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Logos on Tour at the Dutch Open – Zandvoort Amsterdam – Sept 10 to 12

Dutch Open – Zandvoort Amsterdam – Sept 10 to 12Logos on tour at the Dutch Open

 The prize for a hole in one at the par 3 fifteenth hole at the Dutch Open was a trip into space!  This was worth $100,000 and lasted only one hour of which between four and six minutes were in actual space …. The players weren’t too annoyed by not achieving a hole in one?  Sadly one of the players, Fabrizio Zanotti was seeing stars of a different kind. On the next fairway he was hit full on the head by a stay shot from the neighbouring fairway, there was a two hour delay for an ambulance, medical attention and he was taken to hospital, gladly in the end all was well, at least as well as can be expected after being hit by a golf ball going at 200 mph …. By evening he was sitting up and recovered …Logos on tour dutch open hole in one prize

You may recall I mentioned the caddie, with whom I had a one hour discussion with at the Scottish Open after the memorial service, well for those of you who have been praying for him he approached me on the range saying he’d like to do a bible study, now what he calls a bible study and what is a study to us, will be very different but keep praying that this will come to be …. Our friend (another caddie) is back to his ducking and diving best but between Hennie and I we sent him some Christian literature to read, and I know he will, so that was good …

Hennie and I had a real good one – to – one time on Wednesday evening and it is always good to intentionally study the word and talk of the things of God ….

This coming week is a hop over to the Wales Open at Celtic Manor, a past Ryder Cup venue before that tournament takes place the following week at Gleneagles …

Two prayer requests for you; We are having our first “Logos Scotland” night on the 24th, on Ryder Cup week, (at Easterhouse Baptist Church 7 for 7:30pm) in Glasgow … Then the following week at the Dunhill event in St Andrews an open meeting has been arranged at one of the local golf clubs where a panel made up of me, Hennie, Mike Vlismas [who is with the media in SA covering the event] and one other [possibly Vincent Brown, club pro in Scotland and involved with the meeting in Glasgow] …. We’d be appreciative of your prayers for these two evenings …

Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour

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“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”  Psalm 8:3-4

 

 

ISPS HANDA Senior PGA Championship

ISPS HANDA Senior PGA Championship 5th to 8th June 2014

Des Smyth at Seniors Tour event at Stoke by NaylandSeniors at Stoke by Nayland

Being in the heart of Gainsborough and Constable country, it is quite appropriate that the  courses at Stoke By Nayland, situated between Colchester and Sudbury, are named in honour of those two great artists. It was the undulating Gainsborough that hosted the PGA Senior Championship, involving 150 golfers and the longer 72 hole format. The higher than usual number of players meant that I encountered a sea of relatively new faces although it was comforting to be able to recognise many of the more familiar faces.

To the untrained eye (ie mine) the course appeared in excellent condition, but many of the players thought otherwise and the implementation of ‘Winter rules’ (in June!!) was testimony to the soft underfoot conditions. leadership of the tournament early on was shared between Des Smyth, Mark James and Steen Tinning, but it was Spaniard Santiago Luna who eventually took the top prize.

The Bible study was held in the hotel lounge – 3 of the players were able to attend. We began a new series focussing on the ‘I am’ claims of Jesus as recorded in John’s gospel, looking at the conversation that Jesus had with the Samaritan woman in which He declared himself to be the Messiah. We examined the significance of Jesus the anointed one being prophet, priest and king. Please pray that the players (and indeed myself) might have a deeper appreciation of who Jesus is.

Other matters for prayer please:

1          There are fewer events on the 2014 Senior Tour. This is causing those players who           travel the longest distances to be particularly concerned about their ability to cover their travel expenses.

2          Steve Van Vuuren, who is a regular faithful attendee at the study times, finds himself      lower down the pecking order for entry into tournaments (he missed out by one     place last week) and is considering his future participation on the Tour.

3          Hendrik Buhrmann missed the cut last week and so also missed out on any earnings.

4          Steve Cipa continues to attend – his son was caddying last week and I managed a             short chat with him.

My next visit takes me to Bad Ragaz in Switzerland and I’ll report back after that event.

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Allan Gray, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the Senior Tour

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