We know that the game of golf is a microcosm of real life.
We've all seen and heard of it, in fact, Plato is given credit for the following quote; "You can learn more about a man in an hour of play than a lifetime of conversation." or, as Mark McCormack, the former President of International Management Group (IMG) which launched Arnold Palmer onto the world stage, said "You can learn more about a person in four hours of golf than you can in six months of lunches". This is true... we know it!!
So, how do we take our passion for golf and our love for Jesus Christ and build tools to introduce golfers to Christ? A tool that can professionally engage golfers, both Believers in Christ and un-Believers in Christ and engage them both with compelling content in order to challenge the un-Believer to learn more about Him and inspire the Believer to use their passion for golf to expand God's Kingdom.
The question is out there; how do we do it? Can you help with any ideas?
We do have some thoughts; build a website that has a professional appeal which has a video telling the story of a golfer who's "golf was their god", just like we have heard Tom Lehman many times when he tells his life story. We envision navigation tabs on the site similar to;
- "Video interviews of PGA Tour Players who follow Christ",
- "What is a Christ follower?",
- "How do I introduce my 'pahdna' to Jesus?",
- "How do I join up with other golfing Christ followers?", and
- "What events might I participate in?"
Not sure if this is compelling enough. Of course, we would have graphics and videos and connections to all the ministries and individuals involved in the Great Commission through the platform of golf, but, we would like this to be a cooperative design product.
Please help us with your thoughts and comments.
Founder of Kingdom.golf