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.
PLEASE GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS COLUMN TO SEE LISTINGS OF ALL KNOWN GOLFING EVENTS, BOTH LOCAL AND NON-LOCAL.
2018 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 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
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