Updated 2012-04-14




- personnel golf within the Church of Sweden -

    arranges personnel golf for employees and laymen in the Church of Sweden. Within the Church  there are about 20 000 employees and about 50 000 representatives.


2012 - The Golfer’s quote from the Bible

"In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength."
(Isaiah 30:15)

Pergis commentary:
In the game of golf we may end up in situations in which we are tested. A great mistake is often followed by another as we are likely to try to regain immediately the shots we have lost.

Those who are experienced in life know that it is not easy to rapidly adjust great mistakes.  To take a step backwards in order to find the stillness and the calm before the next step is the best way to success. That is also the way for a golfer to regain his strength in his game.





2011 - The Golfer's quotation from the Bible

A good name is to be chosen rather than great
and favour is better than silver or gold.
                                                       ( Prov. 22:1)

Pergis commentary:
Golf has, as all other sports, an element of honesty. In the social play as well as in the play of competitions you are often your own judge. Your own responsibility and progress is of  an extreme importance for a successful play.

Plainness and communication gives confidence  for your own performance and for that of your fellow-players. The one who plays in accordance with the idea of the game of golf and it’s rules leaves the course with his honour intact and is gaining the respect of others.




2010 - The Golfer=s quotation from the Bible

The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come.

(Song of Solomon 2:12)

2009 - The Golfer=s quotation from the Bible

Proverbs 14:29 (New International Version - UK)
 A patient man has great understanding,
but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

2008 - The Golfer=s quotation from the Bible

Proverbs 18:15 (New International Version – UK)

“The heart of the discerning
   acquires knowledge;
   the ears of the wise
   seek it out.”

Pergis’ commentary to this quote:
At the 11th tee at Jonkoping GC I am standing beside The Experienced, who has stricken his ball and it  has hit the green. No problem for a player with an handicap of 7.
- This does not seem so very nice, it is just a green shot that counts.
- Hum, you have to make your shot! Here is the course guide. Check what they say!

The course guide says: “Railway all along the left side and a ten meter deep ravine on the right side. A small bunker to the right between the green and the ravine. A cautious players goes for the left side of the green and is very happy with a two-putt.”

I take may stance and I recapitulate the three things I have decided to  keep in order before  hitting. As a matter of fact I am only able to concentrate on one. I have to be observant on the slice, but if I hook, then I am gone. The railway.

Now my backswing, slowly, and then I strike the ball, a little bit to hard, perhaps. The ball flies towards the green, but now there is the slice, well in height, but the ball goes down into the ravine.

I hit a provisional ball which lands fifty meters in front of me in the middle of the fairway.

- I am giving up my first ball, I will never find it!
- You have to know one thing, if I happen to see that ball, then you have to hit it. The Experienced had spoken.

Having come up to the green I can see my first ball down in the ravine. At the foot of a spruce, there is my ball. Apparently not possible to hit. But it has to be done.

I take my stance in a very curious position.  Now it is a question of one stroke and a stroke with force. And then, tussocks, grass and stones and sand are flashing …. I am looking up and I can see my ball in a nice track right up in the air towards the green. Unbelievable.

The Experienced is laughing when I come  up to the green. Now I can se my  ball. It lies half a meter  from the hole.

A par putt and it was nice!




The Egypt Cup

Church of Sweden golf team beats Team Church of England
by 13-5 at Forsgården GC, Kungsbacka, 27-28th of September 2007.


Team Church of Sweden      13 points
Team Church of England        5 points

Results Foursomes:
Team Church of Sweden        4½ points
Church of England      1½ points
 Results Singels
Team Church of Sweden        8/½ points
Church of England       3/½ points
Match information


Most players gathered after the joint dinner at which the English deputy captain Paul Taylor (white jacket) presented the Egyptian cup to the Swedish captain Johan Rappmann (in the middle).                                                                                                              Photo :Bjarne Nordelöf

The cup
he Church of England golf team met the Swedish Church golf team the 28th September in a Ryder Cup style golf match for the Egypt Cup, which was set up by the English team in 2006. The English team held the cup after a match at Chelmsford GC, England. Now the return match was played at Forsgården GC at Kungsbacka, Sweden.

The Egypt Cup is a silver trophy which was originally played for between the English clergy of North Africa until the Suez crisis in 1956.

