NEXT PLAYDAY EVENTS

November 6, SWGA Turkey Shoot Scramble, Huntington Park Golf Course, 0900 shotgun

November 16, SSWGA Turkey Shoot Scramble, Southern Trace CC, 0930 shotgun

December 5, SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood GC, 1000 shotgun



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Friday, December 4, 2015

Jingle Bell Scramble

 
Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Scramble….
 
Over twenty-five years ago, the annual Jingle Bell Scramble became a tradition that brings the Shreveport Senior Women’s Association and Shreveport Women’s Golf Association together to participate together at Northwood Hills Golf Club.   It is also one of our opportunities to “play it forward” by donating to the Toys for Tots program handled by the Marine Corps.
 
This year’s scramble consisted of thirty-seven ladies who “layered up” for the cold weather that warmed up into a beautiful sunny day.  In spite of all the recent rain, the course was nicely manicured and the greens were in great shape.  To keep it that way, we had cart paths only, but it was just a nice walk in the sunshine.
 
Of the nine teams, scores ranged from 65 to 74 with four teams having a 71, which was par for the day.  Shooting the fine 65 score was Team Debbie Magee, Gayle Gansfuss, Sandra West, and Grace Ireland.  Congratulations ladies!!!
 
After play, a lovely buffet lunch was served and enjoyed by all.  Thanks to the Northwood ladies for their warm hospitality and wonderful “goodies” as usual.

 

FIRST PLACE – 65

Debbie Magee
Gayle Gansfuss
Sandra West
Grace Ireland
 

SECOND PLACE – 68

Cathy Morgan
Becky Hollier
Marge Snyder
Jeanette Bohringer
 

THIRD PLACE – 70

Becky Farr
Jimmie Zey
Joanne McDonald
Linda Heins
 

FOURTH PLACE – 70

Cathy Buckley
Tommy Engelcke
Judy Ferguson
Donna Ihle
 

FIFTH PLACE – 71

Hui Bordelon
Suzanne Patton
Pam Crews
Barbara Offer
 
This was the final event of the 2015 season for both of the golf associations.  Looking forward to a drier and warmer Spring to kick off the 2016 season!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

SWGA Turkey Scramble


For years, our SWGA Turkey Scramble was hosted by Palmetto CC.  With the demise of Palmetto, Shreveport Country Club hosted this year’s scramble, with forty ladies participating on thirteen teams.  The weather was ideal, especially for this time of year, the course was in good shape, and Golf Pro John Schurman and the SCC staff welcomed everyone.

Scores ranged from 69 to 81.  Sixth place required a scorecard playoff between four teams.  All ladies vied for Closest to the Pin on the same hole, and Gloria Utley showed off with her 26 inch putt….and yes, made the birdie.  Winners received Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards.  Results are:

FIRST PLACE - 69

Mary Coker
Martha Lawhorne
Linda Colvin
Jill Litton

SECOND PLACE – 72

Joyce Middleton
Mary Gallagher
Julie Butterfield

THIRD PLACE – 73

Cathy Buckley
Gloria Utley
Kathleen McCoy

FOURTH PLACE – 74

Donna Cobb
Jimmie Zey
Joanne McDonald

FIFTH PLACE – 75

Shirley Pettitt
Marge Snyder
Pam Crews

SIXTH PLACE – 77

Moise Allen
Gayle Gansfuss
Donna Ihle

Closest to Pin – Gloria Utley – 26 inches

The next last SWGA event of the year is the Jingle Bell Scramble which is a joint venture between SWGA and SSWGA.  It will be held at Northwood GC on December 3rd.  Please bring an unwrapped gift for Toys for Kids.

Monday, November 2, 2015

SSWGA Championship


Twenty-two ladies signed up to play in the SSWGA Championship at Northwood Hills GC in spite of the impending rain forecast….which was right on!  On Day 1, October 27th, rain gear appeared  on every cart and the day was  “cover your clubs….uncover your clubs” on the cart-path-only rain-drenched course.  Yep.  It was a challenge.

Day 2 was a different story as the weather cleared and the cart was mostly accessible by cart, making for much better golfing conditions.  In spite of all the rain, the course was as good as it could possibly be, and the Northwood ladies made everyone feel comfortable and “at home”.

The weather didn’t bother Debbie Magee of Stonebridge as she posted a really nice score of 86, winning the Medalist honors for Day 1, with Cathy Buckley of BWGA at Shreveport CC in second place, seven strokes behind her. 

Day 2 was a flip for those two ladies.  Cathy had an outstanding day, closing the gap between the two and needing to make the putt on Hole 18 to tie for a playoff.  But Debbie made a dramatically long putt from just off the green into the hole and Cathy missed her shorter putt.  Debbie Magee won the Senior Championship by one stroke with a total of 178.  Congratulations Debbie!  How exciting!

For the first time this year, there was a new Championship category for the Super Seniors.  Eight ladies competed in this division and Jimmie Zey won the Medalist prize with her score of 96, but Joyce Middleton of Eastridge CC cut 13 strokes off her score on Day 2 and took home the new trophy with her scores of  99 and 86.  Congratulations to Joyce!

