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"

Emotional Rationality

Word: Oxymoron Definition: Something (such as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements. EG.: Missed cut, win. Double, par, eagle. Year 1: Order of Merit win. Year 2: How do I break par? Shank, chip-in. Rd … Continue reading

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While You Can

Ever found yourself in one of those situations where you need to find an adult who is more of an adult than you are? I think I’m just starting to figure out that we’re all looking. It’s probably not limited … Continue reading

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Give up the Goals

Maybe, it’s not about goals. Maybe, you’re so caught up in what you want to achieve, that you forget the basics. Maybe, that shining beacon of achievement, of status, stops you from seeing what made you the golfer you are. … Continue reading

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Divided, United

The world has a funny way of showing us the best and the worst of each other in almost precisely the same moments. Sport is a sphere that demands differences, divisions, discord. Allegiance to one side necessitates animosity to the … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty

Write when it hurts. Then write till it doesn’t. I don’t know if I write because things hurt, or if I write just because it helps me make sense of things. Most of the time I think it can’t possibly … Continue reading

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Keep On, Keeping On

The short version of this blog is the tweet that did the rounds after Justin Rose got to world number 1 a couple of weeks ago. It isn’t anything new (I’ve probably written nearly every blog on this theme.. sorry), … Continue reading

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Too Tired to Think

If I manage to write this before I fall asleep it’ll be an accomplishment in itself. I’m on a flight back to Heathrow from Geneva, more ready than I can describe for two weeks at home. I haven’t had more … Continue reading

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Hashtag No Filter

Pretending things don’t exist usually isn’t a particularly beneficial way of dealing with them. I’ve been writing this blog for a while. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not great at getting things done if I don’t see them as … Continue reading

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Equality, Disparity, and the 2018 Reality

In the space of a few weeks, two events have brought male and female professional golfers together in Europe. A sign of things to come? Signs of hope for the growth of women’s golf in Europe? The simultaneous playing of … Continue reading

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Corpus Callosum

It’s funny how much easier it is to join up the dots afterwards. Analysing events, drawing conclusions… and then realising you’ve been taught those exact lessons more than once before. I guess it’s a weakness for most of us; needing … Continue reading

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