Unfortunately for David Price, the English team captain, and the English team, David had an accident at Landvetter airport in Gothenburg. David fell in the stairs, lost his conscience and was brought by ambulance to hospital. It was immediately obvious David could not play the next day. The deputy captain Paul Taylor and Colin Sowter had to reorganize their team.

It was decided that Mrs Joy, Moore, who accompanied her husband to Gothenburg, should go in as a player in the team.

It was also agreed between the leaders of the two teams that, due to the circumstances for the English team, the 12th single match should be cancelled and regarded all square giving half a point to each team.

The English team captain David Price, on  match day afternoon, the day after his accident at the airport, having recovered a bit from his accident.  Here on the course  together with  Colin Sowter.         Photo: Sven Arnström

Match structures
The match started with six foursomes matches, with two players on each side playing 18 holes; 6 points were awarded between the teams for these foursome matches. The Swedish team gained here 4½ points and the English team 1½ points.

After lunch, 12 singles matches were played between the two teams; The English team was awarded 3½ points and the Swedish team 8½  for these singles matches.

So in the end of the day the Swedish Church team hade beaten the English Church team by 13-5.

Be sure, both teams are looking forward to next match, then in England!

You will find the results of each match here:

Results Foursomes

Results Singels



Happy ladies, Joy Moore and Monica Henning,
in the very even ladies' single match, in the end won
Monica by 1 hole on the 18th green

Happy English and Swedish players having finished
their game, waiting for the other players to arrive to
the 18th hole.





The Egypt Cup  2006
Church of England vs Church of Sweden at
Chelmsford Golf Club 5-6th of October
Teams and results.

    Pergis diocese golf competitions in 2008
In 2008 our competitions will take place from May to June according the schedule given on our start page at this webbsite. It will then progress with at final competition in the end of August between one team from each diocese in order to find the winner 2007 of the trophy Pergis cup.

2007 - The Golfer=s quotation from the Bible
(English standard version)

“So now faith, hope and love abide, these
 three; but the greatest of these is love."
  (1 Cor. 13:13)


Pergis’ commentary to this quote:
The tee of 18th hole. The fairway lies in front of the player, who anxiously looks into his score card. The wind, the rain and his tiredness have taken out their rights, once again.

Now, slowly, he raises his eyes towards the clubhouse, behind the green, that is far away. There, somebody is waiting. He lowers his eyes, then slowly, he performs his swing, perfectly, and is able to see his ball in a nice curve. The waiting.

-  “
Faith, hope, and love”…he thinks…”it seems to work!”

2006 - The Golfer=s quotation from the Bible
 (New King James Version (NKJV)

For what profit is it to a man if he gains
the whole world, and loses his own soul?

(Matthew 16:26)

Pergis’ commentary to this quote:
A strong word that can be valid also in the game of golf.   If, for example, you desire to win or get our own way by expanding the system of rules in a situation, this might lead to the loss of joy and delight for the game for you and your competitors. It is always a good attitude  to give time for reflection and  understanding.

2005 - The Golfer=s quotation from the Bible
 (New King James Version (NKJV)

But let justice run down like water,
And righteousness like a mighty stream.
(Amos 5:24)

Pergis’ commentary to this quote:

Righteousness in life and on the fairways demands of those who are  well informed of the rules that they adapt their  knowledge in a way that  does not lead to advantages for themselves at the expense of their competitors against the rules of life and the game of golf. Then justice will stream into life and into the game of golf.

2004 - The Golfer
=s quotation from the Bible
(21st Century King James Version

A soft answer turneth away wrath,
but grievous words stir up anger.
(Prov. 15:1)

Pergis’ commentary to this quote:
Sometimes we argue with our fellow beings. When searching harmony our choice of words, our tone of voice as well as our body language mean a lot. Then it is always worth  to act by common sense, heart  and  truth. In a difficult situation a strong reaction often leads nowhere - a calm answer will give you a better chance to reach the inner balance and the success that you are seeking.

wpe26920.gif (362159 bytes)A.V.Despard, The man behind the first golf club in Sweden, the Gothenburg Golf club (1891-1894)
The English vicar A.V.Despard was the man who introduced organised golf in Sweden in the city of Gothenburg. In March 1891 The Gothenburg Golf Club was founded. Baron Oscar Dickson became the chairman of the Club, but the driving force behind it all was the Revd A.V.Despard. Read more.





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