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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: 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.

  • Golf: Back To The Future With The Rules?

    “In a game that's been too resistant to change for too many years, progress is finally being made.”
    That’s from Jason Sobel’s, “With recent changes, golf breaks from tradition to embrace progress.”

  • Golf: Will There Be Another Zach Johnson?

    “Will there be another Zach Johnson who gets to PGA Tour without much power but finds a way to win majors?”— Brian”

    Best Chance the British Open

  • Golf: How Technology Turned Against Tiger

    “I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I think modern golf equipment has brought players much closer together. It’s more difficult to separate yourself from before. Don’t like hitting long irons? Hit a hybrid. You struggle with a slice with your driver?

  • Golf Undresses a Man

    “The Scots have a saying (borrowed here from Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy), "Golf undresses a man." Do you believe that to be true? Does golf show us what a person is really like? How might the phrase be applied to you? Your dad? How 'bout that Patrick Reed?

  • Golf: Patience, Positivity and Proper Posture

    “Lydia Ko was asked how she stays so patient when things aren’t going well. Her response? “I just keep waiting for good things to happen.’’ That’s an optimist.”