Welcome to the Southern Nevada Golf Association for Business Women
SNGABW provides All women in Southern Nevada an opportunity to socialize and play golf at various golf courses in the area, to participate in special golf events including Team Play, Match Play, Club Championship, State Tournaments and the activities of the Women's Southern Nevada Golf Association.
Hard Card Addendum
A flagstick must not be removed from the hole for any reason. A player who removes a flagstick from the hole will be given a warning. If that player removes a flagstick from a hole again it will be a 2-stroke penalty. Any player who commits this offense for a third time will be disqualified from the competition. The act of removing a flagstick will trigger these penalties regardless if the player realizes it and puts the flagstick back in the hole before they make their stroke.
For Tournaments not using live scoring.
Each player will keep their own official scorecard. Each player will have a marker in their group who oversees keeping track of all scores for the player they are assigned to as a marker. The player must sign their official scorecard, but the marker will not sign it. The Committee will require a verbal confirmation from the marker at the scoring table as to the validity of the player’s scores.
Rakes in bunkers are not available. A player whose ball comes to rest in a bunker will have to play the ball as it lies unless these situations arise:
- Their ball comes to rest in a footprint.
- Their ball comes to rest in an abnormal condition that was caused because the bunker was unable to be raked by a previous group.
If one of the two above situations occur, the player will be afforded two options. They can lift the ball and place it within one club length, no nearer to the hole from where their ball came to rest, in a spot where the bunker has not been altered. The player’s second option will be to mark the spot of the ball and lift it. They can then smooth over the area with their foot or equipment to eliminate the abnormal condition in the bunker and then place the ball back where it originally came to rest.
NOTE: Not all lies in a bunker will be good lies. The player must be virtually certain that their ball’s lie is affected by the inability to have rakes in that bunker. Just having a bad lie with no real evidence that the bad lie was caused by a previous group not being able to rake the area is not in itself grounds to lift the golf ball and proceed under of one of the two above options. For example, a ball that plugs in the bunker is not caused by not having rakes present. If a player’s ball plugs in the bunker they will have to play that ball as it lies and are not entitled to free relief in that instance.
Pace of Play:
The Tournament Committee understands that we may have more players who choose to walk the golf course to do their best to adhere to social distancing guidelines. While this is encouraged for anyone who wishes to do so walkers will be held to the same pace of play standards as every other player in the field.
Spotlight Back Nine News:
Karen Herness Most Improved Golfer 2020
Congratulations Karen Herness!
This terrific golfer managed to drop her handicap from an 8 to a 4 over the 2020 year. We can all appreciate what a feat that is. Karen has called herself a "very passionate golfer and the first thing after moving to Las Vegas was to seek out places to play golf." Karen belongs to several clubs and enjoys the social aspect but really enjoys the competitive aspect.
Karen wears many hats. Besides being an avid golfer, Karen serves as the President of the Women's Southern Nevada Golf Association, shares role of Captain for the Southern Nevada Silver Cup Team, and is the Team Captain for one of Chimera's Team Play teams. Karen takes all of her roles seriously and hopes to bring the same dedication to help all women in Las Vegas.
Member Spotlight in Back Nine News
Most Improved Golfer 2019
I consider myself a golf-aholic. Over the past 16 years, I've participated in various golf clubs and leagues all over the country. Since living here in Las Vegas, I play as much golf as I can and I enjoy volunteering as a coach/trainer at Jennifer Alexander's LPGA/USGA Girls Golf School. I enjoy playing with SNGABW and appreciate the acknowledgment of my handicap dropping by awarding me the Most Improved Golfer for the 2019 year.
Christmas Party: December 14th, 2019 Eagle Crest GC
Jingle Balls: November 19th, 2019
Club Championship: June 1st & 2nd, 2019
Here are the 2019 winners:
CLUB CHAMPION: Theresa Prospero who shot 77, 75. CONGRATULATIONS THERESA ON AN OUTSTANDING TWO DAYS OF GOLF!
OVERALL NET: Theresa Summers who broke 80 for the first time today.
