Steve Pace

FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA

We can personalize gift certificates; just call me and we’ll get ‘er done. Golf Lessons and/or Golf Clubs/Equipment. New Grips. Shaft Fitting. Etc. -

MISCELLANEOUSPatricia Island Teens Trae Fairchild and Tyler Busch have been out doing us proud. They have been playing in junior golf tournaments and both have excelled. I will try to get more detailed reports as the summer goes on; and Patricia Island’s Dan Kitowski made an Eagle last week at Patricia Island on hole #6.

-Last week the “motherboard” on my computer took off. Where it went I know not. Anyway, this is a borrowed computer and I am doing the best that I can at recreating a golf article format. Thanks for your patience.

JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS

Ages 7 and up. June 28, 29, 30 at The Grand Cherokee Golf Course (aka The Dam Course), Langley; July 12, 13, 14 at Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove. Price is $150. 9 am to 12 noon, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We feed the kids lunch each day. We provide plenty of water and we are careful about their exposure to heat. We teach the kids that golf is a game and is meant to be fun. We teach them basic golf swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette. We provide junior clubs if needed.

GOLF JOKE of the WEEK

Check for Alzheimer’s - Pretty Amazing

The following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of Psychiatry at Harvard University. Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake.  The average person over 50 years of age cannot do it!

 1.    This is this cat.

 2.    This is is cat.

 3.    This is how cat.

 4.    This is to cat.

 5.    This is keep cat.

 6.    This is an cat.

 7.    This is old cat.

 8.    This is geezer cat.

 9.    This is busy cat.

 10.   This is for cat.

 11.   This is forty cat..

 12.   This is seconds cat.

Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down and I bet you cannot resist passing it on.

GOLF TIP of the WEEK                  

TOP SIX SWING ERRORS

1. Head moves when you do your backswing. It should remain pretty much in the same place.

2. Lead arm bends at the elbow during the back swing. Should remain straight.

3. Lead foot or heel comes off the ground at the top of the backswing. Shouldn’t!

4. Lateral slide back then forward. NO, NO, NO. No Sliding.

5. Elbows separate as the club comes back to hit the ball. Forearms should remain close to each other during the back swing.

6. Trailing leg (back leg) straightens as the backswing reaches it top. This is a guaranteed “slice-maker”. Knees should remain flexed during the entire backswing.

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove's Patricia Island Golf Club. You can reach him with any golf news at 918-257-4967 or by email at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com