Vousden on streaks

Thought for the Day If you’re deciding on a lucky number, don’t go for 759 – it’s not likely to come up too often Hot Stuff With the exception of those deranged egotists who sprint across playing arenas naked, streaks in sport are not uncommon. An individual or team temporarily discovers the secrets of the… read more →

Martin Vousden on Putting

Thought for the Day Any book described as a classic is often cited but never read Why do we put ourselves through this torture? There are two elements of golf and they are completely contradictory. First is swinging the club and all of us, on occasion at least, are able to do it with a… read more →

Vousden’s found something good with LIV

Thought for the Day I’m sorry. But if you were right, I would have agreed with you In Praise of LIV Golf – Really? I am not, by instinct, a natural enthusiast for LIV Golf. My resistance to its charms materialised quite early for a number of reasons. First, when it announced itself as: ‘Golf,… read more →

Exciting times? Not Really says Vousden

Thought for the Day It’s easy to identify people who can’t count to ten. They’re in front of you in the supermarket express lane Exciting times? Not Really Variety is the spice of life, or so it’s said. Which is (almost) another way of saying that change is inevitable, so why not embrace it? Unfortunately,… read more →

Form might be Temporary but is class really permanent?

Thought for the Day The day you are properly able to laugh at yourself is the day you grow up Form might be Temporary but is class really permanent? Perhaps because of my own recent form, I have been musing on golf slumps – those awful periods of ineptitude in which, according to cliché, I… read more →

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 →