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Women's Golf Groups

There are a number of other women's groups which play golf in the area.  For your convenience, we have listed some here.  There are local, regional and state organizations/groups. For additional Bella Visa POA golf groups, please see the 2019 Golf Groups book.

If you are a facilitator for a group and would like to have your group added to this list, please email us (see link in sidebar) your group name, a contact name and a summary of group play.

Local Bella Vista Groups

2nd & 4th Monday Ladies Handicap Match Play
Contact Jan Simms (479-544-5433) or Peggy Crabtree (479-381-8229)

Our group plays 2nd & 4th Mondays April through October. We have a Spring organizational meeting and a Fall luncheon. There are currently 48 full time players, divided evenly into 6 teams. At our Spring organizational meeting, each team elects a Captain and Co-Captain and team name. $7.00 is paid by each team member and is distributed to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place team at the Fall luncheon. Membership is open to all handicap levels as openings occur. Our substitute list is always open and is a good way to get to know us. We play a competitive, friendly match play game utilizing each players current handicap; and, when possible meet afterwards in the clubhouse for a beverage and socializing. If interested in joining full-time or as a substitute player, please call Peggy Crabtree.

Ladies' 18-Hole Scratch Match Play
Contact Stevie Lamar, Linda Ekiss, Linda Roberts

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from April to October. Teams are set as equally as possible by the handicap index at the end of the previous year.  Competition is governed by "scratch" play, no handicaps. This group is always open to inquiries for joining and/or substituting.  Contact Stevie Lamar or Gail Kidd for more information.

Tuesday Tees
Contact Mary Riorden.

This group consists of 20 regular members who play 18 holes every Tuesday from April through the end of October.  However, we need numerous substitutes!  Each week one of the regulars is designated as the "Captain" and must decide what the game will be for the entire group.  Every player puts in $1.00 each week for the game and the group normally pays out first, second and third place for the game that week.  We also have lunch afterwards or a beverage of your choice while waiting for all the teams to finish their rounds.  This group is made up of women from all handicap levels.  We were and will continue to be a group of women who get together and have fun playing golf.  If you would like to learn more about the group, please contact Mary Riorden.

State Groups

Arkansas Women's Golf Association

The Arkansas Women’s Golf Association (AWGA) was established in 1924. Over the last 86 years, thousands of women golfers young and old have been served by the AWGA. We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Our officers and board generously give their time to operate tournaments and social events for our members. 

AWGA has hosted the State Match Play Championship since 1924 and the State Stroke Play Championship since 1983. Additionally, we offer two day designated stroke play events and a Four Ball tournament. AWGA is the official sponsor of three team events, the Fore States Cup Team, the Tri States Junior Girls Team and the USGA State Team for Arkansas. 

Junior Girls golf has been a staple of our organization since 1957. If you are a member of AWGA, 80% of your membership fee supports junior girls’ golf in Arkansas. Our Junior tournaments include the Junior Girls’ Stroke Play since 1957, the Tri States Junior competition, the State High School Girls’ Overall Tournament. Junior girl golfers are not required to pay a membership fee in our organization in order to compete and we do not limit the number of female participants in our junior tournaments. 

AWGA has been licensed since 1996 by the USGA to offer handicapping services to our members. We provide 24/7 handicap assistance to any member, male or female. As an organization, we have a USGA licensed course rating team. There is no charge to a member club for course rating. 

New in 2010 was our first ever Scramble tournament, which debuted at beautiful Tunica National in Tunica , Mississippi. Also in 2010, we unveiled a new form of competition which we call the AWGA Challenge Series. Details and entry forms for all our tournaments appear on our website at www.awga.us

The Arkansas Women’s Golf Association has a goal of fun golf and great fellowship. We offer tournaments for everyone regardless of age and handicap level. As a state organization, we try to hold our tournaments in a variety of locations and at some of the finest golf courses available. We hope that you will take the opportunity to come join us. Not only will your golf game improve, but so will your attitude. We look forward to seeing you in 2010.

We thank Doris Herren, President of the AWGA in 2010, for providing this information about their organization.  

The local AWGA contact is Vicky Styles.