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2017 Lander Golf Tournament
The 51st Annual WSWGA Tournament was held at the Lander Golf Course on July 17-19, 2017. The Tournament Director was Mary Comings. For more information, please check their tournament page by clicking HERE.

WSWGA Presents Charity Checks To Backpack Pgm & First Stop
After all other tournament expenses had been paid, we closed out the 2017 Lander Tournament account by presenting our final two checks to the Friday Backpack Program and the First Stop Help Center. The total paid to these two wonderful charities was $12,811.00 and were presented by Mary Comings and her committee.

Stephanie Harris (Friday Backpack Program), Deanne Trumble and Linda Hudson (First Stop Help Center) are shown here accepting the donations.

Click on the photo for a larger view.
9/7/2017

WSWGA's Gift Of Giving
As many of you may remember at our 2004 Membership Meeting, we approved a change in our By-Laws where we did away with the scholarships and instead stated all profits from our annual tournaments are to be donated to help support a local charity in the host tournament city. Below is a list of the charitable donations made by the WSWGA's local tournament committees since the change:

YEAR CITY
AMOUNT
CHARITY
2017 Lander $6,400.50     a) Food 4 Kids Friday Backpack Program
  "   " $6,410.50     b) First Stop Help Center
2016 SVR $11,650.00     Thayne Senior Center
2015 Douglas $8,142.39     Boys & Girls Club of Douglas
2014 Cody $6,012.23     Heart Mtn Volunteer Medical Clinic
2013 Worland $2,582.55     Worland Senior Center
2012 Rawlins $1,041.00     Boys and Girls Club of Carbon County
2011 Sheridan $4,375.40     Kelly Shreibies Memorial Foundation
2010 Riverton $2,665.11     Amedisys (Little Wind) Hospice
2009 Star Valley $1,800.00     a) Animal Humane Association of Star Valley
  "   " $1,800.00     b) Family Foundation For Cancer Patients
2008 Casper $685.00     Make-A-Wish Foundation
2007 Cody $2,049.79     Humane Society Of Park County
2006 Rawlins $360.00     Pet Partners
2005 Worland         --             N/A
    TOTAL $55,974.47    

WOW is right! All of our members, tournament volunteers and donors as well as the host cities should be very proud of our organization and what we are doing. Just think, we are a non-profit organization helping other non-profit organizations. The more revenue we can generate through donations, raffles, and other sources at our annual tournaments, the more profit we produce to help another worthy cause. Fantastic job ladies!
9/7/2017

Worland Gals At The 2017 Solheim Cup
The 2017 Solheim Cup is the 15th edition of the Solheim Cup matches, being held August 1820, 2017 at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. This year's Captains of their respective teams are: Julie Inkster for the USA and Annaka Sorenson for the Europeans.

These WSWGA Worland gals are there to cheer on Julie Inkster and her team of Lexi Thompson, Stacy Lewis, Gerina Piller, Cristie Kerr, Danielle Kang, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lang, Brittany Lincicome, Lizette Salas, Angel Yin, Austin Ernst and Paula Creamer.

Is it possible our WSWGA ladies are there to pickup some tips on hosting our annual tournament next year at Green Hills Golf Course?

Pictured here (L to R) are: Cathy Caines, Sharon Ostrander, Laura Sutherland, Mary Beth Voss, Carole Grosch and Vasca Gilmore.

Way to go ladies!! Obviously you're having loads of fun.
8/19/2017

Worland to Host 2018 Annual Tournament
It was announced at the general membership meeting on July 18, 2017 that the board had approved a proposal from Worland to host the 2018 annual tournament. Although a municipal course owned by the city, the Green Hills Golf Course is now managed by Go Play Golf, LLC. The last time Worland hosted our annual tournament was in 2013. The tournament committee will continue their effort in seeking a bid for 2020.

The schedule at this time is:
  • 2018 - Worland's Green Hills Golf Course (July 16, 17, 18)
  • 2019 - Cody's Olive Glenn Golf Course (July 15, 16, 17)
  • 2020 - TBD (July 13, 14, 15)
7/18/2017

Butler, Durfee & Stutheit Elected to Board
At the general membership meeting on July 18, 2017, Carol Butler (Cody), Trudy Durfee (Sundance) and Brenda Stutheit (Worland), were elected to three year terms on the board. Carol and Trudy replace Falinda Hall and Barbara Snyder whose terms had expired. Although Brenda's term also expired, she decided to run again and was elected.

