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 on 2021

It has been a funny old year… Player of the Year: Jin Young Ko At the CME Group Tour Championship, the last event of the LPGA Tour season she shot a bogey-free final-round 63. In three of the four rounds she hit all 18 greens in regulation, and made 63 during the week. She earned… read more →

Temper Temper Rory…Martin Vousden recommends CBT

Thought for the Day The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to work The Raging Storm Cognitive behavioural therapists will tell you that no incident is necessarily bad in and of itself – it is the way in… 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 →

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 →