First Things First

1 Chronicles 13:3 And let us bring again the ark of our God to us: for we enquired not at it in the days of Saul. Most golfers make an effort to hit a few chips and putts before teeing off to gain some sort of tempo and looseness. All athletes have similar pregame exercises…

Can You Dig It?

Genesis 26:15 For all the wells which his father's servants had digged in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them, and filled them with earth. There will always be a premium to hitting the ball out of a fairway. It is a onerous thing to find yourself punching out of trees…

Not Keeping Score

Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; Sometimes the most fun rounds are the ones…

Low Number

Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. When we start a round, we…

Old Sticks

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. You decide to play a round with that old friend who you haven't…

Just Go

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. This Monday was the final regular pro am event for our local PGA chapter. Looking back, I played in over 20 golf tournaments, scrambles and pro ams this season. And for the first time in as…

My Kind of People

Philippians 1:3-5 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. Each fall I think back on how many new people with whom I played a round…

Line On A Ball

Exodus 15:13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people which thou hast redeemed: thou hast guided them in thy strength unto thy holy habitation. Golfers draw line on their golf ball to indicate the direction of a putt. This line not only helps to show direction, it can be used to indicate our possession when our direction…

Worser and Worser

2 Timothy 3:13-14 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; Seemingly, the harder we try to get better at something, we worse we tend to become because…

No Change

Acts 9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. Saul was encountered and blinded…