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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

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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
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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
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Scottish Golf Event at Dalmahoy East, Fri 2nd Oct

Logos Scottish Golf Event Dalmahoy October 2nd 2015

Logos Scottish Golf Event at Dalmahoy East Course

Friday 2nd October 2015 – Cost £38 per person
 10.00 – Arrival for Tea/Coffee & Rolls
11.00  onwards two tee start– Golf on Championship East Course (Buggies at members rate of £20 must be booked)
15.30 approx – ‘Chefs Special’ Late Lunch
17.00 approx – Home
to book your place email Vincent Brown, Logos Golf Ministries Professional on the Scottish (Tartan) Tour

Scottish Open Gullane GC Edinburgh July 7 – 9, 2015

The week before the Open has become an ideal time for Links course preparation for the Open and lots of big names, including many from the U.S. make an appearance, but no Rory!

This was one of the events where we had a “Roadshow” and with the recent launch of ‘Logos Scotland’ it was good to have Vincent Brown there … Vincent has taken on the role of Logos Ambassador as he uses Logos Golf Ministries as his attachment when playing in Tartan Tour events, which has proved an excellent conversation starter …  Many thanks to you all for your prayers for Wednesday night at St Paul & St George’s church in Edinburgh (known as P & Gs) where one of our Logos supporters, Chris Smith, hosted the evening for myself and Vincent, we had 20 of a turnout it was a blessed evening where folks heard what God was doing in the world of golf …

Logos on Tour at the Scottish Open
At the tournament I had four really interesting and varied discussions with firstly; a coach who had just lost a couple of players and was a little despondent, a player who was thinking in detail about how his season was going, a caddie who was reflecting on the plight of caddies on tour and another caddy who was looking at just where he was in life and what lay ahead … It was good to have these in depth chats, where I was really just a listening ear,  but I shall keep them in prayer and follow them up in due time …

This coming week is the Open (less Rory) and we are having a Logos “Roadshow” evening on Monday the 13th in the St Andrews club where past Open champion from 1981 Bill Rogers, among others, will be taking part, so I’d value your prayer support for that ….

“We are therefore Christ’s AMBASSADORS, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:20

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
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Scottish Open Qualifier – North Berwick 4th & 5th July 2015

I’ve always enjoyed playing the west course at North Berwick so was looking forward to this event even though there were only 5 spots up for grabs in a field of 144! As this is one of the more high profile events on the Scottish schedule a lot of good players were in attendance so I always knew qualifying was probably not on the cards but the main reason for being there was to share about Logos and I was not left disappointed.

Logos on Tour at the Scottish Open Qualifier at North Berwick

It was not a great morning as the rain was coming down quite heavy and having an early time of 7.39am did not prove advantageous. After playing only 4 holes we were called in due to course flooding and this led to a 2 hour wait until the course was playable again. It wasn’t till I was back out at the 5th hole that an opportunity came my way to share with my playing partners. This did not come about because of the attachment of Logos being announced on the 1st tee but mainly due to a follow on of explaining my family life and what I do on an average week. As I explained about Logos and my role within Scotland both seemed pleasantly surprised and this led to another quick chat with one of the Pro’s about half way round as I think he wondered how I fitted everything in especially with my family life. I did say it was a bit of a juggling act at times but it was what I felt led to do which left him nodding and thinking about it. After the round there was not much hanging around by anyone so I didn’t get to see them again for the rest of the event but they now know about Logos as previously they didn’t.

My Uncle has a caravan near North Berwick so I went up to see him and the rest of the family as they had come through that day and were spending a few days in the Area. Amazingly, another opportunity came to share with him and his daughters about my role which had a really positive response. Later on when we all had dinner in the town, his son in law, David, asked again about my attachment as I don’t think he heard the full conversation at the caravan, so this gave another chance to consolidate what we had talked about previously. In one day I was able to share with over 6 people who had not previously heard about Logos Golf Ministries and I was only half way through the event. I looked forward to the next day and even more opportunities.

As the second day pairings were done in score order I was playing with two different Pro’s. I didn’t get to share much with one of them during this round but halfway round the other one was asking me how Ricky Gray was as they have know each other for a while and he is aware of the work Ricky does with his church. It was good that he knows about my association and I remember Ricky telling me about this Pro and his belief. I pray that this could be an avenue for something more and I hope just knowing about my association could lead to a more in depth conversation some day.

