Welcome to WSNGA Team Play, the 2022 version. Yes, it’s time to already be looking ahead for the 2022 events. The four-person women team events feature players from 17 golf clubs around the valley along with two teams from Mesquite. –by Bill Bowman, Las Vegas Golf Insider staff
“We wound up with 17 teams last year and added two this year,” said Nancy Lauback, WSNGA Team Play coordinator. “Anthem Country Club and Conestoga (in Mesquite) have both joined so now we have two teams from Mesquite.”
Lauback said the 2021 events were well-accepted despite the fact the COVID woes hit everyone.
“We made it through the year and that was great,” she said. “We got a couple of extra courses on board and in the end, everyone was happy. Now, here we go again.”
The play will look a little different in 2022.
“We have a Blue Division and a Red Division,” Lauback said. “Each side will play a round-robin season to determine the winners. There will be nine courses on the blue side and nine courses on the red side.”
Lauback said it’s starting to look a little like a pro football season.
“It’s kind of turning into the NFL with the American and National divisions with the winners meeting at the end for the Super Bowl of Southern Nevada golf,” she said with a laugh.
The league play starts early with the first matches set for Jan. 24, 2022. The Red Division will open at Anthem Country Club and the Blue Division will open at Red Rock Country Club.
The season, which includes nine weeks of play, ends with the final regular-season matches held May 16 in Mesquite before the championship matches on May 23 at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort.
The finale will feature the overall winner in the blue and red divisions meeting up for the title. The top gross team and the top net team from each side will also square off for bragging rights and a trophy.
In the 2021 finale, held June 8, 2021, at Las Vegas National, the Southern Nevada Business Women Association beat Boulder City Purple to claim the overall title. The gross championship team was Canyon Gate and the net crown went to Siena.
Lauback gives credit to Elizabeth Bridge who is in charge of the Blue Division and Sandy Barletta who is leading the way in the Red Division.
“They are doing everything and doing a lot,” Lauback said. “They are running the scoring through Golf Genius and that’s no easy task as it’s a shotgun start every time. They also produce the scorecards and come up with the pairings. They are also in communication with the golf courses each week to make sure everything runs smoothly.”
If you’re a member at a golf course or country club and are interested in learning more about the WSNGA Team Play league, contact Nancy Lauback at 405.922.1318 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We’re already planning on 2023,” she said. “We’ve got to work on getting the golf courses on board and also see who is interested in playing. Who knows, we may get to add a few more teams in 2023.