April 11, 2006

It's a guy thing…..and details on the golf tournament.

Over the weekend the brother in law and I visited my friends property (mentioned here a few months back). Armed with chainsaws, axes and enough ammo to overtake a small third world country we set out for some "guy fun". We really had no plan in mind other than cut a tree up that was blocking the future, potential driveway, clear some small brush and generally blow things up.

After spending an hour or so clearing the tree and brush we proceeded to the area we designated as the "shooting range". I had not fired a gun in at least 10 years. I'm not a hunter but when I had the chance earlier in my life, have always found pleasure in discharging firearms. Observing the up most in all safety precautions, we started small and worked our way up. Though a .22 caliber rifle is rather small, they discharge one of the more deadly bullets, though small, then tend to bounce around the inside of the intended target. The fun with the samll weapons ran out quickly as we each assumed the role of Clint Eastwood in "Dirty Harry".
This is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. It will take your head clean
off with one shot"…..or something like that.

We proceeded to blow 25 milk jugs and 2 liter plastics bottles to pieces before the fun concluded. It was an adrenaline rush that even my testosterone deprived body enjoyed thoroughly!!

Later we hiked back in to the woods, to what had been designated as the future campground. We displaced a few cold ones and some snacks and generally just laughed and enjoyed the beauty and the silence of nature.

Like I said, for the most part, it's a guy thing.
The second annual Faith-Love-Hope-Win Charity Golf Scramble is planned for Friday, September 29th at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course in Spring Hill, KS. [http://www.sycamoreridgegolf.com/]

As a result of our inaugural tournament in 2005, we were able to make the following donations:
Prostate Cancer Foundation $16,000*

Angel Flight Central $ 1,500

* Due to a special matching program at PCF, our gift resulted in a $32,000 donation to support research for improved treatment against advanced prostate cancer.

Our goal for 2006 is to raise $20,000. The entire amount raised will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). The PCF will dedicate this gift to support research for treatments to cure advanced prostate cancer. We are hopeful that our second year for this fundraising event will continue to be a tremendous success!
The forms for sponsors, players and donors will be available here and at FLHW.org in the next few days.

We hope to see all of you there!!!


John Wagner said...


Sounds like a great time this past weekend. I don't hunt either, but always liked target practice and skeet shooting.

Somehow I had forgotten how much you raised at your last tournament. I have been saying you raised over $10,000, which is true, but it is WAY over 10,000. People often ask about my blue bracelet and FLHW hat, so I get to tell your story often. The first year was so amazing, I have confidence you will do even better this year!

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how mother nature can rejuvenate the soul. Add some firearms and good company to the mix now and then and you have a powerful combination. I have always believed nature has a healing effect on people. Too bad so many people miss out on the chance to enjoy God's beauty.

God Bless you and yours.