OVERALL 2015 CHAMPION: Debbie Magee, 86/92= 178

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT

1st Gross: Cathy Buckley, 93/86+ 179
1st Net: Nancy Young (BWGA), 78/78= 156
2nd Gross: Donna Cobb (FRLGA), 96/94= 190
2nd Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA), 82/76= 158

FIRST FLIGHT

1st Gross: Kyong Lee (BWGA) 101/101= 202
1st Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA) 79/76= 155
2nd Gross: Suzanne Patton (BWGA) 104/100= 204
2nd Net: Pam Crews (NHGC) 80/77= 157

OVERALL 2015 SUPER SENIOR CHAMPION: Joyce Middleton, 99/86=185
 
1st Gross: Jimmie Zey (NHGC) 96/100= 196
1st Net: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 83/78= 161
2nd Gross: Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 103/95= 198
2nd Net: Barbara Offer (BWGA) 85/78= 163

Medalist: Debbie Magee – 86
Super Senior Medalist – Jimmie Zey – 96

Closest to Pin:
#12 – Kyong Lee (BWGA) and Alyce Wyche (NHGC)
#16 – Barbara Offer (BWGA)
Accurate Drive – Pat Miller (BWGA)
Overall Low Putts: (tie) Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) and Pam Crews (NHGC)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Barbara Fay White Cup Team Matches

WHAT A DAY OF TEAM MATCHES!  This was the final day of the two days of the Barbara Fay White Cup, which started this year on September 23rd, with the East Team taking the lead 6 – 4, in the 2-lady team scramble, match play event.

Forty ladies competed on this Day 2 in once-again beautiful weather to vie for the Cup which was won last year by the West Team.  It couldn’t get much more exciting than it did today….much like the recent President’s Cup. 

With eight of the ten matches finished, the next match came in with a tie….bringing the total to 9 ½ to 9 ½. Only one match was still out and it was obvious that whichever team won THAT match would determine who won THE Matches.  Who would have thought!  The tenth team in was ALSO a TIE!  The final score: 10 – 10.  EVERYONE WAS A WINNER!
This hasn’t happened before in the history of the Barabara Fay White Cup and isn’t likely to happen again anytime soon.  But how exciting!
 
And speaking of exciting, we must mention Jill Litton’s (NHGC) eagle out of a bunker as well as Cathy Buckley’s (BWGA) eagle on one of the par five’s where she miraculously hit into the group ahead by hitting a whopper second shot onto the green….ending in an eagle.
 
Once again, Stonebridge hospitality was great and everyone enjoyed themselves tremendously.  About fifty ladies participated over the two days, giving everyone who wanted to play an opportunity to do so.  Congratulations to Team Matches Chairman Suzanne Tinsley and her committee for a successful event.  We are already looking forward to next year’s matches!

Friday, October 2, 2015

2015 SWGA Championship

The 82nd Annual SWGA Championship was hosted by the Eastridge Ladies Assn. at Huntington Golf Club, a completely "neutral" course for all the twenty-five ladies that participated in the 2-day stroke play event on September 30 and October 1.  The recently renovated course at Huntington was in great shape and Pro Reggie Adams and his entire staff made everyone feel "at home" and special.

Day one was tee times, and ladies were "properly" announced at the #1 Tee Box by Pro Reg Adams as they hit their first tee shot of the day, being cheered on by onlookers.  When the scores were tallied for day one, Kathy Davis of Southern Trace CC had the lead by three strokes under Debbie Magee of Stonebridge, and also winning the Day One Medalist trophy with her score of 77!  Net Medalist went to Mary Moore of Fox Run GC with her very nice score of 84, resulting in a net score of 67 which was three strokes better than the closest competitors.

A cool front rolled in for day two, bringing with it a 1-2 club wind to deal with.  The shotgun start at 9:00am brought out a few sweaters but didn't "cool" the competition.  Kathy Davis kept up the pace she set a day earlier and finished with an 80, edging out last year's champion, Mary Lynn Stuart, by five strokes to win the 2015 Championship.  Kathy also had overall low putts of 56, tied with Debbie Magee of Stonebridge CC.


Net Champion for 2015 is Jill Litton of Northwood Hills GC, who quietly slipped up on everyone with her net scores of 71 and 68, winning by one stroke under Suzanne Patton of BWGA at Shreveport CC.  Jill also took the Closest to the Line award.

At the awards luncheon ladies were treated to a lovely and tasty grilled chicken and fruit salad created by the Huntington and Querbes Food and Beverage Director Tina Bynog, who went "all out" to accommodate our SWGA group.

In addition to the Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Cards that were given to the winners, every player was given a "free green fee" certificate to Huntington by management, making everyone a winner!

CHAMPION: Kathy Davis, STCC, 77/80
NET CHAMPION: Jill Litton, NHGC, 71/68
DAY ONE MEDALIST: Kathy Davis, 77
DAY ONE NET MEDALIST: Mary Moore, FRLGA, 67
OVERALL LOW PUTTS: (tie) Kathy Davis and Debbie Magee, WGAS, 56
CLOSEST TO THE LINE: Jill Litton

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross:  Mary Lynn Stuart, ERCC, 83/79
1st Net: Debbie Magee, WGAS, 70/74
2nd Net: Vicki Cella, NHGC, 77/69
Closest to the Pin: Debbie Magee

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Hui Bordelon, FRLGA, 88/88
1st Net: Mary Moore, FRLGA, 67/76
2nd Net: Suzanne Patton, BWGA, 72/74
Closest to the Pin: Suzanne Patton

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Gayle Gansfuss, FRLGA, 93/93
1st Net: Grace Ireland, NHGC, 74/74
2nd Net: Ronda Smith, FRLGA, 75/74
Closest to the Pin: Gayle Gansfuss

Championship Chairman, 1st VP Joyce Middleton of Eastridge CC, thanks all of you who participated and supported your SWGA group of ladies and hopes you enjoyed this exciting annual event.  Hope to see you next year!!!