GOLD FLIGHT LOW GROSS: Danielle Kaylor
GOLD FLIGHT LOW NET: Monica Fairbanks (Card off with Gail Chow)
SILVER FLIGHT LOW GROSS: Christine Soscia
SILVER FLIGHT LOW NET: Margie Cashwell
BRONZE FLIGHT LOW GROSS: Nicole Nolan
BRONZE FLIGHT LOW NET: Fay Geddes
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!
Club Champion Theresa Prospero!
Maary Smith Tournament- 2019
The Championship Match between My Paulsen and Nicole Nolan was held today at Las Vegas National. While it was a crappy, windy day for golf, most of the members who signed up persevered till the end and cheered on My and Nicole.
Our 2019 Maary Smith Champion is Nicole Nolan! It came down to the last hole, so it was an exciting match. Many thanks to My and Nicole for playing their match today. They are both great match players.
Christy Smith and Nicole Nolan had their Maary Smith match today which went one extra hole. Nicole came out the winner and is now in the Championship Match at Las Vegas National on May 19. My Paulsen and Barb Ford will be playing their match next Friday to determine who will meet Nicole for the Championship. Good luck to all!
My Paulsen and Monica Fairbanks were able to make-up their third round match yesterday with My winning the match. My will now play Barb Ford in the next round. They will not be able to play their match with us on Saturday, but will be making it up before the Championship Match at Las Vegas National on May 19.
_______________________________________________________ Three of the four matches in Round 3 of the Maary Smith match play tournament is in the books.
Here are the results:
Nicole Nolan defeated Karen Herness
Christy Smith defeated Audrey Jordan
Nicole will play Christy next round.
Barb Ford defeated Danielle Kaylor
My Paulsen and Monica Fairbanks will be making up their match next week.
Barb will play the winner of the My/Monica match.
Here are the results:
Karen Herness defeated Brenda Asato (19 holes)
Nicole Nolan defeated Christine Soscia
Karen will play Nicole next round.
Christy Smith defeated Tomoko Miyazono
Audrey Jordan defeated Margie Cashwell.
Christy will play Audrey next round.
Karen, Nicole, Christy and Audrey will be a foursome.
My Paulsen defeated Deb Koch
Monica Fairbanks defeated Karen Huckabay
My will play Monica next round.
Danielle Kaylor defeated Lorna Daniels
Barb Ford defeated Lai Rippee
Danielle will play Barb next round.
My, Monica, Danielle and Barb will be a foursome.
The first round of our Maary Smith match play tournament was held 3/24th at Las Vegas National. It was a beautiful day and here are the results:
Karen Herness moves forward as Suzanne Desmarais withdrew due to injury.
Brenda Asato defeated Kathy Faber.
Karen plays Brenda next round.
Nicole Nolan defeated Gail Chow.
Christine Soscia defeated Kathy Dunnuck.
Nicole plays Christine next round.
Tomoko Miyazono defeated Kim Bazzelle.
Christy Smith defeated Nancy Lauback.
Tomoko plays Christy next round.
Audrey Jordan defeated Melissa Miller.
Audrey plays the winner of the Margie Cashwell/Fay Geddes match to be played April 4.
My Paulsen defeated Maggie Bowgren.
Deb Koch defeated Verna Huiskamp.
My plays Deb next round.
Karen Huckabay defeated Leila Vasumaki.
Monica Fairbanks defeated Janet Veloz.
Karen plays Monica next round.
Danielle Kaylor defeated Rose Coker.
Lorna Daniels defeated Theresa Summers.
Danielle plays Lorna next round.
Barb Ford defeated Peggy Gore.
Lai Rippee defeated Karen Bernard.
Barb plays Lai next round.
State Women’s Golf Association: April 28th & 29th, 2019
Date: April 28-29, 2019
Deadline: April 14, 2019, no refunds after that date
Format: 36-hole, two-person team (team score is one best ball of the two players)
Location: Mountain Falls Golf Club
Entry Fee: $306 per team
ENTRIES: Deadline to enter is April 14, 2019. No refunds will be given after that date. Incomplete entries will be considered void and not accepted.