Vousden LIV(e)

Thought for the Day The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers Back to proper golf Some years ago when working for a British golf magazine I was scheduled to report on a US Open Championship. ‘Wouldn’t it be a good idea,’ I said to the editor, ‘to stand in the… read more →

Martin Vousden writes

Thought for the Day All progress takes place outside the comfort zone Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde Reputation is known to be a fickle thing – it can take years to build but only minutes to demolish. One moment you’re the superhero flying through the window to rescue the distressed damsel and the next, you’re… read more →

We need to talk about Rory, says Vousden

Thought for the Day Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning Rory, Where Art Thou? Rory McIlroy is not exactly an enigma, but his inability to win a major since 2014 (for the mathematically innumerate, like me, that’s eight years) is certainly a mystery. When he plays at his… 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 →

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 →

Yippee, it’s Lucy…

Thought for the Day There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed Here we Go Again Of all the sins that can be committed on the golf course, two stand… read more →