Category Archives: Golf Ministry

Johannesburg Open @ Gauteng South Africa February 20-26, 2016

 

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Johannesburg Open @ Gauteng South Africa February 20-26, 2016

You’ll know the saying that some things come back to bite you, well … my comments that I was being made to go to SA and face sunshine and 30-odd degree temperatures, came back to bite and then some … There was rain, rain, thunderstorms and then more rain … you’ll get the idea; the players were on the course, back, out again times beyond counting ….

These conditions have good and bad points for me; it does mean that we can’t arrange a Bible Study as those who were pre-qualifying missed their intended day, and with the course being unplayable on Monday and Tuesday the players needed to practice as much as they could Wednesday [and this is a two course event] so all is tricky to put it mildly …. The good point; due to rain the players/caddies were in the clubhouse much more than normal so I was able make contact with them coming to me rather me wandering around looking for opportunities …

I was able too meet up 1 – 1 with; Mike Vlismas [media], Alex our new born caddie, Peter Karmis [player and Greek bible scholar] … and there was of course our old friend Reggie who was his usual bullish self with his desire for facts, times and visible proof … reminded me of Titus Ch 3 V 9,
‘But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.’

Another player I came across for the first time was, Ryan Fox [NZ] whose wife helps out with the survey >>> He was trapped beside me in the shuttle from the course to the hotel and so it was good to chat to him for the 25 minute journey …Also player Rob Dinwiddie with whom I had a similar chat in another shuttle ride, do put them on your prayer list …

You’ll also be aware of the saying that it is a small world, and on Sunday I had the opportunity to do a 10 minute interview on my Logos role at the church of Danny Marshall, whose family belong to my home church High Kirk in Ballymena, here in Joburg then spend the afternoon with him, his wife and new baby daughter and enjoy Sunday lunch with them …

Off to the Tshwane Open this coming week in Pretoria, where I hear the sun may well come out … Lotion at the ready!

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
contact Ken by email: kr@logosgolfministries.com

British Masters | The Grove London | October 11 – 13, 2016

British Masters at The Grove London October 11 – 13, 2016

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This is fast becoming a rival to the PGA Championship at Wentworth and The Open for razzmatazz with Sky Sports as its ambassador who give 20000 free tickets on ‘Sky Day Thursday’ and have all sorts of player/celebrity whooplah on a daily basis and ten hour uninterrupted TV coverage each day … Strangely they didn’t interview me?!

A good week where I met up on one-to-one with;
Ashun Wu; this is his final event in Europe and he’s found it a bit tricky and is glad to be going back to China as it is a little ‘foreign’ to him here, with all the unusual food? As always he was genuine and forthcoming and looking forward to getting back to his family and their family church in Shanghai …

Ben Hayden; who works at the European Tour offices in Wentworth and he and I manage to catch up with when he is at some of the British events … Ben was back from three weeks at the Ryder Cup and as ever we had an in depth talk about matters spiritual and how we should be seen as distinctive in our walk with God ….

I also came across on the range Mike Walker (coach to Danny Willett among others) whom you’ll recall I’ve had a few chats with and he is always probing and his angle this time was ‘Is what you do really a psychology role making players feel better?’ So a good chat ensued about the mind on a human level and the ‘mind of Christ’ 1 Corinthians 2:16 … Do put Mike on your prayer list as he knows about the Way, but doesn’t know Him as yet …

At this event I always come across our old friend Mark Pinney who lives close by, and I had the pleasure of a two night stay with his family and much appreciated their kind hospitality …

As the 2016 season nears its end, mind you the final tournament is week beginning November 21 and the 2017 starts week beginning November 28, not a long off-season? Just to say how much I appreciate all your prayers, emails of encouragement and support throughout the year …

Yours thankfully

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

Ken  Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European PGA Golf Tour
to email Ken, kr@logosgolfministries.com

1 Corinthians 2:16
“For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Scotland Golfers Alliance Championship | Irvine | 4th & 5th October, 2016

Scotland Golfers Alliance Championship
(Irvine)
4th & 5th October, 2016

Logo on the Tartan Tour at irvine-irvine-bogside

The Scottish Alliance Championship is an event that comprises of the four Alliance associations- North, South, East & West.

