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2018 Annual Tournament in Worland
The 52nd Annual WSWGA Tournament was held at Worland's Green Hills Golf Course on July 16-18, 2018. The Tournament Director was Beth Voss. For more information, please check their tournament page by clicking HERE. The page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Ladies Par Breakers Tournament
We have been asked to place a flyer for the Annual Ladies Par Breakers Tournament on our website which will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 28th, 29th and 30th at the Olive Glenn Golf Course in Cody. The practice round is on Tuesday and you need to call the Pro-Shop for tee times. This is a two-person team event. This tournament is not associated with the WSWGA. If you have any questions about it, contact the Olive Glenn Golf & CC Pro-Shop at 307-587-5551.

Click HERE to view and print their Information Flyer and Entry Form.
Click HERE to view and print their Schedule of Events.
8/4/2018
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
2018 Worland $3,800.00     a) Washakie Cnty Ministerial Food Bank
  "   " $3,800.00     b) At Risk Student Assistance
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 $63,574.47    

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!
7/30/2018

Gillette to Host 2019 Annual Tournament
It was announced at the general membership meeting on July 17, 2018 that the board had approved a proposal from Gillette to host the 2019 annual tournament. It will be held at the Bell Nob golf course. Trudy Durfee will be the Tournament Director.

The schedule at this time is:
  • 2019 - Gillette's Bell Nob Golf Course (July 15, 16, 17)
  • 2020 - Cody's Olive Gleen Golf Course (July 13, 14, 15)
  • 2021 - TBD         (July 14, 15, 16)
7/18/2018

McGinnis, Kintzel & Watters Elected to Board
At the general membership meeting on July 17, 2018, Rita McGinnis (Pinedale), Lee Kintzel (Jackson) and Barbara Watters (Casper), were elected to three year terms on the board. Lee and Barbara replace Leslie Petersen and Penny Steever whose terms had expired. Although Rita'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 Lee Kintzel (Secretary).

7/17/2018
Wayne T. Voss Passes Away
We were informed today that Wayne Voss, husband of Beth Voss, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 after battling cancer over a year.

Our deepest sympathy to Beth and her family.

You may read his obituary by clicking HERE.
5/29/2018
Please Welcome Our 2018 New Members
As of today, we have 14 new members which are:
*Betz, Allison - Cody*Brown, Karen M - Thayne*Clark, Connie Jo - Worland
*Cooper, Rebecca A - Tensleep*Freese, Loni L - Riverton*Hoffman, Nancy R - Cody
*Jones, Kelly M - Worland*Koski, Tracy L - Casper*Malicoat, Karen L - Green River
*Mathison, Mary Ann - Worland*McGarvin, Donna L - Worland*Medow, Bonny - Shoshoni
Neumann, Reba J - Worland*Pfiefer, Barbara - Casper

* = Registered for tourney
8/17/2018

Board Recognizes Member Donations With 2018 Dues Payments
The WSWGA Board of Directors would like to recognize the following for their donations made when paying their 2018 membership dues. Their combined generosity has raised $1187 (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 AlbersMarvene AlexanderAllison BetzSusan Brodie
Carol ButlerDonna ClevelandMary ComingsTeresa Diedrich
Patricia DuncanKimberly DurfeeTrudy DurfeeVasca Gilmore
Carole GroschFalinda HallSusan HendrickJoyce Jackson
Bonnie JohnsonMiriam KlingspornTracy KoskiRene` Lee
Rosemary LoosDonna LozierTamara MarshallAmy McClure
Nancy McGuireKathi McKeeGeorgia MooreMarty Jo Ortiz
Sharon OstranderLeslie PetersenTara RobinsonKim Salveson
Bobbie StrattonBrenda StutheitCathy ToolsonBarbara Watters
Allison WebbJean WheatleySandra WillisDixie Wills
Sandra WilsonCarol WoodwardPatricia Yeager

Prior year member donations with dues payments were: 2017 = $1,210; 2016 = $995; 2015 = $760; 2014 = $835; 2013 = $580; 2012 = $570; 2011 = $245; 2010 = $200; 2009 = $80;
8/17/2018
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 2018. 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
Pinnacle Banks are currently located in Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Moorcroft, Newcastle, Powell, Thermopolis, Torrington and Worland. The next time you visit Pinnacle Bank in your area, tell them thank you for supporting us.
3/12/2018

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 send our Webmaster an Email by clicking webmaster@wswga.org whenever you become aware of a member we have lost.
1/14/2018

New Nifty Niner Flight Starting in 2018
The task of having a special 9-hole daily flight within our traditional WSWGA annual tournament has been more difficult than we had previously envisioned. After considerable debate it seemed like we had more questions than we had answers in just how it could be accomplished without significantly impacting our longstanding traditional 18-hole players as well as minimizing the workload for the local tournament committees. After a great deal of communication between the Board, the Registrar and our Webmaster, the following is a summary of how it will be handled:

Commencing with our 2018 annual tournament in Worland, there will be a special 9-hole/day flight available for ladies, regardless of age, who can no longer play 18-holes/day due to physical or medical reasons. The flight will be called the 'Nifty Niner Flight'. We will make this flight available each year providing there are 1 or more participants. Those who want to play in this new flight MUST indicate so on their tournament entry form. Since this new flight does not conform to our traditional way of running our tournament, we will keep it as simple as possible and blend it in seamlessly with the 18-hole players as best that we can. However, these ladies will only play the front 9 holes on the first day of the tournament and then play the back 9 holes on the second day. They will be given 50% of their normal course handicap each day which will result in their receiving 100% of their normal course handicap over all 18 holes. When the local tournament committee sets up the daily starting holes, they will try their best to place these ladies on or just prior to their daily 9 hole round (hole #1, #18 or #17 the first day and hole #10, #9 or #8 the second day). By doing this, they would then have the option to quit upon finishing their daily 9-hole round and would not have to ride the remaining holes. The entry fee for playing in this flight will be the same entry fee the 18-hole players pay.

Again, this flight is ONLY for those who have physical or medical reasons for wanting to play only 9 holes each day.

12/14/2017
Scoring & Reminder
Just as a reminder, in our WSWGA annual tournaments, your acutal 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

2/9/2018
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  
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 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


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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