The new board officers are: Gayle Brice (President); Rita McGinnis (Vice-President) and Leslie Petersen (Secretary).

7/18/2017
Annual Tourney to Include Nine Hole Flight
At the general membership meeting on July 18, 2017, the membership approved the addition of a nine hole flight at our annual tournament starting in 2018. The new flight would be only for those who are unable to play 18 holes on each of the two day tournament, but could play nine holes on both days. Once the board finalizes the details concerning this new flight, we will publish it here on the website.

7/18/2017
Jeri Bostrom & Laraine Sahl In Memory
It was announced at our general membership meeting that Jeri Bostrom (Worland) and Lariane Sahl (Glendo) had passed away.



Jeri M. Bostrom
Jeri joined the WSWGA in 2013 and played in our annual tournaments in 2013 and 2014.

You can view Jeri's obituary by clicking here: Bostrom Obit





Laraine Sahl
Laraine joined the WSWGA in 2001 and played in most all of our annual tournaments through 2015.

You can view Laraine's obituary by clicking here: Sahl Obit

7/18/2017
Membership Approves By-Law Ammendment
Through an email vote of all our 2017 members, an ammedment to Section 2.01 of the By-Laws was approved whereby a previous Wyoming resident and past member in good standing may retain her membership and play in the annual tournament if the following conditions apply: 1) She has been a member for at least two years and 2) she has played in a minimum of two annual tournaments.

5/23/2017
Board Recognizes Member Donations With 2017 Dues Payments
The WSWGA Board of Directors would like to recognize the following for their donations made when paying their 2017 membership dues. Their combined generosity has raised $1210 (so far this year) to support our Association. Generous gifts like these help provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission. They are true partners in fulfilling our goals. THANK YOU LADIES!

Dolores AlbersSusan BrodieCynthia CheneyDonna Cleveland
Mary ComingsTeresa DiedrichPatricia DuncanKimberly Durfee
Trudy DurfeeTeresa EicherVasca GilmoreCarole Grosch
Falinda HallEloise HansenSusan HendrickBonnie Johnson
Rene` LeeZara LoganDonna LozierNancy McGuire
Kathi McKeeGeorgia MooreMarianne MrakMarty Jo Ortiz
Sharon OstranderLeslie PetersenWendy RickeTara Robinson
Bobbie StrattonEllen StrubeAlice StumpDonna Thompson
Cathy ToolsonBarbara WattersAllison WebbSandra Willis
Dixie WillsCynthia WilsonSandra WilsonCarol Woodward
Patricia Yeager

Prior year member donations with dues payments were: 2016 = $995; 2015 = $760; 2014 = $835; 2013 = $580; 2012 = $570; 2011 = $245; 2010 = $200; 2009 = $80;
11/18/2017
Please Welcome Our 2017 New Members
So far our new members are:
Bernardis, Charlotte A - CasperCheeney, Betty N - PinedaleHopkin, Wendy A - Lander
Layton, Tooney N - LanderReichelt, Cheryl L - WorlandRichie, Carole A - Boulder
Salveson, Kim J - Casper
11/18/2017

Members Hole-In-One Club
Making a hole-in-one (aka ACE) is a BIG deal to all golfers and when it happens it needs to be celebrated. Starting in 2015, we want to recognize all those who have scored an ACE when playing with friends, in a league or in any tournament. Our members want to celebrate with you as well and offer our congratulations. Send our Webmaster an Email by clicking webmaster@wswga.org and provide him with the info on your achievement.
WSWGA Members Hole-In-One Club
NAME FROM COURSE
HOLE/YDS
DATE
Falinda Hall Cody Olive Glenn
#6 / 156 Yds
8/2/2017
Nancy McGuire Pinedale Rendezvous Meadow
#11 / 87 Yds
6/15/2017
Rene` Lee Worland Green Hills Golf
#8 / 123 Yds
6/4/2017
Joan Andreen Casper Three Crowns Golf
#16 / 110 Yds
7/7/2016
Karen Holcombe Powell Powell Golf Club
#4 / 100 Yds
5/4/2016
Joan Andreen Casper Paradise Valley
#15 / 123 Yds
6/16/2015
Becky Marsh Casper Casper Muni-Park
#9 / 138 Yds
6/11/2015

    8/20/2017  
Pinnacle Bank Continues Sponsorship Of Our Website
We are pleased to announce that Pinnacle Bank is again a corporate sponsor of our WSWGA website for 2017. We want to thank them for this sponsorship and their continued support of our state wide organization. For their sponsorship, we have agreed to show their advertisement at the bottom of our home page. In case you missed it, it also appears here.

