Steve Pace

HANDICAP FOR REAL

If you think you have a golf handicap, just go to

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=aw-nt0eTb2w

Thanks Donna Killion

JUNIOR CAMPS JUST SCHEDULED

Call Steve at 918-257-4967 for details (Ages 7 to 15); 9am to Noon

Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove – June 6, 7, 8, and 9

Grand Cherokee (Dam) , Langley – July 11, 12, 13, 14

GOLF CLASSES SCHEDULED

(Adult, Men & Women)

April 5, 12, 19 (Northeast Career Tech) at Patricia Island Golf Course (Teaching Room); for information or to enroll, contact NE Tech Center, Wanda Jackson at 918-257-8324.

PRO REPORT

Orlando, FL – Bay Hill: Congrats to Scotland’s Martin Laird who won the Arnold Palmer event.

SHANGRI-LA ANNOUNCEMENT

Shangri-La’s new head pro, Rob Yanovitch is on board as of April 1. This is not an April Fool’s Day joke. Come by the pro shop and welcome him. I will have a full report on him and his family in the near future.

PLEASE let me know if you or someone you know is having a golf tournament so that I may list it in this report. Also, I donate a lot of lessons, etc to tournaments for fundraisers. Contact me.

LOCAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

-The date has been set for a golf tournament at Shangri-La benefiting the Local American Red Cross: Friday, April 29 - After-lunch tee off (probably around 1:00 or 1:30) - $400 per team Corporate sponsor is $500 and includes a team of four plus a hole sponsorship - Hole sponsor without team is $200 Following the tournament, prizes will be awarded at the Road Hog Saloon …. After party fundraiser there until …????

We are trying to get a registration form online, but until then, just email or call me to register or be a sponsor. Be a HERO, Support your local RED CROSS! - Michele Fraley Director -  918-256-6143.

-18th Annual GROVE Rotary Tournament is coming up Friday May 6 at Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove. Details to follow. This tournament really does enable the Grove Rotary group to do a lot of GOOD things. Contact Richard Lippitt for information at 918-786-2366.

-PATRICIA ISLAND Golf Club & Estates: Andy Stewart says they are now offering memberships. Contact Andy or Randy at 918-786-3338.

-SHANGRI-LA GOLF CLUB: Jason Sheffield, General Manager of Shangri-La Golf & Country Club says that they will soon start having an initiation fee. Right now, Memberships are still available without an initiation fee.  Contact 918-257-4204. Have you seen the new clubhouse?

LESSON PRICES (INDIVIDUALS)

Special from March 21 to April 15: get a sleeve of SRIXON balls with a lesson.

Regular rates with Steve Pace: ½ hour at $50; 1 hour at $90; four one-hour lessons (a week or so apart) at $300; nine hole playing lesson at $300. For additional people add ½ to first person’s price.

To schedule, call: 918-257-4967; or Gregg Compton is also available at 515-333-9977. Call him for his rates.

NEW STARTER SETS - GOLF EQUIPMENT

Good equipment will speed up your development as a player, just as bad equipment will delay improvement. I have created a set of clubs that are from the Alpha Golf Company.

These are for men and ladies. You can grow the set as you develop but for now they are everything a new player needs. More full sets are also available. Finally you can get quality at reasonable pricing. They also include a $50 credit toward lessons.

$350 no Bag; $400 with Bag.

State of the Art ALPHA GOLF CLUBS; for Men and Ladies;

Driver; 5 Fairway Wood; 3 Hybrid; Irons 7, 8, 9, Wedge and Putter.

Call or email me and I’ll send you the info via email.

ARE YOU FRUSTRATED BY YOUR GAME?

If so, please read this…GRAND LAKE GOLF SCHOOL is now the official “Fitter” for www.fitchip.com in this area. This is a new fitting system in which we can measure instantaneously if you have the right frequency shafts in your clubs. The inventor and developer proved to me that 60 percent of all golfers are playing with the wrong shaft frequency. Simplified, this just means you either get the clubface square back to the ball naturally or by force. Go to www.fitchip.com. Naturally is of course best. We offer a fitting and swing lesson for $50. If you replace and order your shafts at $45 each including grip, we credit the $50 to your purchase. Or, ask us about our demo plan. Call Steve at 918-257-4967.

GOLF TIP of the WEEK

PRACTICE!  Make yourself go out to the course and work on your game. Always start small and work your way up; whether it is hitting with your driver or putting, or any club in between.

GOLF JOKE OF THE WEEK

From my friend Bob Daggett, who I am sure, does not want credit for this joke:

Dear Advice Guy:

I have never written to you before, but I really need your advice. I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs, phone rings but if I answer, the caller hangs up. My wife has been going out with ‘the girls’ a lot recently, although when I ask their names she always says, just some friends from work, you don’t know them.’ I try to stay awake and look out for her when she comes home, but I usually fall asleep. Anyway, I have never broached the subject with my wife.  I think deep down I just did not want to know the truth, but last night she went out again and I decided to finally check on her. Around midnight, I hid in the garage behind my golf clubs so I could get a good view of the whole street when she arrived home from a night out with ‘the girls.’ When she got out of the car she was buttoning up her blouse, which was open. It was at that moment, crouching behind my golf clubs, that I noticed a hairline crack where the grip meets the graphite shaft on my 3-wood.

Now, is this something I can fix myself or should I take it back to the pro-shop where I bought it?  

Signed: Concerned Golfer

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove’s Patricia Island Golf Club. For information on lessons and equipment, or to relate any golf news, you can reach Steve at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com or at 918-257-4967. Visit his website at www.stevepace.net.