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Stan Sutherland

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19 March 2009

Bio

It could be said, and usually is, my writing is better than my golf - It would have to be given the very low standard of my golf - but my stubborn Scottish streak won’t let me give up playing this great game for a lifetime. I started playing the game in Scotland, then a wee bit in Canada, lots in South Africa and 30 plus years in New Zealand.

An author of several self-published books, the last one on golf , “Life’s Lessons Frae The Links” and quoting myself in the preface. “After 45 years of playing and reading about this game of golf it is time to sit down and write about it and pass on my thoughts.
My first two books had a motivational message and now it is time to use golf rather than travel as a metaphor for the lessons we all have to learn.”

In recent years turning my hand and eye to pictorially capturing the essence of this great game. I have created giclee originals and prints of well-known golf holes and golfing landmarks.
My ‘New Zealand ‘ collection’ contains works inspired by Jack’s Point, Titirangi and one entitled, ‘Autumn at Royal Auckland’.

The ‘Memories of Scotland’ collection includes, ‘Dawn at Royal Dornoch’, ‘Evening at Elie’ and ‘Sunset at The Machrie’.

Posts

  • Golf: Favourite For Carnoustie?

     “I fancy his chances at Shinnecock and Carnoustie, two stout tests that demand a strong all-around game,“ is Alan Shipnuck’s response to the question, “Does Rickie win a major in the near future? If so, when?”

  • Golf: Going To the Salt Mines

    “Bob would say, ‘come on, we’ll go up to the salt mines,” recalled Harrington. “That, of course, was going up to the practice range. To most people, going to the salt mines would be a miserable thing. There are a million sayings he’d come out with.”

  • Golf: So Be It

    So be it, at the moment  I’ve given up on finding stuff on golf blogs that inspire me so I’ve had to resort to passages from my book, ‘Life’s Lessons Frae the Links’

  • Golf: Playing from the “Perches”

    Am I right or wrong in saying, “Only in America!” and hoping like crazy it does not catch on in the rest of the world?

  • Golf: Arrogance is the Answer?

    "Rickie Fowler's the nicest guy in the world.

  • Golf: “Walking Miracle”

    “Tiger Woods may regard himself as the miracle man but he would not class success in this, the 82nd Masters, as the finest sporting revival story of all time,” or so the story goes according to The Guardian.

    Gentleman Ben

  • Golf: No Worries Jordan!

    “Spieth was distraught, conceding he was unsure if he could fix the issue in time for Augusta National,” writes Joel Beall who headlines his article, “Why Jordan Spieth's putting struggles won't matter at the Masters”.

  • Golf: McIlroy’s Putting Resurrection

    “What started with a “chat,” as McIlroy described it, ended with a resurrection of Rory’s putting stroke and set him free again, with a triumphant smile on his face, headed to this week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, and Augusta National in two weeks,” wri

  • Golf: Augusta Overrated

    “TOUR CADDIE: I went to Augusta for the first time and had to do a lot of homework, but the second and third times, I had it figured out. It's not that complicated. If you have a brain at all, you figure it out pretty quickly. Local knowledge there is overrated.

  • Golf: The Distance Debate

    “So rather than wading through the 24-page report and all its 200-level statistics charts and graphs…we thought we would step in here and help you understand what all the fuss is about", write E.