It was a HOT and WET two days of the SWGA Championship at
Stonebridge after a week of rain, but the course was in good shape in spite of
it.However, if you were planning on
your ball “rolling”, you had to make other plans.
Twenty-seven ladies laced up their waterproof golf shoes and
waded through water for the two days of cart path only.But the water didn’t deter Mary Lynn Stuart
of Eastridge CC, as she shot a great 76 the first day to win the Medalist
Trophy, and followed it up on day two with a 74 to win the Championship.This isn’t a new experience for Mary Lynn,
however, as this is the eighth time since 1976 that she has achieved this
honor.Congratulations Mary Lynn!
The low score for Net Medalist the first day was an incredible
60 by Suzanne Tinsley, also of Eastridge CC, climbing her way to this position
from the second flight!She came back
the second day and shot the same score, which gave her the Net Champion
Overall low putts for the day was a super low 57 by Becky
Farr of Stonebridge CC.Her 57 putts
for two days was over 10 strokes better than the average putts for the entire
field!That’s some good putting!
In spite of the wet conditions, everyone had a good time and
enjoyed lunch and fellowship after getting in out of the heat to wait for the
tournament results.Thanks to Debbie
Magee who took over the Championship duties at the last minute and was able to
make it a great success.
Low Gross: Debbie Magee (WGAS) 83/82
Low Net: Lillian Granger (STCC) 74/71
2nd Net: Moise Allen (STCC) 72/75
Closest to the Pin: Shirley Pettitt (BWGA)
Low Gross: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) 84/86
Low Net: Martha Lawhorne (BWGA) 98/96
2nd Net: Becky Farr (WGAS) 77/72 and Kyong Lee
Closest to the Pin: Nancy Young (BWGA)
Low Gross: Pam Crews (NHGC) 98/91
Low Net: Grace Ireland (NHGC) 100/107
2nd Net: Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA) 107/102
Closest to the Pin: Bobbie Jo Almond (FRLGA)
Overall Low Putts:Becky Farr (WGAS) 57
Most Accurate Drive:Ronda Smith (FRLGA)
Next year’s Championship will be hosted by Northwood.Please support your SWGA by participating in
this noteworthy event.You may not win
the Champion position, but every flight has its set of winners…..and that COULD
The next SWGA event is the Turkey Scramble at
Shreveport CC on November 3rd.This is a 4-lady scramble event and is always fun.Come join that fun!
The Hottest golfing day of the year!!! Well, it may not have been, but it felt like it for the 35 ladies that nearly suffered heat stroke at our SWGA Playday at Southern Trace on Thursday, August 11. It was HOT!
And everyone who finished (and that would be everyone but ME) are surely WINNERS for taking on the weather and BEATING it!
The course was, as usual, beautiful and in great condition. Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) took advantage of the great conditions and shot the low round of the day with a really fine 81, followed closely by Kathy Davis who was playing at her home course and shot a nice 83. The overall low net score was 72 with a tie between Kathryn Salpietra (STCC) and Marge Snyder (NHGC). And did I mention….it was HOT??!!!
The greens were a nice speed (average of 34.2 putts) for most ladies, with putts ranging from 29 to 42. The 42-putter will reman anonymous, but the 29-putters are to be applauded and they were Suzanne Patton (BWGA) and Mary Lynn Stuart. Suzanne had a hot putter (to match the weather!) with NINE one-putts, followed by Mary Lynn with 8 one-putts and Becky Farr with seven. Good putting, ladies!
Low Gross: Mary Lynn Stuart (ERCC) 81
Low Net: Kathryn Salpietra (STCC) 72
2nd Gross: Kathy Davis (STCC) 83
2nd Net: Brenda Graves (FRLGA) 76
Low Putts: Mary Lynn Stuart 29
Low Gross: Marge Snyder (NHGC) 95
Low Net: Pam Crews (NHGC) 77
2nd Gross: Linda Colvin (NHGC) 101
2nd Net: Kyong Lee (BWGA) 80
Low Putts: Linda Colvin 31
Low Gross: (tie) Bobbie Almond (FRLGA) & Kathy Davis (NHGC) 103
Low Net: Vien Wheeler (STCC) 77
2nd Gross: Donna Ihle (WGAS) 106
2nd Net: Grace Ireland (NHGC) 81
Low Putts: (tie) Donna Ihle, Grace Ireland, Kathy Davis 35
Chip/Putt-in: Linda Colvin
Nine 1-putts: Suzanne Patton
And did I mention......IT WAS HOT!
