Steve Pace

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.

LESSON PRICES

(INDIVIDUALS)

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

Regular rates with Steve Pace: One half hour at $50; one hour at $90; four one-hour lessons (a week or so apart) at $300; nine hole playing lesson at $300. For additional people add half to first persons price. To schedule call: 918-257-4967.

Gregg Compton is also available at 515-333-9977.

SHANGRI-LA

ANNOUNCEMENT

Jason Sheffield has announced that their new head pro is Rob Yanovitch.

I will have a full report on him and his family in the near future.

PATRICIA ISLAND

LADIES GOLF

 ASSOCIATION

Mary Kay Wiley says that the Ladies Golf Club will be having their organizational meeting for the 2011 season on Thursday March 31 at 10 in the Clubhouse.  All new and old members are invited to attend.

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 that Patricia Island is ready and waiting for Springtime and players. I played there last week and the course in amazingly good shape. Wish my game was. They also 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

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 include a $50 credit toward lessons.

$350 no Bag; $400 with Bag.

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

I repeat that TEMPO is your early season goal.

Develop a cadence or count immediately beginning when the clubface first leaves the ball in the back swing, on the way up, at the top and then the return until you make contact. Get so use to that repeating rhythm that it becomes a natural part of your swing. As usual, if this doesn’t help give me a call.

GOLF JOKE OF THE WEEK

From my friend Dave Cross (Monkey Island and Tulsa)

He left home about 8:30 a.m. to play golf with his friends.  On the way out the door his wife asked, “What time will you be home?”

“Probably about 1:30, I’ll have lunch at the club.”

1:30 came & went. 3:00 passed. 5:00, still not home. Finally at about 7:00 he rolls in the driveway, leaves his clubs in the garage, presents his wife with a pizza, and begins the apologetic story.

“We finished our game about 11, had lunch and I started home, when alongside the road I saw this attractive girl with a flat tire on her car.  I stopped to help, got the tire changed, and looked around for a place to wash my hands.  She offered money, but I refused, so she suggested that I at least allow her to buy me a beer.  She said there’s a tavern just up the road and they have a restroom, you can clean up a bit.  I agreed to stop, we had a beer then another beer, then a couple more and I realized that this girl was not only pretty, she was very friendly and a good companion to spend time with.  Before I knew it, we were in the motel next door making love.  And that is why I am so late getting home.

His wife looked him right in the eye and said, “Don’t try to fool me. You played 36 holes, didn’t you?

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