Steve Pace

If you have any information or news about golf please let me know at 918-257-4967 or email me at We’d like to hear about “Hole-in-Ones” or even “Eagles” and especially “Double Eagles”. Let us know if you shoot your age. That is good news. Any golf news is always good news


The Peninsula Golf Course is as beautiful as ever. It is going through the same economic challenges as every one else, but they re holding their own. This is the second time that I’ve played the course in recent weeks and the course is still long, and beautiful, and challenging, and FUN!


For those of you that really want to lose some strokes off of your score: Finally we have cool Fall like weather. This is the best time of the year to take lessons and/or practice your golf swing mechanics. Now through Winter is when golfers should work on their game. Most ambitious golfers start working on their swing and their game at the first sign of Spring. That is way too late.


OCTOBER 11th - PATRICIA ISLAND and THE GRANDLAKE CASINO - Deadline to register is Friday, Oct 2nd, 5 pm. Mark your calendar October 11th, 10 am shotgun start. Patricia Island Golf Club is co-hosting once again the largest local tournament of the year, along with the GRAND LAKE CASINO. Over $100,000.00 in prize opportunities. The golf tournament is followed by a BlackJack tournament at the casino, one hour after conclusion of golf tournament.  For full information go to  The fund raiser helps the following groups: YMCA, CASA, DCCSAN and the Turkey Ford School.

OCTOBER 12th - THE GRAND LAKE AREA CHAMBER of COMMERCE  at Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove. Tee Time is at 8:30 am. There are lots of prizes and a great goodie bag. Contact the chamber to sign up or sponsor at 918-782-3214 or email to


-Tiger Woods coasted to victory No. 71 at the BMW Championship on Sunday and regained the lead in the FedEx Cup.

-Congrats to Arnold Palmer who celebrated his 80th birthday last week.

-The US wins it’s third straight title. US amateurs won the Walker Cup this past week, defeating Great Britain and Irelands best amateurs at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, 16 1/2 to 9 1/2.


Reluctantly, I am stopping the Ladies $10 at 10:00 on Saturday mornings at Patricia Island.   We will pick it up back up in the Spring. Thank all of you who have attended this season.


     I recently picked a new primary care doctor.  After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age. (I'm getting close to 50.) A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'  He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine, indulge in chocolate or coffee?'  'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?  'I said, 'Not much… My former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!'  'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, Or bicycling?' 'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?'  'No,' I said. 

He looked at me and said,

'Then, why do you even care?'


Please contribute to the Grove/Grand Lake Humane Society: 64301 East 290 Road, Grove, Oklahoma 74344, Mailing address: PO Box 451205,  Grove, OK 74345,  Phone: 918-786-7630, e-mail: Their website is