Friday, December 30, 2011
Luke Donald and Tom Lehman captured the coveted Player of the Year Award for both the PGA and Champions Tours. It came to each men in two distinct ways. Donald lost his father this year and I am sure his Dad would have been tremendously proud of this son. I believe he is the first player to win the money title on the PGA Tour and the European Tour in the same season. Lehman has now won the Player of the Year Award on all three tours over the span of his career. He also is the first player to do that. Knowing Tom personally, I believe he would say that he is honored to have received the award, but more honored that he know Jesus Christ personally. This is what he is all about!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Thoughts and prayers to Luke Donald and his family during this sorrowful time. I lost my father in June and can somewhat understand what the Donald family is going through. Please remember them in your prayer's often. II Cor 1:2-3
Two weeks before the Charles Schwab Cup Tournament, I was playing golf with Tom Lehman's caddie Andrew Martinez at the famed San Francisco Club. We could see Harding Park from where we were and began talking about what earning the Schwab Cup meant. Andy has always been a huge supporter of Tom and his great ability to play the game. He has always been a bigger supporter of Tom's "consistent" walk with Christ through the years.
Tom stands to win player of the year honors and will be the first player in history to do it on all three Tours. How consistent is that?
Well done . . . servant Tom Lehman!
"The International Federation of PGA Tours feels strongly there is no place for any form of racism in ours or any other sport. We consider the remarks of Steve Williams, as reported, entirely unacceptable in whatever context. We are aware that he has apologised fully and we trust we will not hear such remarks ever again. Based on this, we consider the matter closed, and we will have no further comment."
So, isn't saying anything "racially motivated" considered the makings of a racist? Or does one have to say continued racial slurs to be called a "racist?" Well, that is obviously the decision of those who make the rules. But what about God's rules? “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you
are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28
Well, that is God's answer to whether or not we are to be a racist, but what about when we say "racial slurs?""Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. James 4:11
Of course a lot has to do what the person was doing before he made the remark . . . celebrating with alcohol(maybe too much) and "oops, there it is . . . the remark!"
I would hope that Williams has learned that what causes us to say "wrong, hurtful things . . . stupid things," is that one is "hurt, angry, mad" his or her self.
"Speak the Truth in . . . Love!
Monday, May 02, 2011
I love this time of year. With Spring beginning to push the blossoms so does the weather push the best in the players. One of my favorite tournaments is the Crown Plaza Invitational, known as The Colonial, May 19-22.
The Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial golf tournament is the longest running event on the PGA Tour still being held at the original site (since 1946). The players of today know they are competing on the same hallowed ground as the great Ben Hogan who won the championship five times in his hometown. His legacy permeates the event, and that's just part of the tradition that helps make the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial what it is, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour.
At this event every year the Tournament puts on a fantastic "fish fry" for the Caddies on Thursday evening after the round. We have over the years had our Bible Study right there afterwards and invite any caddie who wants to join us. It has always been a time of great fellowship with each of those who attend. We will do the same this year.
Together again will be Steve Hulka(Brian Davis) and Andrew Martinez(Tom Lehman). We haven't been together like this in a few years.
Please pray for our Bible Study on Thursday night, May 19th.
To God Be The Glory . . . .
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thinking of switching this blog to WordPress soon. I am waiting for names, email addresses and social media data of a number of Caddies on both the PGA,Champions and LPGA Tours. I believe it will have a nicer look and have much more biblical content in order that the guys and gals can access discipleship material on a daily basis. Stay tuned . . .
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Monday, January 03, 2011
The first week of the new Tour is about to begin in 4 days with those who won last year playing the 'Hyundai Tournament of Champions,' where Geoff Olgilvy was defending champion. My good friend Steve Hulka will be working for Matt Bettencourt, who won the Reno-Tahoe Open last year. Normally, Steve works for Brian Davis. They will the start the season together the following week at the Sony Open.
I am excited to be able to support various caddies on the Tour. I will be at as many tournaments as the Lord enables me to attend. Probably the greatest ministry is to be able to pray for these guys by name as they maintain a Christian witness on the course. Texting and Facebook are just some of the ways I stay in touch with each of them.
Hoping that The Right Club Ministries can make an impact not only in each of their lives but the players who they work for, and others around them. May God be glorified and the gospel be presented everywhere.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I first met Paul and his wife Regina when he was first playing on the Nationwide Tour in the 90's. They were introduced to me by my caddie friend, Steve Hulka. It was apparent to me then as it is now that Paul and Regine had a love for Jesus Christ and others and desired nothing more than to serve Him in all that they did.
If you go to Wikipedia you'll find out a little more about Paul and his accomplishments.
This year he had to return to Q-School to earn his card in order to play again in 2011 He tied for 9th.
I consider it a great privilege to know Paul and Regina and to know that they are back on a mission field that God has called them to.