May 19, 2017


This really is just an interesting fact: 90% off all golfers in the world don't break 90.


Andy Stewart, (general manager) gave me the tour last week. Lots and lots of changes and improvements. This will definitely be an upscale venue for Grove. Memberships are extremely reasonable.

There is still plenty of time to join the Tuesday Night golf league in 2017. This League is a great way to ensure that you get out and enjoy the game on a regular basis. The Patricia Island Tuesday night league is open to all players.

Consider joining in on the fun of this golf league where you can make new friends, play with old friends and participate in weekly events for prizes that will improve your game and allow you to enjoy the outdoor beauty of Patricia Island golf course! There is plenty of golf to be played as the TNL will continue play until late fall.

For information concerning the Patricia Island Tuesday Night League please call Mike Kelly at Kelly Golf 918-787-7640 or Patricia Island Golf Club at 918-787-3338 Ext #3. Sign up at the Patricia Island Pro Shop. Time to get your golf on!!!

Shangri-La Golf Club 2017 Junior Players Academy

June 5 - 8 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost: Member - $295.00 Per Junior; Non-Member - $325.00 Per Junior (Discounts available for multiple player sign up). The camp is open to members and non-members alike.

NEW ACTIVITY: The Academy will finish each day at the new Shangri-La Resort Pool for one hour of optional supervised swim. All players must be picked up or attended to by 1:30 p.m.

Price includes: four days of PGA golf instruction, a Camp Shirt, golf cap, golf balls, special award and event prizes, on-course golf, lunch daily, swimming daily and more.


- The Eleventh Annual Mary Moore Charity Event. Volunteers 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 the calendar for Friday, August 18. For info contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670.

Shangri-La’s Ladies (SLWGA)

- June 12-13: The Fourth Annual Shangri-La Tee Da Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament. Over 100 ladies will come from all across Oklahoma to participate in the event.

The hole sponsorships for the event are $100. For more information, contact Candy Couch at


At set up or address, two things are important to do consistently: (1) there should be an imaginary straight line from your lead shoulder, down your arm through the shaft ending at club head. And (2) your hands (and grip) should be dangling straight down from your shoulders. A good test is to simply let your hand fall off of the club. Your hand SHOULD only go sideways.


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

-The Coves Golf Club (Duck Creek) @ 918-782-3220

-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 


Ray and Bob, two Government maintenance guys, were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.

A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the height of the flagpole", said Bob, "But we don't have a ladder." The woman said, "Hand me that wrench out of your toolbox." She loosened a few bolts, then laid the pole down. She then took a tape measure from their toolbox, took a measurement and announced, "Eighteen feet, six inches" and walked away.

Ray shook his head and laughed. "Well, ain't that just like a 'Miss-know-it-all' woman?" he said. "We need the height and she gives us the length!" Ray and Bob are still working for the Government.

Keep it in the Middle !


Cole-Usher and Hodge-Kidd Take Top Fourball Honors at Shangri-La

Kenny Cole and Brian Usher took top honors with the low overall gross score in the Shangri-La Men’s Golf Association Fourball Tournament Saturday, May 13. The team of Clark Blankenship and Tim McCrary took first place net scoring honors, followed by Spencer Londagin and Rick Miller.

The 2-man, best ball formatted tournament attracted a bevy of competitors and was divided into two flights. Bill Hodge and Mark Kidd were overall gross scoring winners of the President’s Flight in the tournament, with Dan Moore and Joe Wilburn snagging the lowest net score followed by Jack Adkisson and Ron Lay.

Rick Miller was on his game, taking the closest-to-the-pin winnings on two holes - #11 and #13. Seth Smiley was closest on #5, Joe Wilburn on #8, and Rob Stallings on #17.