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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

Dunhill Championship Leopard Creek, South Africa

Dunhill Championship Leopard Creek Sth Africa Dec 08 – 13Logos on tour Leopards Creek South Africa

 

 

 

After the end of season European leg of the tour sabbatical it was back to SA and the two week December trip, this was reduced t one due to the lack of a sponsor for the Nelson Mandela event, so it was off to Kruger National Park at Leopard Creek, a “park” the size of Wales!

We had the Bible Study on Wednesday at 7am, outdoors on the veranda in 23 degrees and with 18 in attendance …. Oh! For the day when we have 18 at the Study in Europe …. Andrew Georgiou who is the organising Pro was a little taken aback when he asked for the usual text to be sent out to all the players informing them of when the Study was taking place, the SA secretary was fine, but the European refused to entertain the notion of informing the European based players, you can see there is a way to go yet …. Study was excellent with many contributing and also a couple of non believers there …..
I had a couple of extended chats with an old caddie friend who was in his usual animated form …. The caddies always wear shorts on the tour and I advised him to wear long trousers as he tripped himself up so much that his knees were getting badly skinned, he enjoys the banter …. The last “discussion,” a very loose term with him giving off that God changed His mind, so I asked him, “Why would someone who knows everything have to change His mind?”  Furrowed brow and silence was the answer from him ….
It’s always good to renew acquaintance after a little break from the tour [6 weeks] and everyone greets you as if they hadn’t seen you for years, rather endearing really .
Many thanks for your prayers, encouragement and support through 2104 and I wish you Gods presence over the Christmas and New Year holidays and into 2105 …
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”  Psalm 16:11
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
www.logosgolfministries.com