The Open, Covide-19, Vousden

Thought for the DayKnowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it Getting realI have been reluctant to write about a certain virus because, like most of us, I suspect, I’m sick up to here of reading, hearing and talking about it. It seems as if it… read more →

Hope for the round bellies

Thought for the DayThe distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success Hope for the round belliesThe tradition in golf for decades was that you had to pay your dues in your 20s, gaining experience, learning from those around you, before achieving full potential by the end of that decade, and then cashing… read more →

Money

Thought for the DayWhy isn’t 11 pronounced onety one? You’re giving money for what?While looking at wealthy people, I often find myself asking: ‘How much is enough?’ When we see, for example, a great actor like Robert DeNiro demeaning himself in a series of woeful ‘comedies’ and advertisements, or Gary Player prostituting himself and his… read more →

Normal Service is (Almost) Resumed

Thought for the DayMen who seek happiness are like drunkards who can never find their house but are sure they have one Normal Service is (Almost) ResumedSo, things are getting back to normal, albeit slowly, and for proof we only have to look at the pro game. The final of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play… read more →

Vousden on Tiger’s Troubles

Thought of the DayNo masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist Surely the end?Things are beginning to get back to normal. Here in Scotland we can play golf again (and apologies to those of you south of the border who still can’t); the big names on the pro tours, like Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed… read more →

Vousden on Patrick Reed

Thought of the DayYour problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem Oh dear, PatrickLast month, in my predictions for the year, I wrote, tongue stuck firmly in cheek: ‘Patrick Reed will continue to be voted the most popular player among his fellow tour pros and fans; taking over the mantle held for many… read more →