Okay, you had to know I’d get around to this. It’s obvious that golf is my favorite hobby. The thing is, you may be surprised WHY I am so grateful to play it. Of course it is an awesome way to spend time outdoors in the Northwest, especially in the company of my son, staff guys, or a whole host of men on the eastside. It is a great way to get some exercise, blah blah blah. Actually while all of those things are true, I am also grateful for golf because it is a great teacher….of humility. From the beginning of time, the pride and sufficiency of man has challenged God and his supremacy. It seems like the minute we get competent at something, we feel that we don’t need God that much more. As Christians, we all know it’s a good idea to engage in something that helps us build character and keep us humble. For me, it’s golf. In one of the most brilliant books I’ve read, the famous psychiatrist, M. Scott Peck, after trying and becoming hooked on the game, asks the question most golfers usually get around to: “How and why did we ever first start playing the least linear, most convoluted, frustrating, and challenging sport on the face of the earth.” The answer, because we love it…and it mirrors reality perfectly. There are some things we can control, most we can’t. We can’t get too hung up on results, because success can come and go. Don’t take yourself too seriously, you’ll only look and feel foolish. Remain a student, because there is always something you need to be learning. That’s golf! Funny, sounds a lot like life.