PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.
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!
at 5:47 PM
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 CANCELLED
- 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 CANCELLED
- October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 20 players
- November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am
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