Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen

Scottish Open Royal Aberdeen GC July 8 – 10

Memorial Service – Tuesday NightPhil Mickelson at the Scottish Open Ian Poulter playing an unusual bunker shot

As I have said often you never quite know what’s coming up with Tour folks, and I was ready for whatever was to come, good job …


The talk was to precede the charity cricket match at around 5.45-6pm, and true to form with players and caddies working on the course quite late, and everyone arriving in dribs and drabs, the cricket match went ahead before the memorial …. Then come the end of the cricket match at 9.30, the World Cup semi-final was allowed to get to half-time before the talk, then the auction etc ..

The two caddies who took to do with the arrangements then announced to all at the cricket club; players, tour officials, caddies, the other cricket team and actually any others who were there who had nothing to do with what was going on that the TV was going off and the memorial went ahead …. They are a scream really; when they act they act …

Quite amazingly, everyone there listened intently … and it was clear just how fresh the sudden death of Mac had impacted them and the pain was clear to see …

So many thanks to all for your encouraging messages and prayers … God had His way

Christ Embassy Meeting – Wednesday Night

Lee Vannet, club pro and believer in Aberdeen kindly arranged a time for a Logos talk during the normal Wednesday night meeting of his church … This may well be the beginning of a relationship that will blossom as the good folks here, mainly Nigerian, are very much into outreach … A warm and friendly welcome and blessing was had … many thanks Lee ….


As I often say, all things on tour come in little steps, but the memorial served up a bigger step and several people who were there made a point of coming up to me in the week to have a chat … this was the case with a caddie, we had a full and frank discussion for an hour and a half in the middle of the driving range and it caused me to remind myself that it is so important to realise that unsaved people are both spiritually blind and deaf, if we came into contact with someone who was physically blind and deaf then we’d make a lot of allowances for them, so do put this caddie in your prayers …

A good week was had and I’m meeting up with Ricky Gray and Vincent Brown, the two club pros in the Glasgow area, over the weekend to plan something for Ryder Cup week in September …

Next week; The Open in Royal Liverpool, having a right Royal time at the moment

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”  1 Peter 2:9

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

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