More than a game: Reality bites

There are few sports more psychologically demanding than golf. When you reach the lowest ebb the outlook is bleak.

More than a game: A tactical error

Trying to outfox the Scottish weather is like trying to play a mind trick on Derren Brown. You'll never succeed and will probably end up looking foolish.

More than a game: The bubble bursts

After a successful outing last week Fergus is confident he's unlocked the secret to golf. If only it were that simple.

More than a game: A secure performance

Contending with the January weather, nigh on impossible navigation and the threat of terrorism, playing good golf is seriously challenging.

More than a game: A Happy New Year

The Alliance re-starts after the winter break. Conditions are not ideal but Fergus is feeling inspired. Can he get off to a flier in 2007?

More than a game: A competitive Christmas

One significant trophy is still up for grabs in 2006. The competitors have spent a full year preparing and the coveted title is sure to be hotly contested.

More than a game: The dawn of a new era

There are no more Alliance competitions in 2006 so Fergus has had some time to reflect on a few wider life-issues and a significant imminent event.

More than a game: Office politics

Although he has to endure it on a frequent basis, Fergus hates losing. This week he examines the old dilemma, should you try to beat your boss?

More than a game: A great discovery

Golf through the Aberdeenshire winter can be a touch on the chilly side. Perhaps Fergus has identified a solution to this meteorological challenge.

More than a game: Going cold turkey

No golf makes Fergus a very cross boy. This week he's going through a punishing golfing de-tox and the side-effects are starting to kick in.

More than a game: The weather turns

Not only does Fergus have to contend with adverse weather conditions but he's also locked in an eternal struggle with his arch-enemy: Lady Luck.

More than a game: A gritty performance

The gritty golfer never admits defeat. We will fight them on the greens, we will fight them in the bunkers. We will never surrender.

More than a game: To pastures new

You take the high road and I'll take the low road and I'll be making double bogeys at East Aberdeenshire afore ye.

More than a game: Arboreal adventures

Firing off line into the forest tends to result in lost shots. It's pretty annoying when your playing partner seems to thrive on such woodland sojourns.

More than a game: High hopes

A new winter season, a new hope. The levels of blind optimism displayed by Fergus never fail to astonish. Will he be brought down to earth?