‘Moving the Golf Posts’ – why junior golf coaching needs a change

Golf is forever battling its moniker as the ‘old man’s game’. Getting junior players into golf at club level is one thing, but encouraging them to stick with it into adulthood is entirely another. While both the men’s and women’s professional fields currently showcase an abundance of talent, bereft of the one-man or one-woman dominance of

Hurdling disappointment – James Williams on his 850 mile world record attempt

James Williams’ attempted world record run from Land's End to John o’Groats (‘LEJOG’) sadly ended just north of Preston on May 30. The ultra-runner, who was hoping to run 850 miles over the course of 9 days, retired through exhaustion on day five of his extraordinary challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wwxgyhg7L4 The result was naturally a great disappointment

Crewing the Ultra-Runner

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Ultra-running is a gruelling sport. As the runners themselves eat up countless miles, pushing their bodies to the brink of exhaustion to complete the most unfathomable of challenges, the preparation and support that exists behind the scenes is often secondary in interest and limelight. Yet the quality and actions of an ultra-runner’s support team can ultimately

Cricket’s Associate Nation Conundrum

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is underway. Somewhat predictably, the Great British Summer is keeping the groundsmen busy as the tournament looks to gather some momentum after a stop-start few weeks. Of course, one of the leading storylines heading into the summer was that of the wholesale changes made to the competition’s structure. With the number

Colouring outside the tramlines: Do we need shorter Tennis formats?

The International Tennis Federation has recently announced changes to the Olympic Tennis Event, shifting the men’s singles gold medal match to a shorter, best of three set format. Changes have also been announced for doubles events, with men’s and women’s matches to be decided by a match tiebreak to 10 points when level at one-set

Why Australia can be considered World Cup favourites

Steve Smith and David Warner have now served their 12 month bans for ball-tampering after their sanction came to an end on 28 March. The pair were eligible to be integrated back into the Australian line-up for the fourth and fifth One Day Internationals in the ongoing series against Pakistan, but will be

Is a format change destined to boost squash’s popularity?

The squash world has recently been rocked with the news that despite a fourth successive bid for inclusion, the sport will not feature at the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. With a host of talented French players spearheading a bid which seemed to be ticking all the boxes set