It’s The Masterrrrrs!!!

Thought for the Day Never hold a vacuum cleaner and a cat at the same time This is going to be a Masters like none we have seen before. The azaleas, pink dogwood and magnolia are not going to be in flower in quite the same way as they are in April, the ground is… read more →

Vousden on DeChampeau

Thought for the Day To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong It was great to see Scotsman Martin Laird win again in America after a seven-year drought, by taking the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open in a playoff. But the story of the week, as it seems to be… read more →

Golf’s Greatest Myths, says Vousden

Thought for the Day Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes. Golf’s Greatest Myths Golf is full of truisms, clichés and hoary old quotes that are recycled endlessly. Many of them are as useless as… read more →

Forgotten Heroes

Thought for the Day Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time Forgotten heroes There are many great golfers – Hogan, Jones, Nicklaus, Woods et al who will always be mentioned when the rollcall of great champions is discussed. But there are others whose names… read more →


Thought for the Day Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted Should Tiger call it a day? When he had time to reflect on his 18th and final major victory, in the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus said that immediately afterwards would have been the perfect time to retire. He didn’t,… read more →

It’s golf, Jim, but not as we know it…

Thought for the Day Never play leapfrog with a unicorn It’s golf, Jim, but not as we know it Like Bryson DeChambeau, during lockdown I gained 20 pounds in weight and my shirt size has gone from medium to extra-large. Sadly, unlike him, I am not pounding the golf ball into the next postcode –… read more →