Steve Pace

If you have any information or news about golf please let me know at 918-257-4967 or email me at stevepace.golf@yahoo.com. 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

SATURDAY LADIES CLINIC

at Patricia Island Golf Club (Grove);  We call this the “10 at 10”; Which means the gals get an hour of instruction every Saturday on the driving range at 10 am for $10. This has been a very popular venue and will continue as long as there is interest. Beginners are welcome.

JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS ANNOUNCED

June 8-10 - for ages 8 through 12 @ Patricia Island Golf Club

June 22-24 - for ages 13 and over @ Patricia Island Golf Club

July 13-15 – for all ages @ Patricia Island Golf Club   

July 27-29 – for all ages @ Grand Cherokee Golf Course, Langley

We emphasize that golf is a game and is meant to be FUN!

We teach the basics of a golf swing and general rules and proper etiquette.  We teach golf terminology and all aspects of how a golf hole is laid out.

Camp sizes are limited to no more than 15 kids. We have had to draw the line at age 8 or more. Lunch will be served each day.  Hours are 9 am to 12:30, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Price is $150.

I also have clubs again for Junior Camp attendees at $140 for clubs and bag. ($225 retail value) 3 sizes in age groups.

Call me to schedule your youngster at 918-257-4967.

SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENTS

One of the best ways to enjoy the game of golf and contribute to a better world at the same time. Here are some tournaments that I know of that are scheduled.

If you have a tournament and want to list it here, just notify me.

Rotary-Grove, 12 noon, Friday May 8th  - INFO 918-801-3085 at Patricia Island.

Craig General Hospital Scholarship Fund, 9 am-SAT, MAY 9 at Shangri-La, INFO 918-256-7551.

GROVE REPORT

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TEAM - Coach Jason Geer reports that the Grove Girl’s Golf Team finished tied for 4th in their recent Regional’s match (just one place from placing the team in state playoffs). Wait until next year!

Jason and I are both very proud to report that Grove’s Olivia Anderson placed qualified individually and will play in the state tournament. The state tournament is at Lake Hefner Golf Course in OKC on May 6th and 7th. Jason reports that this will conclude their quality and fun year

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TEAM - Coach Doug Winters tell me that he has a report about ready and will be in this article very soon.

MID-SCHOOL GOLFERS - As Sandy Busch (Tyler’s Mom) puts it, “we may have a state championship team in the works”.

Pryor Tournament: The Mid School Boys won this tournament.

Trae  Fairchild (sorry, I misspelled his name last week), Tyler Busch, Jared Perryman, Mike Boone and Levi Kerr represented Grove. Trae shot a 78 and

Tyler a 79, and the others did well enough to win the tournament. I’m thinking “these guys are good”.

Muskogee Tournament-last week:

The boys did not win this one but they were “in the hunt”; Tyler Busch 81, Trae Fairchild 92, Levi Kerr 100, Caylan Kippers 106. Teams playing were Grove, Tulsa Union, Bixby, Tahlequah, Muskogee, Pryor. Broken Arrow, Tulsa Edison. There were 77 players. Although Tyler Busch placed 7th, he was only 4 shots off of 1st place. It was reported that the Grove players were respectful to adults and other players and carried themselves very well. I know most of these players and I am very proud of them.

PRO REPORT

Mark your calendars for Pro Tournament schedule: Apr 30-May 3 Wachovia;

May 7-10 Players Championship; May 14-17 Valero TX Open; May 21-24 HP Bryan Nelson; May 28-31 Crowne Plaza Colonial; Jun 4-7 Memorial; Jun 11-14 Stanford St Jude; Jun 18-21 US Open; Jun 25-28 Travelers; July 2-5 AT&T Nat’l; Jul 9-12 John Deere Classic; July 16-19 The Open; July 16-19 US Bank Milwaukee; Jul 23-26 RBC Classic; Jul 30-Aug 2 Buick Open; Aug 6-9 WGC-Bridgestone; Aug 6-9 Legends Reno-Tahoe; Aug 13-16 PGA Champinship; Aug 20-23 Wyndham; Aug 27-30 Barclays; Sept 4-7 Deutche Bank; Sept 10-13 BMW; Sept 17-20 The Tour Championship; Oct 8-11 Presidents Cup.

PGA: Quail Hollow Championship, Charlotte, NC – Sean O’Hair finally wins one. He claims his goal this year is to win a couple of tournaments. He obviously is half way home. Tiger finished fourth.

LPGA: The next tournament is Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill

Williamsburg, VA, May 7-10,

CHAMPIONS TOUR: The next tournament is the Regions Charity Golf Classic at Ross Bridge, Birmingham, AL on May 15-17.

GOLF TIP of the WEEK                                                                                  

Just a friendly reminder. Neck deep in “the Native Grass” searching for your ball? Let the group behind you play through when you realize you won’t soon find it. And remember, you’re allowed only five minutes to look under the Rules. If you are a beginner, it is OK to pick your ball up and carry it to the green if you haven’t reached the green in 6 or 7 shots. The best thing a beginner can do is try to keep up with the group that is in front of them. No one can complain about you that way.

GOLF JOKE of the WEEK

True Confessions Of A Golfer

A man goes to the confessional. "Forgive me father, for I have sinned." "What is your sin, my child?" the priest asks back. “Well," the man starts, "I used some horrible language this week and I feel absolutely terrible."When did you do use this awful language?" said the priest. "I was golfing and hit an incredible drive that looked like it was going to go over 250 yards, but it struck a phone line that was hanging over the fairway and fell straight down to the ground after going only about 100 yards." "Is that when you swore?" "No, Father." Said the man. "After that, a squirrel ran out of the bushes and grabbed my ball in his mouth and began to run away." "Is THAT when you swore?" asked the priest again.

"Well, no," said the man, "You see, as the squirrel was running, an eagle came down out of the sky, grabbed the squirrel in his talons and began to fly away!"

"Is THAT when you swore?" asked the amazed priest. "No, not yet." The man replied. "As the eagle carried the squirrel away in his claws, it flew towards the green. And as it passed over a bit of forest near the green, the squirrel dropped my ball." "Did you swear THEN?" asked the now impatient priest.

"No, because as the ball fell it struck a tree, bounced through some bushes, careened off a big rock, and rolled through a sand trap onto the green and stopped within six inches of the hole."

“Don’t’ tell me, You missed the %#$*& putt, didn't you?" sighed the priest

GOOD IDEA

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: hsgrove@att.net

Their website is http://members.petfinder.com/~OK02/index.html .

Keep it in the Middle!

Steve