May 22: SWGA, Northwood GC, stroke play 9:00am

June 19: SSWGA, Southern Trace CC, 9:00am shotgun

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Barbara Fay White Cup Team Matches

The sixth annual Barbara Fay White Cup was again a huge success, as fifty-one ladies participated this year at Eastridge Country Club, pitting the East Team (Palmetto, Stonebridge, and Fox Run) against the West Team (Eastridge, Southern Trace, Northwood Hills, and Shreveport CC).

After two days of 2-lady scramble format, the West Team was the victor, winning 12.5 points versus 8.5 points for the East Team.  Most of the matches were extremely close, with only one stroke deciding the winners in ten out of 21 matches. 

The low score of the tournament was a 69, shot by Lillian Granger (STCC) and Joyce Middleton (ERCC) on day 2.  Second best scores were two 71’s shot by Debbie Magee (WGAS) and Jeanie Ward (PCC) on day 1 and Vicki Cella (SCC) and Suzanne Patton (SCC) on day 2, both of those 71’s winning their matches.

The course was, as usual, in perfect shape, and the weather was unusually cool for a July event.  The awards luncheon was great, followed by an ice cream sundae bar what was an award winner by itself.

There will be a Team Matches meeting in the next couple weeks to discuss any problems/ideas/helpful hints/suggestions for next year’s Team Matches.  Be sure to let your Club Rep know your ideas and/or concerns.

Since I did not play the first day, I took a gazillion pictures.  I’m sure you will find at least one picture of yourself in this group of pictures.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Have Muscle Cramps????

I ended last summer with awful bouts of leg cramps that were truly debilitating and excruciatingly painful.  I did some research and found that pickle juice would relieve the pain when you start having those cramps.  I visited local hamburger joints and had them save their pickle juice for me.  I secured pickle juice from the bars and grills at golf courses.  But I wasn't happy with GETTING the cramps and then having to get rid of them.

So that lead to more research about how to PREVENT the cramps.  I found a blog online written by a lady who had gone through similar cramp problems.  Her research lead her to this drink that I am going to share with you.  I've already shared it with those of you that have golfed with me in the last couple months.  Another of our golfers has been using this drink too, and her story was similar to mine: relief from GETTING cramps!
I made up one or two quarts of this drink each time.  One quart will last me one round of golf.  I drink it instead of water until I run out of it.  It tastes good and is the most thirst-quenching drink I've ever had.  Many of you have tasted it and only one person didn't like it, and she is taking chemo pills, so that could be the reason.

1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
1/3 cup pure raw honey
1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt

I do this so often that I bought a simple juicer to extract the lemon juice.  I think I paid $13 for it on Amazon, so it's not fancy.

Use a one-cup glass measuring cup.  Add the lemon juice and honey and salt to the cup and add a little water to it.  Place in microwave for 40 seconds.  You don't want to get it HOT....just warm enough to mix easily.  Use a small whisk to mix thoroughly.  Pour the mixture into a quart jar/container and finish filling with water.  Refrigerate.

The lemon pulp will settle to the bottom so you will have to shake it before using each time.  I fill my "big bubba" with ice and fill it with the drink.  Drink a little of it at each hole.

I no longer have cramps.  Only once since I started this regimen did I have a problem.  For some reason, I failed to take my drink to the course one day.  That evening, I had cramps.  That is the ONLY time since I started drinking it.  This may not work for everyone, but it works for me and at least one other person I know.

Friday, July 11, 2014

SWGA Playday at Fox Run

Thirty-three ladies enjoyed the day at Fox Run during our fourth SWGA playday of the year on July 10.  Yes, it was hot, but it wasn't as humid as usual, making it more bearable, and we all finished the round in four hours!!!  Fox Run is undergoing some improvements which includes some re-sodding of greens, but all-in-all, the course was in good shape.  They even have new flags and flagpoles!!!

The low score of the day was a super nice 79 by Debbie Magee.  Great golfing, Debbie!

Low Gross:  Debbie Magee (WGAS) 79
Low Net: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 65
2nd Gross: Vicki Cella (SCC) 82
2nd Net: (tie) Moise Allen (STCC)/Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 69
Low Putts: Debbie Magee 29

Low Gross: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 88
Low Net: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 68
2nd Gross: (tie) Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC)/Kyong Lee (SCC) 90
2nd Net: Joan Day (FRLGA) 70
Low Putts: Marge Snyder 29

Low Gross: Kathleen McCoy (SCC) 93
Low Net: (tie) Jeanette Bohringer (SCC)/Julie Butterfield (FRLGA) 69
2nd Gross: Stella Rice (ERCC) 98
2nd Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (PCC) 72
Low Putts: Kathleen McCoy 31

The next SWGA event is the annual Barbara Fay White Cup Team Matches scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22.  Please sign up to play as soon as possible.  This is a 2-lady scramble event and is a lot of fun.

2018 SWGA playdays

  • 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
  • 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. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation since there willl be no Team Matches this year
  • 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

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
  • July 10: Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am
  • July 17-18: Championship, Stonebridge CC
  • September 6: Fox Run GC, 9:00am
  • *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

  • 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