Gawd & Gawf
Do you know people who love (or at least are very interested in) the competing religions that center around golf AND God? Especially folks who may be ordained ministers with a very soft spot in their hearts for the grand old game? Well, I am deeply into writing a novel around that theme. It features a character I am calling “The Learner.” He is a young pastor struggling with the many expectations of his job while trying to become a respectable golfer. I have met with a number of real life clergy and others who tell me tantalizing tales of trying to address both of these challenges, but I am always looking for more – tantalizing tales.
So, are you – or have you played golf with – a woman or man of the cloth? Have you heard a sermon that blends the two: golf and God? Have you invoked God while addressing your own golfing needs? I once had a friend, Alan Miller – may this good man rest in peace – who regularly claimed that God was out to get him on the golf course, and evidence suggests that it may have been true.