Author Archives: megmaclaren

About megmaclaren

24, English professional golfer and FIU graduate. "Treat people as though they are who they ought to be and you'll help them become what they are capable of being"

Thursday Evening Jigsaws

“Maybe I speak as a professional golfer and a competitor here as opposed to a fan, but this captures me far more than the final round at Winged Foot on Sunday…
The mutual acknowledgement of mutual demons and the willingness to shatter comfort zones in an effort to deal with them; that last resort of admitting vulnerability.”
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The Art of Thought

For ten minutes last night, I watched the Sky Sports coverage of the PGA Tour in complete bewilderment. Bryson took a drop from a hazard (debates for another day) and his ball nestled down in some pretty serious rough. Someone, … Continue reading

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In Our Shoes

I originally posted this on Twitter (meg_maclaren) on 20/5/20. Not because I have all the answers or reasons or solutions, just because I felt it needed to be said: Please please bear with me, because I’m more tired than anyone … Continue reading

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Counterbalance

“A weight that balances another weight”. Professional golf, or maybe just golf itself, is a never-ending tightrope walk. And that’s when you’re doing well. One foot in front of the other, eyes forward, head straight. Nothing but high draws and … Continue reading

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Undefined

It was unintentionally pointed out to me a while ago that I’m quite good at posing questions without giving definitive answers. It’s probably the reason why I wouldn’t be great at writing a regular column for anyone – or writing … Continue reading

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The Things We Don’t Talk About

…Don’t worry. This isn’t a blog about periods. But what I said half-jokingly in my tweet (you won’t regret reading the replies) – which isn’t really a joke – I’ve pulled out of two pro-ams from feeling like that and … Continue reading

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“It’s Just a Man and His Dog Watching”

At some point in the last year, I made a new photo album on my phone. Probably not one of my better decisions and I’m still not sure why I haven’t deleted it, but it was to put all the … Continue reading

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“The Space that Separates”: Between the In-Between

Being a professional golfer at this time of year is weird. I’ve been trying for a month to try and put it into words but it just won’t work. The symbolism of that is almost exactly my point, but I … Continue reading

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Check….

“The ability or substance required for any one issue to ignite and engage is beside the point. The point can get so lost it makes you wonder why it’s worth igniting in the first place. But that brings me here. Maybe it was the entire (naive) purpose of social media from the very beginning… its ability to connect.” Continue reading

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Blink and You’ll Miss It

And on we go. Just off your second 9 hour flight in 3 days. One of those immigration queues that feels like it gets longer the more time you spend in it. The mixture of long-haul flight sweat and irritable … Continue reading

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