2018 LGA South West Ireland Trip

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Seth Dufrene Wins 2017 LGA Mid-Amateur Championship

New Orleans, LA – August 6, 2017

Seth Dufrene of Luling won the 2017 LGA Mid-Amateur Championship at Bayou Oaks at City Park (South Course) in dramatic fashion. Dufrene had to wait 28 hours from the time he putted out on the final hole of the second round to the time he teed it up in a sudden death playoff against four-time LGA Mid-Amateur Champion Patrick Christovich of New Orleans. Second Round play was suspended at 1:50 PM on Saturday due to the torrential rainstorm that hit New Orleans, and the total amount of rainfall on Saturday and Sunday morning was approximately nine inches. It is a testament to the well-constructed golf course and especially to the grounds crew, led by Superintendent Ryan McCavitt, that play was able to resume at 12:00 PM on Sunday with playable conditions. The Tournament Committee determined that there was no chance of completing 54 holes, so the Championship was cut to 36 holes. That left two men, Christovich and Dufrene, atop the leaderboard at six-under par 138 through 36 holes. Once the Second Round was complete, a sudden death playoff commenced to determine the Champion.

MIKE RODRIGUE NAMED AS LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIATION DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT

Lafayette, LA    July 28, 2017
 
New Orleans’ Mike Rodrigue has been named recipient of the Louisiana Golf Association’s Distinguished Service Award for 2017.  The award was initiated in 1984 by the LGA to honor individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the game in Louisiana.
 
Rodrigue, whose name most people associate with the restaurant business, is the owner of Acme Oyster House restaurants across the southern U.S.  While his career in the restaurant business has been tremendously successful, his love for the game of golf and all it embodies is where his real passion lies. 
 
Mike was introduced to the game by his Dad in 1960, spending hours upon hours at New Orleans’ City Park driving range on Marconi Drive.  His first round was played on the #3 course at City Park in 1963, and many other rounds were played at the original four courses at City Park throughout the decade of the ‘60s.  His experience as a four year letterman in golf (team captain his senior year) at Jesuit High School led to a spot on the golf team at Tulane University, where he was coached by Jim Hart, Director of Golf at Lakewood Country Club. The Tulane linksters were regulars at Lakewood, the then-site of the PGA Tour’s New Orleans Classic, where Mike volunteered his time during the annual tournament. During his college days, he worked at Audubon Golf Course in the golf shop for 2000 DSA recipient Frank Mackel on weekends.

SETH DUFRENE AND JUSTIN LOWE WIN LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIATION 4-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP WIRE-TO-WIRE

July 23, 2017                New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2017 LGA Four-Ball Championship was both exciting and grueling. It took 23 hours and 13 minutes to complete the first round of play at English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans. Play was suspended at 1:50 PM on Saturday and resumed at 8:30 AM on Sunday. Five pairing groups were able to finish their first round on Saturday, so the second round was started at 8:30 AM as well. The final group to finish on Sunday put the flagstick in the hole on #18 at 5:50 PM. Nobody performed better under those difficult circumstances than Seth Dufrene of Luling and Justin Lowe of Alexandria. Dufrene and Lowe fired a first round 64 and a second round 67 to finish with a 36-hole total of 13-under par 131 and win the 2017 LGA Four-Ball Championship. Dufrene and Lowe carded one eagle, thirteen birdies, twenty pars, and two bogeys en route to the one shot victory. Connor and Parker Johnson of Baton Rouge finished tied for second place along with Alex Burt of Ruston and Clinton Shepard of Baton Rouge. The runners-up finished with a total of 12-under par 132.

NICHOLAS ARCEMENT WINS LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIAION JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Covington, Louisiana             July 14, 2017

The final round of the 60th LGA Junior Amateur Championship at Tchefuncta Country Club was and exciting one full of drama that included several lead changes. Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux played brilliantly to hold on to win by one stroke over Joey Kirkland of West Monroe and BJ Rogillio of Baton Rouge. Arcement shot a one-over par 72 on Friday to win the 2017 Championship. His final round consisted of two birdies, 13 pars, and 3 bogeys, and he was rock solid all day, never faltering under the pressure. This is Arcement’s first LGA Junior Amateur Championship, and the 16-year-old showcased his poise down the stretch.

LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIATION PARTNERS WITH SULLIVAN TRAVEL

Lafayette, LA--July 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Louisiana Golf Association has partnered with Sullivan Travel for “The Trip of a Lifetime” to Southwest Ireland. Sullivan Golf Travel is a family company that has been assisting golfers from all over the world with the ultimate in golf travel experiences since 2004.

This trip is a week full of fun. Participants will depart on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and return on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Listed below are the golf courses that participants will get to play:

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