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Stan Sutherland

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19 March 2009


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’.


  • Golf: Squeaky Clean or Something to Hide?

    “According to WADA, golf carried out the fewest number of drugs tests of major sports – just 417 – in 2015.

  • Golf: Koepka’s Road Less Travelled

    “Not that Koepka’s journey always seemed destined for success. When pressed on negative memories, his reply is a surprising one. “There was a low point,” he says.

  • Golf: Erin Hills - “Funky” or a Farce?

    “Matt Fitzpatrick played the course (Erin Hills) a few years ago while attending college a couple of hours away at Northwestern University in Chicago. ‘I can’t remember a lot about it but it did seem a bit funky,’ he said,” writes Derek Lawrenson

  • Golf: Moving Forward Through Failure?

    ‘Failure ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be,’ was Ken’s comment in his monthly golf journal which I hesitate to advise is called Men’s Golf because women readers may get the wrong idea about Ken and the purpose of his journal.

  • Golf: Dornoch - Dear Oh Dear!

    “Dear oh dear. What next - reducing football pitches to 50 yards to make the game more appealing to women!” That’s from Frankie Fromage commenting on The Scotsman article, “New tees shrink the links at Royal Dornoch Golf Course”.

  • Golf: Peed Off

     “Northwestern’s Sarah Cho and Kent State’s Kelly Nielsen, playing in the same group, both received a two-shot penalty Sunday at the NCAA Championship.

  • Golf: A Tribal Leisure Activity For the Successful

    “Golf is a tribal leisure activity that can get you further up the career ladder faster than working hard,” underlines a photograph of golfers in Arwa Mahdawi’s article in The Guardian, “How to get ahead without hard work: golf, drinking, nepotism and dumb luck&rd

  • 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.”