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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

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 50 PLAYERS
  • April 10: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am COMPLETED 43 players
  • May 22: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am COMPLTED 29 PLAYERS
  • June 7: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am COMPLETED 28 players
  • July 24: Playday at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am COMPLETED 31 players
  • *August 7: Scramble at Southern Trace. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation since there willl be no Team Matches this year COMPLETED 28 players
  • August 16: Playday at Fox Run GC (also practice round for Championship), 9:00am COMPLETED 29 players
  • August 23-24: SWGA Championship, Fox Run GC, 9:00am COMPLETED 33 players
  • *November 8: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Querbes Park, 9:30am
  • *December 4: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy

2018 SSWGA Events

  • Dates marked with (*) do not count toward 100% participation
  • *March 13: Stonebridge scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 28 Players
  • April 26: BWGA playday at Huntington, 9:00am COMPLETED 18 players
  • May 1: East Ridge CC, 9:00am COMPLETED 30 players
  • June 19: Southern Trace CC, 9:00am COMPLETED 26 players
  • July 10: Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am COMPLETED 25 players
  • July 17-18: Championship, Stonebridge CC COMPLETED 17 players
  • September 6: Fox Run GC, 9:00am, COMPLETED 17 players
  • *November 15: Turkey Scramble, Crooked Hollow GC, 9:30am, $37 includes lunch. This is also annual meeting unless this is changed.
  • *December 4: Jingle Belle Scramble, Northwood Hills GC, 10:00am, bring unwrapped toy

Other 2018 LOCAL Events

  • October 16-17: 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

Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • 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