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EMC Challegene Italy & The Volopa Irish Challege– Challenge Tour

I thought it would be best to combine the last two events into one report.  The main reason for this is rain!  You would expect the weather to be glorious in Rome and wet in Ireland.  However the opposite was true.  The tournament in Rome was a virtual washout.  Play was delayed on most days due to the monsoon like conditions.  If you add the fact that the players had their own private lounge, it did not make for ideal conditions for a Chaplains work!  I managed to get a few snippets of conversations mainly with players that I have previously mentioned.  The main topic of conversation for everyone seemed to be the weather as we dodged from shelter to shelter!  It was just like being home in Wales!

Logos at the Challenge tour in Ireland

We were blessed with far better weather in Ireland and as a result greater opportunities.  In fact it was glorious.  I managed to speak to a few of the Welsh players again, Rhys Davies & his wife, Stuart Manley etc.  I also wanted to spend some time with Dean Burmester.  Ken knows him from the Sunshine tour events that he has covered.  Though I struggled to make contact with him, I walked the course with his wife and new-born baby.  This was a great opportunity to introduce myself to them. Whilst Dean’s golf was at times patchy, his new son was beautiful and his wife very welcoming.  Dean was playing with an Irish player and so there was a decent crowd following their game.  Dean was consistently 50 yards ahead of his playing partners off the tee this brought many comments from the following crowd.  Opportunities opened up for me as people wanted to know why someone from Wales was talking to, and following, a South African!  It was good to be able to share something of the work of Logos with this group.

The Challenge tour is now rapidly coming to a conclusion for 2015 with an event in China next week followed by the season finale at Oman.
I am hoping to be able to go the Qualifying school event near Barcelona again this year.  This takes place in November.

Thank you for your prayers,

David Lewis
David Lewis Logos Golf Miinistries Chaplain to the Challenge

David Lewis, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the Challenge Tour
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Portugal Masters Vilamoura October 13 – 16

This is the final European based event of the Tour for this season and is always very popular with many of the top ranking players, simply because of the venue …. Also, I moor my yacht here in Vilamoura Marina so that comes in handy for entertaining!!!!!

Logos on tour in PortugalI had been feeling that we should look to have a sort of ‘bon voyage’ bible study here in Vilamoura, the arrangement for our get together is always dependant on the circumstances of who’s there and who’s where, here that isn’t an issue as everyone is pretty central … So we duly did have a final gathering with seven in attendance, two of whom were unsaved, so that was terrific … We even had it outdoors (under the shade, as it was very hot and sunny) just outside the players/caddies lounges …

We used that marvellous passage where Jesus asks ‘who do you say I am?’ And dwelt on Hebrews 4:12 where the word separates between Spirit and soul and how we can seek to find God in our Spirit and decipher between that and the human emotions/attitudes of our soul as Jesus’ reply to Peter reveals, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.” Matt 16:17

There were individual follow ups to this where one of the unsaved who came along, a caddie was seeking further, always good when others come back on their own to ask more …

I also met up with a pro and his girlfriend separately one evening … he has been on tour for 12 continuous weeks and the journey that He is on continues and he almost came along to the study, but I still see him often in any case ….

There was real interesting comment from another caddie who stopped me to say his teenage son has started going along to the youth club at his local church, neither the caddie, nor his wife go to church but his teenage daughter and now his son do. Thought it was good he mentioned this and there may be a little family link come from it, as its  near my home town Paisley …

So I now await the long haul events over the winter where Sth Africa will be visited a few times starting late November …

Many thanks for all your prayers, support and e-mail encouragements throughout the season – appreciated more than I can possibly express ..

Romans 12:12
‘Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.’

Thank you for your faithfulness …

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
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British Masters Woburn

British Masters Woburn GC Milton Keynes October 6 – 8, 2015

Logos on Tour at he British Masters

This was a week when the big guns of golf were out on show at the return of the British Masters; with a big prize fund, all day coverage on Sky Sports, endless celebrities on parade at the Pro Am, all along with the general razzmatazz that was part of the show with Ian Poulter as tournament host ….

