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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 1: +3 putts gained. Rd 2: -4 putts gained. 80s …

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 to being in your twenties, but I find it’s a …

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. When you were a kid, you might have had dreams …

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 other. Even when there is no defined opposition, there are …

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 makes sense to other people. I also don’t know whether …

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), because trusting the process is one of the most apt …

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 than two weeks at home this year since January… and …

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 immediately necessary. In college I would have a month to …