Vousden on the Babe

Thought for the Day Compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece What a Babe Lexi Thompson narrowly missed the cut at the Shriner’s Children’s Open last week. It served to remind me of the only woman golfer who has made it to… read more →

Ludvig Aberg. A good start

Thought for the Day A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours Too much too soon? My first reaction, on hearing that Luke Donald had named Ludvig Aberg as one of his Ryder Cup wild-card picks was that this was too great a burden to place on the shoulders of a 23-year-old… read more →

Pro Golf. Too Slow

Thought for the Day Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes The One Certainty of Pro Golf I was going to write about the AIG Women’s Open, and how impressive the golfers were. Fifteen or twenty years ago I argued that if you wanted to improve your own game by watching the… read more →

Vousden on the Open

Thought for the Day You are absolutely unique – just like everyone else Thoughts on The Open Well, it wasn’t a classic Open by any means but then, processions rarely are and once Brian Harman established control he never looked like faltering. The most disappointing element of the final round is that no-one seemed able,… read more →

Saudi Rules; Vousden’s view

Thought for the Day Funny things that happen to other people can be tragedies when they happen to you Saudi Rules Ever since the shock announcement a few weeks ago that LIV Golf had negotiated a truce with the PGA and DP World Tours, things have gone ominously quiet. Virtually no details of this new… read more →

The Pros, Vousden and the short ball

Thought for the Day One camel does not make fun of another camel’s hump Ghanaian Proverb They said what? For decades there has been concern about the distances the golf ball can travel and finally the R&A and USGA have proposed that, from no earlier than 2026, the very best in the world would play… read more →