My week was filled with great little one to one times with a range of alternative ‘celebrities’ …

  • Local Christian club pro, Greg Iron, whose club I called into nearby and it was good too hear what was going on in his life with God …
  • John Bushel of SMS who kindly prayed for me at the course practice putting green, the old back was playing up so he asked for healing, the back is better now!
  • I had a great chat with fellow brother Ben Hayden who is now part the internal workings of the European Tour at HQ in Wentworth …
  • Ricky Gray a Christian PGA Pro who has long time connections with Logos and who was busy busy with free coaching at the American Golf area in the tented village …
  • Mark Pinney, the ex-Logos chief who lives close by and who brought along an unsaved friend to the event …
  • Jake Roos and his believing caddie from SA Gary; super long talk with them about the things of God ….

Events like this with all the glitz and glamour of big names, general hoo-hah, loads of mini-personal appearances by participating tournament players to captivate the public and with crowds of 20,000 a day purring over those on parade, always reminds one of the show that the world puts on so well, when underneath it all is the temporary nature that is summed up so well in;

2 Corinthians 4:18
‘So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.’

Next Week; the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplian to the European Tour
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Musselburgh 36 Hole Challenge (22-23rd September, 2015)

Musselburgh is one of the few Open Championship qualifying venues that I have not played and I have to say how surprised I was at how fair the course played. I suppose during The Open the rough would be grown up and tightened up a bit for the occasion but we found it to be very playable with not too much trouble about. A little gem of a course which reminded me of some courses in New Zealand such as The Aukland Golf Club and Shirley Golf Club, Christchurch. Also, the fact that a lot of the holes are tree-lined did give the feeling of an overseas venue.

On the first day I was paired with a young Assistant, and a former European Tour Player. A good three ball and all varied backgrounds. Early on in the round I got to talking with the former tour player and was able to share my family story as well as the Logos attachment which seemed to go down okay with him. I think he seemed more interested in the foster care story as he has three children of quite varied ages also, the last being a recent arrival. It was good to converse with someone of his experience and it was interesting to see just how a former European Tour Winner goes about his business first hand. A thoughtful and very calm man who I hope to come across again in my travels.

The young assistant on the other hand was the usual young exuberant player that we see often these days and although we chatted a little I don’t think he could get his head round the fact that my attachment was not a golf course. When he first asked me where I was attached and I explained about how Logos are a ministry based down south, he came back with, “But what course is that??” After further explanation of my previous attachments and then making the transition to Logos, I think I got there with him but he didn’t say anything else about it for the rest of the round so there is maybe still a question mark there for him. You never know, maybe it will stick in his head like a radio song that you sometimes just can’t shake off, here’s hoping.

Logos on Tour at Musselburgh The second day was quite different as I was paired just one other professional, just the two of us. Right away he apologised for his golf as he has just started playing a bit more recently due to contracting Lymes disease a few years back. Maybe some of you have heard to it but it was my first time of even knowing something like that existed. Apparently it is mainly contracted from Tick bites and affects the body strength and movement. It is one of the worst things you can get if you are quite active, especially in golf, and restricts a lot of the movements sportsmen make. He said he was quite lucky as he can still play golf and is continually building up his strength but some others are not so lucky with full-time care the only option. As we played round at quite a fair pace I did get to mention to him about my role in Scotland but I think he was more concerned about trying to get round the course in a reasonable manner, concentrating to make the movements he needed to make. I will be praying for him as well as the others in this report and his situation reinforces just how much we can take for granted, especially our health.

God gives us strength in all aspects of our life and according to his word he gives strength to our very bones i.e. physical healing. God can heal anything in our lives but we need to be open to it and have faith in what his word says. Whatever we have to go through in life we must appreciate what we have as there will always be someone who has a harder deal than our own personal situation. I thank God for what he has blessed me with and I pray I can use what he has given to me to further his ministry.

Please pray for those mentioned in this report.

In His Service,

Vincent Brown
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour

Vincent Brown, Logos Golfministries professional on the tartan tour

Dunhill Links Championship St Andrews Sept 29 – Oct 01, 2015

The sun shone so much that I wasn’t sure if I was in Scotland or some tropical South Pacific island?