Our next SWGA event is August 23-24, with 8:30am shotgun both days. You can play a practice round August 16-21 at a special $30 rate if you have signed up for the championship. Just call pro shot for tee time. If you haven’t already signed up, send your $90 entry fee to Debbie Magee, 106 Carondelet Court, Bossier City, LA 71111.
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, 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
2017 BWGA Champion
Cathy Buckley took the Championship Trophy home after the stroke play event at Querbes Golf Course on August 23-24 with scores of 91 and 92. Cathy was also the Club Champion in 2013, but winning never gets old. Congratulations, Cathy!
2017 SSWGA Champion
The new SSWGA Champion is Debbie Magee of Stonebridge. She shot 84/83 to win the Championship and the first day Medalist trophies on July 26 and 27 in the stroke play event at Huntington Park Golf Course since Fox Run was unable to host the event. Congratulations Debbie.
2017 SSWGA Super Senior Champion
Mary Gallagher of Fox Run, took home the Super Senior Champion trophy after shooting 92/97 on July 26-27 at Huntington Park Golf Course. Congratulations Mary!
Hole in One
Mary Moore of Fox Run, got her first hole in one during a tournament in Paris, TX, on June 24, 2017. It was a 131 yard shot with her 5 iron. Congratulations Mary.
Hole in One
Theowne Gibbons made a hole in one on October 21, 2016, on Hole #8 at The Golf Club at Stonebridge. It was witnessed by Debbie Magee, Linda Heins, and Gloria Utley. Congratulations Theowne!
Pray for all of our ladies who are experiencing health issues in silence, just hanging in without complaining. Most of us know someone like this.
2017 SWGA Officers
President, Debbie Magee, WGAS
1st Vice-President, Pam Crews, NHGC
2nd Vice-President, Mary Gallagher, FRLGA
Secretary, Moise Allen, STCC
Treasurer, Martha Lawhorne, BWGA
Events Chairman, Phyllis Ryan, ERCC
Ex-Officio Member, Joyce Middleton, ERCC
2017 SWGA Club Reps
ERCC - Joyce Middleton, firstname.lastname@example.org
NHGC - Gayle Gansfuss, email@example.com
WGAS - Jane Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRLGA - Brenda Graves, email@example.com
STCC - Kathy Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org
BWGA - Cathy Buckley, email@example.com
2017 SSWGA Officers
President: Gayle Gansfuss, NHGC
Vice-President:Joanne McDonald, FRLGA
Secretary: Kim Darnell, WGAS
Treasurer: Donna Ihle, WGAS
Events Chairman: Marge Snyder, NHGC
2017 SSWGA Club Reps
Broadmoor: Barbara Offer
Eastridge: Stella Rice
Fox Run: Mary Gallagher
Northwood: Marge Snyder
Southern Trace: Judy Ferguson
Stonebridge: Cheryl Smith
2017 Associate Club Presidents
In case you need to contact someone in charge at one of our associate clubs, these are the Presidents for 2013:
Broadmoor: Pat Rice Eastridge: Susan Wright Fox Run: Donna Ihle Northwood: Jimmie Zey Southern Trace: Lillian Granger Stonebridge:
2016 FRLGA Club Champion
Brenda Graves won her second Club Championship at Fox Run during stroke play competition on December 10-11 with scores of 92 and 89 in some VERY cold weather. Congratulations Brenda on retaining the trophy!
2016 Southern Trace Champion
On September 28-29, Kathy Davis won her first Club Championship at Southern Trace during stroke play competition, shooting 79/81. That's some GREAT playing! Congratulations Kathy!
2016 Stonebridge Champion
Gina O'Neal won her first Club Championship at Stonebridge GC on October 1-2, during the stroke play event, scoring a fabulous 78/79! Congratulations, Gina!
2016 Eastridge Club Champion
Joyce Middleton took the Championship at Eastridge for the fourth time after the three-day competition September 20-22. The format was match play. It was a close match, going to the 18th hole on the final day against Robbie Gaiennie. Congratulations Joyce.
2016 Northwood Club Champion
Vicki Cella won her fourth Club Championship at Northwood on September 24-25. With duplicate scores for the two days, 86 & 86, she also was the Medalist on Day One. Congratulations Vicki!
2016 SWGA Champion
Mary Lynn Stuart of Eastridge CC won the SWGA Championship on August 23-24 after shooting 76/74. She also won the Medalist honors for low score on day one. This is the 8th time she has been the champion since 1976. Keep up the good work, Mary Lynn!
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Hole in One
Becky Farr had a hole in one on August 12, 2016, at her home club of StoneBridge on Hole #3. Her friends Paulette Lee, Gloria Utley, and Linda Heins were there to witness the accomplishment. This was Becky's second HIO. Congratulations!
