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Lafayette, Louisiana — November 18, 2015
The Louisiana Golf Association is pleased to announce that it won the 2015 International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) Gold Tee Award in the category of “Communications / Marketing / PR / Branding.” This marks the second time in as many years that the LGA has won this award, having also been the recipient of the inaugural IAGA Gold Tee award in the same category in 2014. The Gold Tee Awards were established to recognize member association achievements and best practices. LGA Executive Director Carr McCalla and Assistant Executive Director Logan Ray were on hand to accept the award last week in Monterey, California, site of the 2015 IAGA Annual Conference.
Logan Ray said of the achievement, “This award is a reflection of the hard work that our entire staff has put in to growing the game of golf in Louisiana and the LGA brand. Our website (www.LGAgolf.org) and social media have played a crucial role for us in communicating with our constituents and followers, and we strive to keep all of our content fresh and relevant. A sincere thanks goes to the IAGA for the award and recognition. I’d also like to thank our Executive Director, Carr McCalla, for allowing our staff the freedom to manage our social media accounts and put a personal touch on our posts. Being able to create these marketing strategies and connect with the USGA, other state and regional golf associations, and golfers around the world through social media has been fun… Winning back-to-back Gold Tee Awards speaks volumes about what we’re trying to do as a staff, which is positively promote the game in Louisiana.”
Lafayette, Louisiana November 6, 2015
It’s hard to believe that we’re about to bring down the curtain on 2015. With Thanksgiving just around the corner perhaps a word of thanks to our wonderful game for another great year is in order.
We began the year with an enjoyable little get-together in Augusta, GA. Jordan Spieth’s coming-out party was quite the event. Little did we know at the time that he would go on to win the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and keep us all on the edge of our seats at St. Andrews. And how about those LSU Tiger golfers? Chuck Winstead’s crew brought home the BIG trophy in June from Concession Golf Club in Florida, exactly 60 years removed from the last LSU NCAA golf championship.
As we move through the club licensing process for the next four year cycle, 2016-19, we reflect on some frequently asked questions that have been posed during our Handicap Seminars. The first question references Section 5 of the USGA Handicap System Manual, more specifically how to post scores from an unrated set of tees. Often times, this happens when a player plays from a set of tees that has not been rated for their gender, i.e., a Senior male plays from a foward set of tees that has been rated for women only. The second most commonly asked question references Section 3 of the USGA Handicap System Manual and occurs when players compete from a different set of tees. How do you make it an equitable competition? See below for more details.
The R&A and the United States Golf Association announced on Monday, October 26 the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The new Rules book is the culmination of the normal four-year review cycle and is a collaborative work by The R&A and the USGA that applies worldwide to all golfers.
Among the most significant of the changes in the 2016 edition of the Rules are the following:
Withdrawal of Rule on Ball Moving After Address - Rule 18-2b (Ball Moving after Address) has been withdrawn. This means that if a ball at rest moves after the player addresses it, the player is no longer automatically deemed to have caused the ball to move. A one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 will be applied only when the facts show that the player has caused the ball to move.
Shreveport’s own Phillip Barbaree, as well as many other outstanding junior golfers from around the world gathered at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, for the annual Spirit International Golf Tournament, October 9-15, 2015. Barbaree, the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur Champion and LSU commit, led the way with an incredible performance that included clutch putting. The U.S. team overcame a two-stroke deficit with three holes to play to defeat Mexico and win the Spirit International Championship.
October 16, 2015 — Lafayette, Louisiana
The Louisiana Golf Association announced its 2016 Championship Schedule on Friday. The LGA will again conduct ten Championship and 16 qualifying events during 2016, beginning the fourth weekend in April with the Club Team Championship and concluding the last weekend in September with the Senior 4-Ball Championship.
“We are excited about our 2016 LGA Championship schedule and the quality venues we can provide our players an opportunity to play,” said LGA Assistant Executive Director Logan Ray. “The 2016 schedule showcases facilities across the state of Louisiana that make a conscientious effort to give back to the game by hosting our Championships. We sincerely appreciate their support and are looking forward to a fun and competitive 2016 Season at these excellent golf courses.”
October 13, 2015 -- The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) today announced The Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge as the host site for the 2017 LGA Amateur Championship. This will be 98th edition of the LGA Amateur Championship and the third to be held at The Country Club of Louisiana (1999 and 2006 previously). The dates of the Championship are June 8-11.
LGA Member Club, Squire Creek Country Club, located in Choudrant, Louisiana (just outside of Ruston) was a wonderful host for the 29th U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. This was the first USGA Championship to be conducted in Louisiana since the 1960s, and it was first class. Led by LGA Board of Directors Member and Squire Creek General Manager Ricky Maier, the entire Squire Creek staff went above and beyond the call to showcase Louisiana hospitality to patrons and players from all across the world. In addition, the golf course was in immaculate condition and provided a stern test for competitors. The Tom Fazio designed track played to a par-72 at approximately 6,061 yards. Three Louisiana women participated in this Championship, and they all competed brilliantly, representing our state on the national level. Ashley Tonore, 38, of Monroe, La., and Kay Daniel, 44, of Covington, La., advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, and Sarah Davison, of Choudrant, La., advanced to the Round of 32.
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