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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

  • GolfSixies – The Verdict

    “Everyone, of course, is entitled to their opinion, but I believe the sceptics have got it wrong on this one,” writes Martin Dempster with his thoughts on the recent GolfSixes event.

    Should’ve been there?

  • GolfSixies a Stupid Idea?

    “This weekend, golf’s latest attempt to retain relevance in an ever-changing landscape where many fear the sport is being left behind will resonate over two days at the Centurion in St Albans,” writes Ewan Murray regarding this week’s GolfSixes tournament.

  • Golf: Scotland – Some Thoughts On "Must Visit" Golf Courses

    “Conducted by national tourism agency VisitScotland, the survey also found the famous “road hole” 17th at St Andrews was the best par four hole.” That’s from Brian Ferguson at The Scotsman reporting on, “a poll of around 3000 players.”

  • Golf: Catriona Matthew – The Perfect Candidate for Muirfield Membership

    “In (Catriona) Matthew, who is not only one of the most decorated women golfers in Britain but also an East Lothian resident – she has lived in North Berwick all her life, in fact – the club has a perfect candidate on its doorstep and, by the looks of things, the 47-year-old cou

  • Golf: Poulter’s Problem

    “I’m playing golf like I really don’t care, to be honest.” – on trying not to think about the fact he needs to earn $145,000 in his next two PGA Tour starts or lose his PGA Tour status”

  • Golf: Olazabal: “El Niño ya no existe”

    El Pais, the Spanish daily newspaper covers José María Olazabal’s reaction to Sergio Garcia’s win at the Masters.

    El Niño no longer exists

  • Golf: Trial By Television

    “Viewers at home should not be officials wearing stripes. Let's go @Lexi, win this thing anyway.” That’s from Tiger Woods responding to the four-stroke penalty Lexi Thompson was made aware of after walking off of the 12th green on Sunday during the fourth round of the ANA.

  • Golf: Mr Hogan

    “Hogan hits his approach to 10 feet. Doc watches Hogan get over the ball, and he's putting conventionally--no split-hand grip. He three-putts from 10 feet. He comes off 18 and Doc says, "What the hell are you doing?

  • Golf: The 1997 Masters: My Story by Tiger Woods

    “There are a few tournaments throughout my career where I felt, ‘Just don’t screw it up,’” Woods said. “That was one of them.”

  • Golf: Tiger’s Latest Tale

    “In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history.