Here's a look at what's happening within the Grand Lake Golf Community

Shangri-La

Report by Candy Couch

The month of July was another busy month for our SLWGA. On July 11, our interclub team traveled to the Muskogee Country Club and competed against the Hillcrest Country Club’s interclub team. Our team won handily in this competition.

Our next interclub will take place on Thursday, Aug. 10, at The Club at Indian Springs in Broken Arrow.

More than 75 women from the Tri-State area came to to Shangri-La for the 80th Annual Women’s Tri-State Golf played in this tournament.

Kaye Hansen and Judi Barber have worked very hard getting this tournament organized and have done an excellent job. Our SLWGA members in the tournament include: Kaye Hansen, Judi Barber, Candy Brasel, Candy Couch, Carol Cable, Liz Paden, Peggy Blair, Peggy Howard, Ann Turner, Robin Purdie, Susan Jones and Vicki Graper.

We are proud of two of our women, who both shot 75s in the last few weeks during Monday play day competitions: Ann Turner and Robin Purdie.

Upcoming events

Sign-ups are underway for the women's Scramble on Saturday, Aug. 5. Persons interested may sign up on-line or call The Pro Shop. Linda McCulla and Candy Brasel are the event hosts. There is a $10 cash entry fee and it will include a shotgun start at 12:15 p.m. Participants are asked to arrive early, in order for teams to be made at the Pro Shop.

 Cherokee Grove Golf Course

Report by John Morrow

The Monday Night League has had its biggest turnout for the season. A Flight winner was Ronnie Daughterty; B Flight winner Jason Crawford; and C Flight winner newcomer Seth Coombes.

Upcoming events

Two person teams Ryder Cup format. 18 holes at Cherokee Grove Golf Course. Draw or choose a partner, 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12. One hundred percent payback and lunch.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, persons interested may call 918 786-4100 or stop by the clubhouse.

Patricia Island Country Club

Report by Mike Kelley

Tuesday league winners are as follows: Closest to the pin Linc Bassett; 1st Low Net was Richard Bassett, 2nd Low Net Pat Dodson; 2 Skins each were won by Dick Bassett, Pat Dodson and Terry Clark.

The course is in great condition, a little hot these days but drink plenty of water, park in the shade, wear better head protection than a baseball cap and use sunscreen

Local tournaments

• Friday, Aug. 18 - 11th Annual Mary Moore Charity Event. This event has raised more than $150,000 to support Special Olympics, including $24,000 last year. More information: Jack Moore at 918-557-7670.

• Sunday, Sept. 17 - Har- Ber Village Museum Benefit Golf Tournament Scramble at Patricia Island Golf Club. More information: Ron Young, chairman, at 917-328-1858 or ronnieb6@me.com.

Golf Tip of the Week

When putting, concentrate on a spot three to four inches in front of your ball that will roll over the line that you want to go on. That SPOT is more important than anything else in your putt.

Local Golf Venues

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

Golf joke of the week

Negotiations between union members and their employer were at an impasse. The union denied that their workers were flagrantly abusing the sick-leave provisions set out by their contract.

One morning at the bargaining table, the company’s chief negotiator held aloft the morning edition of the newspaper. “This man,” he announced, “called in sick yesterday!”

There on the sports page, was a photo of the supposedly ill employee, who had just won a local golf tournament with an excellent score. A union negotiator broke the silence in the room. “Wow!” he said. “Just think of the score he could have had if he wasn’t sick!”

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Happy Golfin!

Mike and Steve