Late Call

Aug. 18 - the 11th Annual Mary Moore Charity Event will take place at Shangri-La. It includes lunch and tee prizes, plus a silent auction.

Past events have a raised more than $150,000, with $24,000 raised during last year's tournament. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. For more information, persons interested may contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670.

Cherokee Grove Golf Course 

Report by John Morrow

Monday Night League - There was a terrific turnout on a beautiful evening. A Flight winner was Terry Johnson; B Flight Winner Richard Bassett; and C Flight Winner was Kai Sarwinski.

Skins were won by Fred Morrow and Jerry Ogden Jr. Closest to the pin winners were on hole #8 Lonnie Banning and on hole #2 Kerry Bass. It is never too late to join to.  

Results of the 2-Man Ryder Cup Tournament at Cherokee Grove Golf Course:  

A flite winners 1st place Jack Bullard and Terry Johnson

A flite winners 2nd place Kerry Bass and John Morrow

B flite winners 1st place Reagan Dillinger and John Wilhite

B flite winners 2nd place Steve Bale team 

C flite winners 1st place Matt Williams and Mark Mason

C flite winners 2nd place Ed Miller and Terry Clark

Upcoming events include:  

• World’s Cheapest Skins Game. Saturday and Sunday morning tee off at 9 a.m., $1.00 Skins game at Cherokee Grove Golf Course.

Patricia Island Country Club - Grove 

For information about new memberships, persons interested may call 918-786-3338

Report by Mike Kelly

Tuesday League at Patricia Island Country Club - Closest to the pin Tracy Bloss; 1st Low Net was won by John Morrow and Second Low Net was won by Mike Kelly.

1 skins each for Mike Kelly and Chuck Watson and 2 skins for Richard Bassett and finally 3 skins went to John Morrow.

The weather was great. The course is in great shape. The grounds crew did a great job during the heat wave. Fall is a great time to get your golf on.

Local Tournaments

• Aug. 18 - 11th Annual Mary Moore Charity Event will take place at Shangri-La. It includes lunch and tee prizes, plus a silent auction.

Past events have a raised more than $150,000, with $24,000 raised during last year's tournament. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics. For more information, persons interested may contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670.

• Sept. 10 - Lest We Forget Golf Tournament. Lunch at 12:30 p.m., Tee off at 1:30 p.m., Patricia Island Country Club. Four person scramble. Donations are needed to sponsor holes and active members of the emergency personnel and city leadership team, who play as guests of the tournament. Other players are welcome. Cost is $100 for green fee, lunch and two mulligans. Contributions range from $50 to $200. For more information, contact Ileta Bray at 918-801-5912 or ileta@patriciaisland.com.

•  Sept 17 - Har-Ber Village Museum Benefit Golf Tournament Scramble at Patricia Island Golf Club. For more information, persons interested may contact Ron Young, committee chairman at 917-328-1858 or ronnieb6@me.com.

• Sept. 27 - 21st Annual Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors Golf & Give Charity Tournament, at the Patricia Island Country Club. For more information, persons interested may contact Penny Sternbeck at 918-801-8807.   

Golf Tip of the Week

Keep your eye on the ball

Golf is one of those sports that require hand-eye coordination. Unlike other sports, the ball is sitting completely still in front of you. No one is trying to get the ball from you either, so there’s no reason for not keeping and eye on the ball.

When your eyes are focused on the ball, you will find your game improving significantly.

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

Submitted by Roger Cook

Sympathy is an amazing attribute to have.

A husband and wife were playing on the ninth green when the man collapsed from an apparent heart attack.

“Please dear, I need help,” he said.

The wife ran off saying, “I’ll go get some help.”

A little while later she returned, picked up her putter and began to line up her putt.

Her husband, on the ground, raised up his head and said, “I may be dying and you’re putting?”

“Don’t worry dear. I found a doctor on the second hole who said he’d come and help you,” the woman said in her crouch reading the line.

“The second hole? When is he coming?” the man panted.

“Hey! I told you not to worry,” she said, stroking the putt into the hole. "Everyone has already agreed to let him play through.” 

Happy Golfing! Mike and Steve

Got golf news? Submit information to Mike Kelly at 918-786-7640 or kellycustomgolf@sbcglobal.net. Steve Pace may be contacted at 405-834-3217, stevepace.golf@yahoo.com or www.stevepace.net. Contact Mike Kelly at 918-786-7640 or kellycustomgolf@sbcglobal.net.