Steve Pace


Randy Warren, Pro Shop Manager, reports that the Grand Lake Corporate Challenge Tournament (Grand Lake Chamber), held Oct 25, was a success.

The Patricia Island Ladies results for October 14 play date: A Flight-Low Gross-Marilyn O’Grady tied with Candy Brasel; Low Net-Lynn Stewart tied with Shirley Daggett; Low Putts-Jo Jo Rife tied with Karen Kyman; Play of Day-Suzanne Knott. B Flight-Low Gross- Peach Fowler tied with Dana Thomas and Pat Richwine; Low Net-Ilene Goben Low Putts-Marilyn Jones; Play of Day-Donna Killion. C Flight-Low Gross-Judy Kemper. Low Net-Mary Kay Wiley; Play of Day-Bev Myers. There were no winner today for low putts in the C flight as all three players had already won something. Chip-in Club: Bev Myers on Hole #15. Closest to the pin: Dana Thomas #4;  Karen Kyman #7;  Suzanne Knott #11;  Peach Fowler #16. Longest Drive: Karen Kyman #8;  Suzanne Knott #12

Today was the last league day. Next Thursday is the Boos and Ghouls tournament. Remember ladies, we will still have 10 a.m. tee times on Mondays and Thursdays for golf.  This coming Monday there is a tournament here so there will be no play on that day.


(aka The Dam Course) – Langley announces Winter Rates:

Weekday/ Weekend 18 holes riding is $25

Weekday/ Weekend 9 holes riding is $15

Weekday Sr 18 holes riding is $17

Weekday Sr 9 holes riding is $11

Weekday /Weekend Twilight after 2 p.m. is $15



The Shangri-La folks have now announced a new Social membership that sounds like a good deal to me. Check it out. The staff actually acts like they are glad to hear from folks. What a difference a six months makes.


At set up if you are wearing a cap, raise the bill up a little. If you’re n wearing a cap raise your chin up a little. Ideally, you want the lead shoulder to come under the chin. Most folks crash their chin and trailing shoulder together at the top of their back swing.




- Coming October 28th, Boos & Ghouls Tournament benefiting the Susan Komen Cancer Charity. Contact Lynn Stewart at Patricia Island Golf Club – 918-786-3338.



If so, please read this…GRAND LAKE GOLF SCHOOL 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 clubface square back to the ball naturally or by force. Go to 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.


Folks, I really need some more golf jokes. Please forward some of your favorites to

From my friend Dick McQuary: One day a man decided to retire. He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life. That is, until the ship sank. He soon found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts.

After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore. In disbelief, he asks, “Where did you come from? How did you get here?”

She replies, “I rowed over from the other side of the island where I landed when my cruise ship sank.”

“Amazing,” he notes. “You were really lucky to have a row boat wash up with you.”

“Oh, this thing?” explains the woman. “I made the boat out of some raw material I found on the island. The oars were whittled from gum tree branches. I wove the bottom from palm tree branches, and the sides and stern came from a Eucalyptus tree.”

 “But, where did you get the tools?”

“Oh, that was no problem,” replied the woman. “On the south side of the island, a very unusual stratum of alluvial rock is exposed. I found that if I fired it to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into ductile iron I used that to make tools and used the tools to make the hardware.”

The guy is stunned.

“Let’s row over to my place,” she says. So, after a short time of rowing, she soon docks the boat at a small wharf. As the man looks to shore, he nearly falls off the boat. Before him is a long stone walk leading to an exquisite bungalow painted in blue and white. While the woman ties up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man can only stare ahead, dumb struck.  

As they walk into the house, she says casually, “It’s not much, but I call it home. Sit down, please.” “Would you like a drink?”

“No!  No thank you,” the man blurts out, still dazed.  “I can’t take another drop of coconut juice.”

“It’s not coconut juice,” winks the woman. “I have a still.  How would you like a Pina Colada?” Trying to hide his continued amazement, the man accepts, and they sit down on her couch to talk.

After they exchange their individual survival stories, the woman announces, “I’m going to slip into something more comfortable.  Would you like to take a shower and shave?  There’s a razor in the bathroom cabinet upstairs.”

No longer questioning anything, the man goes upstairs into the bathroom.  There, in the cabinet is a razor made from a piece of tortoise bone.  Two shells honed to a hollow ground edge are fastened on to its end inside a swivel mechanism. “This woman is amazing,” he muses.  “What’s next?”

 When he returns, she greets him wearing nothing but some small flowers on tiny vines, each strategically positioned, she smelled faintly of gardenias.  She then beckons for him to sit down next to her. “Tell me,” she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, “We’ve both been out here for many months.  You must have been lonely. There’s something I’m certain you feel like doing right now, something you’ve been longing for, right?”

She stares into his eyes. He can’t believe what he’s hearing. “You mean…” He swallows excitedly as tears start to form in his eyes, “You’ve built a golf course?”

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove's Patricia Island Golf Course. Let him know of any golf-related news at or at 918-257-4967.