Golf fans who plan to attend services at the Church of the Holy Comforter on Masters Sunday will have an opportunity to learn how the sport relates to religion.
The Rev. Joe Bowden will hold a discussion about golf and God called "The Theology of Golf" at 9:30 a.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road in Evans. Admission is free.
"He's an avid golfer and loves the game. He has played it all over the world and loves our Lord," the Rev. Cynthia Taylor, the parish's pastor, said about Bowden.
Although the discussion will be centered around golf and God, Bowden stressed it will not be focused on the Masters Tournament.
"It's regular Sunday school and it's an adult class," said Bowden, the church's assisting priest.
Bowden said the sport is veiled in mysteries and filled with spirituality.
"Golf connects you to things that are unseen," he said, adding that there are mysterious forces intertwined in the way the ball bounces, the wind blows and how every shot is different.
"You can draw all sorts of parallels to life."
Bowden also referred to golf legend Bobby Jones, mentioning that he was notorious for calling a shot on himself without anyone knowing it.
"Life is an individual game like golf," he said. "We have free choices and we can call our own shots on ourselves or not."
For more information, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at 210-1133.
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