That nice Phil Mickelson…

Thought for the Day The starting point of all achievement is desire Open mouth, change feet For some while now I have been re-assessing my opinion of Phil Mickelson. Not as a golfer because he is, without doubt, the second greatest player of his generation and capable of shots that not even Tiger Woods could… read more →

Martin reading the tea leaves…

Thought for the Day A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him Here goes Nothing… Predictive prognostications (and what other sort are there?) of any kind just set the forecaster up to look like an idiot when none of them come true. But as… read more →

Mr Tickelson

Thought for the Day Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself Put a sock in it, Phil Professional golfers can be extraordinarily precious. Delicate, tender flowers that have to be nurtured, nourished, cosseted and caressed in order to display their many talents. When the Rules of Golf went through a major… read more →

Vousden is Whistling into the Wind

Thought for the Day It would be very easy to drool with sentimentality over the Ryder Cup. But, at the end of the day, it is simply two teams trying to knock seven bells out of each other, in the nicest possible way. Peter Alliss Slaughter on the Shore Success in sport (along with failure)… read more →

Vousden’s views

Thought for the DayThe only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary Olympic seal of approvalAlthough you may not have seen much of it, the Men’s Olympic golf competition had almost everything. A worthy winner in Xander Shauffele, a runner-up who shot a blistering last round 61, ten-under par, and a seven-man… read more →

The Open, Covide-19, Vousden

Thought for the DayKnowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it Getting realI have been reluctant to write about a certain virus because, like most of us, I suspect, I’m sick up to here of reading, hearing and talking about it. It seems as if it… read more →