March 10, 2017

GOLF FELLOWSHIP 

I had the pleasure of playing golf with Dick Boyd recently. Be aware, he is a good ball striker. Also, I played with Bill Slepka, Dennis Patrick, Gregg Compton and Jamie Perryman. I will not tell you who beat me.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF TEAM

March 13th is our first session.

We are still looking for a few more coaches (helpers) for our Home of Hope Special Olympics Golf Team in Vinita. While you do not have to be good at golf, but you do need to be good working with this great group of special needs people. We just make sure that they have a good time and maybe learn a little along the way. Right now, we have 21 volunteers and we really need just a few more. 

We meet every Monday at Shangri-La from 5:00 to 6:30. Jack Moore and I take of the scheduling, etc. All you have to do is show up as much as possible. This is the most rewarding thing that I have ever done and I really would like to share it with some others. Please give me a call at 405-834-3217.

SHANGRI-LA MGA

Shangri-La’s MGA (Men’s Golf Association) is planning for a great season. Be sure that you are signed up. Look for announcements. Great pay-outs for all levels of players….

PATRICIA ISLAND Golf Club

Just announced this special (go to www.groupon.com):

1-night stay for two in a deluxe king or deluxe double-queen room; $30 dining credit at Sky Grille, Ridge Café, or Shawanoe Restaurant & Bar; $219 for a stay with $250 slot credit ($125 per guest), valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays ($399 VALUE). 

Call Patricia Island at 918-786-3338 – Re: Packages

GOLF TIP OF THE WEEK

Much of the golf swing is counter-intuitive. For instance, it might feel good with your feet wider, but that actually will hurt you. Feet more narrow is best. A good rule of thumb is feet to be about the width of your shoulders or hips. Ultimately the goal is to have your head move AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.

I love it when I’m teaching a group that all works together or plays together, ie: bank employees, etc.

If you want your group of friend/co-workers to take a group lesson (or sessions) and “share the cost” to get the price down, give me a call. Steve at 405-834-3217.

This is a really economical way to get some basic first hand golf swing information. 

Good golf swing information applies to beginning as well as experienced golfers.

LOCAL GOLF VENUES

-Cherokee Grove Golf Course (Grove) @ 918-786-4100

-Grand Cherokee Golf Course (Langley) @ 918-435-8727

-Patricia Island Golf Club (Grove) @ 918-786-3338

-Shangri-La Golf Club (Monkey Island) @ 918-257-4204

-Eagle Creek Golf Club (Joplin) @ 417-623-5050 

-Elk River C.C. (Noel) @ 417-475-3208

GOLF JOKE of THE WEEK

One golfer asked his friend, "Why are you so late for your tee time?"

His friend replied, "It's Sunday. I had to toss a coin between going to church or playing golf."

"Yes," continued the friend, "but that stills doesn't tell me why you are so late." 

"Well," said the fellow, "It took over 25 tosses to get it right!"

KEEP IT IN THE MIDDLE !