Pinnacle Bank The next time you visit Pinnacle Bank in your area, tell them thank you for supporting us.
3/5/2017

Falinda Hall Is Now Our Registrar
Zara Logan will be moving to Arizona on or about December 8, 2016. She has now passed the Registrar duties over to Falinda Hall. Please insure you send your 2017 annual dues form and payment to Falinda. Her mailing address appears on the dues form.

11/14/2016
Undeliverable Email
Help With the last several group Email notices sent out to our membership, a few have come back as "Undeliverable". The notice message doesn't tell us whose Email can not be delivered.

Please try to remember, if you change your email address, please notify me by clicking Falinda Hall so I can update our records.
11/18/2016

Board Approves New Super Duper Senior Class
At the annual Board Meeting on July 11, 2016 at the Star Valley Ranch, the Board approved a motion to add a new Super Duper Senior flight for our annual tournaments begining this year. The flight will be for all tournament players who have reached the age of eighty (80+). Our Standing Rules have been updated to reflect this change.
7/11/2016

In Memory
Memory We would like to be informed of any WSWGA members who have passed away. As you know, we try to recognize these ladies at our annual membership meetings. However, we sometimes are not made aware of their passing. If we know the names as well as when and where they died, we often can find their obituary on the internet which we can post here on our website for all to see. In addition, we need to remove them from our contacts list.

Therefore, please contact Falinda Hall either by phone, by email or text whenever you become aware of a member we have lost.
11/14/2016

Board Approves Tournament Site Coordinators
At the WSWGA's board meeting on July 13, 2015, the board appointed Brenda Stutheit and Falinda Hall to act as Tournament Site Coordinators. In that role, they will be responsible for seeking sites within the State of Wyoming in which to hold our annual tournament. They will be contacting PGA Professionals in cities that have the capacity to hold our tournament, and who have an active women's group of golfers that can appoint a Tournament Director and form a volunteer tournament committee. After gathering this information, it will be presented to the Board at their annual meeting.
7/19/2015

Scoring & Handicap Reminder

Just as a reminder, in our WSWGA annual tournaments, your actual gross and net scores are used to determine the Medalist, Low Gross, Low Net and Flight winners.   However, when your gross scores are posted into the GHIN handicap system, they will be adjusted based on the Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) pursuant to USGA rules.   In addition, they will be shown as a "Tournament" score.

The Equitable Stroke Control is part of the USGA's Handicap System, and is a feature of that system that is designed to minimize the effects of "disaster holes" on a golfer's handicap index.

Equitable Stroke Control sets a maximum per-hole score that will be submitted to GHIN for handicap purposes and those per-hole maximums are based on the particular course handicap wherever our annual tournament is played.   Below is a chart that shows the Equitable Stroke Control limits:

COURSE      
HANDICAP    
    MAXIMUM SCORE
ON ANY HOLE
9 or less         Double Bogey
10 through 19         7
20 through 29         8
30 through 39         9
40 or more         10

8/2/2014

Jackie Wilder - 2014

Kim Durfee - 2014

Joyce Jackson - 2014
 
Paying Your Annual Dues Is Of Great Significance
We would like to remind all of our members of the importance of paying your annual dues regardless of whether you plan on playing in our annual tournaments. Among the benefits of belonging to our organization, is that we help support many charities in the Wyoming communities where we play our annual tournaments. Since 2004, those charities have included various Animal Humane Societies, cancer foundations, Coalition Against Violence, hospice, and the Wyoming Make-A-Wish foundation. Your dues, as well as participation in our tournaments, make these charitable donations possible.

As you all know, it is not an easy task to host one of our annual tournaments. It is a lot of work for the local tournament committees. One of their rewards for all their effort is the ability to make a WSWGA donation to a charity of their choice in their local community. Even if you are not playing in that years' tournament, payment of your annual dues help them make this happen.

During the past several years, your board has discussed the raising of our "dues reinstatement fee" to discourage those members who choose to pay their annual dues only if they plan on playing in that years' tournament. No doubt, the subject will be revisited again at next years board meeting. In the meantime, the board asks for everyones cooperation in supporting the WSWGA organization, its local tournament committees and the many wonderful Wyoming charitable organizations by paying your dues each year regardless of your participation in the tournaments.

Finally, a special thanks to all those members who have graciously supported our organization by paying their dues each and every year - even when they are unable to participate in all of our tournaments.


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