Meghan MacLaren

  • Meghan MacLaren: "It's vital to learn from our failures"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Wednesday, 1 September 2021

    Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren explains why attitude and adaptability are the golfer's key traits. Midway through a recent tournament, one of my playing partners and I realised we were telling the exact same story. The third player in our group had asked a question about golf on links courses, and so we started reminiscing about the British Amateur Championships...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Golfers searching for perfection is a waste of time"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 29 July 2021

    Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren explains why the pursuit of golfing perfection is a waste of time. Golf is complicated, isn’t it? One day you go out and play and you’re hitting your irons the best you ever have. You think you’ve stumbled upon some great secret to success and you can’t believe it could be so simple – for...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Joint male-female events are vital for golf's future"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 17 June 2021

    Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren explains why mixed male-female tournaments are vital for golf's future. By the time you read this, the Scandinavian Mixed on the Ladies European Tour and the European Tour will have taken place. You will already know what stories it throws up; who ultimately comes out on top; who shines and who grinds – and, perhaps...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Class is permanent but success is never predictable"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren explains that while class may be permanent at the highest levels of golf, it's never a guarantee of success. So far, 2021 has been the year of the comeback. In the last few months we’ve had Jordan Spieth, Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Hideki Matsuyama – even Rory McIlroy could be included in this...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "What you can learn from pro golfers' mentalities"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Friday, 7 May 2021

    Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren explains what we can learn from professional golfers' mentalities and how knowing our weaknesses can help limit their impact.  How many times have you heard someone say, after a great round or a tournament victory, that they didn’t look at a leaderboard once? Do you believe them? If I’m being honest, I’ve always found it...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "How to make the most of your 'golf IQ'"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Monday, 12 April 2021

    Meghan MacLaren explains the key part of 'golf IQ' is knowing what works for you and sticking to it.  There is an old cliché in golf that to be truly successful, you must be one of two things: extremely intelligent or extremely not-intelligent. The truth, like most things in life, is more likely that we all lie somewhere in the middle,...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "All golfers are frustrated perfectionists"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Monday, 15 March 2021

    Every one of us is capable of playing bad shots, even the game's Major-winning greats. But as Ladies European Tour star Meg MacLaren explains in her exclusive column, it's how you react to them that determines so much. Like a lot of people, particularly over the last year, I’ve been through more than my fair share of Netflix. Whether I’m rewatching...

  • Meghan MacLaren on waiting for golf's return

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Monday, 15 February 2021

    Amid the uncertainty of lockdown, LET star Meghan MacLaren is still in the dark over when the new season will begin again – or how it will look. I vividly remember the December/January off-season that preceded 2020. I’d spent many winter breaks wrestling with the same dilemma – spend the following season on the Symetra Tour, the feeder tour to the...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Sponsor's invites over Major champions is wrong"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Monday, 1 February 2021

    Ladies European Tour golfer Meghan MacLaren is unimpressed that the LPGA failed to find space for Major champions Sophia Popov and A. Lim Kim in their season-ending tour championship. If you are more productive with your time than I am, you might miss the various instances of outrage on ‘Golf Twitter’. The...

  • Meghan MacLaren on trying to play golf without fear

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Friday, 18 December 2020

    Meghan MacLaren ponders why, as both golfers and humans, experience gradually erodes the fearlessness of youth. I played a pro-am in the UK recently. My three playing partners were a club captain, a self-made businessman, and the businessman’s 14-year-old son. They were all decent golfers and lovely people, but four hours with the 14-year-old caused me a mixture of intrigue and mild...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Every athlete is a human first. Too often we forget that."

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 5 November 2020

    Today's Golfer columnist and LET star Meghan MacLaren admires sports stars who are honest – both with themselves and with fans. I played a practice round recently for an event on the Symetra Tour in Florida. One of my playing partners asked the other to video one of her tee shots. There’s nothing unusual about that. When we are caddie-less, we...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Sophia Popov gives us all hope"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Tuesday, 29 September 2020

    Today's Golfer columnist and LET star Meghan MacLaren explains why Sophia Popov's AIG Women's Open win at Royal Troon answered her own demons and gave hope to golfers everywhere. This year’s Women’s Open was the classic rags-to-riches Cinderella story. The kind that brings a tear to the eye of even the most hardened, storied golf journalist. RELATED: Breaking down golf's stereotypes It was...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Tough golf courses reveal the best players"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 27 August 2020

    LET star and Today's Golfer columnist Meghan MacLaren loves a golf course that tests your mental game as much as your shotmaking. Is it just professional golfers who always find something to complain about? Or is it golfers, as a breed? RELATED: Tested - This Year's Best Drivers Since Covid-19 hit the world and we all had our beautiful game taken away from us,...

  • Meghan MacLaren: "Lockdown made me feel lost"

    Written by Meghan MacLaren on Thursday, 30 July 2020

    Ladies European Tour star and new Today's Golfer columnist Meghan MacLaren reveals she has learnt a lot about herself during the Coronavirus lockdowns. When the pandemic hit properly and my purpose got taken away from me, I felt a little lost. Lockdown made me realise how much I need competitive golf for my overall happiness. RELATED: Andrew Cotter - "I don't understand why...