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Sport’s Greatest Asset

I write this despite wondering if it will get less readers than normal – which may in itself be part of the solution. More and more people are perhaps realising that taking yourself away from the poisonous division of social … Continue reading

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Belonging in 2020

“We’re supposed to draw a line and then start a new drawing altogether. But 2020 was a series of new drawings in itself – every month, every tournament, every email confirmation PCR test and every yellow-ticker press conference resetting the rules and the consequences.” Continue reading

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The Kaleidoscopic Lens of the Mind

“The stats can’t tell you how you feel. But the voices don’t always either. Both can distort reality and create it too.” Continue reading

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Eyes Closed

“Letting all those stories wash over my own reluctantly-building reflections of a 3 day tournament which included 15 birdies but a T-26th finish drew me to this conclusion: golf is about proving things to yourself.” Continue reading

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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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