I grew up in Carluke – a small mining town in Lanarkshire -in an era when leisure time was sport. I have been lucky enough to play and love golf for four decades but found my affection waning in the last few years. I want to see if I can bring back that loving feeling whilst I still have the energy. This is the story of that odyssey. As I am doing it to try and capture the joys of earlier years it is also, necessarily, my back pages. I hope you enjoy and find some resonance in the journey.