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


Golfing Events

PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Annual Business Meeting/Luncheon

Eastridge Country Club is this year's venue for our Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon on January 10, 2014, at 11:30am.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR.

You will register that morning and pay your $12 luncheon fee by cash or check made out to SWGA.  Please remember also to update any information that may be incorrect in our member directory at the time you register.  If you plan to have adult beverages, you can do so by using your credit card, but they will not accept cash/checks.

We have a fabulous buffet menu planned for the luncheon and will be welcoming new Officers to the SWGA Board.  Come out and enjoy lunch and some fun fellowship!  Contact your Club Rep. by January 7th, if you plan to attend.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

" I wish I could play football....."

We don’t often get a chance to see GOOD news stories, so I want to share one with you.

On Sunday evening, November 24th, my friend and our fellow golfer, Nancy Young, emailed me that she needed me to help with a “project”.  The timeline was short.  We would have to hurry.  This is the letter we put together and Nancy emailed to several LSU Sports managers Monday, November 25:
“I am on a mission: a “pay it forward” mission.  And I need your help.
 
“I am a teacher at Airline High School in Bossier City, LA, as well as owner of my own business to help place “special needs” people into productive vocations.  One of my students at Airline is a HUGE LSU football fan.  Her name is Abbie Browning.
 
“Abbie and her family have been season ticket holders for 15 years, in spite of the fact that Abbie has Cerebal Palsy, must use a power wheelchair, and has limited use of her arms.
 
“A few weeks ago, Coach Miles was in Bossier City visiting with a player from Parkway High School.  Abbie knew he had been here and started a conversation with me about how she wished SHE could play football so SHE could meet Coach Miles!  It is truly an item at the very top of her “bucket list”.
 
“Abbie will turn eighteen on November 29th and will be at the LSU/Arkansas game.
 
“And this is where I need your help.  Is there ANY WAY that you know of where it could be arranged for Coach Miles to meet Abbie?  It would be the highlight of her life and something she would remember as long as she lives.”
 
Now we had to wait.  And then at about 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 27, just two days after the first email was sent, I got this simple and exciting text:  “WE DID IT!”  Nancy had gotten a response from the LSU Info Director that Coach Miles would be thrilled to meet with Abbie prior to the LSU/Arkansas game on Friday, November 29th.  In just FOUR days, a dream became a reality.  This picture says it all:
Thank you Nancy for taking the time to TRY to do something that seemed un-do-able.  The world needs more Nancys!

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Jingle Bell Scramble

 Jingle Bell....Jingle Bell....Jingle all the way!  And that's what we did today for the best Jingle Bell Scramble weather we can ever recall.  Thirty-four ladies golfed in perfect weather with fabulous fellowship and good food.

The joint effort of the SWGA and SSWGA was held December 3rd at Palmetto Country Club.  It was a bit scary for awhile, since the venue had to be changed from Northwood to Palmetto with just five days notice.  Palmetto came to our aid and fitted us into their schedule at the last moment and was able to provide a nice luncheon with very little notice.  THANK YOU PALMETTO!!!

Scores were pretty close, ranging from 66 to 73.  That 66 was shot by team Barbara Offer (BWGA), Cheryl Smith (WGAS), Hui Bordelon (FRLGA), and Vicki Cella (NHGC).  Congratulations ladies!
Please see the slideshow presentation for all the winners as well as all the players....in action.

Closest to the Pin winners were:
#3: Cathy Buckley (BWGA)
#7: Pat Rice (BWGA)
#11: Joanne McDonald (BWGA)
#14: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC)
#17: Barbara Offer (BWGA)
Most Accurate Drive:  Pat Miller (BWGA)

The Jingle Bell Scramble was the final event of the 2013 season for both the SWGA and SSWGA.  The next event will be the annual SWGA Luncheon which will be held at Eastridge CC, on January 10, 2014, at 11:30am, with a cost of $12 for a great-sounding menu.  Please let your club rep know if you plan to attend.

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