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The fable of The Speaker and the spark

There was kind of slow moving devastation to the last few years of The System that caught many of us by surprise.

The final blows came in the last half of 2017, when winter was upon us and the fields were covered with snow.

Golf: Something to Chew On

‘Jordan Spieth's secret weapon at Birkdale? Gum-chewing. Can it help your game, too? Writes Josh Sens who also asks, “But do positive claims about gum-chewing stand up to closer scrutiny?’

Time for a new piece perhaps?

Golf: On Eye Balling and Self Belief

“These British Open notes from Jordan Spieth's caddie are a sight to behold,” writes Joel Beall.

So much like Seve

Something is brewing in NZ politics



Something is brewing in New Zealand politics.

Golf: Some Thoughts on Slumps

“There are only two kinds of golfers in this world: those who've suffered a debilitating slump . . . and those who will sometime in their future.”

Golf: The Need for Luck on Links

 “I hate to use the word,” said Colin Montgomerie, who grew up playing at Royal Troon in Scotland, “but luck is involved, yes.” That’s from Adam Schupak’s ‘Links Golf Rewards the Good (and Lucky)’

Golf: Tommy’s Honour

“Old Course Hotel general manager Stephen Carter added: “It’s an honour for us to be involved in this.

Golf: Squeaky Clean or Something to Hide?

“According to WADA, golf carried out the fewest number of drugs tests of major sports – just 417 – in 2015.

Golf: Koepka’s Road Less Travelled

“Not that Koepka’s journey always seemed destined for success. When pressed on negative memories, his reply is a surprising one. “There was a low point,” he says.

Golf: Erin Hills - “Funky” or a Farce?

“Matt Fitzpatrick played the course (Erin Hills) a few years ago while attending college a couple of hours away at Northwestern University in Chicago. ‘I can’t remember a lot about it but it did seem a bit funky,’ he said,” writes Derek Lawrenson