Yes, one of the perks… the only perk that I can think of, is that I get to golf on Team Grace in the Area Relief Ministries annual golf scramble. Today is the day! I haven’t golfed since last year’s golf scramble, so I am excited about the prospects of getting on the course. I know, my game hasn’t improved since last year, but it probably hasn’t gotten much worse either. The point is, I get to golf!
To me, golfing is like taking a mini-vacation. It’s a chance to get away from the worries of life and face the less serious worries of the game, which in my case, are no worries at all. I know I’m a bad golfer so my expectations are not high. My hope: one birdie at best, or a par or two. I plan on buying a few Mulligan tickets so I can take some extra shots out there. For those of you who don’t know, a Mulligan is a “do over!” ARM sells them for $10 a piece. They make the game more fun, and raise more money for the poor! Remember, it’s all about raising money for the poor!
Area Relief Ministries Second Annual Golf Tournament
Can you say Birdie? I always like to talk about one of my favorite sports when I get a chance to, and I won’t pass up on this opportunity.
I got to golf in the Area Relief Ministries annual golf tournament with members from my church on Saturday. That is one of the many reasons I’ve been quiet on my posts here of late. I’ve been really busy. Saturday, I was busy golfing in the tournament. The highlights: Team Grace won first place in our division. Highlight two: we beat out Team Covenant by two strokes!!! Highlight three: I had a birdie on the par 3 number 2 hole, which means I carried the team on the hole. (Don’t worry, they carried me the other 17 holes).I wish I could add a fourth highlight, the highlight of winning that Callaway driver for having the shot closest to the hole on hole number 2, but I missed out just by a few feet. It was my best shot of the day because I lost the ability to drive the ball. I was using only a 7 iron on this hole, since it was a par 3. It wasn’t until the last 2 holes that one of my team mates mentioned that I was only using my arms on my drive, and not my entire body. I wish he had spoken up a bit earlier, but alas, that is golf.
I’m not sure how much ARM raised in the tournaments, but I’m glad I had the opportunity to help while sacrificing so on the golf course. One of the ladies on the Board told me they usually raise about $8,000 in the tournament. The money is used to help the poor in the area and we are glad to help when we can. I’m also hoping to help by preaching during the summer at their weekly lunches.
We traveled to Memphis yesterday with the Augustine School. I don’t have a lot to say, but thought I would share this photo with you. This is Joey looking at the elephants. We also had a wonderful time looking at the grizzlies as they were fed, and the sea lions during their show.
Laughing at Elephants