 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Team Matches, Day One

The eighth annual Barbara Fay White Cup competition kicked off today, September 23, at Stonebridge Golf Club.  The format has "morphed" considerably through the years, but the bottom line is that the competition between the East and West Teams is fun and exciting.
This year, we are playing 2-lady scramble in match play format.  The forty ladies who participated today had a great time, with most matches going very near 18 full holes.  When all was done, the East Team leads 6-4 after Day One.  The West team will have to come from behind to defend their title.

The final Team Matches day will be October 14, again at Stonebridge.  At that time, the final champions will be determined.  If you want to play, please contact your Club Rep.

Monday, September 21, 2015

SSWGA Playday at Northwood

Twenty-two SSWGA ladies came together to play at Northwood Hills Golf Club on September 15 with lovely weather, a nice course, and wonderful hospitality.....not to mention the homemade goodies!




FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Vicki Cella (NHGC) 82
Low Net: Pam Crews (NHGC) 70
Low Putts: Vicki Cella 28

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Jimmie Zey (NHGC) 93
Low Net: Jill Litton (NHGC) 72
Low Putts: Pat Miller (BWGA) 29

This playday was also the practice round for the SSWGA Championship which will be held at Northwood on October 27-28.

The next SSWGA playday event is at Querbes Park on October 8 with 9:00am shotgun.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SWGA Playday at Northwood Hills

Northwood Hills hosted a great group of thirty-five ladies at the SWGA playday event today, August 18.  The weather cooperated with a nice breeze all day.  The hospitality and wonderful food treats were as wonderful as usual.  Good job, ladies.

In addition to great weather, there was some great scoring today.  The low gross of the day was a 76 by Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC), followed by a really nice score of 79 for Vicki Cella (NHGC) who also landed the low net of the day with a 63 AND overall low putts with only 25.  Second low net of the day went to Donna Cobb (FRLGA) with a nice 66.  And I must mention here that Grace Ireland (NHGC) made an Eagle, on a par four sinking the ball from about 100 yards out!  Go get ‘em Grace!

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) 76
Low Net: Vicki Cella (NHGC) 63
2nd Gross: Kathy Davis (STCC) 81
2nd Net: Donna Cobb (FRLGA) 66
Low Putts: Vicki Cella 25

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: (tie) Cathy Buckley (BWGA) Gina O’Neal (WGAS) 86
Low Net: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 72
2nd Gross: Mary Moore (FRLGA) 90
2nd Net: Becky Hollier (WGAS) 73
Low Putts: Gina O’Neal 29

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Jill Litton (NHGC) 89
Low Net: (tie) Pam Hawkins (BWGA) Marge Snyder (NHGC) Linda Colvin (NHGC) 70
2nd Gross: Nancy Young (BWGA) 93
2nd Net: Gayle Gansfuss (FRLGA) 72
Low Putts: (tie) Nancy Young and Kyong Lee (BWGA) 31
 
FOURTH FLIGHT
Low Gross: Grace Ireland (NHGC) 95
Low Net: Bobbie Almond (FRLGA) 71
2nd Gross: Joanne McDonald (FRLGA) 101
2nd Net: Pat Miller (BWGA) 78
Low Putts: Joanne McDonald 31

CHIP/PUT-INS:
Becky Hollier, Grace Ireland, Joanne McDonald, Bobbie Almond
 
Our next SWGA event is the first day of Team Matches on September 23 at Stonebridge.  You will need to sign up with your Team Captain to play in the matches, which are scramble format using only a percentage of each player’s handicap.  Remember that if you play in the Matches and you missed one of the required SWGA events, you will still have 100% participation.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

SWGA Playday at Fox Run

Mother Nature sent a really nice breeze today to help make the 100* temps more tolerable for the 32 ladies that came out to play at Fox Run Golf Club.  For the most part, the scores were low, with a third of the field scoring 90 or less!  Not bad, ladies!
Highlight of the day was a hole in one by Joyce Middleton on Hole #8.  This makes two in the last four years.  Congratulations Joyce.

Low gross score of the day was shot by Mary Lynn Stuart with a sweet 78, followed closely behind by Kathy Davis with a really nice 81.  Low Net of the day was a tie between Gayle Gansfuss and Hui Bordelon with a whopping 63.  Marge Snyder was acting like a professional out there today, needing only 28 putts for her round!
 
FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) 78
1st Net: Kathy Davis (STCC) 73
2nd Gross: (tie) Kim Darnell (WGAS) Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 89
2nd Net: (tie) Joyce Middleton (ERCC) Vicki Cella (NHGC) 74
Low Putts: Moise Allen (STCC) 30
 
SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 84
1st Net: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 69
2nd Gross: Mary Moore (FRLGA) 88
2nd Net: (tie) Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 70
Low Putts: Mary Gallagher
 
THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Gayle Gansfuss (FRLGA) 88
1st Net: Pam Hawkins (BWGA) 69
2nd Gross: (tie) Marge Snyder (NHGC) Phyllis Ryan (ERCC) Kyong Lee (BWGA) 96
2nd Net: Jill Litton (NHGC) 76
Low Putts: Marge Snyder 28

