About Us....

The Shreveport Womens Golf Association was formed in 1933 for the purpose of promoting good fellowship and friendly competition among local amateur women golfers. Ladies in this association (SWGA) must have a handicap index of 30.0 or less.

Our sister group, the Shreveport Senior Womens Golf Association, was created for the same purpose, but includes only ladies who have reached at least their fiftieth birthday.
Ladies can be members of either or both organizations as long as they meet the eligibility requirements and pay the appropriate membership dues to each group. This membership entitles ladies to play at least once (in each association) at each of the six golf/country clubs that are participants in the SWGA and SSWGA groups: Bomber Bayou Golf Club, East Ridge Country Club, Huntington Park/Querbes Golf Clubs, Northwood Hills Golf Club, Golf Club at Stonebride, and Southern Trace Country Club.

NEXT PLAYDAY EVENTS

March 19, 2019: SWGA Scramble, Eastridge CC, 9:00am

April 9: SSWGA Scramble, Stonebridge GC, 9:00am

Golfing Events

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

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Monday, May 18, 2015

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! 

2019 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 19: Scramble at Eastridge CC, 9:00am
  • April 18: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • May 21: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • June 11: Playday at Northwood, 9:00am
  • July 16: Playday/Practice Rnd at Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
  • July 24-25: SWGA Championship, Southern Trace CC, 9:00am
  • *August 29: Playday at Bomber Bayou GC, 9:00am
  • Sept 16: Day 1 Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • Sept 26: Day 2 Team Matches, Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • Oct 16-17: Rain date for SWGA Championship
  • *November 12: SWGA Turkey Scramble, Stonebridge, 9:30am
  • *December 3: SWGA/SSWGA Jingle Bell Scramble, Northwood, 10:00am, Bring a Toy

2019 SSWGA Events

  • Dates marked with (*) do not count toward 100% participation
  • March : None
  • April 9: Scramble at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • May 30: Playday at Huntington Park, 9:00am
  • June : None
  • July 9: Playday at Northwood Hills GC, 9:00am
  • August : None
  • September 24: Playday at Southern Trace, 9:00am
  • October 10: Playday at Bomber Bayou GC, 9:00am
  • Nov 5-6: SSWGA Championship, Eastridge CC, 9:00am
  • *November 21: Turkey Scramble/annual meeting, Crooked Hollow GC, 9:00am, $37 includes lunch.
  • *December 3: Jingle Belle Scramble, Northwood Hills GC, 10:00am, bring unwrapped toy

Other 2019 LOCAL Events

  • May 7-8: Southern Belle, 2-Lady Tourney, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA
  • May 15-16: The Tradition, Ladies Tourney, Stonebridge GC, Benton, LA
  • June 8-9: Stonebridge Couples Tournament, Stonebridge GC, Benton, LA
  • June 22-23: Bonnie and Clyde Couples Tournament, Northwood Hills GC, Blanchard, LA
  • October 23-24: Roadrunner 2-Lady Tournament, Eastridge CC, Shreveport, LA

2019 State/Southern Events

  • May 1-2: LA State Four-Ball Championship, Beaver Creek CC, Zachary, LA
  • June 23-26: LA State Match Play Championship, CC of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Sept 19-20: LA State Senior Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • Nov 5 - 7: Southern Seniors Championship, Craft Farms, Gulf Shores, AL

Other 2018 NON-LOCAL Golfing Events

  • April 12: Lady Calvert Tourney, Calvert Crossing, Calhoun, LA
  • May 30-June 1: Hot Springs Village Couples Tourney, Hot Springs Village, Ark
  • July 18-19: Hot Springs Ladies Invitational, Hot Springs Village, Ark
  • August 6-7: Diamonds in the Rough, 4-lady tournament, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • September 10-12: Twice as Nice Ladies Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
  • October 5-6: Texarkana Couples Tourney, Texarkana CC, Texarkana, AR
  • Oct 12-13: Dudes 'n Darlings Couples Tourney, Hollytree CC, Tyler, TX
  • Oct 28-30: LaDiDa 4-Lady Tourney, Crown Colony CC, Lufkin, TX