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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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Saturday, January 11, 2014

2014 SWGA Annual Meeting/Luncheon

SWGA ladies started the new year of golf activities with the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon on Friday, January 10.  Sixty ladies enjoyed the venue of East Ridge Country Club and the buffet luncheon was excellent.  A big “thank you” to the East Ridge staff.

The annual meeting gives us a chance to re-visit the previous year’s activities and concerns and welcome the new year with hope of a successful year filled with golfing fun and fellowship.  It is also the platform for moving our officers from their old positions to their new assignments.

The new officers for 2014 are:
Lillian Granger (STCC) President
Kathleen McCoy (BWGA), 1st Vice President
Joyce Middleton (ERCC), 2nd Vice President
Jimmie Zey (PCC), Secretary
Suzanne Tinsley (WGAS), Treasurer
Marge Snyder (NHGC), Events Chairman
Mary Moore (FRLGA), Publicity

The ladies that you will deal with the most for all our events are the Club Reps at your individual clubs.  You need to keep their emails and phone numbers close at hand.  The Club Reps for 2014 are:
Broadmoor: Joanne McDonald
East Ridge CC: Gayle Gansfuss
Fox Run GC: Jerry Hobson
Northwood Hills GC: Jill Litton
Palmetto: Alyce Wyche
Stonebridge CC: Becky Hollier
Southern Trace CC: Vien Wheeler

Presentation of the 2013 End of Year Awards was made by Events Chairman Suzanne Tinsley.  This year was a record year for 100% participation with twelve ladies receiving the award….

Donna Cobb (BWGA), Shirley Pettitt (BWGA), Kathleen McCoy (BWGA), Hui Bordelon (FRLGA), Cathy Buckley (BWGA), Vicki Cella (NHGC), Mary Gallagher (FRLGA), Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC), Jill Litton (NHGC), Joanne McDonald (BWGA), Phyllis Ryan (ERCC), and Marge Snyder (NHGC).

To qualify for End of Year awards, you must have at least five stroke-play event scores.  If you have more than five, the lowest five scores are used in figuring the winners.  All winners got gift cards from Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The Low Gross score average went to Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) with an average 81.4 and 2nd Low Gross scorer was Lillian Granger (STCC) with 83.8.

There was a tie for the Low Net score of 71 and that was shared by Gayle Gansfuss and Martha Lawhorne (BWGA).  Third place was  Shirley Pettitt with a 72.2 and 4th place was Bobbie Jo Almond (PCC).

The best putting average for the year was 31.4 putts by Kathleen McCoy followed closely by a tie for second place with 31.6 for Suzanne Tinsley (WGAS) and Vicki Cella.

The most improved handicap index award went to Suzanne Tinsley who went from a 14.6 to 10.2.  That’s some good golfing!

Congratulations to all the winners!  Let’s try to make a new record for participation next year!!!
 
Mary Moore at Fox Run announced that Fox Run has been opened to the public.  She provided forms that must be completed and returned to the Base.  Once the security clearance is done, you will be notified to go to the visitor’s center at the West Gate of the Base.  They will take your picture and give you the pass. 

After you have the pass, you can get on Base to play golf anytime you want by simply showing the pass.  Every person entering for that reason must have a pass.  The cost of play is $30 and they are offering the first day you play for FREE!  Can’t beat it! 

If you were not at the meeting or did not get a form, CLICKHERE to download the form.  Information regarding the rates is included in THIS DOCUMENT.  After you complete the form, you can scan it and email it to william.duckworth@us.af.mil

Another change for 2014 is an increase in playday fees from $20 to $25.  We really can’t complain since it has been eight years since our last increase.

2014 1st VP McCoy invited everyone to this year’s SWGA Championship that will be held at the new venue for the BWGA ladies who have moved their group to Shreveport Country Club.  The Championship will be held  September 10-11.

The entire schedule of SWGA events, State tournamenets, and many of the invitational tournaments are listed on this blog near the bottom of the page.  As soon as the dates are announced, SSWGA dates will be added.

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