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 →

Pro Golfers can be Really Dumb

Thought for the Day If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got By and large we are blessed with the quality of pro golfers we have – both in their manner and intelligence. But every now and then, possibly in an unguarded moment, they say or do something so… read more →

Vousden on (not) Saint Patrick

Thought for the Day No one can make you feel inferior without your consent Good advice that Patrick Reed chooses to ignore, is that when you’re in a hole, stop digging. The latest chapter in what is becoming the unsavoury soap opera of Reed’s life is that his lawyer has written to TV analyst Brandel… read more →

Vousden’s reading list. A must read…

The course is waterlogged, the greens are a mess or else the wind is fierce enough to blow the freckles from Tom Watson’s face. At this time of year there aren’t too many incentives to play the game, even if you did get a new driver from Santa so we golf fanatics have to take… read more →

Martin’s 2019 Round Up

Hero of the Year: Alvaro Ortiz The man from Mexico was playing in the Latin American Amateur Championship in January, in the final group on the last day. Unfortunately, his playing partners were slowcoaches and his group was put on the clock. So Alvaro speeded up – by the time he teed off the 13th… read more →