The only time you should hit a 3-wood off the fairway is when you can reach the green.

One of the biggest strategy mistakes from amateurs is grabbing the 3-wood whenever they're too far from the green.

It just doesn't make sense. The 3-wood is the hardest club to hit off the fairway, so using it to just advance the ball is crazy.

Hit your 5-wood instead. The 5-wood has more loft., so it's easier to get the ball in the air.

Unless you're a powerful swinger, you probably hit it as far as your 3-wood anyway,.

To hit fairway woods, set up with the ball a few inches inside your front heel.

Many golfers play it way up and try to sweep it.

No good.

You want to hit down on it, like an iron.

With the ball in the right place, your shoulders will tilt back and your hands will hang below your left ear.

You shouldn't have to stretch to reach the ball.

The most common swing fault with fairway woods is getting stuck on the back foot and swinging up on the ball.

That's why you see a lot of thin contact, even topped shots.

Your first move down from the top should be shifting off your back foot.

That moves the low point of the swing forward so you hit down on the ball and catch it solid.

Golf Quote

“There are many things you can successfully fake in business…but a good golf swing isn’t one of them.”

― Bobby Darnel

Cherokee Grove Monday Night League

This League held its last event for 2018 on Saturday the 13th of October.

Kudos to Kerry Bass who won the Low Net Championship..

Cherokee Grove Saturday and Sunday Skins. 9 a.m. start time.

Cheapest SKINS GAME you will find.

Wednesday Morning League for Senior men at Cherokee Grove.

Just stop by the Cherokee Grove club house.

This will be a Senior Men’s league for 60 and over playing 9 holes.

$20 fee includes cart fee and entry in $5 skins game.

(Members play for $10) Tee off each Wednesday promptly at 8 a.m..

Do not miss out

Upcoming Tournaments.

Grove Baseball Booster Club Golf Tournament

November 03 1:30 p.m. at Patricia Island Country Club. Lunch at Mulligan’s @ 12:00 Hole in One Prize TBD.

Phone (919)791-1521 Kevin Brown Grove Insurance Associates 1001 S. Main, Grove, OK 74344. Cost $400 team signup $100 individual.

NEO Wesley Foundation

Golf Tournament in honor of Dr. Ron Gilbert. Monday, October 15th Peoria Ridge Golf Course.

Hole in One Grand Prize = New Car presented by Gold Plus Sponsor Miami Auto Supercenter.

More information call or text Donni Long 918-919-2080. Player cost $75 or Team cost $300.

Golf joke

I like playing golf but it is a hard game to explain.

One day I'll go out and slice it and shank it, hit half the traps and miss most of the greens.

Then then next day I'll go out and for no reason at all, really stink up the course!

Grand Lake Golf Venues

-Cherokee Grove Golf Course (Grove) @ 918-786-4100

-The Coves Golf Club (Duck Creek) @ 918-782-3220

-Grand Cherokee Golf Course (Langley) @ 918-435-8727

-Patricia Island Golf Club (Grove) @ 918-786-3338

-Peoria Ridge Golf Club (Miami) 918-542-7676

-Shangri-La Golf Club (Monkey Island) @ 918-257-4204

-Eagle Creek Golf Club (Joplin) @ 417-623-5050

-Elk River C.C. (Noel) @ 417-475-3208

Kelly Custom Golf (Grove) @918-787-7640

Keep it in the Middle

Mike Kelly