Have Mercy!

Lamentations 3:22-23 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The winner of the first PGA Tour event of the season was crowned yesterday at the Greenbrier Resort. One of the highlights of the week did not involve the winner Joaquin Niemann.…

High Expectations

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Every new round brings with it an expectation to play better than the last time we teed up the ball. We desire to rectify that bladed chip which led to the double…

Punching The Greens

1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. It's that time of the season again for those holes to be violently pressed into our beautiful putting surfaces. Aeration allows the old soil to be broken up and refreshened. Additionally, it permits the necessary nutrients to be better absorbed by…

Fresh

Psalms 98:1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. The 2019-20 PGA Tour season started yesterday as "A Military Tribute" at the Greenbriar teed off. There are many new faces who just received Tour privileges just…

Handicapped

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. The usage of a handicap index allows everyone at all skill levels compete against one another on an attempted equal…

Sustainability

Psalm 92:10 I shall be anointed with fresh oil. When Tiger Woods burst onto the golf stage by winning tournaments and majors at a record clip, the golf business boomed. His dominance combined with a vibrant economy were a perfect storm. New courses were being built, new clubhouses with all the amenities were erected for…

Even a Blind Squirrel . . .

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. When we are having a bad day swinging the golf club and then that one shot turns out perfect, we think or say "even a blind squirrel finds a…

Ball Hawks

Romans 9:3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:” A certain group of golfers (who will remain nameless) would search for days through mud, mire, foliage or briars to find a lost golf ball. This hunt is applicable for balls that are not…

Gentleman’s Game

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost. Golf is a gentleman's game. To a large degree, there are no umpires or referees who proactively make decisions on rules violations. However at the professional touring level, there are rules officials, fans, and…

Shade Tree

Song of Solomon 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. When we think of trees on a golf course, we instantly consider them to be unnecessary obstacles which grab golf…