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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: Tiger Swinging His Driver at 128 mph - Really?

    “In case you missed Tiger Woods in action at the Honda Classic last week, he looked strong with the driver en route to a 12th place finish. He didn’t find many fairways with the big stick, but he appeared to be swinging it fast and hitting it far — actually, he ranked No.

  • On Lydia Ko’s Chopping and Changing

    "I'm from the old school, you figure it out for yourself, you go with what you've got.

  • Golf: Last of His Kind

    “Donald may well be the last of his kind, a short/mid-length hitter who consistently found a way to beat the best,” writes Rex Hoggard whose thoughts come at the same time as R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers who previously and frequently consistently said distance wasn’t

  • Golf: ‘Rhambo’ Rages Yet Again

    “History mostly tells us that if you can’t control your emotions in golf, you can’t control your golf ball,” writes Randall Mell and a headline which includes this thought, “Rahm's temper distracts from his talent.”

  • Golf: A Loathsome Display

    “Rarely have things spilled over into as loathsome a display of self-centeredness as J.B.

  • Golf: Tiger The Trend Setter

    "When I watch the young guys on the range today, they're pretty much unrecognizable from my generation," says Brian Henninger, who earned his Tour card in 1992. "They're tall. They're ripped. Most of them look like they should be playing power forward or tight end."

  • Golf: The Ryder Cup's Phoney War

    “When it comes to over-analysis, hype and hysteria, no event in golf generates quite as much boisterous ballyhoo as the Ryder Cup,” writes Nick Rodger, whilst Alan Shipnuck must be running out of copy and repeats the theme of his October 12, 2016 post, “The Future of the Ryder C

  • Golf: “We’re like sheeps.” And Other 2017 Quotable Quotes

    “This tour, we’re like sheeps,” said Belen Mozo while playing in the land where there are lots more sheep than people. Angry that the officials not halted play during a dangerous storm at the New Zealand Women's Open.

    Colin Montgomerie

  • Golf: Getting Over Golfzheimers

    “Numerous psychological studies have found that the majority of people can remember five bad experiences more readily than five good ones, and assuming this is true, it speaks a great deal about how we have been conditioned to think since an early age.”

  • Golf: Tara Iti – As Special As It Gets

    “This trip couldn’t have started better. Tara Iti Golf Club is magic! No disrespect to the home of golf, but this course might be as special as it gets when it comes to playing links golf.”