March 17, 2017


What is the best golf ball for a senior golfer?

A senior with a mid to high handicap should look for a low-compression ball with a cover made of Ionomer, Surlyn or Trionomer. These balls get maximum distance at slower swing speeds. A senior with a mid to low handicap should look for a ball with three-, four- or five-piece construction and a cover made of Iothane or Urethane. This still improves distance and provides the benefits of a premium ball.


We have scheduled our first weekly practice session for the March 13th. We have 28 Special Olympic golfers signed up and ready to go. We thank our volunteer coaches: Charlie Hillegas, Chip Richardville, Christal Lavery, Ray Stowers, Peggy Stowers, Dave Hansen, Kaye Hansen, Ben Jackson, Bill Slepka, Connard Luper, Dennis Patrick, Gregg Compton, Jack Moore, James Brock, Mickey Landers, Nina Landers, Randall Hendricks, Roger Cook, Steve Pace, Ruby Stelle, Doug Olinger, Bill Howell, Debbie Howell, Dave Vloedman, Roxane Gardner, Seth Smiley, Jim Gray, Justin Morgan.

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….

Shangri-La Womens Golf Association Membership in the Shangri-La Women's Golf Association is open to all women who are Members at Shangri-La Golf Club. If you are a Shangri-La woman golfer - or just wish you were - please come on out and join the fun with the SLWGA. We promise fun and even challenging events for every level of player. SLWGA’s goal is to have fun, make new friends and play lots of golf! The 2017 season kicks off with our Spring Luncheon on Saturday, April 8 - and Monday play day fun begins March 8 with our Guest Day. We would love for you to come be a part of this fun-loving crew! For more information, log on to our website, or call or e-mail Jacqui Haglund at 918-408-0520 or The fun begins April 8. Don't miss it!

PATRICIA ISLAND Golf Club Just announced this special (go to

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


FLYING ELBOWS: I have always said that golf shots are missed in the take-away. If there is not enough swing discipline in the first 2 feet of the backswing, then most likely there will be a miss-hit. You might hit the ball, but not like you imagined. The single most important thing in the takeaway is the position of the elbows. The elbows should remain the same distance apart in the entire backswing, return to the ball and finish. Imagine that you have a strap around your elbows at set up, pulling them together. Maintain that discipline and I guarantee you will start having more ball-striking success. Every golfer has the heard the term “FLYING ELBOWS”. This will fix any chance of having flying elbows.

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.


-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


Maria and Stephanie were selected to play together as partners in the Club tournament and met on the putting green for the first time. After introductions, Maria asked, 'What's your handicap?' 'Oh, I'm a scratch golfer,' Stephanie replied. 'Really!' exclaimed Maria, suitably impressed that she had been paired with Stephanie. 'Yes, I write down all my good scores and scratch out the bad ones,' responded Stephanie with a smile.