This year the event was run by the West Alliance so the venue was at Irvine Bogside in Ayrshire.

After being away for a week in Fuerteventura to visit my father in law, it seemed a little chilly although the temperature was a mild 14 degrees for the time of year (It was 28 degrees in Fuerteventura!). A brisk wind was brewing and I knew this would be a tough day as Irvine is tricky enough at the best of times, never mind with the wind. I was fortunate enough to arrange a meeting with the Scottish PGA Secretary, Shona Malcolm, while I was in Irvine and we discussed the possibility of a Logos Golf Ministries Pro-Am for next year. The PGA are more than happy to put this event on the calendar so once we have confirmed the venue this event will be going ahead next Autumn – Good news for the ministry and details to follow in the new year!

After hitting a few balls I made my way to the tee and my playing partner for the next couple of days would be Gary from the North Alliance. I got to give him the brief details of my role with Logos before we teed off and initially he seemed quite surprised, but as we played round he did not ask anything else about it and I definitely got the feeling he wanted to avoid the subject as we spoke about everything else but that. A very difficult 25 mph wind blew for the rest of the day and it seemed as though every hole was playing into the wind. Not a great scoring day and the scores for the event showed this apart from the early starters who got it a bit calmer – how dare they!

Again, we were teeing off a bit later the next day and it seemed as though the wind had stayed the exact same. I was told it was like this all morning so the whole field had to play under the same conditions. I did feel slightly better but then realised I still had to go and tough it out again. What happened today really showed me something that was strange but encouraging. Gary did not mention anything regarding my role or ask any questions about it. I kind of figured that was going to happen after yesterday but I still remained open for the rest of my time there. As I played round I experienced a change in my golf and I really felt I was swinging well and playing well despite the strong wind. As I kept going I began to forget about the score and just thought about how my body was moving. This was how it should feel and I was striking the ball better than ever. The wind was still making it tough and putting was not easy. As I walked off I had scored 80 but felt as though I had played extremely well and learned something that was going to change my game for the future. Gary and I thanked each other for our company over the last couple of days in tough conditions and said our goodbyes before heading home. Irvine had won over the two days but I felt I had taken away not just the good news of the Pro-Am for next year, but an experience that will last and will take me to the next level of my playing.

Sometimes going through the tough times is when we really learn what we need to. We might not see it right away and we might feel as though we are fighting a losing battle, but by being aware of what is going on around us and persevering towards the end we can always learn something, and that something may have already came up years ago but we simply forgot about it.

Please pray for those mentioned in this report and for the growth of the ministry leading to the Logos Pro-Am next year.

In his service,

Vincent Brown
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour

Vincent Brown Logos Golf Ministries Ambassador and PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour

contact Vincent by email vb@logosgolfministries.com

 

Dunhill Links Championship St Andrews October 5 – 7, 2016

Dunhill Links Championship
St Andrews
October 5 – 7, 2016

yrrell-hatton-winning-the-dunhill-at-st-andrewsThe Dunhill, every second year, follows the Ryder Cup and half of the Europe team raced back from the USA to take part alongside their long-time amateur partner’s … I guess the travel and turmoil of the Ryder Cup took its toll as only three made the cut and Masters champion Danny Willett didn’t, although his caddie, who was his playing partner for the week wasn’t so affected and they won the team prize, one up for the caddies …

This is always a very popular tournament, if a bit fragmented, with three courses in use, but I did manage to meet up with our media-man fiend and believer Mike from SA for a good long chat about the things of God and what He was doing with him … and had another long talk about what God was doing in the life of a putting coach, whom I come across three/four times a season with this week being one of his brief forays on the Tour ….