FOURTH FLIGHT
1st Gross: (tie) Joanne McDonald (FRLGA) Ronda Smith (FRLGA) 103
1st Net: Pat Miller (BWGA) 74
2nd Gross (tie) Donna Ihle (WGAS) Barbara McQuiller (BWGA) 104
2nd Net: Bobbie Almond (FRLGA) 77
Low Putts: Joanne McDonald 31

Chip/Putt-ins: Donna Ihle, Grace Ireland, Martha Lawhorne, Kim Darnell

DON’T FORGET TO POST YOUR SCORES PRIOR TO THE NEXT PLAYDAY which is on August 18 at Northwood Hills GC.  You should also post them as a “Tournament” score.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

LWGA State Best Ball Championship


The State Best Ball Championship was again held at the beautiful Koasati Pines Course in Kinder, LA, on July 27-28.  The event was pre-flighted with a maximum of six strokes difference in players' handicaps.

While the Shreveport/Bossier area didn't send many teams, it appears that all the players were winners. 

FIRST FLIGHT: Lillian Granger and Kathy Davis won 2nd Low Net.

SECOND FLIGHT: Debbie Magee and Suzanne Tinsley won 2nd Low Net.

THIRD FLIGHT: Vicki Cella and Suzanne Patton wond 2nd Low Gross.

Congratulations ladies!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

VFW 4-Person Scramble


The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5951 of Bossier City consists of approximately 900
Combat Veterans and the Ladies Auxiliary. Our members are men and women who have walked
the walk of freedom. Our objective is to help our fellow man through charitable contributions
which keep us young and vibrant.

This year we are once again conducting our annual Charitable Golf Tournament. This nonprofit
event is one of our venues to raise monies for local charities. Our 2015 tournament allowed us to
donate more than $2,000.00 to local charities. Our hope is that through events such as this, more
people who are less fortunate than we are may have a better life.

This 4-person scramble is $55 per person and mulligans can also be purchased.  It is an 8:00am shotgun start.  Click Here for entry form.

This fun time is open to all sponsors. Our next charity tournament is scheduled for September 5,
2015 with a 8:00 A.M. shotgun start at Fox Run Golf Course on Barksdale AFB. This is a great
opportunity for your organization to be highlighted in the local area as well as throughout the
state. We afford our sponsors maximum exposure, not only to our members throughout the state,
but also to the local communities through media coverage as well as on-course recognition.
We hope to expand our donations locally through your generosity. The offerings are as listed:

Platinum       $500.00 donation affords the sponsor:
          Hole sponsorship / Sign with your company/organization name
          4-player exemption
          Recognition in VFW Newsletter
          Individual pictures with sign
Gold             $300.00 donation affords the sponsor:
          Hole sponsorship with Sign
          3-player exemption
          Recognition in VFW Newsletter
          Group picture with on-course sign
Bronze         $200.00 donation affords the sponsor:
           Shared hole sponsor sign
           2-player exemption
           Recognition in VFW Newsletter

Any and all donations are appreciated. We are also looking for items to auction, items to be used
as door prizes and items to be included in our ditty bags.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Joe Smith or Ron Barnard at your convenience
at 746-7611 or 746-7612.
                                                                                                         

Friday, July 24, 2015

SWGA Playday at Southern Trace


We’ve managed to complete two SWGA events in two consecutive weeks.  Hoorah!  Thirty-four ladies played this week’s event at the lovely Southern Trace CC where each lady was treated with a thoughtful keepsake from the club.  How sweet!

This stroke play event was held Thursday, July 23, and yes, it was hot; but thankfully, there was a breeze to help.

The low gross score of the day went to Kathy Davis (STCC) with a really nice 81 while the overall low net score was shot by Donna Cobb (FRLGA) with a really low 69.  Low putts was 27 by Mary Moore (FRLGA) who wasn’t too slouchy with her gross score of 87 either!  Congratulations ladies.

FIRST FLIGHT
1ST Gross: Kathy David (STCC) 81
2nd Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) 84
1st Net: Donna Cobb (FRLGA) 69
2nd Net: Gina O’Neal (WGAS) 76
Low Putts: Kathy Davis 29

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Mary Moore (FRLGA) 87
2nd Gross: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 93
1st Net: Nancy Young (BWGA) 74
2nd Net: Kathryn Salpietra (STCC) 75
Low Putts: Mary Moore 27

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 94
2nd Gross: Melissa Brenner (NHGC) 102
1st Net: Gayle Gansfuss (FRLGA) 74
2nd Net: Jill Litton (NHGC) 80
Low Putts: Jill Litton 30

FOURTH FLIGHT
1st Gross: Bobbie Almond (FRLGA) 101
2nd Gross: Grace Ireland (NHGC) 103
1st Net: Pat Miller (BWGA) 75
2nd Net: Vien Wheeler (STCC) 77
Low Putts: Pat Miller 30

CHIP/PUTT-INS:  Kathryn Salpietra, Cathy Buckley, Marge Snyder, Gayle Gansfuss
 
Please remember to POST YOUR SCORES…..as a TOURNAMENT prior to the next SWGA playday which is August 6th at Fox Run.  The SWGA rule requires that you post your score before you can play the next SWGA event.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SWGA Playday at Shreveport CC


Finally.  Our first stroke play SWGA event of the year happened after months of bad weather delays.  This event was at Shreveport Country Club, and yes, it was hot, but twenty-five ladies braved the heat and had a good golf outing on Wednesday, July 15.

