Steve Pace


Grove, OK; Bill Edwards of Patricia Island aced the par 3 Hole #16 this past Thursday, July 29th. He will be buying drinks for all of his buddies until further notice, as is the custom. Congrats Bill. I’ll have a Diet Coke, thanks.


Grove, OK; Patricia Island Golf Club & Estates is “beating the heat” by offering this 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; Shangri-La Golf and Country Club had a spectacular and official Ground Breaking this past week. It was like a homecoming. Prior members, long standing members and new members showed up. Jason Sheffield shared a few opening remarks and then introduced his staff and of course his boss, Eddy Gibbs. Eddy espoused once again that he has a love for Shangri-La like many of us. The difference is that he has the money to go along with his dream of bringing her back. He has to know that he has a TON of folks supporting his every effort.


If so, please read this…GRAND LAKE GOLF SCHOOL at Patricia Island 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% 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.


Jack Moore is hosting the MARY MOORE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT 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

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


When putting, shorten your backstroke and extend your follow through to the hole (cup).


Whenever you hit your best shot of the day or week or month or entire life, when you turn to see if anyone was watching, you find that they are all across the fairway looking for someone else’s stupid $1.50 golf ball. That’s just the way it is.


Two young blonde women were playing golf at a foggy par three, and could see the flag, but not the green. Each hit their ball anyway. When they walked to the green, they discovered one ball about three feet from the cup, while the other ball somehow had gone directly in.  The blondes tried to figure out which ball belonged to who, since they were both using Titleist number threes. Unable to decide, they returned to the Club House and asked the golf pro for a ruling.  After hearing their story and congratulating them both on their superb shots under such adverse conditions the pro asked, “Okay, so who was playing the yellow ball?”

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