Douglas Park Pro-Am – Bearsden (20/8/15)
The forecast was not good for this day so it was a pleasant surprise to wake up to a dry morning and only a half hour journey to Bearsden. I remember this was the first ever course I played in a junior team match over 25 years ago and how nervous I felt over that first shot, especially due to the railway line running all the way down the left side of the first hole. No matter how many times you stand up at this hole it is always intimidating so I was glad to hit the fairway leaving a straight forward shot in.
My team consisted of Iain, Alan and his wife June, who immediately picked up on the Logos Golf Ministries attachment as we walked down the fairway. She was interested to know exactly what that stood for which gave me a good opportunity to share about what Logos is and what we do. By the time we got to the next hole, Iain was walking beside me and asked me to go into more detail about the ministry and what some of the other chaplains do on the various tours. Another great opportunity to reinforce the ministry and this led to a good 5 minute chat until we finally got to the green and finish the 2nd hole.
I had probably given them more information than they bargained for as nothing else was mentioned for the remainder of the round, apart from letting them know what else I was playing in this year as part of my ministry duties. The team struggled with the wind getting up a bit, so we did spend quite a while looking for balls which can detract from the conversation but all round it was a positive day and we did enjoy each others company during our round.
At lunch we chatted a fair bit about life in general but sadly there were no other opportunities presented for further sharing. As I said my goodbyes and headed for the car park I bumped into one of the other Pros, who had commented he heard some of my team talking when they checked in that morning. He said when they saw I was attached to Logos Golf Ministries the comment was “Logos Golf Ministries, I suppose that means no swearing today then!”. I did find that quite amusing and I explained to him that it wouldn’t have bothered me even if they had.
I have seen him a few times this year and I do get the feeling that he wants to know more of what I am doing but does not want it to be a serious conversation. I do pray for the right opportunity to come along where he will feel comfortable enough to ask what is really on his mind and not worry about getting an honest answer.
Please pray for those mentioned in this report and for what God is doing every outing in this ministry.
In his Service,
Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministry PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour
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