breeze, it was the twenty-four ladies who tolerated the 100 degree heat on Thursday, August 8, at the playday at Fox Run.

Low Gross score of the day was 82 by Carmen Leach (FRLGA), while low overall net score was 69 by Kathryn Salpietra (STCC), who also had overall low putts of 29.

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 82
Low Net: Vicki Cella (NHGC) 73
Low Putts: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 31

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 85
Low Net: Kathryn Salpietra (STCC) 69
Low Putts (tie): Marge Snyder (NHGC)/Robbie Fisher (BWGA) 32

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Joanne McDonald (BWGA) 96
Low Net: Kyong Lee (BWGA) 71
Low Putts: Pam Crews (NHGC) 32

Chip/Putt-ins:  Kathryn Salpietra and Joanne McDonald

The next SSWGA event will be September 5th at Querbes with an 8:30am shotgun.  The new clubhouse is under construction, but the course is in the best shape it's been in for years!  Greens are great!  And we're getting a $20 fee this year.

Friday, August 9, 2013

SWGA Annual Championship

Southern Trace CC is the site of this year's 80th SWGA Championship to be held on September 25-26.  The deadline for the $80 entry fee is September 13, with refund deadline September 18th.  For more information and entry form, Click Here.  Entry fee must be mailed to Kathy Davis.

The practice round for the championship will be our playday on August 29th at STCC, with a 9:00am shotgun.  Please notify your Club Rep if you plan to play that practice round.

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