Low score of the day was by Mary Lynn Stuart with a very nice 83, followed closely by Kathy Davis (STCC) with an 84.  Low net of the day was 69…..in all three flights! Low Putts was 28 by Gina O’Neal (WGAS).  Congratulations ladies!

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) 83
2nd Gross: Kathy Davis (STCC) 84
1st Net: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 69
2nd Net: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) 73
Low Putts: Gina O’Neal (WGAS) 28

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 89
2nd Gross: Mary Gallagher (FRLGA) 94
1st Net: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 69
2nd Net: Nancy Young (BWGA) 75
Low Putts: Martha Lawhorne 30

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross: Gayle Gansfuss (FRLGA) 92
2nd Gross: (tie) Melissa Brenner (NHGC) Barbara McQuiller (BWGA) 103
1st Net: Bobbie Almond (FRLGA) 69
2nd Net: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 79
Low Putts: Gayle Gansfuss 31

Our next SWGA event is next week on July 23 at Southern Trace, with an 8:30am shotgun.  Sign up right away.

Monday, July 13, 2015

SSWGA Playday at Southern Trace


Thirty-two ladies gathered at Southern Trace CC on July 9 for the SSWGA playday event.  Yep.  It was hot, so that was a good turnout.  And as usual, the course was beautiful and hospitality warm as the weather.  And to top it off, our President Susan Berry was able to come out and ride around awhile while recuperating from her recent stroke.  Everyone was so happy to see her.

Low gross score of the day was 87 and shared by two ladies: Carmen Leach and Joyce Middleton, while Low net was a 74 by Becky Hollier.  The low putt score of 32 was the number for the day and was shared by three:  Kim Darnell, Nancy Young and Alyce Wyche.  Congratulations ladies!

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Carmen Leach (FRLGA) 87
Low Net: Vicki Cella (NHGC) 78
Low Putts: Kim Darnell (WGAS) 32

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Mary Moore (FRLGA) 93
Low Net: Becky Hollier (WGAS) 74
Low Putts: Nancy Young (BWGA) 32

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Gayle Gansfuss (FRLGA) 100
Low Net: Barbara McQuiller (BWGA) 76
Low Putts: Alyce Wyche (NHGC) 32

SUPER SENIOR
Low Gross: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 87
Low Net: Pat Miller (BWGA) 83
Low Putts (tie): Jean Brown (BWGA)/Joanne McDonald (FRLGA)/Martha Crisp (FRLGA) 35
Chip-in: Jean Brown
 
The next SSWGA event is September 15 and is both a playday and the Championship practice round at Northwood Hills GC.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SSWGA Playday at Shreveport CC

A nice group of about 33 ladies gathered at Shreveport Country Club on June 24th for the SSWGA playday that was rescheduled from June 10th....like most of our events so far this year.  The ladies enjoyed the hospitality, the weather, and the great new carts at the course.

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Gross - Carmen Leach 88 (FRLGA)
2nd Gross - Vicki Cella 90 (NWCC)
1st Net - Cathy Buckley 73 (SCC)
2nd Net - Kim Darnell 77 (WGAS)
Putts- Kim Darnell 31

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Gross (tie) - Martha Lawhorne (SCC) & Mary Moore (FRLGA) 91
2nd Gross (tie) - Kyong Lee (SCC) & Nancy Young (SCC) 95
1st Net - Gayle Gansfuss 75 (ERCC)
2nd Net - Mary Gallagher 76 (FRLGA)
Putts - Martha Lawhorne 32 (

THIRD FLIGHT
1st Gross (tie)- Barbara MQuiller (SCC) & Alyce Wyche (NHGC) 101
2nd Gross - Sandra West  110 (NWCC)
1st Net - Pat Miller 82 (SCC)
Putts - Alyce Wyche 30

SUPER SENIORS
1st Gross - Joyce Middleton 86 (ERCC)
2nd Gross - Paulette Lee 99 (WGAS)
1st Net - Donna Ihle 72 (WGAS)
2nd Net - Marge Snyder 74 (NWCC)
Putts - Joyce Middleton 29

Congratulations to everyone.  Our next SSWGA event is the playday at Southern Trace on July 9th with an 8:30am shotgun.  Be sure to let your Club Rep know by July 7th if you plan to play.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Carts

Shreveport Country Club has just received its new golf carts this week.  The new carts are brand new with built-in GPS units.  You will get to use the new carts at the SSWGA Playday on June 24th.  Hope you will be there to give them a try!

SSWGA Playday at Fox Run

After so many weeks of bad weather, we finally got to play an event at Fox Run on June 4th.  A nice group of ladies were able to come out and enjoy the sunny weather. 

FIRST FLIGHT
1st gross:  Kim Darnell (WGAS) 83
2nd gross: (tie) Cathy Buckley (BWGA) Carmen Leach (FRLGA) Vicki Cella (NHGC) 86
1st net: Robbie Fisher (BWGA) 79
2nd net: Suzanne Patton (BWGA) 81
Low putts: Kim Darnell 26

SECOND FLIGHT
1st gross: (tie) Mary Moore (FRLGA) Kyong Lee (BWGA)  94
2nd gross: Kathleen McCoy  (BWGA) 97
1st net: Joanne McDonald  (FRLGA) 78
2nd net: Becky Hollier (WGAS) 79
Low putts:  Kathleen McCoy 29

THIRD FLIGHT
1st gross: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) 94
2nd gross: Bobbie Almond (FRLGA)  Tommye Engelcke (BWGA) 100
1st net: Barbara McQuiller (BWGA) 79
2nd net:  Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) 82
Low putts: Tommye Engelcke 30

SUPER SENIOR
1st gross: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 89
2nd gross: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 96
1st net: Grace Ireland (NHGC) 73
2nd net: Stella Rice (ERCC) 74
Low putts: Marge Snyder  27

The next SSWGA event is the playday at Shreveport Country Club on June 24th.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lady Calvert Tournament


Calvert Crossing Country Club was the site of the Lady Calvert two-lady scramble at Calhoun, LA.  It was flighted after play, so everyone had a chance to win, no matter what their handicaps.

