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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: The Putter Or The Person Putting?

    “It's definitely not the finished article, but it's a big step in the right direction,” said McIlroy, who began the day six strokes off the lead.

  • Golf Is Not Fun Or For The Faint Hearted

    “Golf is not “fun” in the traditional sense of the word. Golf is hard; it starts hard and stays that way. Fun is ice cream, sunny days and symphonies. Golf, on the other hand says, “Here I am, you sap. Do you have what it takes?”

  • Golf: Silly Rules and The Status of Saliva

    “Bodenhamer (John Bodenhamer, the USGA’s head of rules) said the USGA receives about 8,000 phone calls per year from people with rules questions, 10 or 15 of which have never been asked before.”

  • Golf: Illicit Encounters of the Male Kind

    “Golf is the No.1 excuse for unfaithful husbands,” so writes Edward Colman at Todays Golfer.

    Golf – The cover story

  • Golf: The Hitler Cup and Staying Home

    “The last time golf was played in the Olympics many of the best players stayed at home and the game's followers were split into two camps as to whether it was a good thing the sport was part of the festivities.”

  • Golf: Jimmy Walker – Walking His Talk

    "He looks like friggin' Clint Eastwood out there!" said Paul Casey. "He just needs a black Stetson and a poncho to complete the look."
    That’s Alan Shipnuck covering Jimmy Walker’s recent win at the PGA Championship

  • Golf: Jutanugarn Just Kept On Smiling

    “So when all hell started breaking loose on the back nine Sunday, Jutanugarn kept smiling,” writes Randall Mell.

    A different kind of trigger

  • Golf: Turnberry or Carnasty?

    “Colin Montgomerie is still firmly in the Carnoustie camp, insisting “this is the best of the nine courses on The Open rota with no weak hole out there”.

  • Golf: Henrik Stenson – Eyes Wide Shut

    “Sport psychologist Torsten Hansson sums up Stenson's subsequent Terminator Period by saying, "For a long while, Henrik couldn't hit the fairway, he couldn't hit the golf course, he couldn't hit the planet." It took almost two years working with Hansson and Cowen -- in part, by hi

  • Golf: Royal Troon – A Tale of Two Nines

    “Like two different golf courses,” is how two-time major winner Martin Kaymer describes playing Royal Troon.

    The short and long of it