"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world and those who dwell therein. For it was he who founded it upon the seas and planted it firm upon the waters beneath." (From the book of Pslams of the Bible, chapter 24)
A round of golf can be a metaphor for living. As with life, golf is not easy. We come to a point in our lives with tools and skills to do the best we can. Sometimes it is in competition. Sometimes it is solitary pursuit of excellence. Sometimes it is to renew the self or a relationship. The experience is always transient. Over time, we discover both limits and successes. No experiences are repeatable, except in flawed memory. We discover that we are not in control of everything, even when we are good at some things.
We have borrowed these acres for part of a lifetime. What we have done with them, in framing their use as a golf course, we hope will be a source of celebration of God's goodness. We hope that what you do with them during your round will be a celebration of companionship, competition, skill building, self awareness, and the joy of personal achievement. In that way, on this golf course anyway, God's name may be invoked in wonder and praise on occasion, rather than always in frustration.
We invite you and your whole family to celebrate the game of golf and the beauty of the land with us at this special place in God's creation. Swing easy!
For more on our course and philosophy, visit co-owner Mark Renner's blog!