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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 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.”

  • Golf: $5,000 a Set and About To Go Up

    “When I first hit PXG’s clubs I was extremely impressed by how they felt. They felt solid and the performance was – wow!” That’s Lydia Ko’s reaction to her new clubs and so she should at $5,000 a set.

    Better be quick

  • Golf: More Money Than Sense?

    “A spectacular world class 18-hole course has been carved from the rugged and dramatic environment of the Ardfin Estate on the Argyll island of Jura by Bob Harrison, one of Australia’s foremost golf architects,” writes Alistair Munro in The Scotsman.

  • Golf: The Wisdom of the Late, Great John Jacobs

    John Strege headlines the sad news with, “John Jacobs, 1925-2017: 'The greatest teacher in the history of the game”

    The sole purpose

  • Golf gadget cuts scores at a stroke by calming brain

    Alas The Times newspapers with the above headline insists that I must be a subscriber before I can view the article and so thanks to Ariana Eunjung at the more liberally-minded Washington Post dated March 29, 2016 I’m checking out if Thync could help improve my go

  • Golf: Pegasus Tops Terrace Downs

    So there I was checking out my second-favourite golf course review web site (Golf Club Atlas comes first) and there I found a review on the Pegasus Golf Club where the reviewer writes, ‘I had played Terrace Downs a couple of days earlier and rate Pegasus the better of the two.’

  • 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