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As the three apparitions walked towards them, white from the snow and ice that clung to their clothing, what else could the whalers think of the arrival of three strangers to an isolated whaling station in Antarctica? The story of Ernest Shackleton’s attempted crossing of Antarctica from sea to sea via the South Pole is one of failure to achieve …

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated don’t give way to …

Taking photos on phones is something we’ve all been doing for years. With the improving quality of video and increasing size of the screens on smartphones, it is becoming easier to do.  Scenes from some movies are now being shot on phones!  Film clips which are recorded on your smartphone can be uploaded directly to YouTube and social networking sites …

My hopes of three sick team members having slept well and feeling rejuvenated were dashed as they filed into the hotel foyer.  All complained of not sleeping well and Anthony Murdaca looking and sounding – and feeling, according to him – like something the cat had dragged in…not a promising start to the final round where we were 8 shots …

What began as drizzle soon turned to rain and remained that way for the next 5 hours.  In spite of that one of the Australian team members, Viraat Badhwar shot the best score of the day…a very impressive 6-under 65. Golf stories are a lot like fishing stories; there is always the one that got away.  It now seems inconceivable …

Day 1 The first day of a team event in golf ideally has all players healthy, alert and ready to play well.  Wafting in the foyer of the hotel prior to travelling to the golf course looked more like the waiting room at a doctor’s surgery with three of the four team members with colds; only Viraat healthy.  The phrase …

She approached the reception counter full of rage. She showed the photo on her camera to the manager and demanded action. She was putting her child to bed and noticed the vomit from a previous customer. Luckily we were only staying overnight before an early flight to Tokyo and ultimately Nagoya for the Toyota World Junior Teams Championship. It is …

When you watch a golf swing.  The thing that catches your eye most is that nice shiny silver shaft (or maybe a coloured composite shaft).  By all means watch the shaft, however, its movement is influenced by the hands and arms.  His video describes the correct path for your hands.

“Watch out for the water on the right.”  It’s the oldest trick in the book: you are standing on the tee and your match result is close.  After stepping away from the ball and giving you an appropriately ‘dirty’ look and then step back to the ball to hit a shot.  The result… Whatever the result you have planted the …

There is a vast difference between knowing what you should be doing and actually doing it. My hand is definitely up as one of those who have bought and read self-help books. Every one of them has good ideas. I would read and nod in agreement with the suggestions and then put the book down without taking any action. I’m …