LAGA™ NEWS 

Congratulations to Jewell Malick on her 2017 Doherty Senior Championship 1st Flight runner up win!

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Carol Turnage wins the 2017 "The Sally" Rockefeller Division ( Women's South Atlantic Amateur Championship).

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2016 TEXAS CUP AT BLUEJACK NATIONAL

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NORTH RETAINS THE TEXAS CUP TROPHY

CONGRATULATIONS to our outstanding Texas Cup North DEFENDING CHAMPIONS! Led by Texas Cup Chair, Anna Shultz, and captain Mike Abbott, this team held onto the trophy by tying the South team with 12 points each.  Great job, North Team!

Congratulations Anna Schultz & Jewell Malick on their 2016 WTGA Pinehurst Tournament win! 

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2016 Mesquite Ladies Golf Association Champion 

Congratulations Jacque Cooper on your 154 total! 

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Another Hole in One!

Congratulations Anna Schultz on your 11th Ace at Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club during a LAGA play day. 

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Congratulations Anna Schultz
Runner Up, Super Senior Division in the Canadian Senior

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2016 Challenge Cup

The first Challenge Cup is now complete and those of us who played had a great time with our LAGA members and the South Texas team.

The players were Mary Ducos, Sarah Deering, Louise Davis, Lynn Keefe, Jacque Cooper, Stefanie Smith, Kem Barrett, Marty Slade Perlman, Emily Hillsman, Sherri Buster, Jan Rapp, Nancy Beck, Kerri Billingsley, Jill Hamilton, Liz Scaggs, and Kim Cure and alternate Fallon Vaughn.

Everyone had a great time in a relaxing atmosphere with our South Texas friends in Lufkin. Crown Colony was in excellent shape with some tricky greens and tight fairways. The practice round was a great opportunity to test the course for those of us who hadn’t played it before but we weren’t sure if we were going to endure the 111 degree heat index. The wonderful frosty beverages and great buffet following play helped and we had a great opportunity to get to know our LAGA members better that evening. Crown Colony truly treated us like royalty with excellent food, great accommodations and fantastic service. Although the South team squeaked out a win 74-70 we are looking forward to a re-match in 2017. Crown Colony has asked to be the permanent host course for the event. We did have a very notable win by the team of Sarah Deering and Mary Ducos with a 13-5 victory – WOW!!! Everybody gave it their all and played like champions. We congratulate the South team……for now!

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May 12, 2016 

Congratulations Anna Schultz on your 4th TWAGA Championship

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North South Ladies Amateur Golf Association Challenge

August 5-6, 2016, Friday and Saturday
Crown Colony, Lufkin TX

Press Release - March 11, 2016

The state of Texas has a new Tournament for competitive women golfers. Board members of LAGA and STXLAGA approved a friendly challenge between each organization. The challenge will be known as the North South.

The Inaugural event takes place on August 5-6, 2016 at Crown Colony in Lufkin, Texas. We are so pleased to play at Crown Colony, it is a wonderful golf course and a hidden jewel in East Texas, said Lynn Keefe, President of LAGA. The Challenge will consist of forty players, twenty representing LAGA and twenty representing STXLAGA. This should be fun and social, as well as competitive, stated Julie Robichaux, President of STXLAGA.

Members of LAGA and of STXLAGA will compete in a Four-Ball Match Play, gross only competition. Four-ball match play is where two players play their better ball against the better ball of two other players. Each match will compete for one total point on each hole. If a hole is halved, each side will receive a half point. The total points available for each match are 18 points.

More information will be out soon on how to participate in the North South. The purpose of LAGA and STXLAGA is to provide women with low handicaps, competitive events to participate in on a regular basis.

Carolyn Creekmore Wins 2016 Women's Eclectic

Congratulations Carolyn for claiming the 2016 Women's Eclectic Overall Gross title at The Club at Sonterra by posting an Eclectic score of 4-under par 68.

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LAGA Donation to TGA Breaking 100 Campaign

We are proud to announce our donation of $1000 to the TGA Breaking 100 Campaign in memory of Toni Wiesner. 

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It took Toni Wiesner 12 tries before winning her first WTGA State Amateur Championship in 1985.  She would add four more titles by 2003.  Her five championships are the third most in the history of the event.  Only Edna Lapham (7) and Mary Ann Morrison (9) have won more.  Toni’s accomplishments on the golf course are among the most impressive of any golfer of any era.  Outside of Texas, her titles include the Women’s Southern Championship, Mexican Amateur, Broadmoor Invitational, Doherty Cup and International Four-Ball.  She was a perennial USGA championship contender, and finalist for more than 30 years.  She is a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.      Read more...

