March 6: SWGA, Eastridge CC, scramble, 9:00am

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 SWGA Championship

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 Trophy.  Congratulations Suzanne!
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 (BWGA) 72/77
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 BE you!!!

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!

Friday, August 12, 2016

SWGA Playday at Southern Trace

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: Suzanne Patton (BWGA) 92
Low Net: (tie) Becky Farr (WGAS) & Gayle Gansfuss (FRLGA) 74
2nd Gross: Hui Bordelon (FRLGA) 97
2nd Net: Becky Hollier (WGAS) 80
Low Putts: Suzanne Patton 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.

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
  • April 10: Playday at Stonebridge, 9:00am
  • 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 IF there are no Team Matches. This is a chance to make-up one missed event to count towards 100% participation
  • 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

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 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