We have completed our season with a solid final week.
Tuesday’s match was much more enjoyable than Thursdays, but as they say, “a bad day on the golf course beats a good day at work and or school.”
Tuesday, Jay Smith Earned low man honors not just for our team, but also for the entire match. He posted the best score out of all the golfers playing for Keenan and Batesburg Leesville. Our team score of 181 was our best of the year. We had all four scores in the 40’s for the first time. Congratulations guys. The course was playing tough and windy conditions made scoring a challenge. We beat both Keenan and Batesburg.
Thursday, David Gray joined the ranks as team low man. David shot a 43 in 30mph wind gust at Charwood in our first four way match of the year. Great round David. This proves my point that you really are a great golfer, and you possess a beautiful swing. If we can bring the confidence up to match the talent, I see scores in the 30’s in your near future.
We spent the afternoon playing against Brookland Cayce, Gilbert, and Lugof Elgin. Though we failed to win the day we did put up a respectable 187 score. 187 would have won most of our matches this year, but the other teams bested us on this day.
For the season we won 3 and lost 7. I’m reminded of the words of or our late great president Teddy Roosevelt who said, “Its hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” I’m proud of everyone on our team who was brave enough to have stood on the first tee and posted a score. Everyone of you “tried to succeed.” Unlike other sports , your score represents your ability on that given day. Nobody else’s score, your score. No excuses, no one else’s errors, nothing but your number. Some individuals don’t have the fortitude to toe the line and see how they measure up. you do, and you did and for that I tip my hat to you.
Not only did you step up and post a score for yourselves, but you also represented Christ well with your gifts. Gifts that may include great driving and putting ability, but more importantly honesty, creativity, humor, and friendship to those you had never met before.
I’m excited to see how much everyone will improve over the summer and to see the men of God ya’ll grow to be by next December. I consider it an honor and a privilege to have been allowed to work with ya’ll for this season in your life. I hope that you’ve taken heart to some of the wisdom I have attempted to pass along to you via these weekly recaps. Note that the wisdom is not mine, but that granted thru me but for only a moment. Knowledge, from above, destined for the purpose of his glory. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)
Look for one last email from me as we look to have a yearend feast, presentation of Letters, and fun time on the golf course sometime in May.