Hospitality and course were great, especially considering how much relentless rain we have had.  For those of you who have never experienced this course, it is one of those traditional, tree-abundant courses where you have to drive a little distance between most greens and the next tee.  The beautiful homes that lined the course are set back considerably, with wonderfully manicured landscaping and abundant colors.

It was hit-and-miss up to the last minute as to whether the tournament would be postponed due to rain forecasts.  The decision to “carry on” as planned was probably a good one in spite of the cart-paths-only condition on the day of the tournament.  It was a drizzle-sunshine-sauna-drizzle-sunshine-sauna day…..but we finished and we were all winners.
Shreveport was represented well by five teams….with two teams in the winners’ circle.  Best score of the day was a great 67 by Marge Richters and Cori Stegall.

This club is also hosting its annual Lords and Ladies Couples Tournament on August 1-2.  For more information, contact the Calvert Crossing Pro Shop.

CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
1st Place: Marge Richters/Cori Stegall – 67
2nd Place: Pam Gentry Moore/Sandra Smith – 71
3rd Place: Sharon Ward/Sandy Renner – 72

FIRST FLIGHT
1st Place: Donna Cobb/Cathy Buckley – 78
2nd Place: Jimmie Zey/Kathleen McCoy – 78
3rd Place: Nannette White/Carolyn Elliott – 78

SECOND FLIGHT
1st Place: Hassie Kirschenbaum/Mona Martin – 83
2nd Place: Freddie Satterfield/Cindy Weems – 84
3rd Place: Susan Cole/Guina Elliott – 84

CLOSEST TO THE PIN:
#2 – Donna Cobb
#17 – Marge Richters

LONGEST DRIVE: Pam Gentry Moore
 
ACCURATE DRIVE: Sharon Ward

Friendship

A friend recently sent me this, and I think it reflects what many of us experience, even if we aren't aware of it at the time.  It starts slow, but hang in there.  You'll get something out of it........

In an evening class at Stanford University , the last lecture was on the mind-body connection -- the relationship between stress and disease.
 
The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman ...  where as for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.
 
At first everyone laughed, but he was serious. Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically, this quality "girlfriend time" helps us to create more serotonin -- a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being.
 
Women share feelings, whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very GOOD for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.
 
There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged? Not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!
 
So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!  We are indeed very, very lucky. Sooooo let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health and happiness! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Southern Belle Invitational


The Southern Belle was hosted again at the pristine Southern Trace Country Club on Wednesday, May 6th with practice round on Tuesday.  After practice, there was a “pool party” which included wonderful food and a putting contest.  And once again, tee gift was a pair of Nike shoes!

A whopping field of 68 teams filled the course, which made for a very long day.  The shamble/scramble format is always fun though, and when the scores were tallied, the Overall Gross winners were tied with a score of 70. 

After a sudden death playoff which lasted only one hole, Vicki DeLaughter and Teresa Horn were triumphant over Kathy Davis and Debbie Magee, who ended up winning Low Gross in the First Flight.

Overall Low Net went to team Martinak and Salisbury with a nice score of 62.  With only four flights, the winners in each flight had to really shine to win their spots.  Twelve of our local girls were winners.   Congratulations to all!

OVERALL GROSS: 
DeLaughter/Horn – 70

OVERALL NET:
Martinak/Salisbury – 62

FIRST FLIGHT:
Low Gross: Davis/Magee – 70
1st Net: Price/Judge – 64
2nd Net: Constant/Williams – 66
3rd Net: Granger/Russell – 66.25

SECOND FLIGHT:
Low Gross: Cella/Patton – 74
1st Net: Middleton/Rolland – 66.5
2nd Net: Cobb/Snyder – 67
3rd Net: Cantrell/Hooker – 67.75

THIRD FLIGHT:
Low Gross: Barron/May – 76
1st Net: Marshall/Irwin – 65.25
2nd Net: McCool/Ruiz – 65.5
3rd Net: Boles/Sikes – 67.5 (Scorecard playoff with Buckley/Lawhorne)

FOURTH FLIGHT:
Low Gross: Crowe/Rachell – 79
1st Net: Sloan/Kirby – 68.5
2nd Net: Engelcke/Corby – 71
3rd Net: Ray/Ortiz – 71.25  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SWGA Playday at StoneBridge

FINALLY!  We got to kick-off our 2015 SWGA golfing season with a scramble at Stonebridge on Tuesday, April 28th.  You would think that in late April it would be warm.....BUT.....it was a very cool 50-something degrees with north winds!

It didn't matter though, because 37 ladies bundled up and enjoyed the fun and excitement of visiting with ladies we haven't seen in awhile.  Mother Nature caused us to cancel the first event of the year, but we fooled her today.  The course was in great shape considering the tons of rain we have had over the last three months, and as usual, we were treated with the warm Stonebridge hospitality.

