The Laws of Golf, according to Martin Vousden

Thought for the Day People who believe in a sixth sense do so because they have taken leave of the other five Between them the R&A and USGA have absolute authority in producing and revising the Rules of Golf, by which we abide or not according to conscience. Then there are the Laws of Golf,… read more →

Rory’s Trouble As Vousden Sees It

Thought for the Day If you really want to do something you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse Rory discovers the realities of the good life Everyone has a boss; someone to whom they are answerable. Even the megalomaniac tycoon has to consider shareholders, or the customers who buy his services… read more →

Martin Vousden on Ladies

Thought for the Day People are more what they hide than what they show The wimmin are doing good At least a decade or so ago writers like me would often advise: If you really want to learn from Tour pros how to improve your game, don’t go to a men’s event but watch the… read more →

Martin Vousden on the Rio Olympics

Thought for the Day Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier Here comes the Cavalry Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (along with the women golfers of the world) may have just saved golf as an Olympic sport. By fashioning another head-to-head clash of increasing drama – and after The Open Henrik now stands… read more →

Martin Vousden on Women

Thought for the Day Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on Equality for women? Pro tennis has just witnessed a controversy that led to the resignation of Ray Moore, director of the Indian Wells tournament. He re-ignited the old chestnut of… read more →

Martin Vousden on the New Year

Thought for the Day Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance Plus ca Change New Year, new start, all change for a bright new beginning. Well, that’s the theory. In Jordan Spieth’s first event of the calendar year, he wins at a canter, destroying a quality field in Hawaii. Donald… read more →