North South Challenge Cup Information

EVITE will be out the week of January 22nd to sign up.  Go South!

North South Ladies Amateur Golf Association Challenge Cup
March 23-25, Saturday and Sunday
Crown Colony, Lufkin TX

Committee: LAGA and STXLAGA Boards

Teams: The Challenge will consist of 32 players, sixteen representing LAGA and sixteen representing STXLAGA. Each individual will sign up through EVITE. There will be two EVITE’s sent six weeks before the event, one for the North Team and one for the South Team. The 16 lowest GHIN indexes as of March 9, 2018, two weeks before the competition will make each team. An Alternates list will be established by indexes. Once teams have been determined each player will be emailed more information about Team Attire, housing, etc.

Format: Four-Ball Match Play, gross only competition. Four-ball match play is where two players play their better ball against the better ball of two other players. Each match will compete for one total point on each hole. If a hole is halved, each side will receive a half point. The total points available for each match is 18 points. As a reminder this is a gross only event.

During the competition, each team will be paired from the low GHIN index to the highest GHIN index. This will ensure similar handicaps are competing against one another. Round one, seeds #1 & #2 play each other, #3 & #4 and so on. Round two matches will shift, so the #1 & #3 seeds will play each other, #2 & #4, #5 & 7, #6 & #8 and so on.

At the end of the competition the team who has earned the most cumulative gross points is the North South Challenge Cup winner.
Competition: Two-day Tournament with an optional practice round. Friday, March 23rd practice round tee times all day. Saturday, March 24th will be a 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start, Sunday, March 25th will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

South Player Fees: $321.65 paid to Crown Colony, includes shared Hotel Room at the new Courtyard Marriott for Saturday Night, both rounds of golf, golf carts and range-balls, all Food and Beverage, see menu below. Practice rounds will be $35 and are optional. Courtyard Marriott has a small number of rooms blocked for Friday night at players’ expense.

If we have no alternates and a player withdraws, they must pay the $321.65 to STXLAGA. STXLAGA will pay Crown Colony in good faith. STXLAGA has contributed towards your original fee of $352.90. Players must be a 2018 STXLAGA Member to participate. STXLAGA yearly Membership fee is $25, Print and mail a Membership form, go to

Food and Beverage: Lunch buffet on Saturday before golf, heavy hors d’oeuvres on Saturday evening with a cash bar, a full breakfast Sunday Morning before play and a full lunch following golf with a cash bar. Menu below:

Deli Lunch buffet: ham, smoked turkey, American & Swiss cheese sandwiches, chips, cookie, apple with choice of bottled water or soft drink. Heavy Hors d’oeurves: beef carving station, boiled shrimp, fresh fruit, gourmet cheese, coconut crusted chicken with tropical Pina Coloda dipping sauce, fontina and Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, cold canapes with chicken & Tuna salads in phyllo pastry. Breakfast: scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, grits/hash browns, biscuits/gravy, assorted Danish, fruit, cereals, milk, juice and coffee. Lunch: garden salad bar, southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cream gravy, green beans with bacon & onion, homemade yeast rolls and Mrs. Dorothy’s banana pudding.

Schedule of Events
Friday, March 23, 2018
Optional Practice Round
Saturday, March 24, 2018
11:00 a.m. Lunch Buffet
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start Round One Competition
5:30 p.m. Reception, Hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar
Sunday, March 25, 2018
7:00 a.m. Full Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start Round Two Competition
1:00 p.m. Luncheon, Awards Ceremony