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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: “The Putter Nutter”

    “How to never miss a 4ft putt . . . ever.

  • Golf: On Getting Ugly

    “You are ­almost educating the player to be ugly. Same with Sexton.

  • The Best Selling Golf Book of All Time

    “War hero, golf great: Tommy Armour’s amazing, untold life
    Unheralded Scot recovered from horrific WW1 injuries to win Carnoustie’s first Open,“

  • Golf: Van de Velde’s Vanity?

    “Three putt from thirty feet to win by one? Okay, fair enough I’d win by one, but what a way to finish!” was Jean Van de Velde’s comment after his historic collapse at Carnoustie.
     

  • Golf: Funny Fan Behaviour

    “Walking around the US Open – and believe me, I walked a lot – it quickly became apparent that these idiots are very much few and far between,” writes Alex Perry while reviewing the behaviour of the weirdly dressed and vociferous patrons; Oops!

  • Golf; Peter Thomson R.I.P.

    “For a period during the 1950s it seemed that Peter Thomson, who has died aged 88, virtually owned golf’s oldest major competition, the Open Championship. Between 1952 and 1958 the Australian won the Open four times and was three times a runner-up.”
     

  • Golf: Can Shinnecock Survive?

    “It came as no surprise to learn that Shinnecock Hills, venue for this year’s US Open, will be 446 yards longer and significantly tighter than when it last staged the championship back in 2004.” So reads the article at the National Club Golfer who headline their artic

  • Golf: DeChambeau Destined to Win?

    “I didn’t believe in destiny until Ken Venturi won the 1964 U.S. Open. I was paired with him for the final 36 holes, and how he finished, I'll never know.” says Raymond Floyd on Guy Yocom’s ‘My Shot’.
     

  • Golf: McIlroy’s Near Misses

    “It is remarkable that a player as accomplished as McIlroy is still a work in progress in so many ways,” writes John Feinstein who concludes, “McIlroy will never say it, but he believes when he has his, “A game” as a young Tiger Woods might say, he should always wi

  • 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?”