AS a golfer and someone who respects women and human relationships, I do not share Alison Rowat’s rose-tinted view of Tiger Woods’s return to form ("Why Tiger the comeback kid is a sight to shout about", The Herald, April 18).

I was originally a fan but his behaviour in his private life and on the golf course turned me against him a long time ago. His former antics are well documented, what is possibly less well known was his disgusting behaviour on the course. His arrogance, club-throwing, spitting and particularly his use of bad language in front of everyone, including children, was totally unacceptable. There is plenty of TV evidence available.

He mellowed only when his form deserted him.

Ms Rowat’s comment about him being "unfairly held to higher standards" is wildly off the mark and her inferences about racism displays an ignorance of the subject.


32 Dunlin,

East Kilbride.

Priorities for a fixed link

THE idea of a fixed link for Corran ("Work under way to design bridge replacement for Corran Ferry", The Herald, April 16) is an excellent one and the principle of replacing ferry crossings with fixed links where possible has been pursued in Norway to the great benefit of the rural population.

It is a policy I am in favour of the Government repeating here, especially in light of long-term population decline and the expressed wish of local and national government to reverse this. My only question is the matter of priority. On the basis of number of passengers and vehicles conveyed the crossing between Gourock and Dunoon/Hunters Quay warrants a fixed link at least as quickly as Corran.

David Bradshaw,

The Gantocks, Shore Road, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh.

Culloden is done and dusted

YOU have carried a debate on how near a miss a Jacobite victory at Culloden was or was not, depending on the point of view of the correspondent (Letters, April 13, 16 & 18). Can I simply say to all who wrote on the subject: who cares? Arguing about it won’t change the outcome: the fact remains, the Hanoverians won. In any case, and I don’t want to add fuel to the fire but, the Jacobite goose was well and truly cooked in December 1745, at Derby. He who hesitates is lost: just saying.

Arguing about the outcome of events that cannot be changed strikes me as being pointless. My old boss was wont to say when things didn’t go according to plan, we are where we are. I’ve no doubt Prince Charles Edward Stuart uttered the 18th century version of that phrase, whilst rifling through Flora MacDonald’s wardrobe for a dress in his size, and reflecting on what might have been.

James Stuart Brennan (no relation),

37 Netherburn Avenue, Glasgow.

Needled by the measles agitators

THE issue concerning measles ("Anti-vaccine row fuelling measles crisis, WHO warns", The Herald, April 17), is a consequence of a small group of people being allowed to hijack the narrative, thus causing a panicked response to a few very tragic incidents of reaction to the available vaccination.

Francis Deigman,

12 Broomlands Way, Erskine.