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March 6: SWGA, Eastridge CC, scramble, 9:00am


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Saturday, November 30, 2013

SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Tournament

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The annual Jingle Bell Scramble that is usually held at Northwood Golf Club has been changed to Palmetto Country Club.  This change was caused because it was just announced about November 28th that Northwood will be closed effective December 1st.  Thank you, Palmetto, for accommodating us at the last minute!!!

Still have 10:00am shotgun start.  Lunch is potato bar, green salad, pasta salad, bread pudding, and tea/water for $11, including tax and gratuity. 

Please bring an unwrapped toy for TOYS FOR TOTS.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2013 SSWGA Turkey Shoot

 Indeed, it was a beautiful day at Stonebridge for the SSWGA annual Turkey Shoot 4-lady scramble held on Tuesday, November 19th.  Thirty-nine ladies bundled up and played a fun day of golf with friends from all seven member associations.  The course was in fabulous condition.  The greens looked like there had never been a frost yet!  And the newly completed sand traps are glistening white.  It will be really beautiful when they are all completed.
The First place winning team of Shirley Pettitt (BWGA), Betty Netherton (BWGA) and Joyce Middleton (ERCC) shot a really great 67.  This was the only team with only three players, so they rotated the fourth shot.  Congratulations ladies! 

The second place team shot 70 and the next three places shot 71, with final results determined by scorecard playoffs.  See the slideshow presentation for all the winners.

The next....and final....event of the season is the Jingle Bell Scramble that will be held at Northwood Golf Club on December 3rd, at 10:00am.  The Jingle Bell Scramble is a joint effort sponsored by the SWGA and SSWGA combined.  Please contact your club rep is you plan to attend and bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.  See you there!



Friday, November 8, 2013

2013 SWGA Turkey Shoot


Forty bundled-up ladies converged on Palmetto Country Club on Thursday, November 7, to participate in the so-much-fun four-lady scramble.  Mid-forty temperatures didn't damper the spirits and the weather got better and better all day.  It was a great day of golf and friends and fun!

When the scores were tallied, Team Mary Jo Gray/Jerry Hobson/Jeanie Ward/Tommye Engelcke were the first place winners beating the closest contenders by three strokes.

Since we didn't have a leaderboard, I'll list the teams in the order they finished, starting with first place.  If you see teams with the same score, their positions were determined by scorecard playoff using the #1 handicap hole and proceeding to #2, etc.  We had to go through 5 holes to get a winner between the 4th and 5th place teams.

Gray/Hobson/Ward/Engelcke: 67
Cobb/Henson/Kruse/Ireland: 70
Cella/Graybiel/Farr/Wyche: 70
Leach/Gansfuss/Calhoun/Reasor: 71
Middleton/Litton/McDonald/Berry: 71
Buckley/Fisher/Gallagher/S. Rice: 72
Zey/H. Bordelon/Moore/C. Smith: 72
Leslie/McCoy/Snyder/Butterfield: 74
Utley/P. Ryan/Ihle/Morgan: 74
Magee/J. Smith/Heins/Brown: 76



2013 Road Runner Invitational

After a rocky…..or rather, rainy……start, the Road Runner Invitational finally became a reality on Tuesday, November 5, after being rained out the previous week.  It caused quite a bit a chaos with players, especially from out of town, but the field was full again when play started on Tuesday at Eastridge Country Club.

In spite of all the rain, the course was in good shape and the greens were as fast as usual.  The day was beautiful and everyone had a grand time.  This 2-lady scramble had mystery holes, a toss/throw/or roll option, and as always, Kevin was there to hit our ball over the #10 ditch on our second shots. 

However, we had a real exciting event this year that will be the talk of the tournament for years to come.  Player Sharon Sullivan hit her tee shot over the trees and OVER THE DITCH and landed either on the green or close to it.  It was awesome!
When all the scores were tallied, the Overall Low Gross Champs were Mary Lynn Stuart and Sherry Shields, both of Eastridge.  They shot a enviable 62 gross.  Congratulations ladies!  In addition, Mary Lynn captured the  Longest Drive in the First Flight. 

The overall Low Net Champs came out of the Second Flight.  Donna Cobb (BWGA) and Christina Parsons (ERCC) shot a gross score of 67, with a low net of 57!!!  Great playing ladies!

For full leaderboard results, see the slideshow presentation.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Women's Southern Senior Golf Championship

This year's 28th Annual WSGA Senior Championship was hosted at Ol' Colony Golf Course in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The WSGA consists of 15 southern states and the District of Columbia, ranging from Texas to DC.  The 100+ players came from 13 of those states to play this prestigious stroke-play tournament on October 29-31.  This is as close as it gets to a professional tournament!

Two of that full field of participants were our own SWGA ladies: Debbie Magee and Mary Jo Gray, both of Stonebridge.
And even better than that, one of those two was a big winner.  Debbie won 1st place in the Fifth Flight with a three-day total gross score of 284.  Mary Joy was sixth in that flight with a score of 297.  Great playing girls!

Next year's Senior tournament will be at River Hills Country Club in Kerrville, TX, just about 7 1/2 hours from Shreveport. 

2018 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 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