As seen in the Sunday Vietnam News...
                   Vietnam's National English Language Daily

UPDATED 10 October 2008


Vietnam News' psychotic columnist, Robert Bicknell, shares his somewhat "unique" views of golf and life and demonstrates why some people shouldn't be allowed in public
without strong medication....

For unedited ranting, please check out Robert Bicknell's personal Blog   

To view columns from 1998 - 2005, please visit the Archive by clicking here.

2008

Oct 12 Luu Thi Ngoc Lan builds school with ACE awards...
  5 Small changes to a golf swing is a new swing...
Sep 28 TEAM USA WINS...and I called it weeks ago...
  21 My Opinion, Faldo Screwed Up without Monty, Clarke...
  14 Scoring Tent Screw-ups...
  7 Golf Course development must protect the environment...
Aug 24 Take control over your own life...
  17 Maintain a Positive Mental Attitude...
  10 My opinion, without Tiger, TEAM USA will win.
  3 Little Airhead is at it again...
Jul 27 In the absence of a Tiger, a Shark may roam.
  20 The Open without you-know-who...perfect.
  13 A stroke by any other name...could be fatal
  6 I hit the Big 5-0...no, that was NOT my nine hole score...!
Jun 29 Golf means taking responsibility for your actions...and that includes club owners too!
  22 Who was that guy in the US Open play off with Tiger…?
  15 A geriatric Tin Cup? / Tiger and Phil bet dollars to doughnuts
  8 Headaches and swing flaws by osmosis…
  1 Swing easy - Hit hard / Sorenstam retires...
May 25 Food Security / Tigerless Tour would not be the end of the world...
  18 500th column - 10th year anniversary
  11 Shoulder conspiracy continues...this is ridiculous already!
  4 How hard is it to get some surgery around here?
Apr 27 A spiritual game for sure and HE is listening...
  20 Tiger, Daly and I...under the knife
  13 Invitational means "no invite, no play"...Capise?
  6 Under the knife and the gun
Mar 23 I'm not Calisto and a cloned Callaway isn't a real bargain...
  16 Demonic rabbits and John Daly's self destruction continues…
  9 Truth about pain and injuries in golf…
  2 Tiger needs more than "paper competition"…
Feb 30  
  24 A Wie birdbrain heralds Spring…
  17 Wie Bashing begins early / Players get shafted…
  10 NO COLUMN DUE TO TET...Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
  3 Sixteen years of Tet... Dogs still happy no firecrackers available...
Jan 27 l'm NOT losing my mind...its MAD COW !
  20 ENOUGH STUPIDITY ALREADY !
  13 An Absence of Rules is Chaos...
  6 Dam Vac opens / Daughters rule local pros

2007

Dec 23 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year...
  16 IAGTO designates Vietnam as undiscovered great golf destination...
  9 Holiday season begins in Vietnam.. / Horison Hotel elves make a statement...
  2 Noise pollution on the courses getting worse...
Nov 25 Montgomerie builds signature course in Vietnam...
  18 What a difference a change of climate makes...Mickelson rebounds to win in China
  11 Mickelson suffers literal meltdown in S'pore
  4 IGE Ladies Open a success.  Why are ladies always getting the shaft ?
Oct 28 Grahame Harris' "Memorial" Tournament
  21 Send in the Clones...
  14 Once again, Wie shows no class at all...
  7 When "handicap" takes on a new meaning...
Sept 30 Beware of "masking agents"...
  23 Wie bashing withdrawl symptoms...
  16 Need tournament help? Call IGE...
  9 Gannon Open / Swing For Life recap...
  2 The Bogey my friend is blowin in the wind...
Aug 26 A Rose by any other name would NOT be a Ginty...
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  12 Six years old and he already gets it...
  5 Yardage Books are as vital as a Bus map...
July 29 Money, Drugs and Golf...
  22 The Open remains the truest test...
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  8 Its all in the wrist, or in Wie's case, the head
  1 So many tournaments, so little time
June 24 DUCK, TIGER, DUCK!!
  17 Its US OPEN time -- Let the carnage begin!
  10 Wie bails out, blames wrist, manager, caddie, weather, hot dog vendor, .../ Barry Knaggs' 50th
  3 Chi Linh update report and another one bites the dust...
May 27 The times they are a changin'
  20 What a difference changing teachers makes...or does it?
  13 The mirror LIES and the scale is DEFECTIVE!
  6 Too much of a good thing...
April 29 Every parent is a hero to their children, or should be...
  22 Act my age? NEVER!
  15 When a stroke is more than a penalty...
  8 Back Into the breech once again...
  1 Happy April's Fools Day!
March 25 A 19th hole is just as important to men as a lock on the bathroom door at home
  18 Why is one tournament better than others?
  11 You can learn a lot from watching women...
  4 Square Grooves...revisited.
February 25 Dragon Phoenix - the 1st 54 hole golf resort in Vietnam
January 31 TET 2007 - Revenge of the Banh Chung
  14 Pride Goeth Before The Fall...
  7 If you quit smoking, don't play golf...for a while...

2006

December 24 - 31 Christmas Shopping and New Year predictions...
  17 Its Sanity Clause time again...
  10 Avoid Fat Ass Syndrome / Golf's Silly Season
  3 Good Teachers are as hard to find as good doctors...
November 26 Four Lessons in Life
  19 Bush comes to Vietnam
  12 APEC Summit blues /  Van Tri revisited...
  5 Cures for a mid-life crisis...and the TRUTH about Dam Vac Golf & CC
October 29 There are NO hidden "secrets" to a golf swing, despite what AJ Bonar claims...
  22 Red Hot Mexican Chili Pepper...
  15 I'm not superstitious...touch wood...
  8 Create an emergency "Boot Disk" for your golf swing...
  1 Lord Byron nelson tribute / Why Team USA Sucks...
September 24 Michelle Wie needs to come to Phan Thiet...
  17 My Ryder Cup prediction - Europe wins in a blow out
  10 Swing For Life nets $71,000 for charity / Russian cosmonaut to hit ball in space...this I gotta see...
  3 The best laid plans of mice and men...yes I died again...
August 27 A WIE dissapointment...
  20 Yucca battle 2006 / Swing For Life
  13 Bushwood or Augusta...VN golfers will decide on first private club...
  6 You don't have to feel as old as you are...
July 30 Streak remains intact, Drugs on Tour?
  23 Monty and Nick are in for a long day at The Open...
  16 Zidane should be banned, not praised.
  9 Mickelson choked, pure and simple.
  4 Another birthday remembered in a fog
June 25 My record is intact...Phil blows it again.
  18 Special 15th anniversary column
  11 US Open predictions...will my streak continue?
  4 My dream of a public course in Vietnam...
May 28 Stop crying about corporations taking over the game...
  21 Wie eyes US Open...good! Why should only men suffer this indignity?
  14 Lightning primer...again. Some people refuse to learn.
  7 Don't bet more than you can afford to lose...
April 30 USGA blows away myths...
  23 Stop overestimating your caddie's mental abilities..
  16 USGA announces changes to US Open course...
  9 Masters prediction...the kiss of death.
  2 Augusta follies...
March 26 Killing time in another airport...
  19 Families that play together...
  12 Time to drip...Spring has arrived
  5 Sleep on it...
February 26 Foot pain is a pain in the ass
  19 Olympic Curling = narcolepsy
  12 Tam Dao revisited
  5 No Column due to Tet
January 29 Another Tet, another Banh Chung...please save me.
  22 "Machismo Stupidiosis".
  15 Ladies in golf...still getting no satisfaction
  8 Christmas in Vietnam
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