Vousden LIV(e)

Thought for the Day The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers Back to proper golf Some years ago when working for a British golf magazine I was scheduled to report on a US Open Championship. ‘Wouldn’t it be a good idea,’ I said to the editor, ‘to stand in the… read more →

Martin Vousden writes

Thought for the Day All progress takes place outside the comfort zone Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde Reputation is known to be a fickle thing – it can take years to build but only minutes to demolish. One moment you’re the superhero flying through the window to rescue the distressed damsel and the next, you’re… read more →

We need to talk about Rory, says Vousden

Thought for the Day Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning Rory, Where Art Thou? Rory McIlroy is not exactly an enigma, but his inability to win a major since 2014 (for the mathematically innumerate, like me, that’s eight years) is certainly a mystery. When he plays at his… read more →

Vousden on The Masters. Pick a winner

Thought for the Day People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily Spring about to be Sprung Despite the unseasonably good weather in the UK last week, the golfing spring doesn’t really arrive until The Masters once again descends on Augusta in April. We have been… read more →

That nice Phil Mickelson…

Thought for the Day The starting point of all achievement is desire Open mouth, change feet For some while now I have been re-assessing my opinion of Phil Mickelson. Not as a golfer because he is, without doubt, the second greatest player of his generation and capable of shots that not even Tiger Woods could… read more →

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 →