SA has a good turnout in the Dunhill due to the connection with the company’s owner Johan Rupert and amongst those playing were Dean Burmeister [whom I met up with] and JB Kruger, they did find it a little chilly compared to the SAs Dunhill version at Leopard Creek, in Kruger National Park where the temperature will be in the high thirties in December [and Logos make me go to this!] …

Also spent a couple of hours with Logos friends and supporters, the Glasgow’s, who live in St Andrews show us generous hospitality year on year …

Next Week; The British Masters at The Grove, near London …

“Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;
On behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.”
Job 16:19-21

All your intercessions go through Him, and I am grateful for them all …

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

contact Ken by email kr@logosgolfministries.com

 

Montecchia Open by Lyoness – Challenge Tour

Montecchia Open by Lyoness – Challenge Tour

Logos on the Challenge Tour

There was a song a few years ago which contained the lines “why does it always rain on me, is it because I lied when I was 17”! I guess the sentiment being that bad things happen for a reason, normally bad behaviour. We know that actually our God is sovereign and gracious to His people. A forgiving God who loves us in Christ.

Last week was my third visit to Italy on the Challenge tour. Once again the rain in Italy fell mainly on the golf course and me! Due to monsoon conditions the tournament became only 54 holes as a flooded course meant then there was no play possible on the opening day. The irony being that all morning and early afternoon it was hot and sunny. The organisers were hoping to finally tee off at 3.30pm and then guess what happened – thunder, lightening and a huge amount of rain!

Players and caddies alike were busy practicing whenever they could and whilst there were no direct gospel conversations, contact was made with a number of players and caddies. I normally try and find the British players, especially Welsh, and so it was good to finally meet Oliver Farr who is playing on the tour this year.

Please pray for on-going contacts and also that there would be more tournaments being hosted on mainland Europe.
Additionally in the light of recent terrorist activities please pray for travelling mercies for Ken and all the other Chaplains as we seek to serve the Lord. I missed my flight home on Friday and was reminded that we under the Lord’s protection and guidance.

Thank you for your prayers,

David Lewis, LOGOS Chaplain to the Challenge Tour
David Lewis
Chaplain
Challenge Tour

David Lewis, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the Challenge Tour
dl@logosgolfministries.com

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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Scottish Golf Event at Dalmahoy Edinburgh 2nd October 2015

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Golf Ministries Scottish Golf Event at Dalmahoy Edinburgh 2nd October 2015

Logos Golf Miinistries Golf Event

Vincent Brown organised the golf day and with fair weather and a little breeze we had 16 golfers taking part, playing the Dalmahoy East (Championship) Course, it was a fair test of golf.

The competition was individual net score, best net score each 4 ball, nearest the pin and longest drive.

The winners;

Individual – Paul Storrie

Team – Keith, Stuart, Alex and Tom

Nearest the Pin – Tom McClement

Longest Drive – Tom Flood

Should you want to have more details on Logos Golf Ministries Events please get in touch

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Douglas Park Pro-Am – Bearsden (20/8/15)

Logos on the tartan tour

 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
Vincent Brown, PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour

Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministry PGA Professional on the Tartan Tour
Contact Vincent by email

Logos National Golf Event, Whitchurch 18-19 September

Hill Valley Golf Club

Logos National Golf Event to be held at
Hill Valley Golf Course
Tarporley Rd, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 4HA
18th and 19th September 2015

Golf package includes overnight accommodation at the Macdonald Hill Valley, bacon rolls, tea/coffee on arrival, 18 holes of golf on Friday, three course evening meal, breakfast, 18 holes of golf on Saturday, followed by a two course meal.
The spa package includes all of the above but instead of the golf you can choose 2 x 30 minute spa treatments which includes use of robes/slippers and a light lunch on the Friday. You will also be entitled to a 20% discount on any further treatments pre-booked prior to the event.
Dinner on the Friday evening will be followed with updates from Logos’ chaplaincy team. On Saturday morning, prior to teeing-off, there will be a devotional time.
Costs as follows:
Single occupancy room golfer – £165
Single occupancy room non golfer – £129
Single occupancy room professional golfer – £129
Single occupancy room spa package – £165
Twin/double occupancy room golfer – £139
Twin/double occupancy room non golfer – £99
Twin/double occupancy room professional golfer – £99
Twin/double occupancy room spa package – £139

Numbers are limited so please complete and return the form below by July 24th 2015, sending it to the address shown at the bottom of the form.
Attached entry form and confirming details:
click to download: >>> Hill Valley 2015
for more information ..go to email