SGA Embraces Torrey Pines
SGA Embraces Torrey Pines
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These cute girls show off the breathtaking beauty of the Torrey Pines Golf Course, in its glory overlooking the majestic Pacific. L to R are Gail, Mary Lou, Beth, and Jean. 
 SGA Torrey Pines 2022 
February 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
North and South Courses
La Jolla, California
Winners Jeff Leech, Charlene Gideon, Linda Lago, & Rick Stallings celebrate in Southern California
Bill, Gail, Jean & Innes
Phil, Linda, Beth & Terry

SGA Embraces Torrey Pines
The Senior Golfers first ventured to Torrey Pines, California, in 2004, It was exiting to be back right after the state opened up following its strict Covid 19 restrictions. Although cold temperatures surprised Californians and visitors alike on the first two days of play, the lively group of Senior Golfers sportily enjoyed everyting about the South and North courses, the luxurious Lodge at Torrey Pines, and the charming LaJolla area. 
The 2022 event opened with dinner in a beautiful Craftsman-inspired banquet room at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.  It was an honor to welcome Texas newcomers David Bouquet and Pam Johnson, along with Louisianans Gene and Peggy Fortier.
While temperatures were cold in San Diego, most of the country was undergoing winter blizzard conditions, so the bright sunshine was welcomed by players. Play on the first two days was on the South Course, which participants found to be extremely beautiful and dramatic.  The final day's play was on the difficult North Course, with its world-class views over the Pacific, the LaJolla cliffs, and the Torrey Pines State Reserve.
The event closed out with dinner and awards in the Lodge's Alfred Mitchell Room, which was gorgeously decorated for the Senior Golfers.  Winner for the men was Rick Stallings, who had an event low of 88 on the opening day.  "It is great to be back with SGA," said Rick. "We always have a great time at the events, and this was no exception. We are looking forward to joining you again soon." Rick edged out Runner-up Innes Mather by just one stroke.
Lady winner was Charlene Gideon. "I've enjoyed playing with SGA each time I have attended," said Charlene, "and this trip was especially nice for me, because my good Texas friends from home, Pam Johnson and David Bouquet, were here with me." Runner-up for the ladies was fellow Texan Jean Spradling. 
Low Net winners were fellow Texans Linda Lago and Jeff Leech. Jeff will be joining the group next month at Muscle Shoals, Alabama, once again to enjoy the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Net Runners-up were fellow Pittsburghians Gail Florence and Bill Ries.   Daily Gross winners were Innes Mather and Jean Spradling, and net winners were Beth Murphy and Rick Stallings. Close to pin awards went to Sue Arnold, Gene Fortier, Terry Murphy, and Jean Spradling. Winning Best Ball Team was Linda & Phil Lago and Beth & Terry Murphy, with Sue Arnold & Jeff Leech and David Bouquet & Pam Johnson in second place. Congratulations to all!!
David & Pam
Gene & Catherine
Rick, Jean, Beth & Innes
Gene, Jean, Sue & Terry
Siamak Fine Art Gallery, La Jolla by the Sea

La Jolla has long been known for its iconic and cutting-edge galleries. SGA FoGs Peggy Fortier, Deena Mather, and Director Cynthia Swanson enjoyed the vivid and delightful paintings at  the Siamak Gallery, and were fortunate to meet the main artist himself, who shared with them a bit of his life, from Persia to Paris to La Jolla. 
Siamak creates works of art that do not merely copy nature, but change the composition of nature, altering it so that the viewer recognizes something familiar, and yet is mesmerized by something exciting and new. Siamak uses traditional, impressionistic techniques and then incorporates abstraction of perspective, form, and color as part of his unique and daring composition.
He is known for his use of the palette knife technique, a demanding method that requires a deliberate touch with no room to correct and repaint. Siamak has owned and operated a successful gallery in La Jolla for over twenty years. Seasoned connoisseurs and new collectors alike – who recognize the best in quality, expression, and technique – have enthusiastically acquired the work of Siamak.
Louis Kahn looks out from the side of a bank...
The Murals of La Jolla public art display is a treat to enjoy.
Coming Up...

SGA events in the immediate future are:

Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-HIlls, Florida, March 21-24, 2022
Alabama Golf Trail, The Shoals, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, April 3-6, 2022
Beautiful Bermuda, Newstead Belmont Hills, May 9-12, 2022
Homecoming, Old Edwards Golf Club, 200 Main Inn, Highlands, NC, June 5-8, 2022

Plan to join us!  Reply to this email, or call the SGA office at 843-626-8100, for details. We are taking the pandemic very seriously, and are thankful that the great game of golf has afforded an opportunity for socially-distanced gathering, outdoor activities, and enjoyable memories even during this unique time. 
 Let us hear from you!

Catherine & Cynthia
SGA FoGs Peggy & Deena, seen here with their artsy side going on, invite you to join us again soon!

We'll have a wonderful time! 

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