Forgotten Heroes

Thought for the Day Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time Forgotten heroes There are many great golfers – Hogan, Jones, Nicklaus, Woods et al who will always be mentioned when the rollcall of great champions is discussed. But there are others whose names… read more →


Thought for the Day Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted Should Tiger call it a day? When he had time to reflect on his 18th and final major victory, in the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus said that immediately afterwards would have been the perfect time to retire. He didn’t,… read more →

It’s golf, Jim, but not as we know it…

Thought for the Day Never play leapfrog with a unicorn It’s golf, Jim, but not as we know it Like Bryson DeChambeau, during lockdown I gained 20 pounds in weight and my shirt size has gone from medium to extra-large. Sadly, unlike him, I am not pounding the golf ball into the next postcode –… read more →

Vousden’s inner demons

Thought for the Day Don’t test the depth of the water with both feet Letting the Mask Slip Is the smiling, cheerful image that pro golfers exude really all there is, or can they occasionally reveal a darker side? It is only human to want to be liked, so we work, to varying degrees, to… read more →

Lockdown Loopy. Martin Vousden

Thought for the Day Never trust a dog to watch your food The air of desperation is growing ever more frantic with each passing day. Deprived of the opportunity to play golf, or even practise (putting indoors and chipping in the back garden hardly count), we golfers are going a little stir-crazy, or lockdown loopy.… read more →

“To golf or not to golf” by Martin Vousden

Thought for the Day Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. If nothing else, the coronavirus pandemic has caused us to perhaps reflect on the magnificent triviality that is golf – and taught us new words and phrases, such as ‘pandemic,’ ‘social isolation’ and ‘where are the toilet rolls?’* The things we considered important just a… read more →