Fore!

The ball was headed directly for their cart, as the twosome passed behind the green on their way to the next hole.

So, yes, I did really yell “Fore!” once this week.

I was at the Southeastern University Tournament at The Pearl in Calabash, North Carolina. It’s a very good tournament. It was great to see Mark Carr. He’s started a new church in Raleigh. It looks like he’ll do well.

We – the seven of us from Faith, along with Pastor’s brother – arrived Monday about 10am, having left North Fort Myers after the Sunday morning service, driving all day, spending the night in Florence, SC, and driving to the course, by way of Krispy Kreme.

We played golf until 5pm Monday – 18 holes on the West Course, then the last 5 holes of the East Course – then had dinner in the clubhouse.

After a good night’s sleep at the hotel on the beach, we played the 1st round of the tourney on Tuesday morning on the West Course. My foursome – me, Pastor, his brother Paul, and Stephen Porter – didn’t have a good day, but it worked out well for us. We shot a 1 under, 71, and we were put into the 3rd flight. We then played a practice round on the East Course.

Tuesday night was dinner at The Isle restaurant on the beach. It was a buffet with she-crab soup, salad, fish…then we went to the main buffet, with steak, chicken, fish, and vegetables.

Wednesday morning we played the second round. It was a much better day. We started the day with a one-shot lead in our flight, then shot a 9-under 63. I had told Stephen before we started that I thought we would need to shoot a 62 to win. I was right. The 2nd place team shot a 62 to tie us, then won on the tiebreaker.

It didn’t matter, because everyone gets a prize. I won a pair of golf shoes. Adidas. Worth $150. Nice shoes. I also got a pitching wedge, hat, and shirt.

We left about 3pm, and drove to just north of Orlando. We drove home this morning.

It was a good trip. Good golf, good food, good fellowship. It was good to see Mark. It was great weather. It’s good to be home.

Yes, the ball missed the twosome.

All the Drama


Here’s the commercial…

The Church Drama Podcast is a little show a few of us do every week…except we’ve missed a week or two in the last month. It’s supposed to be about drama, but ends up being about whatever our discussion leads us to. But we do include a sketch and some pseudo-drama every time.

This picture is from the video version of our podcast. (I post both an audio and a video version of the podcast.) This isn’t a shot that you’ll see from the show…it was taken just prior to the latest episode.

We have fun. At least I do – I think Steve, Trish, Mary-Jane, and Trudi do, too. If you get time, give a listen. (The audio version is longer – I don’t edit out anything – but it takes less effort than watching the video.) And if you know someone interested in drama, let them know about us.

The links to the show are on the right side of this blog. (ChurchDramaPodcast.com)

A Bottle of Dumb

The reviewer in our newspaper said that “Pirates of the Carribbean 3” was “yo-ho-ho and a bottle of dumb.” Very accurate. Sam was going to meet some other kids from the youth group to see it, but the whole family ended up going.

Shae is a huge fan. Unfortunately, this was a very long, very confusing mess of a movie.

But if you go – stay until the bitter end…AFTER the credits. It’s not over until it’s over.

Shae (16) leaves tomorrow with a group from the church for 8 days in El Salvador on a missions trip.

Cheers!

Speaking of departures and arrivals…

“Cheers” was a great television comedy. Yes, there was the drawback that it was all about a bar, so the material was not always fit to watch, but for the most part, it was consistently funny.

The best bits were with the Coach, Norm, and Cliff. Here’s a clip from the very first episode, with Ted Danson as the lead character, Sam Malone.

Did you know that it’s been exactly 14 years since the last episode of Cheers? Thursday, May 20, 1996. It really is coincidental that we watched that last episode in the hospital, while we tried to figure out what to name our newborn son.

Happy Birthday, Sam!