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Friday, September 26, 2014

SSWGA Playday at Crooked Hollow

The Northwood ladies hosted its SSWGA playday at Crooked Hollow on Thursday, September 25th, with twenty-two ladies participating on a BEAUTIFUL day.  John Graham and his staff always go "all out" to treat us ladies "special" and we do appreciate them.
There were some really GREAT scores and some really ugly scores, but we won't talk about the ugly ones.  Instead, we want to congratulate Donna Cobb (SCC) on her all-time low score of 78!!  Great playing Donna!  And Donna tied with Cheryl Smith (WGAS) for Low Putts of the day with 29 putts.  And Miss Grace Ireland shot herself the low net of the day with a really nice 66!

Second best score of the day was an 83 by Teri McGuire, who hasn't played much in quite some time.  Great comeback Teri! 

Check out these scores:

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Donna Cobb (SCC) 78
Low Net: Mary Coker (SCC) 68
Low Putts: Debbie Magee (WGAS) 31

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Martha Lawhorne (SCC) 89
Low Net: Jill Litton (NHGC) 69
Low Putts: Cheryl Smith (WGAS) 29

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Tommye Engelcke (SCC) 93
Low Net: Grace Ireland (PCC) 66
Low Putts: Susan Berry (NHGC) 32

Chip/Putt-ins: Donna Cobb, Martha Lawhorne, Pat Rice (SCC), Jill Litton

SSWGA Playday at Southern Trace

When the SSWGA Playday at Southern Trace was rained out on July 16, the players who had originally signed up were allowed to "make up" the round at their own leisure any time before Labor Day, thanks to the management at Southern Trace.  We appreciate that gesture.

The winners were:

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Debbie Magee (WGAS) - 84
Low Net: Joyce Middleston (ERCC) - 70
Low Putts: Kim Darnell (WGAS) - 31

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) - 91
Low Net: Martha Lawhorne (SCC) - 67
Low Putts: Marge Snyder (NHGC) - 30

Monday, September 22, 2014

Heart of Hope Classic Tournament

The Heart of Hope Classic Tournament was Monday, September 22, at Southern Trace Country Club.  The HOH generously donated one team spot to the Shreveport Women’s Golf Association in an effort to get more ladies involved in its efforts with the home for girls who have to deal with a decision of whether or not to keep their baby or place it for adoption.

The SWGA went through a process of using "tickets" for ladies who had participated in SWGA events all through the year AND sold tickets for extra chances to win a spot on the team.  When the tickets were drawn at the SWGA Championship, the final team consisted of Kathy Davis (STCC), Shirley Pettitt (SCC), Kathleen McCoy (SCC), and Martha Lawhorne (SCC).

Playing in the morning round of the tournament, these ladies shot a 61 in the scramble format and tied for first place in their flight, losing the scorecard playoff to get second place.

But everyone was a winner at this tournament, going home with bags of really nice “goodies” and a tummy full of really good food that was supplied all along the course route.

This is truly a great tournament for a great cause and we thank the Heart of Hope group for introducing our group to this charity.  The home is located in Keithville and can house up to eight girls who don’t just “live” there…..they learn and earn skills that will be helpful in their mothering experience.  If you have baby clothes, maternity clothes, or other baby-oriented items that you would like to donate, the Heart of Hope would be most appreciative.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Twice as Nice Tournament

Texarkana Country Club was the site of the Annual Twice as Nice 2-lady tournament on September 10 & 11.  This is one of those tournaments that you get so much “bang for your buck” that you just MUST go again next year….and take another couple!  It includes a welcome party with food, full breakfast and lunches both days, and lots of door prizes.
Day One is a best ball with full handicap and Day Two is a scramble.  Between those two days, after play on the first day, there is an optional “shootout” which is tons of fun.  The Shreveport area ladies took two of the shootout winning spots:  Debbie Magee and Kim Darnell won second place in the First Flight and Shirley Pettitt and Dot Barron won second place in the Second Flight.  Great “shooting” girls!

