It's been great having time off without a club in my hands for 10 days, but that's not to say I haven't been busy.
Last week we had a meeting of all members of staff at the ISM offices just outside Manchester when we had open and frank discussions about the way forward for me and how I can improve. It was an extremely useful get-together. A variety of issues were raised and I left Manchester convinced that, having improved my world ranking from 29 to 11 this year, I can continue to go onward and upwards.
An improvement of 18 places has also convinced me that the changes I made at the start of the year were for the right reasons. There will be no complacency though because one of the purposes of the meeting was to continue to look for more ways to keep the improvement going.
It was good to be able to support Heather at a dinner at Wentworth last Saturday in aid of breast cancer research. This is a cause she has been helping since her own scare and a substantial amount of money was raised for a very needy cause.
I finally got the clubs out on Tuesday this week and did some work on my game at Queenwood although I didn't play too well. I need to work on getting more on top of the ball rather than underneath it.
Today I'm off to Sunningdale Old for a round with my good friend Keith Maxwell, the professional, who also takes me fly fishing on the River Test at least once a week during my time off in the summer.
Then it's off to Singapore for a company day with my sponsors Barclay's Capital, but I've managed to ensure I'll be in front of a television set on Saturday morning to watch the Rugby World Cup Final which hopefully England will win.
My whistlestop tour of the far east takes me to Tokyo for more corporate business and then I go to Johannesburg for the Nedbank Sun City event. My fitness trainer Steve Hampson will be there to meet me and I am well and truly into the regime now. In the last 10 days I have missed just one gym session.
I'll speak to you again after South Africa, by which time I will be on my way to Hong Kong and then Los Angeles for Tiger's tournament.