Hole in One
Barbara McQuiller scored her first hole in one during her own Club Championship at Shreveport Country Club on August 27, 2015, on Hole 17, witnessed by Pam Hawkins, Pat Miller and Pat Rice. Congratulations Barbara!
Hole in One
Paulette Lee made a hole in one at her home course of Stonebridge on September 11, 2015, on Hole #3, 82 yds, with a 9-iron. This was her second hole in one and was witnessed by Mary Jo Gray, Marianne Leslie, Kim Darnell, and Suzanne Tinsley. Congratullations, Paulette!
Hole In One
Joyce Middleton (ERCC) hit her second hole in one during the SWGA Playday at Fox Run on August 6, 2015, on Hole #8. Witnessed by Shirley Pettitt and Cathy Buckley.
Hole in One
On June 6, 2015, during the SSWGA Playday at Fox Run Golf Club, Tommye Engelcke (BWGA) experienced her FIRST hole in one on Hole #8. To help her celebrate the accomplishment were Carmen Leach and Gayle Gansfuss. Congratulations Tommye!
Hole in One
Kathryn Salpietra made her FIRST hole in one on May 1, 2015, at her home club of Southern Trace. She accomplished this thrilling event on Hole #4, at 89 yards, while Moise Allen watched. Congratulations Kathryn!
Marianne Leslie made her fourth hole-in-one on April 21, 2015, at her home club, Stonebridge, on hole #8. Congratulations, Marianne. Keep 'um coming!
June 24, 2017: Mary Moore (FRLGA), Hole #3, Paris Country Club, TX. First HIO.
October 21, 2016: Theowne Gibbons (STCC), Hole #8, at Stonebridge, witnessed by Debbie Magee, Linda Heins, and Gloria Utley.
August 12, 2016: Becky Farr, (WGAS), Hole #3 at StoneBridge, witnessed by Paulette Lee, Linda Heins, and Gloria Utley. This was her second HIO.
September 11, 2015: Paulette Lee made a hole in one at her home club Stonebridge, on Hole #3, 82 yds with a 9-iron. This was her second one and was witnessed by Mary Jo Gray, Marianne Leslie, Kim Darnell, and Suzanne Tinsley.
August 27, 2015: Barbara McQuiller (BWGA) had her first hole in one during BWGA Championship at SCC on Hole 17 witnessed by Pam Hawkins, Pat Miller, & Pat Rice.
August 6, 2015: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) hit her second hole in one during the SWGA Playday at Fox Run on August 6, 2015, on Hole #8. Witnessed by Shirley Pettitt and Cathy Buckley.
June 4, 2015: Tommye Engelcke (BWGA) at Fox Run, Hole #8, first H-I-O witnessed by Carmen Leach and Gayle Gansfuss
May 1, 2015: Kathryn Salpietra (STCC) at Southern Trace, Hole #4, first H-I-O witnessed by Moise Allen
April 21, 2015: Marianne Leslie (WGAS), at Stonebridge, Hole #8 (4th HIO)
May 2, 2014: Vicki Cella (SCC), at Shreveport CC, on Hole #13, 149 yards. 1st HOI.
October 24, 2013: Robbie Fisher (BWGA), at Palmetto CC on Hole #7. This is her second HOI.
September 12, 2013: Marianne Leslie (WGAS), at Squire Creek, Hole #12. Witnessed by Suzanne Tinsley. This is her third hoi.
July 5, 2013: Teri McGuire (WGAS), at Stonebridge. This is her second one.
June 13, 2013: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA), at Fox Run, Hole #10, 98 yards
April 13, 2013: Debbie Rolland (ERCC), at Palmetto CC, Hole #17, witnessed by Jeanie Ward, Alyce Wyche, and Joyce Middleton.
January 19, 2013: Debbie Rolland (ERCC), Hole #17 at EastRidge, witnessed by Joyce Middleton.
September 29, 2012: Dot Henson (WGAS) at Stonebridge, Hole #8, witnessed my Teri McGuire.
September 27, 2012: Jimmie Zey (PCC) at Coronado GC, Hot Springs Village, AR, Hole #9, 100 yards. This was her second. Witnessed by friends Linda Colvin and Joanna Ward.
November 10, 2011: Paulette Lee (WGAS) at Palmetto CC on Hole #14. This was her first.
October 11, 2011: Judy Ferguson (STCC) at Southern Trace on Hole #6.
October 5, 2011: Robbie Fisher (BWGA) at Eastridge CC on Hole #17.