Thorbjorn Olesen winner of the DunhillAs there seems to be most everywhere, there is a strong South African connection, even in St Andrews – We had our Bible Study in “Nando’s” restaurant which was populated by SAs due to that establishment being owned by a golf-crazy SA who very generously allows all SAs in Dunhill week, to eat free!  And their guests – therefore the said study in that restaurant …. A packed restaurant but just four of us around the bible >

We dwelt on grace, mercy and the verse in John 17:4 where Jesus says “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” Before He had gone to the cross …. And we thought on Philippians 1:6 where He will complete the work He began in us also …. I was asked if I thought God was on plan C or D with me, I thought more like X or Y ….  A good study was had ….


Next Week; still in Britain at Woburn GC north of London

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

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“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6

Logos on Tour at the KLM Dutch Open

Logos on Tour at the Dutch Open


KLM Dutch Open Kennemer GC Zandvoort September 8 – 10, 2015

I had a couple of good long chats with our two old friends; “the caddies” this week…. one, continues to see the ‘sun’ as the giver of life and where his belief has its basis and not the ‘Son’ – so worshipping and object instead of a person …

For example >> Malachi 4: 1 – 3
“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and the day that is coming will set them on fire,” says the LORD Almighty. “Not a root or a branch will be left to them.  But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.  Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the LORD Almighty.”

He interprets as; the sun deciding who lives and dies, whereas the contextual interpretation is clear in that, here it is symbolic [and the only time it is used as such in the OT] of the division of the righteous and wicked on the Day of Judgement > how easy it is to use scripture to suit yourself … Mind you, he keeps you on your toes …

The courtesy car and shuttle bus was a real winner this week when I was able to have a good chat with two players; one of them in the car from the airport and then another in the shuttle bus, transport is ever a good place due to the ‘captive’ nature of the situation ..

Interestingly a few weeks ago (the first pro mentioned above) was in earshot of our bible study in the players lounge and could hear all clearly…. (The second pro an American) is in his first year over here and looking forward to his wife coming over next week – do add them both to your prayer list….

A few weeks ago I mentioned the situation of a person and the sudden death of his father, this was his first event back since then and it was important to seek him out and spend a little time with him, which I did and he appreciated this…

“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15

This week – Italian Open in Milan …

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
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Drumpellier Pro-Am – Coatbridge 5/9/15

Logos on the tartan tour at Drumpellier

It’s been a while since I attended this Pro-Am and if I’m being honest I’ve never played particularly well round Drumpellier since a disappointing finish in the amateur Drumpellier Cup in 1995. I lost the trophy by a shot when I finished 2 over par for the last 2 holes of the 36 hole event, knowing I was leading with 2 holes to play. Not a great memory to have which even after 20 years still bothers me a little. Despite this I felt it was important to attend this event and right away God opened the doors for me.

I was the final game off that day so I had plenty of time to get there and have a decent warm up. As I approached the putting green I bumped into one of the Pro’s who I had spoken with at North Berwick. We had a practice putt together and chatted about our golf and how it gets harder to maintain the level of golf we expect play the older we get. He is about the same age as me, so as 40-somethings we are beginning to appreciate the body does not work the way it used to and we have to make allowances for that. We are both enjoying the chance to play competitively but still believe we have more to offer in our golf games and are not done just yet. I reinforced to him that I am fortunate to have the support of Logos which allows me to still play along with my ambassador role and he admitted that was a good situation to be in. It’s always good to consolidate a previous meeting and I have no doubt we will chat again.

Just as I was about to head to the 1st Tee I came across another Pro, we have come across each other from time to time over the past 5 years and he asked me what I had been doing with myself which gave me a great opportunity to share about my role with Logos. He seemed quite surprised and I’m not sure how much he took on board but at least I got to share with him and that’s the main thing. I wished him well but advised him to lose the beard.

My team in the Pro-Am consisted of a Ladies Team. On the 1st Tee I got speak to all of them about Logos as we had to wait on Brian’s group clearing the hole and Susan asked, “So your attached to Logo Golf Ministers – Is that to do with Logo Balls?” Again, it’s amazing how many people have never heard of anything like a ministry and thankfully the ladies were quite interested. As we played round we continued to chat both as a group and individually and despite not scoring well we had a great day and a fabulous meal together.