We followed our usual tradition of starting the season with a scramble.  This was Events Chairman Moise Allen's first experience in handling events, and she did a great job.  Thanks to everyone for being patient with all the changes.  Here are the results:

FIRST PLACE: 66
Nina Glorioso (BWGA)
Jill Litton (NHGC)
Phyllis Ryan (ERCC)
Donna Ihle (WGAS)

SECOND PLACE: 69
Cathy Buckley (BWGA)
Kitty Smith (WGAS)
Melissa Brenner (NHGC)

THIRD PLACE: 69
Kathryn Salpietra (STCC)SIX
Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC)
Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA)

FOURTH PLACE: 69
Shirley Pettitt (BWGA)
Linda Heins (WGAS)
Pat Rice (BWGA)
Grace Ireland (NHGC)

FIFTH PLACE: 70
Vicki Cella (NHGC)
Nancy Alexander (FRLGA)
Marge Snyder (NHGC)
Pat Miller (BWGA)

SIXTH PLACE: 70
Kim Darnell (WGAS)
Mary Moore (FRLGA)
Kathleen McCoy (BWGA)
Vien Wheeler (STCC)

SEVENTH PLACE: 71
Lillian Granger (STCC)
Pam Hawkins (BWGA)
Becky Hollier (WGAS)
Alyce Wyche (NHGC)

EIGHTH PLACE: 72
Joyce Middleton (ERCC)
Judy Ferguson (STCC)
Hui Bordelon (FRLGA)
Nancy Cosse (STCC)

NINTH PLACE: 72
Moise Allen (STCC)
Gloria Utley (WGAS)
Martha Lawhorne (BWGA)
Stella Rice (ERCC)

TENTH PLACE: 72
Linda Colvin (NHGC)
Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA)
Barbara McQuiller (BWGA)









Monday, April 27, 2015

Bonnie and Clyde Couples Tournament

The Bonnie and Clyde Couples Tournament, hosted by Northwood Ladies Golf Association, has returned to the golfing circuit for northwest Louisiana.  This tournament was formerly one of the "don't miss" tournaments, but went through a few years' break with the change in management of the club. 

The scramble event will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14, with 1:00pm shotgun starts on both days.  The $220 per team entry fee includes lunch before play on Saturday, dinner after play on Sunday, practice round (excluding cart) the week prior to the tournament, one mulligan per player per day, and beverages on the course both days.  For more information and entry form, Click Here.

Thankfully, the re-emergence of the tournament comes at a good time since the Palmetto Classic and the Nikki Patterson Invitational are no longer being held in this area.  Although these two are ladies' tournaments, it's great to have a fun couples tournament to step up and fill the void created by these two events.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wine and Roses Re-scheduled

If you signed up for the Wine and Roses 2-Lady scramble in Alexandria this week on April 14-15, be advised that it is rained out and re-scheduled to next week on April 21-22.  If you have any problems with playing on the new date, contact Carla Thompson at 318-487-8730 or at email: dt503@aol.com.  And don't forget cancel and re-schedule your hotel.

Friday, April 10, 2015

SSWGA Playday at Crooked Hollow

Crooked Hollow hosted the SSWGA playday on Thursday, April 9th.  As usual, Manager John Graham welcomed all the twenty-five participants with a smile and warm greeting, in spite of being without his right-hand woman, Miss Loretta, who passed away last month.

With the threat of storms looming, we still had a good turn out and we managed to finish with no rain.  In fact, it ended up being a really nice day to golf.  Here are the results:

SUPER SENIOR FLIGHT
Low Gross: (tie) Martha Crisp (FRLGA)/Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 88
Low Net: Donna Ihle (WGAS) 71
Low Putts: Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) 34

FIRST FLIGHT
Low Gross: Debbie Magee (WGAS) 82
Low Net: Shirley Pettitt (BWGA) 71
Low Putts: Vicki Cella (NHGC) 31

SECOND FLIGHT
Low Gross: Mary Moore (FRLGA) 93
Low Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 71
Low Putts: (tie) Tommye Engelcke/Kathleen McCoy (BWGA) 35

THIRD FLIGHT
Low Gross: Pat Miller (BWGA) 101
Low Net: (tie) Barbara McQuiller (BWGA)/Alyce Wyche (NHGC) 73
Low Putts: Bobbie Almond (FRLGA) 38

The next SSWGA event will be May 28th at Fox Run.  Sorry there were no pictures submitted for posting.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Senior Olympics Golf

The Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympic committee is hosting lots and lots of Senior Olympics events in Shreveport/Bossier.  One of those events is golf.  This year the golf event will be hosted by Shreveport Country Club on Friday, April 24, at 9:00am.

The golf Olympics event is one where you can advance to the state, regional, and national levels.  To be eligible for participation in the Senior Olympics, you must be 50 years old as of December 31, 2014

To participate in any or all of the Senior Olympic events, you must pay a $15 membership fee.  You will receive a bright colored, good-looking tee shirt as well as other "goodies" depending on the event.  For golf, there is also a facility charge of $35 which includes golf and lunch.  Our own Susan Berry is in charge of all the golf-related events that you can enter.  Contact her at 929-4878 if you need any information that isn't provided below.

UPDATE: The link that was originally provided is one that was on their website at the time and it was for last year. I have sent the corrected info via email.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SSWGA at Stonebridge

The opening event of the 2015 golfing season snuck in between rains on Tuesday, March 17th, at the beautiful Golf Club at Stonebridge for the Shreveport Senior Womens Golf Assn.  Thirty-two ladies joined in the fun of the 4-lady scramble on a day that actually produced some sweaty foreheads.

