PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Southern Trace Country Club was filled with lady golfers on May 6-7 as 114 ladies participated in the Southern Belle 2-lady invitational. This is probably one of the most value-packed tournaments in our whole area with two days of golf on a beautiful course with lighting-fast greens, good food and entertainment, excellent coordination, wonderful tee gifts, and thought-provoked awards.
Special events included closest to the hole, straightest drive and best dressed. See the pictures for all the winners.
The format of shamble best ball on the front nine and regular scramble on the back nine makes for a challenging, yet fun-filled day of golf. When the scores were tabulated, one of Southern Trace’s own ladies and her partner were the overall gross winners with a super score of 68. Kathy Davis and partner Amy Johnson were elated over their win as you can tell when you look at the slideshow presentation.
And just behind Kathy and Amy by just one stroke gross with a 69 were the overall net winners Kim Darnell of Stonebridge and partner Tammy Trichell with the 63.1 low net score of the day. Congratulations ladies!
The Putting Contest was a big hit this year with a lot of activity on the putting green. There was a single putt, about 45-50 foot long. Each team had a chance to putt and the distance from the hole was measured and added together. The team with the shortest combined distance were the winners: Shirley Pettitt and Kathleen McCoy with just over 5 feet distance.
We want to give a special thanks to all the sponsors of the event, especially Jimmy Granger Ford, who made this tournament so rewarding. Once again this year, tee gifts were very nice Nike golf shoes. As my partner and I played through the day, each time we made a less-than-desirable score, we simply said “but we got SHOES!” It helped us keep a fun attitude and winning spirit, even when we knew we weren’t winning…..because “we got SHOES!”
And speaking of shoes, one of our local golfers, Gayle Gansfuss from Eastridge CC, sends out a message to all of you Size 8 ladies: if you find a sock in your shoe box, it’s hers and she would love to have it back. Somehow her shoe box got switched with someone else’s. I’m sure that’s just one of many fun stories that happened during this event. If you know of others, let me know and I’ll add them.
Have fun looking through the slideshow presentation. Hope you see yourself somewhere.
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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
- August 17: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am
- August 30-31: Team Matches, Fox Run
- 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
- July 20: Practice Rnd for championship, tee times needed
- July 26-27: Championship, Fox Run
- August 10: Crooked Hollow Playday, 9:00am
- 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
2017 State/Southern Events
- June 25-28: State Match Play Championship, Lake Charles CC, Lake Charles, LA
- August 6-8: State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
- 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
- May 9: Contraband Invitational, 2-lady scramble, Mallard Cove CC, Lake Charles, LA
- 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