I’m just back from a glorious week in the Lake District walking, canoeing, canyoning, abseiling, and teaching the Bible to teens. As a way to wind down, myself and a couple of others hit the golf course today and it got me thinking about how preachers might learn something from the weird and wonderful world of golf:
- Keep at it. Sometimes you nail it, sometimes you fluff it. That’s life. Get to the next tee and unleash the beans once again.
- Practice. Don’t expect to turn up and be great. Put some time in on the range honing your skills and trying new things.
- Attention to detail. Little adjustments can make a big difference.
- Take some lessons. Keep learning. Don’t think you have nothing to learn from someone who knows more than you.
- Find a good playing partner – someone you enjoy hanging out with and who gently helps you improve your game.
- Use all the clubs in your bag. Sometimes you need to smack hit, sometimes you need something more delicate, and sometimes care and accuracy are the order of the day.
- Wear snazzy trousers. Ok, not really. I just thought seven was a good biblical number
Any golfers care to add anything to the list?