Earlier this year a close friend of mine, Bill Harmon, passed away and left behind a wife and three young daughters. Bill had an incredible passion for people. He thought of others first, and realizing our time here on earth is fleeting, he was driven to reach and impact as many people as possible.
Bill had a lifelong passion for the game of golf and its traditions. He became a keen and competent golfer playing many of the major courses in the Midwest and elsewhere. On the golf course Bill had an engaging sense of humor and some delightful idiosyncrasies keeping many of his golfing buddies in stitches.
Bill mentioned often that he enjoyed the game of golf so much because it is so similar to the game of life, with its many obstacles, struggles, victories, conflicts, and… blessings. His favored line was that “if you’re not modest about your abilities when you start playing the game, it won’t take long for you to assume a role of humility…that’s the nature of the game.”
In his honor the inaugural 2005 Bill Harmon Memorial Golf Invitational will be held on Friday, July 29th at the “Mill Creek Golf Club” in Geneva, Illinois. Come and join us for a great day of golf, food, fellowship and bring along your friend, neighbor or co-worker to a quality golf event where relationships can be built. Additional information about Bill Harmon can be found here and here. Online registration for the golf invitational is available at Christ Community Church in Saint Charles, Illinois.
It was my intention to personally invite you to join me for this event, but unfortunately I will be in China on a mission trip from July 8 until August 3, 2005. While you share Bill’s passion for the game of golf, may I encourage you to share that passion with a friend this summer and invite him to experience a golf outing like no other.
It would be the ultimate way to honor Bill’s life, and what he stood for, to have you bring a foursome to this inaugural event.
In His Grip and Serving Grace…