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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

  • Lydia Ko’s Fun Idea

  • Golf: Putting - Rickie Has It Over Rory

    “As with every other shot in golf, in putting, it's the strike that counts.  Needless to say, this past week in Abu Dhabi, Rickie Fowler putted very well.  Rory McIlroy, who finished two shots back, did not.” That’s from John Haynes who headlines his post, “Drivi

  • Golf: Chicken-winging Like Jordan Spieth

    “Hackers of the world unite- Jordan Spieth can chicken wing the left arm with the best of you!!

  • Golf: So You Think You’ve Got A Problem

    “Golfer reveals heated exchange with Steve Williams,” is the headline from today’s New Zealand Herald which once again shows Stevie (What the Americans call him when they’re being polite) at his strident best.

  • Golf: St Andrews Comes Second in Scotland

    “Herbert Warren Wind called it the most natural course in the world. Tom Watson called it the most fun he'd had playing golf.

  • Golf: Good For The Soul and Growing a Business

    “I play golf because the course is beautiful and I love being surrounded by beauty. It is good for my soul,” is one of Martha Pasternack’s reasons for taking up the game.

  • Golf: A Conversation With John Huggan

    “Listening to John Huggan talk about golf is to hear someone with an absolute command of their subject, and possessing the ability to express that knowledge in an articulate and engaging manner.

  • Golf: Major Excitement for New Zealand

    “While Ko is leading the way in the women’s game, it’s been a long time since the Kiwis have had a serious contender at the highest level of men’s golf. Rising star Danny Lee could be the man change things.

  • Golf: Bike, Book or Balls – What to Buy for Christmas?

    “Not surprisingly, stationary bikes finished second in the poll because of their joint-friendly design and ability for users to interval train or focus on endurance, “It's the best option for the money," says strength coach Mike Boyle.

  • Golf: Rankings And Hidden Gems

    “NZPGA Golf Professional, Andrew Whiley, recently completed the first New Zealand Golf Course Regional Rankings. Whiley, from Dunedin, believes this is the first regional rankings of New Zealand golf courses and the most extensive ever undertaken.