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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: Quotable Quotes from 2016

    "Just in case you get cold feet again," said Billy, referring to the engagement Rory broke off with Wozniaki a few years back right after the wedding invitations had been mailed out.”

    A weird wedding present

  • Golf: Colsaerts Comes Clean

    “Playing in America made me depressed,” is Martin Dempster’s take on, “When it comes to Nicolas Colsaerts, there’s no Belgian waffle.

  • Golf: The Best And The Rest At Driving Distance

    “There’s no doubt that Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day crush it, but it is interesting to note that the PGA Tour’s driving-distance average has not changed too much during the past 10 years.” That’s from David Dusek reporting on the recent US

  • Golf: Lydia Leaves Leadbetter

    “My parting words to Lydia were ‘Take control of your life. Take control of your golf game. Make more of your own decisions,’ ” Leadbetter said.

  • Golf: Tara Iti Catch Up

    'New Zealand's newest beachside golf course is to open on October 1 with membership by invitation only and fees in the tens of thousands’.

  • Golf: Lydia Ko Changing Clubs?

    Please tell me it isn’t true.

  • Golf: Strawberry Mousse Forever?

    “I have this swing called Strawberry Moose. Like my back swing goes to strawberry, comes down, goes to moose, a bit faster,” she said. “I've had it in my head since the Olympics (where she finished seventh). It feels good.

  • Golf: The Cinderella Kid

    “In 1935, just five years after the great Bob Jones won his Grand Slam and retired from competition, a 20-year-old amateur golfer in a struggling family left Racine, Wisconsin for a $17-a-week shipping clerk job in Poughkeepsie, New York.

  • Golf:Lydia Ko’s Clanger?

    “Ko began changing to David Leadbetter's A swing about two years ago in an effort to find more length off the tee by learning how to draw the ball – moving it from right to left – which has made her less accurate without noticeably increasing her distance.” That’s fr

  • Golf: How Did Daly Do It?

    “At the WGC-American Express at Harding Park, Daly lost to Tiger Woods when he missed a three-footer on the first hole of sudden-death playoff. Disheartened, Daly drove that night to Las Vegas and lost $1.65 million playing $5,000 slot machines.”