Individually, this is probably the worst I have played in an event so far and it can be quite frustrating not playing to the standard that I feel I should, but the only way to overcome an obstacle is to face it head on and work through it. I think I have finally put to rest the Demon of Drumpellier as God did not only open quite a few doors today, he taught me that every failure is a challenge waiting to be conquered and this has encouraged me to work a little bit harder on my golf game going forward. If I am representing God then I want to be the best I can be, and this means being physically fit as well continually thinking about my communication of his ministry. I know this will not be a quick process and I am just thankful that God is guiding me and teaching me and is always there to strengthen me just when I think there is not much left in the tank.

Please pray for those mentioned in this report.

Vincent Brown
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour

In His Service,
Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministries Professional on the Tartan Tour
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Czech Masters Prague August 25-27 2015

Logos on Tour at the Czech Masters

Czech Masters Prague August 25-27 2015

What an interesting week….

When I arrived on Tuesday at the course I bumped into this person then the next and the next, even though there wasn’t any spiritual input it was good to have some extended chats rather than the sound bites which is the norm… As BT used to say ‘it’s good too talk’ …..

The Tour has many people involved as part of the entourage and there are always one or two people who oversee the courtesy car/bus service that operates at each tournament.  There will be around 30-35 cars (beauties; BMWs, Mercedes) and the person doing this stretch of three events, I was asked that great old question of ‘what do you do here?’  Or in his language, ‘what’s your official role?’  I had an inkling he knew there was more …… Hennie, Jake and I had arranged for a bible study on the Wednesday in the players lounge at 1:30 and when I gave (the person the answer to the above question) he asked if he could come along >>> what a joy it is to be asked that question by a non believer … he had watched as his father die a slow death from cancer, who for you Formula 1 followers was, the winner the 1971 Italian Grand Prix, and the side note to that is it was the closest ever finish in a Grand Prix where he beat the famous Ronnie Peterson by one hundredth of a second … When His dad died, he was there at his side, he knew there had to be more than just this life – How right he is …

Jake couldn’t get to the study as he was called up to play in the Pro-Am at the last minute, but he and I did a 1-to-1 in the morning which was great, and so me, Hennie and the guy (mentioned above) duly met up at 1:30 …. A good time of honest sharing was had a he is going to look out the bible, which is ‘somewhere in his house,’ and start reading it …

Do pray for him …

The courtesy bus service also provided a good opportunity to share my role with one of the caddies, as we sat together in a crowded bus [40 minute journey] and started chatting about the previous nights football, he was, as a Rangers supporter, devastated Celtic had been knocked out in Europe?!  Anyway, after exploring all that he again asked ‘the question’ and interestingly he had some idea I did something more than when he had seen me on Survey day, folk must be talking, so do remember the caddies …

An encouraging week, and don’t we all need that ….

Romans 1:12
” .. That you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.”

Ken Revie Logos Golf Ministries
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
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September schedule
8 – 10  Dutch Open in Zandvoort
15 – 17 Italian Open in Milan
28 – 30 Dunhill at St Andrews





Dundonald 36 Hole Challenge (24 – 25/8/15)

Logos on the tartan tour

Dundonald 36 Hole Challenge – Dundonald (24 – 25/8/15)

The weather has been so unpredictable lately that you don’t know what to expect until you look out the window in the morning. The forecast for this event was heavy rain for both days and the result was not a single drop! Sun and blue sky were present for the entire event and this makes Dundonald a whole lot easier, especially playing from most of the back tees!

On the first day with my professional partners and shortly before heading to the tee I had realized the course guide was not in the car so was fortunate to come across a fellow professional who I met in the last event who just happened to a spare guide from a previous European Tour Qualifying event. I was very grateful as apparently the shop had ran out of course guides so I came across him at the right time to which he commented, “Happy to help you wee man”.

After we teed off and headed down the 1st hole, one of my playing partners asked me, “What’s Logo Golf all about then?”. He had obviously not heard the full announcement and only got part of it in his head. As I explained to him what the ministry does he had a funny look on his face to which I put his mind at ease saying I was not there to preach to my playing partners but there to talk to anyone who would like to know more about Christianity only if they wanted to. This seemed to put him at ease and during the round there was the odd question but nothing too in depth. Another seed planted and hopefully this can lead to more if we meet again. The other pro in our threesome had a very tough day and his head was down early on so it was difficult to get much conversation out of him. It’s always hard if someone in the group is having a nightmare on the course and I think the last thing he wanted was to chat.

