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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  

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, 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 COMPLETED 19 players
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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