Golf Causerie

Golf Causerie‘ by John Sutherland

John Sutherland, royal dornoch,This new book alongside Royal Dornoch’s  growing fame will ensure that John Sutherland’s influence (Dornoch’s secretary for fifty-eight years until his death in 1941) will be the next major topic of discussion among aficionados of the game.

He weekly wrote combative articles in the London-based Daily News on wide-ranging golf issues.

These forgotten articles have now been resurrected and re-published in a well-illustrated, excellent book ‘Golf Causerie’, beautifully published and edited by Robin Bargmann plus an extensive helpful Index. Forewords by Peter Alliss and Philip Truett (President of the British Golf Collectors Society) and a significant contribution from Todd Warnock (an American Dornochian) help make this book undoubtedly

the world’s golfing publication of 2016.

John Sutherland, royal dornoch, Dunrobin, skibo

John Sutherland

John came from working-class stock and was of strong character, while having the intelligence and skill to become well connected into Edwardian golfing high society, helped by Andrew Carnegie of Skibo and the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland. His abilities as a player, a course architect and as an agronomist were alongside Old Tom Morris in stature in Scotland at the beginning of the last century.

He achieved the ‘Royal’ status for the Dornoch club and touring America in 1909 played golf with the US President Howard Taft and spent two days with the intellectual founder of golf in America Charles Blair MacDonald.


‘Golf Causerie’ is now available from the secretariat of the club  for £25 +p&p.

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