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LGA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR 2019 USGA PJ BOATWRIGHT INTERNSHIP

October 18th, 2018 - Lafayette, LA

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is currently accepting applications for its 2019 USGA P.J. Boatwright internship.  The successful candidate will work with all staff members at the LGA and will see golf administration from a number of perspectives.

“This position will provide a wide-ranging experience for an individual that is considering the possibility of a career in golf administration.  We have had a number of former interns move on to full-time positions in the industry, both at the LGA and other golf associations,” said LGA Executive Director, Logan Ray.

LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

October 10, 2018 — Lafayette, Louisiana  

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) announced its 2019 Championship Schedule on Wednesday.  The LGA will conduct 14 Championships, in addition to 16 State Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship Qualifiers.  The LGA is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA, and as such, the governing body for amateur golf in Louisiana will conduct eight qualifiers on behalf of the USGA in 2019.   The LGA will officially unify with the Louisiana Women’s Golf Association, effective January 1, 2019, and the organization will add five women’s championships to next year’s slate.   “We are excited about our 2019 championship schedule and the quality venues we can provide our members an opportunity to play,” said LGA Executive Director Logan Ray.  “The 2019 schedule showcases facilities that give back to the game by hosting our Championships, and we sincerely appreciate their support.  We are especially proud to now conduct championships for women, and we are looking forward to a fun and competitive season.”  Truly, 2019 will be a banner year for amateur golfers in the Bayou State as the LGA travels to excellent courses.

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2018 LGA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

Lafayette, LA | October 2, 2018

The Louisiana Golf Association is pleased to award its 2018 Player of the Year to Brandon Aydlett of Metairie (left) and 2018 Senior Player of the Year to Ken Buchan of Monroe (right).

Aydlett won in dominating fashion, amassing 325 total points.  Jacob Bergeron of Slidell finished runner-up in the Player of the Year standings with 205 points.  The Senior Player of the Year race proved to be much tighter, and the results were not officially determined until the final putt dropped at the 2018 LGA Senior Four-Ball in September.  Buchan won that event with his partner Bart Dornier of Metairie, and as a result, he jumped four spots to finish the year in first place.  Buchan garnered 170 total points this season, earning a ten-point win over runner-up Robby McWilliams of Benton. 

Louisiana Wins Third Straight Junior River Cup

Sunday, September 23 - Canton, MS

Louisiana captured a third straight Junior River Cup on Sunday at Deerfield Golf Club. Team Louisiana started the day with a sizeable lead over Team Mississippi, leading 15-5 after Saturday's Four-Ball and Foursome matches. Needing only five points to retain the Cup, Team Louisiana could have played conservatively in order to protect their lead. However, in Sunday’s singles matches the players for Team Louisiana remained competitive to the very end and amassed another 15 points, winning 14 matches and halving two matches. It wasn’t easily done however. Team Mississippi proved formidable and several matches went deep into the back nine, with serveral going all the way to the 18th hole. Team Louisiana rose to the occasion once again, earning the victory on away soil. Louisiana’s winning score of 30-10 in the 2018 Junior River Cup was the second largest margin of vicotry in the histroy of the event dating back to 2011.

LGA AND LWGA TO UNIFY AS ONE GOLF ASSOCIATION TO BETTER SERVE ALL GOLFERS IN LOUISIANA

Lafayette, LA -- The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) and Louisiana Women’s Golf Association (LWGA) have announced that they will unify operations and programs of both associations with the goal of growing engagement among all golfers and clubs across Louisiana. Unification was approved by LWGA member clubs by a unanimous vote during the association’s general meeting, June 26, 2018, at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport. The unified organization will operate as the Louisiana Golf Association to serve as the USGA-designated Allied Golf Association for the state of Louisiana to foster stronger golf communities and improve the quality of services to golfers and golf clubs. The unification will bring consistency to statewide governance of the game and enhance member benefits and services for all golfers in the state.

"The LWGA, its officers, directors and members are excited about the unification with the LGA. We share a common goal of making golf the best it can be for all of us in Louisiana...and this initiative allows women golfers around the state the opportunity for an enhanced golf experience,” said LWGA President Sandra Smith. "We are grateful to the LGA for all it has done for us in the past and look forward to our future as one organization."

LGA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR USGA PJ BOATWRIGHT INTERNSHIP

 

October 18th, 2018  - Lafayette, LA

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is currently accepting applications for its 2019 USGA P.J. Boatwright internship.  The successful candidate will work with all staff members at the LGA and will see golf administration from a number of perspectives.

“This position will provide a wide-ranging experience for an individual that is considering the possibility of a career in golf administration.  We have had a number of former interns move on to full-time positions in the industry, both at the LGA and other golf associations,” said LGA Executive Director, Logan Ray.