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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Saturday, January 16, 2016

SWGA Annual Meeting/Luncheon

Shreveport CC was the venue for the Annual SWGA Meeting and Luncheon to launch 2016’s golfing activities…. to say goodbye to the old Officers, to welcome the new, and present the End of Year Awards for 2015.
Forty-seven ladies, over half of our membership, enjoyed the food and fellowship, as usual, since we have few opportunities to simply ”visit” as a group.
All Officers reported on their areas of responsibility and it was a tremendously successful year, in spite of numerous event re-schedulings due to bad weather.  We had four stroke play events, the two-day championship at a totally new and neutral venue (Huntington Park), three scramble events, and an amazing Team Match two-day event that ended in a tie.  What a year!
Events Chairman Moise Allen started the End of Year Awards presentation with those who had attained 100% participation for 2015, which was the first time we tried a new system.  If any member missed one “required” event, but participated in at least one Team Match event, they were still considered as having 100% participation.  We had nine ladies who attained a TRUE 100% participation:  Bobby Jo Almond, Cathy Buckley, Hui Bordelon, Gayle Gansfuss, Grace Ireland, Martha Lawhorne, Mary Moore, Jill Litton and Marge Snyder.  Five ladies missed one regular event, but played in at least one day of Team Matches: Vicki Cella, Kathy Davis, Carmen Leach, Joyce Middleton, and Mary Lynn Stuart.
Gross, net, and putt awards were based on your lowest four scores in each area.  The Low Net Awards were decided by hundredths of a point.
1st Low Net: (Avg. 69.1) Gayle Gansfuss, FRLGA
2nd Low Net: (Avg. 69.20) Hui Bordelon, FRLGA
3rd Low Net: (Avg. 69.25) Vicki Cella, NHGC
4th Low Net: (Avg. 69.5) Mary Moore, FRLGA
The low gross awards were just as close: 1st Low Gross: (Avg. 79) Mary Lynn Stuart, ERCC

2nd Low Gross: (Avg. 79.75) Kathy Davis, STCC

Low Putts winner was Kathy Davis with an average of 29.  Great putting!

The most improved Handicap Index award went to Martha Lawhorne, BWGA, after decreasing her index by 4.5 points.  That’s great!

2015 President Kathleen McCoy introduced the new Officers for 2016:
President: Joyce Middleton, ERCC
1st VP (Championship): Suzanne Tinsley, WGAS
2nd VP (Team Matches): Jimmie Zey, NHGC
Secretary: Mary Moore, FRLGA

Treasurer: Moise Allen, STCC
Events: Martha Lawhorne, BWGA @ SCC

The Club Reps for 2016 are listed in the right hand column of this blog.

McCoy announced that this year, we will be paying $30 for each of our playday events, an increase of $5 from the past few years.  Our first SWGA event is a scramble at Fox Run on St. Patricks Day (March 17), so wear your green!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SWGA Annual Meeting/Luncheon/Officer Election

January 15th at 11:30am, the annual SWGA Meetiing and Luncheon will be held at Shreveport CC. Please come and take part in welcoming the new officers for 2016 and enjoy the food and fellowship. There will be much information shared during the meeting and you may have some input in this regard.
Cost of the buffet luncheon is $17, payable at registration.  This includes tax and gratuity.  Please contact your club rep by January 8 to confirm your attendance.  If you are unable to contact your rep, please contact Kathleen McCoy, 870-510-4113. 

Hope to see you there!

2017 SWGA playdays

  • 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