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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

  • Caveman Golf – Keeping it Simple

    “Golf is quite simple when you play caveman golf,” said the Edinburgh-based Aberdonian. “See target, hit ball, find ball and see target again.

  • Golf: Why Lydia is Off The Radar

    “At just 19 years old, she already has 13 LPGA titles, yet still seems to fly under the radar. What else does she have to do to be properly recognized by the mainstream media?"

  • Golf: King’s Course Restored and Turnberry Just Got Better

    As reported in The Scotsman, “Stephen Gallacher hails King’s Course being restored to ‘original glory,’ and this announcement comes at almost exactly the same time as Donald Trump celebrates the reopening of Turnberry Ailsa.

  • Golf: The USGA Needs to Get a Life

    “There's a guy playing the final 6 holes of a Major Championship not knowing what his score is.

  • Golf: Oakmont – Taming the Monster

    “On a day when Adam Scott shot an 82, Phil Mickelson a 77 and 154 of 156 had failed to beat par, at least one of their rank had tamed the monster.”
    James Corrigan is recalling Paul Casey’s remarkable round at the Oakmont U.S. Open of 2007

  • Golf: Six-hour Rounds and Traveling Around Like a Gypsy

    ‘Part of the challenge for Mav (Maverick McNealy son of Scott McNealy who co-founded Sun Microsystems) and the thing I worry about most is will he get intellectually bored after three years, trying to spend eight hours a day on the range, playing six-hour rounds and traveling around like a

  • Golf: Speculating on Jordan Spieth

  • Golf : Muirfield’s Men-Only Maybe Not So Wrong

    “Rest of the world ‘support’ Muirfield’s female ban,” reads the headline in The Scotsman.

    According to Twitter

  • I'm Betting On Jason Day For The U.S. Open

    Come June 13 the U.S. Open returns to Oakmont where as reported in 1962 by Golf magazine, “New Kid in Town: Nicklaus Defeats Palmer to Win '62 Open at Oakmont.”

  • Golf: R.I.P. Christy O’Connor Snr

     “While he never attained the major championship glory that has come to so many of the modern Irish players from Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke to Graeme McDowell, his achievements were every bit as great and he leaves a huge mark on the history of the Irish and