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Golf is my last refuge... I used to play basketball all the time, even when I coached. It was great to run, sweat, hear the net rip, and just mentally get away from “life”. The body won’t let me do that anymore, so Golf came to be the replacement.  Whether it’s things at home, or at work, when I go play or even just hit balls, it all just disappears. I’m one that doesn’t like music on the course because the QUIET is therapeutic for me! I really enjoy playing by myself just because it will be as quiet as possible. 
 

MGS has provided an additional release because the conversations on here that I can get into aren’t stressors for me, they help me decompress as well. I think there are a number of you who if I had the chance to meet you somewhere for coffee or a round of golf, we’d be fast friends! So, I love golf for the game, the peace and quiet, the release of stress, and for friendships as well. It’s my ONE place that keeps me going!!!

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34 minutes ago, ga_pike said:

I agree as well. Not sure why Mr. 82 got clipped but that's garbage to me.

Why was his response necessary? Because he's bringing up a valid point that mental health is directly affected by the lack of God in our lives. Also that people get caught up in a catch phrase that they say simply out of response instead of because it's what they actually mean to say. It's like my kids. They'll say "you look handsome" but have no idea what that even means. Its just a conditioned response to them at this point.

All of that said, I also feel like Rick's message is positive and his heart is in the right place.

Thiught's and prayers....
 

 


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I believe there's some credence to how they handled that situation, but by the same token as I alluded too I think I understood the heart of what was being said.  While maybe the words were not eloquently representing the thoughts and or feelings, if you look past that I think you could understand. 

Golf in general, and that is what we are all here for with MGS, preserves our mental health (or on some rounds destroys it maliciously hahaha) more than anything.  It's a hobby and sport that brings us together to compete not only against each other, but to examine our own moral fiber and compete against ourselves.  There are so many values in that alone!  God blessed us with this game, and I definitely for one feel that Rick's message was 100% on point!  

I also agree with your post and loved reading it.  Definitely pray that we all can return to a much simpler time where our values are all based on what the good book teaches us and we can all return to a far more caring culture for everyone's viewpoints and needs. 

Great post!  God bless brotha

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4 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

It was clipped (I didn't see it; one of the other moderators was here before me) because our Forum Code makes conversations of religion and politics out of bounds for the Forum. We do this not because these things aren't important (most of you know that my actual job is that I am the pastor of a church), but rather because they're so important that this Forum isn't the best place to discuss them.

Totally appreciate that!  My apologies for speaking out of turn in my posts.  I'll note that as well because I overlooked it in the codes of conduct.  Again my apologies. 

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9 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

It was clipped (I didn't see it; one of the other moderators was here before me) because our Forum Code makes conversations of religion and politics out of bounds for the Forum. We do this not because these things aren't important (most of you know that my actual job is that I am the pastor of a church), but rather because they're so important that this Forum isn't the best place to discuss them.

Thank you for the follow-up. I come here; MGS and golf, to escape the constant barrage on the news.

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

It was clipped (I didn't see it; one of the other moderators was here before me) because our Forum Code makes conversations of religion and politics out of bounds for the Forum. We do this not because these things aren't important (most of you know that my actual job is that I am the pastor of a church), but rather because they're so important that this Forum isn't the best place to discuss them.

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3 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

It was clipped (I didn't see it; one of the other moderators was here before me) because our Forum Code makes conversations of religion and politics out of bounds for the Forum. We do this not because these things aren't important (most of you know that my actual job is that I am the pastor of a church), but rather because they're so important that this Forum isn't the best place to discuss them.

I wouldn't stay here if this wasn't the case.  Thankfully the golf league I play in also has a 'no religion or politics' policy, fortunately most members instantly shut down the few who try to launch into those topics - IOW it's self-policing. If you must, do that after your round over a beer with others who like to argue in circles. Have you ever substantially changed someone else's mind in one of these discussions?

1 hour ago, ga_pike said:

I appreciate that and that his post was removed.  A 30 day ban seems a little extreme in this situation however.  That's all I'm saying.  My guess knowing him personally is that we've lost a contributor to the forum.  

Really? 30 days is nothing over the 30,000+ days most of us will enjoy.

FWIW I fully support the Mods stance here on all counts - I have seen politics completely ruin other forums.

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3 hours ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

It was clipped (I didn't see it; one of the other moderators was here before me) because our Forum Code makes conversations of religion and politics out of bounds for the Forum. We do this not because these things aren't important (most of you know that my actual job is that I am the pastor of a church), but rather because they're so important that this Forum isn't the best place to discuss them.

I'll spare the details.. but honestly the comments about God weren't what were bothersome (to me). I grew up in a very religious culture and have a very high appreciation and respect for people who follow any faith with conviction (keeping things very general here). Let's just say that other comments were made that just forced an unnecessary hard left turn from the intent of the thread. We're back on track now so all is well 🙂 

 

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On 2/2/2021 at 5:05 AM, Lacassem said:

Pretty awesome stuff there. Mental health is pretty close to me with military friends that struggled/are struggling and family that have had their bouts. Important stuff thanks for the share

I golf regularly with a few ex-mil's and they legitimately consider golf as a medical requirement for their mental health. We joke a lot about it as buddie but I understand how important it is to them to get out and partake of the goodness we all know comes from playing a round. We've had some great and inspiring convos around the subject.. on the course of course 🙂  

 

 

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Best video Rick has ever put out.

Good for him

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