Happy Holidays to all you golfers!!!

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA

I have GOLF GIFT CERTIFICATES that can be personalized and emailed to you for that "really different" gift; with no expiration date. Good for golf lessons, golf equipment, golf club repair, (new grips, etc.).

PRO REPORT

Well, Tiger made his mark on 2011 - a positive one at that. He won the Chevron event this past Sunday. Tiger Woods has done a ton of atonement for his past deeds. He has forfeited millions of dollars. I think it is time to forgive and move forward. I, for one, think that he is good for the game.

LOCAL - PATRICIA ISLAND GOLF CLUB TOURNAMENT RESULTS ANNOUNCED

Cheer's All-Star Fundraiser; Results as reported by Patricia Island Pro Shop Manager Randy Warren:

The 2011 Grove High School fundraiser for cheerleaders golf tournament was held at Patricia Island Golf Club Saturday December 2, 2011 with the following results.

First Place with a score of 60: Bill Tilton, Joe Carpenter, Mike Butler and Joe Partain

Second Place with a score of 65: The Honorable Mayor Marty Follis, Mark Morris, Dave Jones and Randal Hendricks. Third Place with a score of 66 (Card Off): Dustin Phillips, Joe Woods, Aaron Hughes and Jarrod Chaney.

Men's long drive won by Lee Dollarhide. Women's long drive won by Lynn Stewart. Closest to the pin won by Peaches Fowler.

GOLF TIP OF THE WEEK

INDOOR TIP:

Find something that give you a reflection back as you face it (mirror, glass door, etc). If you have room face the mirror with a 7 or 8 iron and watch yourself as you begin your "slow-motion" backswing.

(1) Watch for and make sure that your head does not move; (2) watch your elbows stay the same distance apart as you approach the top of your backswing; (3) lead elbow CANNOT bend AT ALL during this takeaway and return.

As usual, if this doesn't help, give me a call at 918-257-4967.

NEW .... "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 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 get the club face square back to the ball naturally or by force. Get the whole story by going 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 $55 each including grip, we credit the $50 to your purchase. You can even use your club heads.

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

JOKE OF THE WEEK

From my buddy Dick McQuary over in Grove...an oldie but a goodie (the joke, not Dick):

Did you know this about leather dresses?

Do you know that when a woman wears a leather dress, a man's heart beats faster and his throat gets dry, he gets weak in the knees, and he begins to think irrationally.

Ever wonder why? It's because she smells like a new golf bag.

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 at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com.