12 Step Golf will give us adventure, a new perspective and emotional balance
Our 12 Step Golf program prepares us for an adventure of a lifetime.
As we approach the next 3 Steps we are maintaining a new perspective on life, golf, the world and our place in it.
Can we become emotionally balanced? Can we live life on purpose? Can there be hope for my golf?
We go about our game and may face indecision. We may not be able to figure out which club to use. We ask our Higher Power for inspiration for the next shot. We relax and swing.
No more struggling, we see that the occasional hunch becomes our way of life.
Golf is a game of discipline, and as we work these 12 Steps we remain focused.
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than themselves."
10. We continued to take personal inventory and when wrong promptly admit it.
"We by now are serious about recovery and golf is beginning to become fun. We are starting to laugh at this “comedy of errors” we call golf. We realize that golf does not define who we are."
We Continued Our Inventory
11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for the knowledge of his will for us and the strength and courage to carry it out.
"We gain power over ourselves and the game we love to hate. We are no longer the prisoners we were and realize golf is a game. We no longer seek perfection, and we can appreciate those great shots when they occur. We are realistic about our abilities and no longer regret those shots that got away."
Sought through Prayer and Meditation
"What we call the beginning is often the end, and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."
T. S. Elliot
12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other duffers and practice these principles in all our affairs.
"We have the revelation of how much fun golf can really be. We have let go and let ourselves out of the box. We still want to golf well, but it isn’t our primary focus. We appreciate the historic nature of golf. We feel honored to be a part of the game, and want to learn it’s heritage. The joy of not having every course look like Augusta is finally ours."
Having had a Spiritual Awakening
12 Step Golf is a spiritual program based on traditional spiritual principles that have somehow been misplaced in our modern society. Believing we have evolved beyond the need for a spiritual foundation, we have created a world in search of more meaning for its existence. 12 Step Golf lays the foundation to bring us home.
"A global awakening can only happen from a spiritual awakening that is of global dimensions."