Endure

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. The playoff season in any sport requires both physical and mental endurance. The new format for the FedEx Cup lessens some areas of confusion but put a greater premium on a higher standing…

Keep Going

Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. The FedEx Cup playoffs begin today and Tiger Woods will play in his first event since The Open. Last season, he…

Proper Grip and Stance

Romans 10:15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!" Those who teach golf first start with grip and stance before the club is even swung. Once those principles are established properly, he/she begins working on the weight…

Hurry Up

Psalms 70:1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me! O LORD, make haste to help me!  We've all been in the scramble or pro am when all of the holes are backed up on a full course. There is nowhere to go! We were stuck in one of those log jams yesterday. The sky was…

What’s Your Motivation?

Romans 15:14 I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another. Why do we do the things we do? Do we play golf because we enjoy the game and the outdoors or do we have an internal desire to compete at…

Social Memberships

Psalms 122:1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" Many golf clubs offer social memberships for those who don't play tennis or golf but wish to be a part of the club for dining, parties, and other gatherings. All churches have members who evidently only signed…

Good Swing!

Matthew 3:17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." On Tuesday, Webb Simpson's caddie Paul Tesori and his foundation hosted an All Star Kid's Clinic for special needs children prior to the start of the Wyndham Championship. Tesori's goal for the rapidly growing event is "to create…

Real Liberty

2 Peter 2:16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.  It's a good feeling to skip out of morning work for a semi-early tee time and see the group in front of you exiting the green. You immediately realize these guys aren't going…

Real Change

Hosea 14:8 O Ephraim, what have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. I am like an evergreen cypress; from me comes your fruit.  Aiming further left to combat a slice is not a swing change. A swing change involves mechanically altering one's swinging motion in order to alter the angles…

Simmer Down

James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Sergio Garcia has made the headlines this season for all the wrong reasons. The most recent incident occurred last Sunday…