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The Shreveport Womens Golf Association was formed in 1933 for the purpose of promoting good fellowship and friendly competition among local amateur women golfers. Ladies in this association (SWGA) must have a handicap index of 30.0 or less.

Our sister group, the Shreveport Senior Womens Golf Association, was created for the same purpose, but includes only ladies who have reached at least their fiftieth birthday.
Ladies can be members of either or both organizations as long as they meet the eligibility requirements and pay the appropriate membership dues to each group. This membership entitles ladies to play at least once (in each association) at each of the six golf/country clubs that are participants in the SWGA and SSWGA groups: Bomber Bayou Golf Club, East Ridge Country Club, Huntington Park/Querbes Golf Clubs, Northwood Hills Golf Club, Golf Club at Stonebride, and Southern Trace Country Club.

NEXT PLAYDAY EVENTS

March 19, 2019: SWGA Scramble, Eastridge CC, 9:00am

April 9: SSWGA Scramble, Stonebridge GC, 9:00am

Golfing Events

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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

2019 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 19: Scramble at Eastridge CC, 9:00am
  • April 18: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • May 21: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • June 11: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am
  • July 16: Playday/Practice Rnd at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
  • July 24-25: SWGA Championship, Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
  • *August 29: Playday at Bomber Bayou GC, 9:00am
  • Sept 16: Day 1 Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • Sept 26: Day 2 Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • Oct 16-17: Rain date for SWGA Championship
  • *November 12: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Stonebridge, 9:30am
  • *December 3: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy

2019 SSWGA Events

  • Dates marked with (*) do not count toward 100% participation
  • March : None
  • April 9: Scramble at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • May 30: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • June : None
  • July 9: Playday at Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am
  • August : None
  • September 24: Playday at Southern Trace, 9:00am
  • October 10: Playday at Bomber Bayou GC, 9:00am
  • Nov 5-6: SSWGA Championship, Eastridge CC, 9:00am
  • *November 21: Turkey Scramble/annual meeting, Crooked Hollow GC, 9:00am, $37 includes lunch.
  • *December 3: Jingle Belle Scramble, Northwood Hills GC, 10:00am, bring unwrapped toy

Other 2019 LOCAL Events

  • May 7-8: Southern Belle, 2-Lady Tourney, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA
  • May 15-16: The Tradition, Ladies Tourney, Stonebridge GC, Benton, LA
  • June 8-9: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge GC, Benton, LA
  • June 22-23: Bonnie and Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills GC, Blanchard, LA
  • October 23-24: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC, Shreveport, LA

2019 State/Southern Events

  • May 1-2: LA State Four-Ball Championship, Beaver Creek CC, Zachary, LA
  • June 23-26: LA State Match Play Championship, CC of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Sept 19-20: LA State Senior Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • Nov 5 - 7: Southern Seniors Championship, Craft Farms, Gulf Shores, AL

Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • April 12: Lady Calvert Tourney, Calvert Crossing, Calhoun, LA
  • May 30-June 1: Hot Springs Village Couples Tourney, Hot Springs Village, Ark
  • July 18-19: Hot Springs Ladies Invitational, Hot Springs Village, Ark
  • August 6-7: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • September 10-12: Twice as Nice Ladies Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
  • October 5-6: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
  • Oct 12-13: Dudes 'n Darlings Couples Tourney, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • Oct 28-30: LaDiDa 4-Lady Tourney, Crown Colony CC, Lufkin, TX