Southwest Amputee Golf Associaion
Upcoming Tournaments for 2021
More information on each tournament can be found on the Upcoming Events page as it becomes available
Howdy SWAGA golfers,
Enjoying the weather in Texas?? I thought I left this kind of weather behind me when I moved in from Anchorage, AK. Apparently not!!! So now seems like a good time to talk about warmer weather to come and some SWAGA golf tournaments this year.
We have confirmed dates and courses for all 3 tournaments in 2021. They are as follows:
April 10-11: Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose, TX. This golf venue includes 2-18 hole courses. There’s a Links course and a Lakes Course. Both are interesting, challenging, and fun to play. We plan to play both courses for this tournament. There are 4 national branded hotels within a couple of miles of the course, as well as, a couple of nice RV parks nearby. LaQuinta (does that still mean “next to Denny’s), Comfort Inn, Best Western, and Quality Inn. You may find a Holiday Inn Express listed, but the hotel is closed long term due to storm damage.
June 5-6; Cottonwood Golf Course, Waco, TX. We played this course in 2020. Unfortunately, I remember all too well a couple of double pars and maybe some of you as well. Not this year, Cottonwood....not going to happen.
September 25-26, The Hideout Golf Club, Brownwood, TX. This course needs no introduction for most of us as SWAGA tournaments have played this course over the past few years. The City of Early has been an excellent sponsor of this tournament for us.
More details with be forthcoming. Just wanted to get initial information out to y’all so you can make plans accordingly.
One major change this year. We will no longer be looking for a block of rooms in a hotel near the courses. Your board decided that there’s no real savings to those of who travel to these tournaments and each of you can probably can get a better price making your own lodging reservations. We will do our best to provide the major branded hotel properties in the vicinity of the golf courses and let you choose. Since many of us are frequent travelers using membership privileges with the national hotel brands, you can probably make a better deal than a group rate we’ve attempted to find for past tournaments. In general, cancellation policy changes due to COVID-19 are more accommodating.
I’m ready for warm weather again...and playing golf on some great courses.
More to follow...stay safe, warm, and healthy...please get vaccinated,
PS: If you know someone, who’s interested in playing in our tournaments, please pass this initial info on to them and have them shoot me an email. I’ll include them in the next update.
Founded in 1987, Southwest Amputee Golf Association is a non-profit charitable association founded to help amputees get out and discover there is life after a traumatic injury. Our golfers range in skill from people who shoot 18 hole scores in the 70s to others shooting around 120. We have people ranging in age from teenagers to people in their 80s. Both women and men participate and play in their respective flights.
For about 40 years now, we have hosted tournaments in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Austin areas. Our tournaments usually attract around 40 to 80 participants. (We have a membership/mailing list of about 350 golfers.) If space allows, we let visiting non-amputees such as family members and close friends play in a Guest Flight (usually about 15 to 20 people). Guests pay all their own expenses but we do furnish prizes and/or trophies for them.
We also welcome physically disabled golfers (non-amputees) to compete and play in their respective flights, including “seated” golfers.We also welcome physically disabled golfers (non-amputees) to compete and play in their respective flights, including “seated” golfers.
Regular memberships are open to any amputee who has anatomically lost a hand or foot at a major joint ... wrist/elbow/shoulder/ankle/knee/hip.
Associate members are non-amputee golfers with other physical disabilities eligible to participate in our associates flight. Supporting members are available for other non-amputee / non-disabled golfers (guests) to join in on our tournaments, playing in the supporting member guest flight.
A link to our membership page is here.
S.W.A.G.A., the Southwest Amputee Golf Association, is the center piece for the southwestern region of the National Amputee Golf Association. The states that fall under our responsibilities are Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
We have most recently held golf tournaments for amputees in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It is our goal to be able to expand the reach of amputee golf to all the states in our region. We are actively seeking host volunteers for tournaments in those other states. There are a few tournaments being held in Kansas and Missouri, not hosted by SWAGA, that also offer golf tournaments for amputees. As we get information about these events, we will post it on our web site.
If you are interested in hosting an event in your state, we would be excited to work with you in furthering amputee golf. Please contact us if you have an interest.
SWAGA is a 501(c )(3) organization, and making a contribution is a deductible item on your income taxes.
To make a contribution please make it out to SWAGA, the mailing address is:
Attn. Roy D. McCoy
6813 Westover Drive
Granbury, TX. 76049
A receipt will be mailed to you for your tax records and recognition will be made at our annual tournaments. Contributions may be made through the Venmo app or by check.
HERE ARE SOME LINKS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT:SWAGA In The News
SOLORIDER Golf Carts
National Amputee Golf Association
Southwest Amputee Golf Assn.
Attn. Roy D. McCoy
6813 Westover Drive
Granbury, TX. 76049