The Real Golfer

by | May 11, 2014 | Example, New Life, Spiritual Growth

One of my favorite PGA players is without a doubt Phil Mickelson. During an interview with late-night talk-show host Conan O’Brien, Phil was asked what he would do to celebrate winning the Masters. Would he be drinking a lot? Mickelson said, “I’ll spend time with my family. I don’t need alcohol to help me have a good time.”

Mickelson is known as Lefty because …well, because he plays golf left-handed. But did you know that Lefty serves tennis balls right-handed? He writes right-handed. He holds a fork with his right hand. In fact, the only thing Lefty grabs with his left hand first is a golf club. The reason is most interesting. When he was one and a half years old, Phil learned the game by standing across from his father and watching him swing. His father plays right-handed. Mickelson simply mirrored his father’s swing.

In Ephesians 5 we are told to do exactly that. “Be imitators of God.. . As dearly loved children.” Or as The Message puts it, “Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents.”

Phil Callaway, Golfing with the Master. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 2006, p. 38 -39.


The Real Golfer