Our regular columnist, Martin Vousden, golf writer and former editor of Today’s Golfer, gets a few things off his chest about the the recent US Open…
The US Open was certainly different but of all the likely outcomes of the final round, the one we got was the least exciting possibility. A Tiger charge never materialised; Ross Fisher couldn’t find a putting stroke to match the rest of his game; Phil Mickelson (again) couldn’t carry the burden of expectation when it really mattered, although that’s not surprising given his circumstances; David Duval fell just short of the most remarkable comeback since Lazarus picked up his bed and walked, and Rickety Barnes, once he started going backwards, was never likely to get out of reverse.
Well! We thought someone would have predicted this. It seemed obvious to us that Lucas Glover had a great chance at Bethpage…
But no, the GoKart is unclaimed, and will be rolled over to our next comp, the Open at Turnberry in July. We’ll open our Open comp the week before, when there’ll be the chance to win a brace of Gokarts (shared out of course, we are British, fair play and all that…)Add a comment Tweet
With utter respect to those clever Danes who produce the stuff. What would we have done all those Christmas mornings without the latest Luke Skywalker Tri Engined Warp Factored Klingon Marauder? Drank coffee? Slept in? On second thoughts, ban it; it hurts like hell when you stand on it in socks.
Thanks again to Mr. Geoff Waterhouse. Genius!
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We do like a good bit of gritty writing. Especially when it’s about golf. Something with attitude. From the heart. None of this namby-pamby politically correct stuff.
Introducing golf writer, Martin Vousden (who, we can say with utter confidence, has never in his life been referred to as namby-pamby), “former editor of Today’s Golfer, launch editor of Golf Buyer and Swing magazines and now works a freelance journalist writing for a number of golf publications, some of which are almost respectable. He lives in Scotland with two dogs and an understanding wife, having moved there 10 years ago, finally deciding he’d never get a nice word out of Nick Faldo. (more…)Add a comment 3 Comments Tweet
Message: WHY DID YOU NOT SUPPLY A SPACE HELMET? WITH THE CART ON SPEED WARP FACTOR 4. IT IS SO HARD TO CONTROL. COULD YOU PLEASE SUPPLY ME WITH A GO KART UMBRELLA AND HOLDER SO I CAN AVOID ASTEROIDS. PLEASE CONTACT ME IN OUTER ( SPACE ) LONDON ON 07*** ****** FOR PAYMENT DETAILS. FINEST REGARDS AND NANO NANO,
I soon discovered that when my balls were squeezed into the appointed receptacle one invariably popped out – somewhat embarrassing in front of the lady members. (more…)Add a comment 21 Comments Tweet
(Names changed to protect the innocent)
“After almost 18 months “Paula” (well what else would you call something that runs and runs !) is behaving herself and is going really well and still attracts a lot of attention.
She has a bit of a charmed life as well, as one day earlier this year when arriving at the 8th green at Diss which is a bit of a “road hole” I pushed Paula towards the 9th tee box (you know how you do !) and actually forgot to switch off the power button. I turned round, walked to my ball on the green, waited for my partner to hole out, played my shot (putt), holed it and turned round to walk off the green to find Paula missing.
She had travelled past the 9th tee, through a shallow practice bunker, out the other side, down a small gully and up the other side, across a busy road and finished up halfway up the other bank. She fell over backwards and was busy digging herself in for the night with her new winter wheels (about 100 yards away) when I finally reached her, an amazing let off, totally undamaged apart from her pride, unlike the 4 car pile up a little way down the road.”
P. Ratt Diss, Norfolk.Add a comment 1 Comment Tweet