Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Golf trip and more

I just got back from a golf trip to Pinehurst, NC. Can't remember the last time I got away with a bunch of guys . . . most of whom, I didn't know until last Friday.

The group has been taking a trip to some part of the US for 17 years and three or four of the eight have been on most of the trips. So, it was an honor to be invited to be a part of this illustrious band.

We played a practice round on Friday before the real tournament competition began on Saturday morning.

I put up the second best score of my life . . . 77. In a practice round at Pinehurst No. 5.

Then proceeded to stink the rest of the weekend. When people ask, after these kinds of rounds, "Well, did you at least have fun????", usually the answer is civil but inside I'm thinking, "NO, I don't enjoy doing anything this poorly!"

But as the years pass, more important things rise to the top and reality reminds me that I'm glad I don't have to do this for a living . . . me and mine would be really hungry!

But what a solid, good group of men. It's rare to find eight guys that can be relaxed, poke fun, laugh at and with each other, know when to say something and know when to shut up. Know when to pray and know when to tell a joke. A bunch with great reverence for God and irreverence toward the silly things we once pursued so passionately and held to so tightly.

It was incredibly refreshing though physically exhausting. We played 36 holes every day and I don't think I've ever played 36 holes in one day . . . ever! The hills of NC proved to be a real test and I slept like a teenager and woke up like a senior citizen . . . in pain!

I'm playing tomorrow on a Houston affiliate of TBN for their annual telethon then going to play at the Bosque River Stage on the campus of McLennan Community College in Waco, TX at 8 PM on Saturday. If you're in the Waco area, we'd love to see you there!



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