Stay the Course

My father and I have been playing golf together for the last 2 years.  During our short time playing golf, this beautiful game has taught us many lessons. I know, either you hate it or love it.

I heard people say, “I hate golf because it’s boring.”  (Anything is boring if you are uninformed about it)  Others may say, “It is too slow.”

Well, let me share with you 3 reasons why I love golf:

1) It’s a great time to bond with my father and examine one of the greatest men I know (Christ would be number one hands down.), 

2) The challenge of the game (Someone tell me why it is so challenging to hit a ball that doesn’t move?),

3) The strategic nature of the game (You can’t depend solely on muscle, you have to use your head!)

One thing that my father and I say to ourselves every time we play is “KEEP IT IN THE FAIRWAY!”

In other words, “Stay the Course.”

The game of golf is less forgiving when you find yourself amongst the tall grass called the rough, buried in sand traps, or if you consistently find your ball hiding behind trees.  If you are in the fairway, you don’t have to worry about your next shot being hindered.

Life is more forgiving if you stay the course.

In life, we are all trying to move forward.  However, we find ourselves out of the fairway choking out our dreams, trapping ourselves with problems, and hiding behind fear.  So, we make progressing forward more of a challenge than it really should be.

Whatever you do, “Stay the course.”  Get away from the distractions of life.  When you do these things, you will find out how success has been knocking on your door for days, weeks, months, and possibly years.

If you haven’t played golf, try it.  If you play, keep it in the fairway.

With your life, find a way to keep your life straight or purposeful and void of meaningless distractions.


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