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Italian Open Monza Milan September 13 – 15, 2016

Italian Open Monza Milan September 13 – 15, 2016


You will be well aware that the Tour follows the sun but every now and then the rain takes its revenge, so Tuesday and Wednesday went to plan with 30 degrees and searing sunshine, Thursday? Deluge wouldn’t be in it … “Three men in a boat [for Thursday]” would have been an apt title for this week’s update …
First Man

I travelled from the airport to the venue in a courtesy car with player, Matthew Southgate, who last year was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which for a 27 year old is a bit of a setback .. He has since then gotten the all clear after due operations and has had a good playing year which he’s put down to the renewed perspective that a health issue brings … He sees himself as more; appreciative, positive and ‘lucky’ – so it was good to have such a long chat to him and I look forward to discussing the ‘luck’ aspect with him ….

Second Man
Ashun Wu was back this week and we met up for a 1 – 1 study which was terrific …. He encapsulates all that you imagine an oriental to be; mannerly, cheerful, grateful and in Ashun’s case, always looking to Jesus … He on a practical front finds Europe ‘foreign’ which is interestingly how the players/caddies find China, the food he finds strange? The language a barrier, although I reckon his English is excellent, but he finds it difficult to read the language, most of all there is only one other Chinese on the Tour and he is a teenager who isn’t a believer so he finds life somewhat lonely – do please keep Ashun before God …

Third Man
Courtesy car man Nick was in attendance this week and I had a really long and profound time with him … We met on Wednesday afternoon just after he’d been for a solitary walk, which was a product of our last couple of weeks studies on Mary choosing the better part and the meditating on the word of God and he then sat down for what he reckoned would be 10-15 minutes (he was working after all) that turned into 60 minutes as we just talked about the things of God and he had lots of meaningful questions and I had the opportunity to give him my testimony … So God is clearly moving with Nick, keep praying …

Did spend a bit of time with Mark again and we are going to meet up here in Northern Ireland soon … Should have been Four men n’ a boat, but there’s no book with title that title …

‘Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.’ Ephesians 5:16

‘Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.’  Colossians 4:5

Two weeks at home now before the final run of three events from early October.

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

you can contact Ken by email on kr@logosgolfministries.com


Logos on Tour @ Italian Open Turin & Glagorm Northern Ireland

Italian Open Turin August 26 – 28Hennie Otto

A quiet week in Turin …. This was the location of our first meeting four years ago on the tour along with Hennie and Co, so it always holds a bit of a special place … We met up again this week and it was good to hear how things were with Hennie and the two operations on his back and great too see his passion for Jesus is four years stronger, there’s no compromising with Hennie

The week was uneventful, but there were two interesting little instances; our old caddy friend, was waxing lyrical as only he can, about the world and its obsession with possessions and money and I pointed out to him Matthew 6:24 about being devoted to either God or money. This I know he will be telling all and sundry about this when he holds court amongst the players and caddies, as he does … It is quite amusing to see him telling forth Gods word [whilst claiming all the wisdom of its truth], reminds you of how God would use those who didn’t know him to fulfil His purposes e.g. Cyrus and such like …

Also, on the Survey day I wandered onto the range at 6.30am to be greeted by the another caddie, who proceeded to show me a photo he’d taken with his phone, which was of Philippians 4: 6-7 “do not worry …” and he asked how can you do this? So it was good to explain to him who the Prince of Peace was … Every little opening counts ….

Galgorm Castle Challenge Tour North Ireland OpenMichael Hoey

Lots of tour players were at Galgorm this week and so I crossed the road and called in Friday and Saturday too meet up with the SA believer Jake Roos who is still looking good to qualify for the main tour next year … I also seen a few others and one interesting contact is the person who caddied for Jake, Mark McGowan, whom I have come across here and there over the last twenty years, he’s a PGA pro that I played alongside a couple of times and bumped into again in Cork at the Irish Open and he is keen to do some caddying on the tour and is going to Switzerland next week just to show his face and I shall meet him at Geneva airport and travel to Crans Montana with him, so do please pray over this Godincidence …

These little happenings always remind me of Ruth 2:3 “ .. as it turned out ..” when she just so happened to turn into the field of Boaz, leading to the genealogy of Jesse, David and ultimately Jesus ….

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour