Great Golf Quotes

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Golf is a game in which you yell "fore"... shoot six... and write down five.
    ~ Paul Harvey


It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
    ~ Hank Aaron


I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game. It is called an eraser.
    ~ Arnold Palmer


The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing.
    ~ Phyllis Diller


Golf is a game where the ball always lies poorly and the player always lies well.
    ~ Anonymous


I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot.
    ~ Don Adams


Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
    ~ Jim Bishop


I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods.
    ~ Jeff Foxworthy


The woods are full of long drivers.
    ~ Harvey Penick


When the ducks are walking, you know it is too windy to be playing golf.
    ~ Dave Stockton


If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.
    ~ Thomas Mulligan


Someone once told me that there is more to life than golf. I think it was my ex-wife.
    ~ Bruce Lansky


Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
    ~ Sam Snead


The most important shot in golf is the next one.
    ~ Ben Hogan


The best advice I can give for playing a ball out of water is - don't.
    ~ Tony Lema


That putt had more breaks than a government job.
    ~ Brian Weis


I can airmail the golf ball, but sometimes I don't put the right address on it.
    ~ Jim Dent


Never break your putter and your driver in the same round or you're dead.
    ~ Tommy Bolt


The older I get, the better I used to be.
    ~ Lee Trevino


Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt.
    ~ Sam Snead


Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
    ~ Arnold Palmer


Golf's three ugliest words: still your shot.
    ~ Dave Marr


A routine is not a routine if you have to think about it.
    ~ Davis Love Jr.


Through the ball we are all the same. We just have different ways of getting it there.
    ~ Charles Coody


The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things.
    ~ John Updike


The older you get the stronger the wind gets... and it's always in your face.
    ~ Jack Nicklaus


Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management.
    ~ Ben Hogan


Never bet with anyone you meet on the first tee who has a deep suntan, a 1-iron in his bag, and squinty eyes.
    ~ Dave Marr


This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.
    ~ Ben Hogan


A good one iron shot is about as easy to come by as an understanding wife.
    ~ Dan Jenkins


I never learned anything from a match that I won.
    ~ Bobby Jones


Golf is a better game played downhill.
    ~ Jack Nicklaus


The more you play it the less you know about it.
    ~ Patty Berg


I went to play golf and tried to shoot my age, but I shot my weight instead.
    ~ Bob Hope


I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right.
    ~ Ben Crenshaw


One thing about golf is you don't know why you play bad and why you play good.
    ~ George Archer


It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.
    ~ Jack Nicklaus


Concentrate on hitting the green. The cup will come to you.
    ~ Cary Middlecoff


Missing a short putt does not mean you have to hit your next drive out of bounds.
    ~ Henry Cotton


The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business. If he's worse, he's neglecting his golf.
    ~ St Andrews Rotary Club Member


Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it.
    ~ Ernie Banks


Nothing goes down slower than a golf handicap.
    ~ Bobby Nichols


Real golfers, no matter what the provocation, never strike a caddie with the driver. The sand wedge is far more effective.
    ~ Huxtable Pippey


The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.
    ~ Pete Dye


My golf is improving. Yesterday I hit the ball in one!
    ~ Jane Swan


You know you're on the Senior Tour when your back goes out more than you do.
    ~ Bob Bruce


There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling, and golf. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with golf.
    ~ Andrew Perry


Golf is just a game - and an idiotic game most of the time.
    ~ Mark Calcavecchia


Talking to a golf ball won't do you any good, unless you do it while your opponent is teeing off.
    ~ Bruce Lansky


A golfer has to train his swing on the practice tee, then trust it on the course.
    ~ Dr Bob Rotella


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