Deerwood Golf Club Play-day

Deerwood Golf Club Play-day will be held on Saturday, April 25th.  The EVITE will be out first of April! Mark your calendars!

North South LAGA Challenge Cup South Team
Reminder: Deadline is March 13th to sign up for the North South LAGA Challenge Cup on EVITE.  The lowest 16 indexes will make the team, an alternates list will be established by indexes.  Once teams have been determined each player will be emailed more information about attire, housing, etc.


Congratulations to Cindy Gilkeson.  She made a Hole in One on #16 at The Quarry Golf course in San Antonio.  Our first STXLAGA Hole in One for 2020.


North South LAGA Challenge Cup


North South LAGA Challenge Cup
March 27-29, 2020 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 13, 2020, 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 27th practice round tee times all day. Saturday, March 28th will be a 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start, Sunday, March 29th will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

South Player Fees: $290.40 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. Please contact Crown Colony Golf Shop at (936)637-8800 to make a practice round tee time. Courtyard Marriott has a small number of rooms blocked for Friday night at players’ expense. Contact Lindsey Rawls directly at (936)632-0777 to make Friday night reservations.

If we have no alternates and a player withdraws, they must pay the $290.40 to STXLAGA. STXLAGA will pay Crown Colony and Courtyard Marriott in good faith. STXLAGA has contributed towards your original fee of $352.90. Players must be a 2020 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 27, 2020
Optional Practice Round

Saturday, March 28, 2020
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 29, 2020
7:00 a.m. Full Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start Round Two Competition
1:00 p.m. Luncheon, Awards Ceremony

$2,000 Chairitable Contribution, 2020 Membership and upcoming events

$2,000 Chairitable Contribution made Thanks to STXLAGA member support
STXLAGA contributed a gift of $1,000 to Grammy’s Cookie Convoy, Inc. Grammy’s Cookie Convoy has been serving our troops since 2005, sending over 250,000 cookies to the troops overseas. The local fundraising Golf Tournament will be held on November 7, 2020 Saturday at Bentwater Yacht and Country Club. For more information, contact Marlene Summers at or go to

We also contributed $1,000 to the TGA Foundation Junior Girls Travel Fund. This program was established in 1986 to offset expenses for girls residing in Texas, age 17 & under who qualify for the US Girls Junior National Championship. The local fundraising Golf Tournament “The Nezzie” will be held on June 23, 2020 Tuesday at Riverbend Country Club. If you are interested in participating in the Nezzie, contact Ellen Earle at

If you want to feed your competitive spirit with a great group of ladies, please submit your membership dues and join us!  Membership Fee is $25. Hole in One Fee is $5, this is optional.  Make checks payable to April Staffa, 2405 Andrews Ct., LaPorte, TX 77571. Contact April at (832)248-9623. April will need to know your name, address, phone number, email (for EVITE), club, handicap index and GHIN number. Handicap limit max 15.0

Upcoming Events
February 22 Saturday The Quarry, San Antonio
March 27-29 Friday-Saturday, North South Challenge Cup, Crown Colony Lufkin

Evites will be out soon with all of the details.