CONGRATULATIONS to our North Texas team!!! 

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NORTH: 3, 2 1/2, 7 = 12.5
SOUTH: 3, 3 1/2, 5 = 11.5

 

Congratulations Carolyn Creekmore!
2015 Womens Southern Golf Association Senior Champion
Hot Springs Country Club, Arkansas

Carolyn played 3 great days of golf on a very challenging Hot Springs Country Club course and closed out the championship field with a 3 day score of 224.  There is a great article about Carolyn and the tournament online. The article below appeared in the local paper.

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Congratulations Carolyn Creekmore!
2015 WTGA Senior State Championship
Wichita Falls Country Club

A huge Congratulations to our LAGA members who participated in the WTGA Senior State Championship at Wichita Falls Country Club.  They competed in 40 mph wind gusts the first day and with typical LAGA grit swept all 3 flights. CAROLYN shot a smoking 69 in her second round and finished with a 3 day total of 219, a daily average score of 73. 

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Congratulations Jewell Malick!
Super Senior Champion

First day leader.  

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Congratulations Jewell Malick & Anna Schultz!
Winners of the Betsy Clifford Team Trophy

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Flight 1:

2nd place: Becky Neal
3rd Place: Jewell Malick
4th place: Carol Turnage
Flight 2:
1st place: Carolyn Pazara
2nd place: Melissa Gotfredson
4th place: Louise Davis
Flight 3:
1st place: Dianne Wills

 

Congratulations to Kyle Stevens!
2015 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE HALL OF FAME 

SMU – Kyle (O’Brien) Stevens

Kyle attended SMU from 1976-1980 and helped her team win the 1979 AIAW Golf National Championship. During that National Championship tournament, she shot a tournament low 72-74-74-72=292 making her the individual medalist (individual national championship winner). She was an All-American in 1979-80. In 1979, she was named Golf Magazine’s Collegiate Player of the Year and received the Honda Broderick Award as the nations’ outstanding female collegiate athlete. Her lowest round was a 68 at the Oklahoma Dual Match in 1977. She returned to coach SMU from 1986-1992. She was a 2003 inductee into the National Golf Coaches Association Player Hall of Fame and was inducted into the SMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. The SMU Women’s Golf MVP trophy given to the most valuable player is named the Kyle O’Brien MVP Award.

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2015 TEXAS CUP TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS to all those members who came out to Firewheel today to play in the 36 hole Texas Cup Qualifier for the remaining 6 playing positions and 2 alternates.
We are excited to announce the 2015 Texas Cup Team to the membership:
Qualifying in the regular playday process:

STACY DENNIS
ANNA SCHULTZ
CAROLYN CREEKMORE
BECKY NEAL
LESLIE OLIVE HENRY
ELISABET LEVY

Joining this elite group of players after qualifying today are:

CAROL TURNAGE who was low with a score of 160
JOANNA STATON
JAN RAPP
JEWELL MALICK
KERRI BILLINGSLEY
KIM CURE

Our first alternate will be Brenda Covert
Second alternate is Nancy Beck


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The ladies battled strong winds and a tough golf course and excelled with terrific play and great scores which will prepare them for bringing the TEXAS CUP back home to North Texas.
The play will be on Summit Rock in Horseshoe Bay on October 26-27 and is open to spectators. Anyone interested in going down for the matches,let me know and let's try to get a group to go down to support the team!


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GO NORTH TEXAS TEAM!!!!

 

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Congratulations to Stacy Dennis and Jessica Surber
The WTGA Fourball, Walden on Lake Conroe
August 24-25, 2015


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Finishing a close second in the championship flight was the LAGA team of Jan Rapp and Kyle Stevens with a score of 3 under par.  Another great showing. 

The team of Kim Cure and Lina Acker finished first in the second flight with a score of 3 over par for two days.   Great playing ladies!

 

LAGA Proudly Supports the 2015 Texas Challenge 

Congratulations to Houston's LPGA/USGA Girls Golf Chapter in winning the 2015 Texas Challenge was held at the Harvey Penick Golf Campus on Aug. 11. 

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Congratulations to Coley Chambless

Coley and her Canyon Creek team won the ProLady event in Austin this week. There were 25 Club Corp teams there representing Texas & Oklahoma.

