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


Randy Warren Pro shop manager at Patricia Island reports that Rollie Cornelson, a Patricia Island Golf Club member shot his age last week with a score of 72. Congrats Rollie.

GOLF TIP of the WEEK                                                                                        As you prepare for your next round I recommend that you plan ahead. For instance, before you go to the course clean your clubs and make sure that you have plenty of good balls and tees, a ball marker and divot tool. Also and most important, get there in time to stretch and/or hit some balls after you have rolled 30 or so putts.


Bill and Ralph, both of equal ability, decide to have a round together and "play it as it lays" on all shots. Both hit their tee shots on the par-5 No.1 hole down the middle and about 260. They drive up for the second shot, and the Bill hits his shot down the middle for an easy approach. But Ralph slices his over the trees and it ends up in the cart path of the adjoining hole. "Guess I get a free drop from the cart path," he says. "Oh no," says Bill, "We agreed. Play it as it lays." So Ralph drives Bill up to his ball in front of the green, drops him off and drives over to his ball on the cart path. Bill watches in amusement as sparks shower down from the practice swings of his opponent, then, in amazement as a perfectly struck shot lands on the green and roles to within 3 ft. of the pin. Ralph drives back to the green. Bill says, "Great shot back there! What club did you use?" Ralph responds, "Your six iron."

KEEP it in the MIDDLE!