Logos Golf Ministries ProAm – 28/9/17 Dundonald Links
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 compliment of players and professionals present. I knew this was going to be a special day and I was not disappointed.
On arrival I was pleased to see our PGA official Glen had 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.
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 is 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 11am.
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 how I became a Christian. 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 three holes we had 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 third 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 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 a very enjoyable round guys and hopefully we can do it again soon.
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 know God spoke to some of them 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.
I look forward to probably some more in depth conversations than we have had before and I ask that you pray for these situations. Can’t wait for the Logos Golf Ministries Pro-Am 2018 and beyond.
Please pray for future events and the conversations that lie ahead.
In his service,
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour
Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministries Ambassador to the Tartan Tour
Contact Vincent by email firstname.lastname@example.org