Winter teaching rates still available

Winter teaching rates are available until March 15.

$35 for 30 minutes (includes video analysis)

Also: High school age and younger golfers can take lessons for just $25.

Call me for an appointment – 918-257-4967


Quick area golf guide:

Cherokee Grove Golf Course (Grove): 918-786-9852

Golf instruction (Steve Pace): 918-257-4967

Grand Cherokee Golf Course (Disney): 918-435-2103

Kelly Custom Golf and Repair (Grove): 918-787-7640

Patricia Island Golf Club (Grove): 918-786-3338

Peoria Ridge Golf Course (Miami): 918-542-7676

Shangri-La Golf Course (Afton) 918-257-4204

Pryor Golf Club (Pryor) 918-825-3056


Golf tip of the week

This is the time of year to check your grips.

You can get new grips including installation for about $10-$15 per club. Contact: Dave Rycroft at 918-791-5689, Kelly Golf at 918-787-7640 or Shangri-La at 918-257-4204.


Local golf

Shangri-La's newest nine holes almost ready

Shangri-La’s newest new 9 is just about ready to open; they are shooting for Memorial Day. It is gorgeous and looks to be quite a challenge. I highly recommend that you drive out and take a look. The Clubhouse and restaurant are unbelievably beautiful.


Shaft flex fittings available

“This helps the amateurs more than the pros!”

If you aren’t “shaft flex fitted” you are at a disadvantage before you even tee up.

So, please read this, Grand Lake Golf Academy is now the official "fitter" for 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 get the club face square back to the ball naturally or by force.

Get the whole story by going to Naturally is of course best. We offer a fitting and swing lesson for $50. If you replace and order your shafts at $55 each including grip, we credit the $50 to your purchase. You can even use your club heads.

Call me at 918-257-4967 or Dave Rycroft at 918-791-5689.


Longer drives - guaranteed!

Go to site below for great new practice tool. The price of $85 includes shipping



From my friend Patty Northrop:

Jack decided to go skiing with his buddy, Bob. So they loaded up Jack's mini-van and headed north.

After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard. So they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.

“I realize it's terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I'm recently widowed,” she explained. “I'm afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.'”

“Don't worry,” Jack said. “We'll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if the weather breaks, we'll be gone at first light.”

The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night.

Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way. They enjoyed a great weekend of skiing. But about nine months later, Jack got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow he had met on the golf weekend.

He dropped in on his friend Bob and asked, "Bob, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our golf holiday up north about 9 months ago?"

"Yes, I do."

"Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit?"

"Well, um, yes!" Bob said, embarrassed about being found out, "I have to admit that I did."

"And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your name?"

Bob's face turned beet red and he said, "Yeah, look, I'm sorry, buddy. I'm afraid I did. Why do you ask?"

"She just died and left me everything."

(And you thought the ending would be different, didn't you?... you know you keep that smile for the rest of the day!)

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove's Patricia Island Golf Club. For information on lessons or equipment, or to pass along any golf-related news, contact Steve at 918-257-4967 or email him at