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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!

2018 SWGA playdays

  • 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

  • TBA: Womens State Seniors and Mid Am Championship, City Park of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • April 30-May 1: Womens State 4-Ball Championship, Koasati Pines GC, Kinder, LA
  • June 25-28: Womens State Match Play Championship, Southern Trace CC, Shreveport, LA

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