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2015 WTGA State Amateur
Ridgewood Country Club, Waco

We had 16 LAGA members playing with 22 total possible winners (medalist, senior medalist, flight winners & runner up, consolation winners & runner up)

LAGA represented 7 of those awards.
Carolyn Creekmore:Senior Medalist
Anna Schultz won the Flight 1 Consolation bracket
Nancy Beck was runner up in Flight 2
Carol Turnage won Flight 3
Joanna Staton was Runner up in Flight 3
Stefanie Smith was the 3rd flight Consolation winner
Nanette Wheelis was the 4th flight Runner Up

Many of our members had to play each other for the finals.  It also bears repeating this was the strongest field in the history of the event with 27 Plus handicaps in the field!  That makes the wins by the ladies above even more impressive!

CONGRATULATIONS to each of you - we are very proud of your accomplishments!

 

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Congratulation to Nancy Beck and Elisabet Levy

3rd Place at the Scandanavian Senior 4 Ball & Individual Stroke Play Championship, Sweden 

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Congratulations to Leslie Olive Henry!

2015 Winner of the Texas Women's Amateur Golf Association Championship! Way to go Olive!!!

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Carol Turnage missed a 150 yard hole in one by about a centimeter. 4.22.15

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2015 Texas Cup Qualifier Announced

We are happy to announce the location of the Texas Cup Qualifier!  Please mark your calendars for September 16th at Firewheel Bridges.  This course is also the location of the USGA Women's Mid Am qualifier and our Texas Cup Chairman, Anna Schultz, has been able to secure this same course for our qualifier.

Date:  36 holes of play September 16th tee times beginning tentatively at 7:30 am
Location:  Firewheel Bridges Course (Champions & Masters nines)
Cost:  $110 includes golf, carts & lunch
Rain Date:  September 17
In the event of inclement weather during the qualifier - if everyone gets 18 holes in and storms cause a cancellation of the second nine we will determine the 6 qualifiers and alternates from the first 18 holes
Maximum entrants:  21
If more than 21 people sign up to play, the entrants will be determined by handicap index as of September 1.
Course yardage:  approximately 6000 yards
Invitation will be sent via evite with final entry information and where checks shall be mailed.

LAGA girls are at the Trans Fourball this week in St. Simons Island. 4.21.15

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2015 Marlene Streit 4 Ball Tournament

Results  2015 Marlene Streit - Results.pdf.pdf

2015 WTGA Par Tournament

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Your LAGA Board hard at work...

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Vaquero Playday  April 8, 2015

A windy day at Vaquero couldn't keep Kim Cure from having a hole in one!!!!!  Way to go Kim - 108 yards - club unknown.  Congratulations Kim!

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Vaquero Playday Sign up made Evite Crash!
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Opening Day at Stonebriar - Fazio

We had a big field and beautiful weather for our first playday!  

 

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March 7, 2015-AMPD Fitness Clinic -Feel Better. Play Better. Unleash Your Swing!

We had a full clinic of LAGA girls that participated.  Damon was full of information on how we can try to improve our “golf game through an evidence-based model to optimize performance and reduce the ris of injury”.  Check out the website to learn more.  www.ampdgolffitness.com

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February 23, 2015 - WTGA ELECTIC RESULTS JUST IN...

LAGA had 10 participants in the 2015 WTGA Eclectic down in Kingwood.  Braving cold weather, our girls turned in great performances with 5 top 10 finishes!  Anna Schultz tied for the win with an even par score of 73 but lost in a one hole playoff.    Also finishing in the top 10 of the championship flight were Becky Neal in 3rd place, Kerri Billingsley in 5th, Jewell Malick in 7th place and Joanna Staton in 9th place.  Olive Henry is getting back into golf shape competing in the championship flight as did Nancy Beck.  Great playing ladies!  Way to represent LAGA!  Also playing well in the second flight were Jacque Cooper, Michele Wallace and Dana Huffman. 

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February 15, 2015 - AND THE WINNER IS... 

Congratulations to Lina Acker who won the gift card drawing!  We had 75 members with dues paid by the cutoff date of February 15th.  Falcon the Wonder Dog selected the winning name from the bowl.  Lina received a $50 MasterCard gift card.  AND - Lina's membership check was received in the nick of time on February 14th!

 

January 22, 2015  

Congratulations to Lindsley Swenson and Anna Schultz who competed in the Doherty tournament at Coral Ridge Country Club.  Lindsley made it to the semifinals of her flight and Anna made it to the quarter finals of the Championship flight.

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Our 3 USGA officials in LAGA - we are so proud of these 3 - Pam Murray, center, is the current Vice Chair of the USGA Women's Committee for 2015

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December 3, 2014  LAGA™ Christmas Party Group

 Lots of fun and don't have to worry about your score. LOL Be sure not to miss it next year! 

  

  

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 Rachel Smith and Becky Neal, winners of the WTGA Pinehurst event at Mira Vista