Logos Golf Ministries ProAm – 28/9/17
We had a beautiful day at Dundonald Links for our first Logos Golf Ministries Pro-Am and I am glad to say that we had a full complement of players and professionals present.
I knew this was going to be a special event and I was not disappointed.
On arrival I was pleased to see our PGA official, Glen, have everything organised and what a difference that makes.
There was a buzz about the lounge as the Professionals and each team arrived and I could feel a real peace about the day. It was great to welcome each team plus my Pro colleagues and I thanked all of them for supporting the event.
Coaching Session by Luther Blacklock
It was a real blessing to have our guest speaker, Luther Blacklock, conduct a golf clinic on the practice ground for everyone and this went down very well with all players.
Luther has the qualification of being a Master Professional and is very well known in golfing circles for his coaching and reputation so this added even more to the event. After receiving some simple but effective tips, we all made our way to each starting hole and teed off promptly at 11 am.
Let Play Begin
I had the privilege of playing with the Christians in Sport team of Greg, Jack & Luke and we all got on right away.
Although I did not play my best golf individually we played very well as a team and all of us made some great scores on certain holes to keep us in with a shout of winning.
The thing I was most pleased about was how I was able to speak with each of the lads about my role over the past years and my own personal story of my faith.
All of them were very supportive of what we are doing in Scotland and it was great to be able to answer so many questions about Logos Golf Ministries.
I must share that on our final 3 holes we gave a great finish of nett birdie, birdie, nett eagle by Luke, myself and Greg. Jack was desperate to win a prize so we tried our best to get to double figures under par and just managed that with Greg’s fantastic birdie nett eagle on the final hole. We did manage to finish tied for 3rd but missed out on the last prize due to the other team having a better inward half. Sorry Jack, but at least you hit it past Greg ‘Big Guns’ Morgan on the last hole after challenging him to the longest drive. I’ve not seen a ball as far down that hole for a while or a young man so smug.
Many thanks for very enjoyable round guys and hopefully we can do it again soon.
Luther Blacklock Guest Speaker
As everyone came off the course to have our dinner the sun shone brightly in the sky and I knew something special was going to happen before the end of the day.
After a fantastic dinner, we all got the opportunity to hear the testimony of Luther Blacklock and I have to say I was not quite prepared for how emotional it made me feel.
We had a mix of half Christians and non-Christians and I’m sure God spoke to some of them through this as I felt he was even speaking to me through it.
I was greatly encouraged and honoured to be part of this work and I know some of my fellow pros will have more to talk about the next time I see them.
Please keep us in your prayers for future events and the conversations that lie ahead.