Meghan MacLaren, who finished second behind Daan Huizing in the 2019 Jordan Mixed Open – the first event of its kind in the UK – has been rueing the extent to which strategy has gone missing from the modern game. “Golf,” she maintains, “should be more about artistry than stats.”
That thought first started to swirl around this prolific blogger’s head after she had watched Bryson DeChambeau hammering shots from A to B without giving a thought to the doglegs and cleverly placed bunkers beneath his flight path.
You could be forgiven for thinking that Meghan’s multifarious ideas would be like other people’s in popping up at all the wrong moments. Hers, though, stay nicely in check until her golf clubs are safely out of the way. “Then,” she says, “they explode.”
In the course of her DeChambeau-detonated blog, the 26-year-old Englishwoman made pertinent reference to “a strange twist that comes from modern equipment, technical improvements and increased physical understanding.” Namely that, generally speaking, it is nowadays the fema...
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