The weather and the course were absolutely beautiful for the seventy-eight participants.  With a large chance of rain on the second day, we managed to escape with just a few light and short showers.
Our Shreveport area ladies accounted for seven teams in the competition, and of those seven, four teams placed.  In the first flight, Kitty Smith and Kathryn Snell won 2nd Low Gross with scores of  90/72.  In the second flight, Beverly Knapp and Kathleen McCoy won Low Gross with their 84/74 scores, followed by 2nd Low Gross Winners Vicki Cella and Suzanne Patton with 90/75.  Third flight, Low Gross winners were Marge Snyder and Jill Litton with scores of 90/84. 

In addition to the flight winners, Vicki Cella also won the Longest Drive honors over 38 other ladies in the 2nd and 3rd flights.  Congrats, Miss Long Hitter!
 
Low two-day gross score for the tournament was a nice 147 shot by Pat Park and Darlene Collins.  Congratulations, ladies!

Friday, September 5, 2014

2014 SWGA Championship

Shreveport Country Club hosted the annual Shreveport Women’s Golf Association Championship on September 3 and 4.  The small number of participants did not discourage the twenty-two ladies that did play.
The first day was marvelous weather after much rain the day before, causing the ladies to use the “lift, clean, and replace” rule, with everyone teeing off with tee times on the first hole.  When the day was done, a score of 81 won the Medalist trophy by KATHY DAVIS of Southern Trace.  The Low Net Medalist was CATHY BUCKLEY of Shreveport CC with a net score of 70.
The second day was a scorcher and everyone teed off at 9:00am.  About five hours later, a not-so-new Champion was crowned:  MARY LYNN STUART of Eastridge CC, won for the second year in a row with scores of 84 and 80, beating the closest competitor, VICKI CELLA, by five strokes.  But Vicki, of Shreveport CC, claimed the Net Champion trophy with her net scores of 71 and 68.  Overall low putts for the two days went to Donna Cobb (SCC) with just 61 putts, inching out Vicki Cella who had 62.

A highlight of the championship this year was the involvement of the Heart of Hope Ministry who donated a 4-person team spot at their HOH Classic on September 22.  The objective was to get more women involved in the tournament.  To make it fair, interesting, and helpful to HOH, every person who has played in an SWGA event for the entire year had their name placed on a ticket for each event.  In addition, they could buy extra chances, with that money going directly to Heart of Hope.  This venture gave us a donation of over $300 to our SWGA Team benefactor.

Caryn Jenkins of the HOH, drew the lucky tickets.  The rule was that if your name was drawn, you had to play yourself or give up the spot.  Therefore, several backup tickets were also drawn.  The four winners were drawn:  Grace Ireland, Kathy Davis, Shirley Pettitt, and Martha Lawhorne.  The alternates were, in this order: Kathleen McCoy, Jane Smith, Cathy Buckley.  Grace declined to play, so the first alternate made the team.  In addition to this donated team, another ladies team of SWGA members signed up, giving us a great showing at the tournament.

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Kathy Davis 170
Low Net: Shirley Pettitt (SCC) 146
2nd Gross:  Lillian Granger (STCC) 171
2nd Net: (tie) Debbie Magee (WGAS)/Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 159
Closest to the Pin: Vicki Cella
Most Accurate Drive: Carmen Leach

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Cathy Buckley 184
Low Net: Donna Cobb 148
2nd Gross: Mary Coker (SCC) 194
2nd Net: Phyllis Ryan (ERCC) 154
Closest to the Pin: Cathy Buckley
Most Accurate Drive: Jimmie Zey (PCC)

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Kyong Lee (SCC) 198
Low Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (PCC) 144
2nd Gross: Martha Lawhorne (SCC) 205
2nd Net: Tommye Engelcke (SCC) 153
Closest to the Pin: Martha Lawhorne
Most Accurate Drive: Martha Lawhorne
We want to extend our thanks to General Manager John Schurman and his entire staff for all the help and preparation for the tournament
     

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, 9:00am
  • 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
  • April 26: Querbes playday, 9:00am
  • May 31: rain makeup date for Querbes, 9:00am
  • 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

  • June 24-25: Bonnie & Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills Golf Club
  • July 21-23: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge CC
  • October 10-11: Southern Belle 2-Lady Tournament, Southern Trace CC
  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

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
  • September 5-6: 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