After the round and just as I was about to leave the clubhouse I bumped into an old friend I had not seen for a while who works for Callaway but still plays in events as a PGA Pro and as we walked from the Clubhouse to the car park I shared everything I had been up to over the past couple of years, finishing off with my role within Logos. The result being that he was going to check out the Logos website to see what was happening throughout the whole network. Another great opportunity just before I was about to head home and just goes to show how God can work just when you think the day is over.
Overall a good couple of days and I look forward to what comes from these conversations. 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 Professional, on the Tartan Tour
to email Vincent click here

Logos Scottish Golf Event held on Friday 27th March 2015

 

Great day organised by Vincent Brown, professional at Palacerigg, Cumbernauld.
The prizewinners on the day: Keith McIntosh, Paul Hough, Vince Brown (Senior), with nearest the hole prizes Keith McIntosh and Norman Forsythe.
We played over the west course at Dalmahoy and it was in great condition for this time of year, and the food was great, a good day for golf and fellowship.

February Newsletter

Dear Friends
There aren’t many weeks when a winner on the PGA Tour or the European Tour, when interviewed, doesn’t talk about how he managed to “stay patient” during the crucial last round of the tournament. Not running ahead of the present moment in one’s mind and not trying to unduly force the issue or play is often good and wise practice on the golf course.
Whether we’re a tour player or a high handicap amateur one simple truth about golf is the same for us all: we can only play one shot and one hole at a time, and so that is the one we must give our best attention to.
In the Bible, God declares Himself to be a patient God, slow to anger, abounding in love and compassion. He is endowed with a calm endurance or perseverance under provocation and opposition. This wonderful characteristic of God is therefore not just an abstract feature of His nature but it is intensely practical. Linked to his mercy, grace and kindness, God’s patience is directed towards His creation and, in particular, rebellious men and women, boys and girls. His patience means a withholding of judgement and punishment so that we might turn back to Him and be forgiven, by trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s provision for our rescue.
And because patience is part of God’s goodness we too are called to be patient. I don’t know about you but I find that difficult enough on the golf course, let alone in life generally (when it is so much more important!).Whilst anticipating what might happen in the future is not in itself unhelpful, over-absorption with execution of our own plan can lead to our downfall. God is concerned about NOW and how we act, speak and live at each moment in our lives, and we should have the same concern, rather than running ahead and seeking to engineer the end or result that we desire.
Just as a golfer can play only one shot/one hole at a time so we can only live one moment/one day at a time – and that should therefore get our best attention and determination to trust, serve and honour the God who made us and died for us on a cross. A moment by moment trust in our Saviour to fulfil His promises and purposes in our lives at His chosen time is what is best for us.
Patience is a lovely aspect of those displaying the fruit of the Spirit in their lives isn’t it? This golf season let our confidence be that the Lord will soon fulfil His purposes for our good and His glory. And maybe we can get better at “staying patient” on the golf course too!

“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” (Exodus 34: 6)
“You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” (James 5: 8)
Mark Pinney
Director
LOGOS Scotland Golf Day
On the 27th of March LOGOS Golf Ministries are hosting a Scotland
Golf day. The event is being held at Dalmahoy Golf Club (West
Course).
The day consists of tea/coffee and bacon rolls on arrival followed by a 3 course golfers high tea. The cost of the event is £40.
To book your place or for further details please contact Vincent Brown on vb@logosgolfministries.com
Brief Update
We hear from Mark Pinney about the many opportunities LOGOS has had to share the Gospel over the last few months…
March is almost here and the golf season proper is only just round the corner; blink and it will be Easter and then the Masters!
Nonetheless, there have been all sorts of things going on in golf ministry over the winter months and the first couple of months of the LOGOS Golf Ministries year has involved a variety of activity and Gospel opportunities. Tour events have been attended as far away as Abu Dhabi and South Africa with bible studies for players and others in temperatures we in the UK were only dreaming of.
At the same time there was an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus at a golf club in Bedfordshire on a cold Saturday evening in mid-January.
We enjoyed a meeting with our friends and valued partners at SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC in order to help plan our attendance at European Tour events for the rest of this year and into 2016.
Alongside the tour work, our ongoing work of meeting some of our fellow believers in Christ who serve Him as professionals in clubs around the UK has meant some super chats, discussion and prayers over coffee in clubhouses and homes.
No doubt there have been lots of conversations too amongst individual golfers as we have tried to keep warm while walking the fairways (and rough). We pray that these, often apparently insignificant, openings for sharing our Christian faith will be used by the Lord to bring golfing friends and contacts to know the Saviour.
Please do let us know of anything you’ve been up to that would encourage, and perhaps challenge, others to serve the Lord Jesus through their golf.
Could you recommend a friend?

We would love to see more people using their love of golf to share the great news of the Gospel with their non-Christian friends.
Do you play with other Christians, have Christian golfers in your church or are part of a Christian Golf Society and know Christian golfers who do not receive our newsletter? If so we would love you to encourage them to sign up to receive our newsletter and other updates.
All they need to do is email their details to the office on office@logosgolfministries.com and we will add them
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