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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SWGA Playday at Stonebridge

Ideal weather.  Wonderful course conditions.  Great turnout.  Great socializing.

That's what forty-eight ladies had on April 22 at the Golf Club at Stonebridge during the second SWGA playday of the new golfing season.  The newly renovated bunkers are sparkling white with "fluffy" sand and a few had been filled-in with grass.  But the challenge was still there!  A great day prevailed.

Low gross score for the day was shot by Mary Lynn Stuart with a super 76! Congratulations Mary Lynn.  Low net was a 64 by Suzanne Tinsley who just got back from Napa Valley.  The wine must help a golfer play great!  The best putter of the day was Mary Gallagher with just 30 putts!

Be aware that Stonebridge was just recently re-rated so there will be new course slope coming out soon.  What used to be the red tees are now the green tees which have been rated for men also.  The silver tees are rated for men and women and really only vary from the green tees on four or five holes.  These changes should make golfing more enjoyable for the "age challenged" golfer.

The next SWGA playday was originally scheduled at Northwood on May 20th; however, due to management issues at the course, the venue has changed to Crooked Hollow with the same 9:00am shotgun.

FIRST FLIGHT
1st  Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart - 76 (ERCC)
1st Net: Suzanne Tinsley - 64 (WGAS)
2nd Gross: Paulette Lee - 89 (WGAS)
2nd Net: (tie) Debbie Magee (WGAS)/Mary Coker (BWGA) 73    
Low Putts: (tie) Debbie Magee/Paulette Lee (WGAS) 35

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Shirley Pettitt - 87 (BWGA)
1st Gross: Becky Farr - 66 (WGAS)
2nd Gross: Cathy Buckley - 89 (BWGA)
2nd Net: Nina Glorioso - 69 (BWGA)
Low Putts: Mary Gallagher - 30 (FRLGA)
 
THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Jerry Hobson - 90 (FRLGA)
1st Net: Catherine Jacobs - 68 (BWGA)
2nd Gross: Marge Snyder - 94 (NCC)
2nd Net: (tie) Hui Bordelon (FRLGA)/Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) 75 
Low Putts: Marge Snyder - 33 (NCC)

FOURTH FLIGHT
1st Gross: Linda Heins - 91 (WGAS)
1st Net: Phyllis Ryan - 69 (ERCC)
2nd Gross: Mary Moore - 99 (FRLGA)
2nd Net: Billie Jean Reasor - 76 (FRLGA)
Low Putts: Phyllis Ryan - 33 (ERCC)

FIFTH FLIGHT
1st Gross: Kyong Lee - 90 (BWGA)
1st Net: Susan Wright - 67 (ERCC)
2nd Gross: Bobbie Jo Almond – 101(PCC)
2nd Net: Alyce Wyche - 74 (PCC)
Low Putts: (tie) Jeanette Bohringer/Tommye Engelcke (BWGA) 37

Friday, April 18, 2014

Stars and Stripes: Palmetto Classic


Red, white and blue were the colors of the day….actually, two days on April 16-17….as the Palmetto Classic Tournament honored our military.  Even if you couldn’t be proud of your practice round the day before, you were sure to be proud of our America as the Benton High School Air Force ROTC presented the colors, followed by the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.  It was a moving experience and the first time this writer has witnessed this at a golf tournament.
As an added treat, Airman Rick Moody from Barksdale remained on the 18th hole all day and tended the flag for all the players.  We certainly appreciate his service….both on the green and for our country!

Another benefit derived from this tournament was a donation to the Veterans Safe Haven, a shelter for homeless women veterans, through the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana.  Thanks for buying those extra shots on Hole #14 and the mulligans!!!

Day one of the 2-lady tournament was best ball, followed the final day with a scramble.  After the first day’s play, 74 was the low score of the day and was shot by TWO teams in the first flight:  Elaine Flanagan/Vicki DeLaughter (Texarkana) and Pat Park/Darlene Collins (Rayburn Country)

Ironically, both of those teams shot the SAME score again the second day…another 74!  When the 148 scorecard playoff was completed, Collins and Park won first gross while Flanagan and DeLaughter won second gross.

Low net the first day was a very nice 58 by Kim Darnell and Marilyn Helmbeck, followed by Donna Cobb and Martha Lawhorne with a great 59.  After day two, Donna and Martha tied with Mary Jo Gray and Debbie Magee for overall low net with matching 133’s.

The weather was a bit nippy at times, but was otherwise beautiful golfing conditions.  The tournament committee, course staff, and sponsors once again put on a great tournament with a full field and large waiting list.

Complete list of winners:

FIRST FLIGHT

1st Gross: Pat Park/Darlene Collins 148
1st Net: Debbie Magee/Mary Jo Gray 133
2nd Gross: Vicki DeLaughter/Elaine Flanagan 148
2nd Net: Rosemary Patterson/Elie Woods  135

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Kathryn Salpietra/Moise Allen 158
1st Net: Cathy Morgan/Marge Snyder  138
2nd Gross: Eliza Robinson/Rhonda Helms 163
2nd Net: Carole Smith/Bobby Mayo 142

THIRD FLIGHT

1st Gross: Martha Lawhorne/Donna Cobb 153
1st Net: Mary Moore/Mary Gallagher 140
2nd Gross: Linda Heins/Gloria Utley 162
2nd Net: Linda Colvin/Jill Litton 142

FOURTH FLIGHT

1st Gross: Bobbie Almond/Theresa Kruse 177
1st Net: Gayla Coleman/Sheila Brockman 149
2nd Gross: Alyce Wyche/Rita Hawkins 177
2nd Net: Phyllis Ryan/Susan Wright  153

CLOSET TO THE PIN

Marge Snyder #3
Debbie Sheppard #7
Cheryl Smith #14
Rita Hawkins #17

STRAIGHTEST DRIVE

Jackie Wayson

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wine and Roses Tournament

Alexandria Country Club again hosted the annual Wine and Roses 2-lady scramble on April 9th, with practice round and big-time live music party the evening prior.  The Shreveport area ladies once again showed up in large numbers to enjoy the golf and fellowship, in spite of the "cart paths only" conditions caused by lots of rain just prior to the tournament.

Southern Trace's Kathy Davis and partner Amy Johnson won second place in the Championship Flight while Broadmoor's Donna Cobb and Martha Lawhorne placed third in the First Flight.  But with "cart paths only", EVERYONE was a winner!  And as usual, the food was great and the homemade cakes were a sensation.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nikki Patterson Invitational

In just a couple weeks, it will be five years since we lost one of our most avid Shreveport area golfers: Nikki Patterson.  Memories of her are stirred in each of us who knew her every summer since her death when participating in the 4-lady scramble tournament named in her honor.

This sixth annual Nikki Tournament will again be hosted at Stonebridge Country Club, Nikki's home club, on Wednesday, June 25th, with a practice round on June 24th.  The $90 per person entry fee includes the practice round (green fees only), a wine and cheese social on Tuesday afternoon, and continental breakfast and awards luncheon on tournament day.

The field is limited to thirty teams, so don't delay in sending in your entry form.  The tournament is always full.  For entry form and hotel information, Click Here

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