We at Open Doors feel the relationship with Challenge Golf is an important link (get it) to accomplishing the vision to use golf as a platform to give the Gospel and disciple men and women. Open Doors for the Open is the first environment we are establishing to reach out to golfers throughout the world; showing them that golf is a great game, but the Lord is the answer to all things. That is the reason we have established this environment. But, it is more, because we also believe that relationships among Believers is also very important for keeping each of us accountable for growing in the knowledge of God and seeing true examples of Christian love in action.
The Challenge Golf Association model is just that. They want to conduct golf tournaments around the country that are hosted by people and organizations with similar thoughts and they want to use the passion for golf as the introduction. Their concept is to have individuals, called Ambassadors, that want to use their passion for golf and love of Christ to have a venue in which they can invite friends to participate in a FREE tournament at a local golf course. This Ambassador will serve his/her golfing friends for that day by caddying for his/her group; forecaddying, washing clubs, driving the cart, getting the flag, etc. etc. in an act of service to reflect the love of Christ. Not only that, but, the Ambassador agrees to "caddy" for those folks for the next year as a leader in helping their foursome "grow in the knowledge of God". Wow!! What a concept.
Check out the Challenge Golf Association and determine if this venue makes sense to you and your passion for golfers and their eternity.
Thanks for reading, and, of course, check out our U.S. Open outreach throughout our site...