Steve Pace

OFFICIALLY:

As of this Sunday you will pick up an hour of golf time; move your clocks forward either late Saturday night or Sunday. Spring is here!

PRO REPORT

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA - Walking off the second tee Sunday, Rory Sabbatini veered left and stopped, peering toward a patch of three-foot grass and the lake behind it.

“Is that a Gator?” he asked. While Sabbatini’s five-stroke lead shrunk to one and there was lightning and storms he still managed to hold on and win.

GOLF CLASSES SCHEDULED

(Adult, Men & Women)

Class includes handouts, coupons and some video analysis. This is a hands-on educational class featuring the most important basics with regard to the game of golf. From golf swing fundamentals (grip, alignment, stance, posture) to golf course management theory. The itinerary is designed for the beginner as well as the experienced golfer. It can never hurt to be reminded of the basics. We will have an indoor hitting net and mat. Taught by Steve Pace, certified Instructor.

March 14, 21 and 28 (MONKEY ISLAND LADIES AUXILARY) at The Monkey Island Community Center, 6 to 7:30 pm; Cost: $50 for all three sessions. To enroll or for information contact Peggy Howard at 257-3402 (peggy-howard@am.cpm).

April 5, 12, 19 (Northeast Career Tech) at Patricia Island Golf Course (Teaching Room); for information or to enroll contact NE Tech Center, Wanda Jackson at 918-257-8324.

ARE YOU FRUSTRATED BY YOUR GAME?

If so, please read this…GRAND LAKE GOLF SCHOOL 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 either get the clubface square back to the ball naturally or by force. Go 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 $45 each including grip, we credit the $50 to your purchase. Or, ask us about our demo plan. Call Steve at 918-257-4967.

GOLF TIP of the WEEK

A great putting drill is to take your putter back a consistent distance and then stop and hold it there. Make your putt from there instead of starting at the ball. This will help you get a feel of your putt. Most amateur golfers take the putter head back different distances every time. Try not to add any energy.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?

Now, I have only TWO Ladies Golf Sets that I bought direct from the ADAMS Factory Rep at a super savings 30-40 percent off of discounter’s retail.  I also have some used sets at super starter pricing. Call or email me and I’ll send you the info via email. 

LOCAL GOLF REPORT

PLEASE let me know if you or someone you know is having a golf tournament so that I may list it in this report. Also, I donate a lot of lessons, etc to tournaments for fundraisers. Contact me.

LOCAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

-The date has been set for a golf tournament at Shangri-La benefiting the Local American Red Cross: Friday, April 29 - After-lunch tee off (probably around 1:00 or 1:30) - $400 per team Corporate sponsor is $500 and includes a team of four plus a hole sponsorship - Hole sponsor without team is $200 Following the tournament, prizes will be awarded at the Road Hog Saloon. After party fundraiser there until …????

We are trying to get a registration form online, but until then, just email or call me to register or be a sponsor. Be a HERO……Support your local RED CROSS! - Michele Fraley | Director – 918-256-6143

-18th Annual GROVE Rotary Tournament is coming up Friday May 6 at Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove. Details to follow. This tournament really does enable the Grove Rotary group to do a lot of GOOD things. Contact Richard Lippitt for information at 918-786-2366. 

-PATRICIA ISLAND: Andy Stewart says that Patricia Island is ready and waiting for springtime and players. I played there Sunday and the course in amazingly good shape. Wish my game was. They also are now offering memberships. Contact Andy or Randy at 918-786-3338.

-SHANGRI-LA GOLF CLUB: Jason Sheffield, General Manager of Shangri-La Golf & Country Club and his staff are raring to go. The new 13,000 square foot clubhouse is enclosed and roofed and is HUGE. The course is as good as ever. Memberships are still available without initiation fee; but I assure you the day is coming when it will cost you to join. Contact 918-257-4204

GOLF JOKE OF THE WEEK

(from my friend Dan Kitowski over at Patricia Island Golf Club)

Three retirees, each with a little hearing loss, were playing golf one fine day.

One remarked to the other. “Windy, isn’t it?”

 “No”, the second man replied, “It’s Thursday.”

And the third man chimed in, “So am I. Let’s have a beer.”

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove's Patricia Island Golf Club. For information on lessons or equipment, or to relate any golf news, contact Steve 918-257-4967 or at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com. You can also visit his website at www.stevepace.net.