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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: American Arrogance

    “How incredibly arrogant of an American colleague to post this tweet at the end of the Presidents Cup at the weekend: “This US team is so deep/talented/cohesive they’re gonna ruin the Ryder Cup, too. 
I fear a decade+ of American blowouts.”

  • Golf: Get A Grip

    “Big hitters like Dustin Johnson use a strong grip, and if you went to a Tour practice range, eight out of 10 holds would be strong ones. It's a sea change. Those Vs that used to point at the right side of the chest?

  • Golf: The Goldilocks Zone

    “So clearly there is a Goldilocks zone here to be found, a balance where your golfing performance matters to you, but it doesn't matter too much. But how do you find it? Back in 1981, Timothy Gallwey wrote one of the best ever books on golfing psychology – the Inner Game of Golf.

  • Golf: Ko Looking Like Kim – Don’t Choke Down

    “I love watching Anthony Kim play, but I'm not a fan of the way he grips down a good two inches on his full-swing shots. Choking down lightens the club's swingweight and effectively makes the shaft stiffer.

  • Golf: Michael Campbell Making a Comeback

    “Slowly but surely, Michael Campbell is falling back in love with golf after quitting the game less than 10 years after becoming a major champion,” and more surprisingly I had to learn this through the Scottish media in the shape of Martin Dempster at the The Scotsman.

  • Golf: You Too For Just $25,000

    “The price is $25,000 if you sign up before June 30 of the year preceding the January event ($29,000 for latecomers).” This news and information comes from Joe Passov’s, ‘The ultimate bucket list: 6 things every golf fanatic must do’ And by the way the $25,000 is tax

  • Golf: The Science of Spieth’s Putting

    ‘Ignoring the ball made me a better putter almost immediately—by 20 percent, according to my friend Tony,’ so writes David Owen in his article, ‘Why Jordan Spieth and I Look at the Hole on Putts’

    Putting problems personified

  • Golf: No Mention of Michael Campbell

    ‘Sergio Garcia, noted killjoy, has taken all the fun out of the Best Player Never To Win a Major debate.

  • Golf: A Dead Horse Issue In a Dying Game?

    “This topic is the definition of dead horse,” writes Sin Palabras commenting at Geoff Shackelford’s blog, ‘Rory Ready For Quail Hollow? Averages 328.7 At Firestone’.

    The dead horse issue

  • Golf: Something to Chew On

    ‘Jordan Spieth's secret weapon at Birkdale? Gum-chewing. Can it help your game, too? Writes Josh Sens who also asks, “But do positive claims about gum-chewing stand up to closer scrutiny?’

    Time for a new piece perhaps?