September 18, 2011: Cathy Buckley (BWGA) at Meadowlake CC in Bernice, during her club championship, that she WON!
September 1, 2011: Joyce Middleton (ERCC) had her first HIO on ERCC Hole #17.
June 12, 2011: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) at Eastridge CC on Hole #13. This was her 6th hole-in-one (her 3rd at ERCC)
June 9, 2011: Joanna Ward (PCC) at Palmetto CC on Hole #14. This was her 5th hole-in-one.
June 8, 2011: Gayle Gansfuss (ERCC) at Eastridge CC on hole #13. This was her 5th hole-in-one. (Her 2nd at ERCC)
April 20, 2011: Barbara Offer (BWGA) at Westwood CC on Hole #16
April 19, 2011: Christina Parsons (ERCC) at Eastridge CC Hole #9. This was her 5th hole-in-one (3rd on this same hole).
April 8, 2011: Mary Gallagher (FRLGA), at Fox Run on Hole #10
Oct. 27, 2010: Gloria Utley (WGAS), at StoneBridge Hole #3
2006: Jane Smith had her first hole in one on Hole #13 at StoneBridge. Marianne Leslie and Nikki Patterson witnessed the outstanding event.
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This association has been formed for the purpose of promoting good fellowship and friendly competition among local women amateur golfers, to hold an annual championship, and such other events as the Board of Directors deems advisable. It shall at all times be governed by the rules of the United States Golf Association of America, unless otherwise designated.
Kip Anderson, (June 30, 19?? - August 11, 2014) MORE INFO COMING
Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Mibeck (April 21, 1926 - June 17, 2014) Miss Ellie was a fiery Italian lady, the last remaining of seven siblings. She had three daughters and three grandchildren. She had many hobbies, including cooking and golf and she was good at both. She started golfing at the age of 13 and in her career, had three Hole in ones. Although she was a member of various country clubs through the years, her most recent association was the Fox Run Golf Club at Barksdale AFB. She definitely leaves a void in their membership. She will be missed by all.
Shirley Pittman-Chandler, 74 years young, died on February 2, 2013, after suffering a stoke a few weeks earlier. Shirley was a talented, avid, long time golfer and a member of the Palmetto Womens' Golf Association for about 30 years, where she won their club championship in 2001 and the Handicap Champion in 2006. She also was a member of the Shreveport Womens Golf Association for a number of years, competing in the SWGA Team Matches back when only a select few participated each year. Shirley will be missed by her entire golfing family.
Norma L. Sherman LaGrone Harris (01/29/37 - 8/31/11).
Sarah "Pete" Spurgin (September 5, 1928 - October 17, 2010) Pete was born in Shreveport, LA; graduated from Byrd High School; attended LSU at Baton Rouge; and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in Psychology and History. Although she was 82 when she died, Pete had the spirit and livliness of a 30 year old. She wore the purple of Eastridge Country Club proudly. Pete was not only a champion of many golf tournaments, she was a champion in her life. She left this final request: "To those with whom I played and to those with whom I worked, you know the rest, and I enjoyed my time with you. So if you wish to remember me, sit on a porch somewhere and have a cold one...." We'll remember Pete for a long, long time....
Tessie "Jean" Evans (July 9, 1937 - February 4, 2010). Jean, who was a native of W. Virginia, made Shreveport her home for her last 33 years. She was a member of the Broadmoor Women's Golf Assn. where she served as Treasurer; President of the Westwood Ladies Golf Assn.; member of the Shreveport Women's Golf Assn. as well as the Shreveport Senior Women's Golf Assn. Jean's favorite saying was "Golf forever....housework, whenever".
Joy Farley (May 4, 1938 - August 22, 2009). Joy, born in Ashland, LA, was a golfer for over thirty years, having been a member at Eastridge CC as well as Palmetto CC. She was a member of the Palmetto Ladies Golf Assn, Shreveport Women's Golf Assn., and the Shreveport Senior Women's Golf Assn. In addition, she was an avid bowler and she loved card games. She will be missed by her many golfing friends.
Nikki Doris Patterson (December 29, 1943 - April 18, 2009). Nikki was a great golfer and loved the game. In 2005 she was the Shreveport Women's Golf Assn. Champion, the Broadmoor Women's Golf Assn. Champion, and the Stonebridge Women's Golf Association Champion. In 2006, she repeated as Champion at Stonebridge Golf Club and won again at Broadmoor in 2007. Immediately after her death, Stonebridge had its inaugural Nikki Patterson Invitational Scramble which was a tremendous success.