Martin’s 2019 Round Up

Hero of the Year: Alvaro Ortiz The man from Mexico was playing in the Latin American Amateur Championship in January, in the final group on the last day. Unfortunately, his playing partners were slowcoaches and his group was put on the clock. So Alvaro speeded up – by the time he teed off the 13th… read more →

Vousden’s odds ‘n ends

Thought for the Day If you have a choice between two evils, go for the one you haven’t tried before Over the course of a golf season a lot of ‘Really?’ moments happen that don’t justify a whole column being written about them, but do, perhaps, warrant a mention. Here’s a few. You cannot be… read more →

Watch out. Vousden’s about…

Thought of the Day Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm Let’s get rid of them We all know, from repeated and bitter experience, that golf is impossible to master. But it could be made easier if a few outdated or unworkable notions were consigned to the rubbish bin of… read more →

Vousden on the Solheim

Thought of the Day If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough The Solheim Cup comes of age Be honest, right up to the moment that Suzann Pettersen holed the winning putt, in the last match still to be decided, on the 18th green at Gleneagles, you didn’t think Europe were… read more →

Slow News Day For Vousden

Thought of the Day Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect The Mad Scientist is even Crazier than we Thought In the two years and change that Bryson Dechambeau has been a member of the PGA tour he has probably created more headlines than any… read more →

Vousden on Lowry’s New Masterpiece

Thought of the Day Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go Lowry paints a masterpiece A processional stroll to victory, in which the outcome is writ large well before the final putt finds the bottom of the hole, is rarely exciting but watching Shane Lowry saunter his way to the claret jug… read more →