Steve Pace

LOCAL REPORT

Grove Boys Golf at the Gary Thompson Memorial Tournament

Monday, April 4- Patricia Island Golf Club.

Results: In as bad a weather as you can imagine, the Grove boys did well finishing second as a team. Individual scores were; Tyler Busch- 78, Trae Fairchild- 82, Patrick Lippitt- 90, Ben Tate- 91, Mike Boone- 97, Spencer Londigan- 99, Jared Perryman- 101.

JUNIOR CAMPS SCHEDULED

Call Steve for details at 918-257-4967. (Ages 7 to 15); 9am to Noon

Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove – June 6, 7, 8, and 9

Grand Cherokee (Dam) , Langley – July 11, 12, 13, 14

SHANGRI-LA ANNOUNCEMENT

I met Shangri-La’s new head golf pro, Rob Yanovitch this past weekend. In my opinion, he’ll fit in great here. Come by the pro shop and welcome him. I will have a full report on him and his family in the near future.

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.

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 or 1:30) - Michele Fraley Director - 918-256-6143.

-18 Annual GROVE Rotary tournament is coming up Friday May 6 at Patricia Island Golf Club, Grove. Contact Richard Lippitt for information at 918-786-2366.

-Adair Chamber of Commerce Tournament – June 11 – Grand Cherokee Golf Course, Langley, OK Call Jay at 918-232-5237 or Donna at 918-232-1293.

-PATRICIA ISLAND Golf Club & Estates: Andy Stewart says they are now offering memberships. Contact Andy or Randy at 918-786-3338. The course is looking great.

-SHANGRI-LA GOLF CLUB: Jason Sheffield, General Manager of Shangri-La Golf & Country Club says that they will soon start having an initiation fee. Right now, memberships are still available without an initiation fee. Contact 918-257-4204. Have you seen the new clubhouse?

LESSON PRICES (INDIVIDUALS)

Special from March 21 to April 15: get a sleeve of SRIXON balls with a lesson.

Regular rates with Steve Pace: half hour at $50; one hour at $90; four one hour lessons (a week or so apart) at $300; nine hole playing lesson at $300. For additional people add half to first person’s price.

To schedule, call 918-257-4967. Gregg Compton is also available at 515-333-9977. Call him for his rates.

NEW STARTER SETS - GOLF EQUIPMENT

Good equipment will speed up your development as a player, just as bad equipment will delay improvement. I have created a set of clubs that are from the Alpha Golf Company.

These are for men and 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; 5 Fairway Wood; 3 Hybrid; Irons 7, 8, 9, Wedge and Putter.

Call or email me and I’ll send you the info via email.

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% 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

Look in a mirror as you emulate your golf swing set up. Take the club (or even imaginary club) about one foot back in your backswing. Watch and see if your head holds steady. It should not move. If your head slides or moves back with the takeaway, STOP. Do this over and over until you feel comfortable with your head staying more calm. This is a CARDINAL rule to keep your head as still as possible during the backswing.

GOLF JOKE OF THE WEEK

From my “lake” girlfriend, Monkey Island’s Kelly Whitehead……

“Just got scammed out of $19.95. ….Bought Tiger Woods DVD……. entitled “My Favorite 18 Holes”.

Turns out it’s about golf….. Absolute waste of money….. Pass this on so others don’t get scammed.

Best Regards, Charlie Sheen”

Steve Pace is a certified golf instructor at Grove’s Patricia Island Golf Club. For information on lessons and equipment, or to pass along any golf-related news, contact Steve at 918-257-4967 or email him at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com. Visit his website at www.stevepace.net