Foursomes

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. If you love golf enough, sooner or later you will find yourself playing by yourself from time to time. These "alone times"…

Your Cheering Section

Proverbs 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. Shane Lowry is from the Republic of Ireland, but delighted the Northern Ireland crowd during his near flawless round of 63 yesterday at The Open Championship. The patrons energized Lowry as a native son to a round with…

Man Up

Romans 5:3-5 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Former major champion and number…

Same Here

Psalms 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. Yesterday was a rough day for former major champions at The Open Championship. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott were a combined 27 over par for the first round. Whenever we put faith in man, we will…

See You Sunday!

Hebrews 10:24-25 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,  25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near. The Open Championship teed off this morning at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.…

Teed Up

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.  Whenever someone learns to play golf, they initially hit every shot from off of a tee. After advancing from this "beginner phase", golfers are only permitted to "tee it up" when in the tee box. The ball is much easier to hit when…

Solid Footing

2 Samuel 22:32-34 32 "For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?  33 This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless.  34 He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. These verses are part of David's "Song Of Deliverance". He wrote…

Fore Left, Fore Right

Ezekiel 3:19 19 But if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, or from his wicked way, he shall die for his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul. Golfers are charged with the duty to yell "fore left" or "fore right" when an errant shot is mistakenly hit toward an unintended…

Fix Your Divots

Matthew 5:23-24 23 So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you,  24 leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Not much is as disheartening on the golf course than seeing a…

Unity

Ephesians 4:1-3 1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,  2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One of the best aspects of golf is the friendly competition…