Steve Pace

LOCAL GOOD NEWS

Grove, OK - Patricia Island Golf Club & Estates is “beating the heat” by offering the DOG DAYS OF AUGUST Special: $30 includes golf and Cart and free ice water for all 7 days a week, AFTER 1:00 pm (until end of August). Call the pro shop at 918-786-3338 Ext 3 if you have any questions.

Monkey Island, OK - You gotta drive out and take a look…Shangri-La’s 2 new holes are getting “instant grass and instant trees” via sod and transplants. The sand traps are bright white and memberships are selling fast. Call Jason Sheffield at 918-257-4204 for info.

TOURNAMENT INFO

MARY  MOORE  CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

 Jack Moore is hosting the at the Shangri-La Golf & Country Club, Monkey Island, OK on August 28. It is a 1:00 shotgun and includes lunch before play. The tournament proceeds go to THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS. The public is invited to participate. For additional information contact Jack Moore at 918-557-7670 or email jmoore1320@allegiance.tv.

GARY DUNHAM MEMORIAL

August 28 at Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove, OK the Tournament at 1:30 (shotgun start).

BORDER TOWN CASINO GOLF TOURNAMENT

September 18 at Patricia Island.

GROVE ROTARY TOURNAMENT

 1 pm September 24, 2010 at Patricia Island Golf Club. Contact Andy Stewart at 918-786-3338.

GOLF TIP of the WEEK

The best driving range drill that I know is to set 3 balls in front of you. Hit the first with a 1 foot backswing and 1 foot follow through (7 oclock to 5 oclock). Hit the second ball with a 2 foot backswing and a 2 foot follow through. And finally on the third ball, hit it with a 3 foot backswing and 3 foot follow through. To make this drill work, you have to NOT USE YOUR WRISTS. What this drill will do is teach you the importance of having a constant lead arm (no elbow bend and no wrist). These 3 balls should go a proportionate distance of approximately 10 feet, 15 feet and 20 feet. If you will do this drill enough to where you can count on succeeding most of the time; you then “grow the size of the backswing and follow through…. a little at a time. A full swing is as described above except you add a cocking of the wrist during the backswing while keeping your lead arm straight.

ARE YOU FRUSTRATED BY YOUR GAME?

If so, please read this…GRAND LAKE GOLF SCHOOL at Patricia Island 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% of all golfers are playing with the wrong shaft frequency. Simplified, this just means you either get the club face square back to the ball naturally or by force. 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 or Gregg Compton at 515-333-9977.

GOLF LAW QUESTIONS

When you “read” a putt and expect it to go one way, it seems to go the other way?

Or, you want to putt the ball 3 feet, it goes 6 feet and sometimes 1 foot?

WHY? It’s just the law.

GOLF JOKE of the WEEK

A few minutes before the golf tournament started, the players were standing around in the pro shop talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the pro shop.

Everyone started screaming and running for the back entrance,  trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate. Soon the pro shop was empty except for one elderly lady who stood calmly without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God’s ultimate enemy was in her presence.  So Satan walked up to the lady and said, “Do you know who I am?  She replied, “Yep, sure do.”  “Aren’t you afraid of me?” Satan asked.  “Nope, sure ain’t.” said the lady.  Don’t you realize I can kill you with one word?” asked Satan.  “Don’t doubt it for a minute,” returned the old lady, in an even tone.  “Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying agony for all eternity?” persisted Satan.  “Yep,” was the calm reply.  “And you’re still not afraid?” asked Satan.  “Nope,” said the lady.  More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, “Why aren’t you afraid of me?”  She calmly replied, “Been married to your brother for 48 years.”

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove's Patricia Island Golf Club. You can reach him with any golf news, especially hole-in-ones, eagles and double eagles, at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com, or at 918-257-4967.