The Ladies British Open – Kingsbarns July 31st – 3rd August
Having made my LOGOS Golf Ministries debut at Dundonald Links in Irvine for the Ladies’ Scottish Open, I travelled onwards to Kingsbarns. This was the venue for the British Open – a major week on the other side of Scotland.
I visited Monday qualifying at the Castle Course where tension was high. For those who hadn’t qualified automatically, there were only 20 spots available from a field of 100 or so players to play in the British Open.
Cris Stevens (Global Golf Ministries) and I were able to support and chat with several Christians at the Castle with encouraging news at the end of the day that they had qualified for the big event at Kingsbarns.
Fellowship took place on Tuesday evening and three players and an agent of a player attended. The discussion revolved around sharing our faith with others and the challenge to take opportunities when they arose. The players expressed the challenges of tour life and the difficulty in competing well all the time. Everyone was encouraged to focus on our divine purpose as Christians so that the joy and beauty of knowing Christ can be received and shared as he intended.
We prayed for one another and encouraged each other to continue praying in the coming weeks for all that was shared.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” – this scripture was the challenge for us to focus on.
Next up is the Solheim Cup in the USA – where a Sunday service will take place on August 20th for all the staff, spectators and competitors.