April 14, 2017

GOLF QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

What is the current status of the golf industry?

New course construction is down, but the investment in golf facilities most certainly is not.

Since the industry reached its saturation point in 2005 following the addition of more than 5,000 facilities in a 20-year period, more golf courses have been closing than opening as part of a healthy natural correction. Over the past 11 years, the focus instead has been on investing in existing courses. And it's been significant.

The National Golf Foundation said this week that more than $3 billion has been poured into full 18-hole renovation projects. It's a significant number and one that doesn't even include the constant ongoing work that has no effect on the day-to-day operation of courses.

HOLE IN ONE REPORT

February 18, 2017 - Hole in One on hole #8 at Cherokee Grove Golf Course scored by Regan Dillinger with Secret Weapon 7 Wood - Witnessed by: Mike Kelly, Jack Bullard, Mike Benton

PATRICIA ISLAND GOLF CLUB & ESTATES - Grove

Lots and lots of changes and “goings on” going on. Big announcement coming soon, exciting good news.

SHANGRI-LA NEWS – Monkey Island

On the course, new bunkers are about finished on all 27 holes. Unbelievable facility right here on Grand Lake.

LOCAL TOURNAMENTS

- April 22 - Fairland Lions Club, Dr. Bill Goodman Memorial Golf Tournament, Peoria Ridge, 8 am check in. Contact Jess Robinson at 918-540-4541. Lunch included.

- Third notice for the 11th Annual Mary Moore Charity Event. They have raised over $150,000.00 to support Special Olympics so far. This includes the $24,000.00 raised last year. Please put this event on your calendar for Friday, August 18th. For info contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670.

 SPECIAL OLYMPICS GOLF TEAM, Home of Hope

There are twenty-eight Special Olympic golfers signed up and ready to go. Thank our volunteer coaches: Charlie Hillegas, Chip Richardville, 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, Doug Olinger, Bill Howell, Debbie Howell, Dave Vloedman, Roxane Gardner, Seth Smiley, Jim Gray, Justin Morgan. Thanks to Shangri-La for providing their assistance in getting this weekly program to succeed. 

Shangri-La’s MGA

Shangri-La MGA 4- Man Scramble - Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM Shotgun Start 1:00 PM (approx) Includes Lunch and Awards - COST: $30 per player (Must be an MGA member to participate) - REGISTRATION: 7:30 to 8:30 A.M. - TEE TIME: 9 A.M. Shotgun TEES: SLGC Policy - Official Tournament Tee’s will be #3. Shangri La Tee it Forward Rules apply. Any player 65 and older may play the #4 Tee’s and give up 2 Handicap strokes. WELCOME BACK! The MGA is giving all registered players in this event a $15 Gift Card to the Pro Shop.

Cherokee Grove Golf Course (Grove)

Announcing their league play is getting started. Call for details:

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

GOLF TIP OF THE WEEK

Importance of proper alignment: if you are off your target line just 1”, at 100 yards that 1” has become 22 ½ yards. Work on being perpendicular consistently. Your toes, knees, hips and shoulders should all be pointed to the same target. Use an extra golf club as an alignment tool. Lay it down near your toes and make sure that it is pointed to a deliberate and specific target

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

-Peoria Ridge Golf Club (Miami) 918-542-7676

-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

I've sure gotten old!

I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts.

Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

Keep it in the Middle !

Steve