PERSONAL NOTE

We lost a good golf friend this past week and I feel it important to acknowledge his passing.

Scott Baker passed away August 12 after a battle with cancer. Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Kari. He will be missed !!

PRO REPORT

Tiger Woods is losing another corporate sponsor. Woods is parting ways with watch-maker Tag Heuer, according to Ron Sirak of Golf World. That makes six corporate sponsors Woods has lost, or mutually split with, since the Thanksgiving 2009 car crash that ignited a storm over his private life.

"Tiger's agent confirms Woods' Tag Heuer relationship has expired,", Sirak tweeted Friday night. CNBC's Darren Rovell tweeted the split was "amicable". The Swiss watch-maker suspended use of Woods' image in the U.S. after revelations of Woods' extramarital affairs. Woods had previously lost or mutually split with five marketing partners: Gillette, Gatorade, Accenture, AT&T, and Golf Digest.

NEW - SHAFT FLEX TECHNOLOGY - "Helps the amateurs more than the pros!"

Do yourself a favor and go to www.fitchip.com. If you aren't "SHAFT FLEX FITTED" you are at a disadvantage before you even tee up.

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 club face 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 me at 918-257-4967.

LOCAL GOLF INFORMATION

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 fund raisers. Contact me.

Special Mention: My friend Jack Moore is having his annual charity tournament again supporting The Special Olympics - It is called the Mary Moore Charity Golf Tournament. Jack and his supporters have donated thousands of dollars to this cause. The date is Saturday, August 27, 11:30 AM at Shangri-La Golf Club at the new clubhouse. The entry fee includes golf and cart, lunch, silent auction, prizes and raffle. Contact Jack for more info: 918-557-7670

-PATRICIA ISLAND GOLF CLUB - Grove, OK

Don't overlook their new membership opportunities. The course is in FABULOUS condition. Contact for more information: 918-786-3338.

-SHANGRI-LA REPORT - Monkey Island, OK

There are still big goings-on out on Monkey Island. The new 9 holes, where the old Gold Course use to be, is now a beautiful, rolling and magnificent 9 hole golf course tract. The scheduled opening has not been officially announced; however, the opening is very near. The SUMMIT restaurant is getting rave reviews - by the way, it is open to the public with reservations, please. To join Shangri-La with NO initiation fee is about to be over. Contact them for more info at 918-257-4204.

Shangri-La Golf Club Golf Events Results:

MGA One-Man Scramble Results, August 13, 2011 - Champions Flight: 1st Gross-Ben Gibbs 61,

1st Net-Richard Lippitt 60, 2nd Net-Gary Goss 62, 3rd Net-Steve Pace 64.

Heritage Flight: 1st Gross-Dick Lowry 67, 1st Net-Doug Goss 63, 2nd Net-Mark Paden 64, 3rd Net-Bob Abraham 64. Legends Flight: 1st Gross-Jason Sheffield 72, 1st Net-Dave Cole 66, 2nd Net-Paul Bulten 66, 3rd Net-John Turner 67. Horizon Flight: 1st Gross-Thane Swisher 78, 1st Net-Michael Tanner 67, 2nd Net-Dick Seybolt 68, 3rd Net-Ron Young 70.

Couples Mixer - 4-Player Scramble - 8/14/11: 1st Randy Sullivan, Lori Daugherty, Chad Langley.

2nd Joe Barker, Barbara Patrick, Terry Barker, Martha Barker

LADIES ATTENTION

We have a Ladies Only Clinic every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Patricia Island Golf Club and Estates. Gregg Compton assists me and we simply give you tips and suggestions while you hit balls on the driving range. The cost is $10 per person. Anyone can come from beginners to low handicappers and you do not have to be a member at Patricia Island Golf Club to attend.

Ladies, we will stop these sessions at the end of August, so come on out while you can.

GOLF TIP OF THE WEEK

GOLF ALIGNMENT Use your clubs as alignment aids when you practice. Lay one club on the ground parallel to the target line. Lay another from toe to toe to indicate the direction of your stance. Now, lay another club perpendicular to the target line, extending from the ball back toward your feet. This will indicate the ball position. Examine your alignment and ball position. Hold a club across your shoulders and check alignment toward the target. Repeat for the hips and thighs. In a square stance the shoulders, hips and thighs should be aligned parallel to the target!

GOLF SETS for SALE

I have created a set of clubs that are from the Alpha Golf Company. (www.alphagolfclubs.com). This set is for men or ladies. You can grow the set as you develop but for now they are everything a new player needs. More full sets are also available. Finally you can get quality at reasonable pricing. They also include a $50 credit toward lessons. $350 no Bag; $400 with Bag.

State of the Art ALPHA GOLF CLUBS for men and ladies; driver; five-wood; three hybrid; irons 7, 8, 9, wedge and putter. Call or email me and I'll send you the info via email.

USED, FOR SALE: TAYLORMADE "BURNER PLUS" IRONS (4 thru Pitching Wedge - 7 irons) and one TAYLORMADE BURNER DRIVER. Right Handed, Regular Shaft-nearly new.

Includes TaylorMade stand bag. A steal at $350. First come, first served. I'll include a 30 minute lesson as part of the deal.

JOKE OF THE WEEK

The Language of Golf - Phil Beale, a member at Gudge Heath Golf Club, has a 60 foot breaking putt and makes a bet stating that he has a dollar that says, I can make this putt.'

Everyone takes him up on the bet. Phil duly misses the putt by five feet and says, You all owe me a dollar.'

Of course, his golf mates all think he is crazy until Phil produces a dollar upon which he had written,

I can make this putt.'

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove's Patricia Island Golf Club. For information on lessons or equipment, contact Steve at 918-257-4967 or email him at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com.