On the second day I was paired with two different professionals. Both are very good players and I have played with them before so we all knew each other and this made for a good group as we all chatted quite a bit during the round. What was different in this group was that none of the guys mentioned anything about my attachment during the first 4 holes. This was quite uncommon and I thought I would leave it until the right opportunity came. This happened while walking up the 5th fairway when one of them asked me about my family life and how it was going, which then led to him asking what church I attended. He had obviously thought about the attachment but waited to ask me about it in a roundabout sort of way and this was just the right opener for what would happen over the next two holes. I never thought I would end up giving my testimony during a round of golf but that’s exactly what happened. By the time we had reached the 8th hole I had told him my story and as we carried on he would ask me more questions. An unbelievable opportunity and I think it showed him that I was still me but I just see my life and faith in a different way now. It made me laugh when one of the questions he asked was, “So does that mean your tee-total now?”. I responded by saying although I used to socialise a lot in the past I still have the odd beer or glass of wine and don’t over indulge anymore which inevitably leads to saying or doing something that is not in anyone’s best interest. He agreed with that and I think all round it made him look at things differently, especially his understanding of religion and faith.

Although the scoring could have been better at Dundonald I was glad I attended this event as originally I was not going to put it in the schedule. August has been a busy month and I know God is continually preparing the way for Logos Scotland one step at a time. I continually pray for his guidance and support and ask for him to keep placing the individuals in my path that are open to him and what he has for them.

“For I know the plans I have for you…….”

Please pray for those mentioned in this report.

In his service,

Vincent Brown
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour

Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministries PGA professional on the Tartan Tour

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Made in Denmark Open Aalborg August 18-20, 2015

Logos on Tour n Denmark


After the two-week break, for the American swing, from Europe it was back to butts with the Tour players looking to earn and bring home the bacon from the sunny and sizzling hot Danish Open (you may freely groan at the pun, I did)

It was good too meet up with Hennie who has been away since June and also Jake again …. They were both in good tune and there was the ongoing journey with Mark who is caddying for Jake, good chats there!  I also came across the a couple whom I’ve mentioned before often, although not for a while due to golfer not having his Tour card this year, so it was terrific to see them again …

BUT … The overriding topic was the sudden passing of Brian McFeat who had caddied for twenty odd years on tour and then been responsible for the ‘Bag-run’ a role that meant he would transport the players golf bags from one event to the next, saving players the expense of excess baggage and the inconvenience whilst being an alternative form of employment for him, Brian had been filling this role for the last 7-8 years since finishing caddying ..

Sadly he died in his sleep a week ago, and at the event there was a minutes silence at the course during the first round at 12am on Thursday …

Death often brings one to a stop, and needless to say I had a few conversations about Brian with those whom he had known for many years and who knew him as a long term friend the large as life character he was …

The often used statement from those I talked to was; “it was a good way to go” alluding to dying in his sleep, which is a bit of a throw away line, and when those who put this forward add that they’d like to go that way, [the people who say this know that they don’t, in their hearts, mean it] I’m then moved to interject with a, “it’s not how you die, it’s where you’re going” The responses to my riposte were interesting;

  • “that’s true”
  • “What do you mean, so you think he wasn’t going to Heaven?”
  • “What do you mean, so you think I’m not going to Heaven?
  • Silence; as they deliberated on their comment …
  • “There isn’t anything after death”

And other variations …

As we know it is written;
Hebrews 9:27
“Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment”
Physical death does not end conscious existence. There is an “after that”

I always find it interesting how people deflect the stark reality and certainty of death with platitudes such as I’ve mentioned, whilst they are clearly feeling the pain of loss as many on the tour were …. I had and will have opportunities over the coming weeks for more discussions involving Brian’s passing …

The minutes silence gives everyone a chance for reflection, but what is a minute compared to eternity?

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplin to the European

Next Week; Czech Masters in Prague