Golf is Fun

Today I played in a golf tournament to benefit Young Life. It was my first time out all season. I was happy to make a couple of birdies and 20 footers. (I hit some real duffs and embarrasing putts, too.) I won the long drive competetition for both the men and women. That was fun. I like winning stuff.

On the way home I realized that I’ve played in one golf tourney every year for the last 3 years (two in Portugal), and at each of the 3 tourneys I’ve won the long drive. If only I had a short game, I would be money.

(Look out kids! My pride is spilling all over the blog page.) That photo above is me at 3.5 years, showing my I-think-I’m-so-fantastic face.

I don’t really understand this golf thing. I feel like God gave me the ability to play just to help me pay for part of my college education. (And I’m very thankful for that.) But since then, I don’t really know what to do with it. I’m not insane about the game. But I do enjoy it from time to time. It’s just so dang expensive.

Sometimes I just get nervous with all of those don’t-you-bury-your-talents parables.

Today at the tourney I played on a team with my Daddy and we came in third. I was able to buy a sweet 80 liter hikers’ pack with the Sporting Goods giftcards we won. That will make traveling much easier. Thank you, Jesus.

8 Responses to “Golf is Fun”
  1. lisa says:

    Golf is still providing for you ( I should say, God is still using golf to provide for you.) There you go! (Said like the dad in Big Fat Greek Wedding.)

    I like your face that says you think you’re so great 🙂

  2. Pat Kotten says:

    Glad to see that you are keeping in touch with the game, as well as having a wonderful life! Are you still using the Pings I sold you? If you make down to Hampton Roads, Give me a call. Maybe we could play.

  3. Jenelle says:

    Coach Kotten!
    Holy wow! I can’t believe you found me here after all these years! Well…yes…I’m still using those classic Pings that you sold me. They still make me happy. And I still quote you almost every time I’m on a putting green and laugh at how unbelievably bad a putter I was. I am. Oh dear. And how you would try anything to help me, even getting me a new putter in the middle of a tournament practice round.

    Thanks again for stopping by!

  4. Jenelle says:

    You’re right. I like you. Especially when you quote funny movies.

  5. Jesse says:

    so i must echo my mom…
    you ARE fantastic nelly!
    i love you!
    hey when do you end up in CA next fall?

  6. Rachel says:

    golf looks like fun when you play it. : ) i hope you’re feeling better!

  7. Arianna says:

    This made me remember how much I wanted to become good at golf, so I would have excuses to talk with my Dad.

  8. Rachel says:

    just stopping by again to say i’m missing you!

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