Although the course was cart paths only, it wasn't really muddy and the sand traps were "fluffy" (for those of us who got to find out the hard way).  With the tight lies that are still present with our extremely long winter, it was a challenging day of golf.....but it was great fun!

Scores ranged from 68 to 82 with a log-jam right in the middle of that.  The winning team was Debbie Magee (WGAS), Becky Hollier (WGAS), Tommye Engelcke (BWGA) and Barbara McQuiller (BWGA).

Second best score was 71 by Team Kim Darnell (WGAS), Allison Rains (WGAS), Pat Rice (BWGA) and Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA).

Several teams scored 73, but after the scorecard playoff, third place went to Team Cathy Buckley (BWGA), Donna Cobb (FRLGA), Jane Smith (WGAS) and Susan Berry (NHGC).

Fourth place was Team Teri McGuire (WGAS), Kathleen McCoy (BWGA), Jeanette Bohringer (BWGA) and Alyce Wyche (NHGC).

Thanks to all of you who came out to support the SSWGA in spite of the cart paths only.  You are appreciated and everyone was glad to see each other on such a beautiful day.

The next SSWGA event is April 9th, with 9:00am shotgun, at Crooked Hollow GC.  This will be regular stroke play.  Hope to see you then.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fox Run Playday Cancelled

We regret that it is necessary to cancel our first golfing event of the year: the Fox Run Scramble that was scheduled for March 19.  Course management advised that it would be the best thing to do since we have had SOOO much rain and expect more on Wednesday.  Therefore, we will re-schedule the event and you will be notified of the new date.  Sooner or later, we will get to play some golf!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

SWGA Annual Meeting and Luncheon

SWGA 2014 President Lillian Granger welcomed over forty ladies who attended the Annual Meeting and Luncheon at Southern Trace Country Club.  After a very tasty lunch, the past year’s activities were discussed with successes all-around.

Events Chairman Marge Snyder presented the End-of-Year Awards.  This year we had only five ladies who achieved 100% participation:
Congratulations, ladies!  Also commendable are five others who missed only one of the eight events: Hui Bordelon, FRLGA; Martha Lawhorne, BWGA; Kathleen McCoy, BWGA; Suzanne Patton, BWGA; and Alyce Wyche, PCC.

There were twenty-three ladies who qualified for the other end-of year awards, meaning they had at least five stroke-play scores in required events.  Winners were:
4th Low Net (Avg. 70.6): Marge Snyder, NHGC
3rd Low Net (Avg. 70.0): Suzanne Patton, BWGA
2nd Low Net (Avg. 69.4): Vicki Cella, NHGC
1st Low Net (Avg. 69.2): Kyong Lee, BWGA
2nd Low Gross (Avg. 83.8): Kathy Davis, STCC
1st Low Gross (Avg. 80.6): Mary Lynn Stuart, ERCC (and 2014 City Champion)
2nd Low Putts (tie) (Avg. 32.6): Vicki Cella, NHGC/Debbie Magee, WGAS
1st Low Putts (tie) (Avg. 32.2): Kathy Davis, STCC/Marge Snyder, NHGC
The most improved Handicap Index was Kyong Lee, BWGA, who lowered her index from 25.1 to 20.7.  Good job, Kyong!!  And just behind Kyong was Joan Day, FRLGA, who decreased from 22.4 to 18.3.  Great golfing, ladies!
Lillian then introducted the 2015 Officers:
President:  Kathleen McCoy, BWGA
1st Vice-President: Joyce Middleton, ERCC
2nd Vice-President: Suzanne Tinsley, WGAS
Secretary: Jill Litton, NHGC
Treasurer: Mary Moore, FRLGA
Events: Moise Allen: STCC

The Club Reps for 2015 are listed in the left column of this blog.

Incoming President McCoy reported on a few changes being made for 2015.  One significant change involves the End-of-Year Awards for 100% participation.  There are seven “required” events to achieve 100% participation, and that doesn’t include Team Matches.  The Board of Directors decided that if a member missed only ONE required event during the year, but played in at least ONE day of Team Matches, she would still achieve 100% participation.  That makes Team Matches your “insurance policy”.

The new SWGA message logo was also introduced and pretty much describes our group:
The loss of Palmetto Country Club caused the re-organization of the SWGA Board and some of the duties, which therefore caused a change in the Constitution.  It will also affect the make-up of Team Matches which will be handled by Suzanne Tinsley this year.  The format will remain the same, but the East/West concept may have to change to some other type of division.

Dates of this year’s events are listed near the bottom of the blog for your convenience and has been sent out to all SWGA members via email.

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 COMPLETED 31 players
  • August 17: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am CANCELLED
  • August 30-31: Team Matches, Huntington Park CANCELLED
  • 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 COMPLETED 19 players
  • July 20: Practice Rnd for championship, tee times needed
  • July 26-27: Championship, Huntington Park, COMPLETED 13 players
  • August 10: Crooked Hollow Playday, 9:00am, COMPLETED 21 players
  • September 25: Playday at Fox Run, 9:00am CANCELLED
  • October 19: Huntington Park Scramble, 9:00am COMPLETED 20 players
  • November 16: Turkey Scramble, Southern Trace, 9:30am

Other LOCAL Events

  • October 25-26: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC

Other 2017 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • 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