Great Golf Quotes

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You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
    ~ Bobby Jones


When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
    ~ Henry Beard


Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting.
    ~ Peter Dobereiner


Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.
    ~ Bobby Jones


Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.
    ~ Bobby Jones


Golf is 20 percent mechanics and technique. The other 80 pecent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness and conversation.
    ~ Grantland Rice


I was lying ten and had a thirty-five foot putt. I whispered over my shoulder: "How does this one break?" And my caddie said, "Who cares?"
    ~ Jack Lemmon


It's so ridiculous to see a golfer with a one foot putt and everybody is saying "Shhh" and not moving a muscle. Then we allow nineteen year-old kids to face a game-deciding free throw with seventeen thousand people yelling.
    ~ Al McGuire


If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
    ~ Dean Martin


I may be the only golfer never to have broken a single putter, if you don't count the one I twisted into a loop and threw into a bush.
    ~ Thomas Boswell


I enjoy the oohs! and aahs! from the gallery when I hit my drives. But I'm getting pretty tired of the awws! and uhhs! when I miss the putt.
    ~ John Daly


Go ahead and putt, you are not interrupting my conversation.
    ~ Robert E. Zorn


Do I have to know rules and all that crap? Then forget it. (when asked whether he'd like to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, after winning the '95 British Open at St. Andrews)
    ~ John Daly


There are two basic rules which should never be broken. Be subtle. And don't, for God's sake, try to do business with anyone who's having a bad game.
    ~ William Davis


The only thing you should force in a golf swing is the club back in the bag.
    ~ Byron Nelson


As far as swing and techniques are concerned, I don't know diddly squat. When I'm playing well, I don't even take aim.
    ~ Fred Couples


No one ever swung too slowly.
    ~ Bobby Jones


The golf swing is like sex: you can't be thinking of the mechanics of the act while you're doing it.
    ~ Dave Hill


If you think your hands are more important in your golf swing than your legs, try walking a hole on your hands.
    ~ Gary Player


My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.
    ~ Lee Trevino


Forget the last shot. It takes so long to accept that you can't always replicate your swing. The only thing you can control is your attitude toward the next shot.
    ~ Mark McCumber


Many a golfer prefers a golf cart to a caddy because the cart cannot count, criticize or laugh.
    ~ Anonymous


When I die, bury me on the golf course so my husband will visit.
    ~ Anonymous


I don't exaggerate - I just remember big.
    ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez


I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers for par.
    ~ Chi Chi Rodriguez


The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
    ~ Arnold Palmer


It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.
    ~ Arnold Palmer


I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.
    ~ Arnold Palmer


Grip it and rip it. It works for John Daly. It never worked for me. All I did was wear out golf gloves.
    ~ Chuck Stark


Practice puts brains in your muscles.
    ~ Sam Snead


The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of the tree.
    ~ Brian Weis


Swinging at daisies is like playing electric guitar with a tennis racket: if it were that easy, we could all be Jerry Garcia. The ball changes everything.
    ~ Michael Bamberger


Swing hard in case you hit it.
    ~ Dan Marino


My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered.
    ~ Lord Robertson


When it's breezy, hit it easy.
    ~ Davis Love, Jr.


These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
    ~ Sam Snead


A hungry dog hunts best.
    ~ Lee Trevino


You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen.
    ~ Lee Trevino


I was three over. One over a house, one over a patio, and one over a swimming pool.
    ~ George Brett


Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. And I took a 7 to do that.
    ~ Jim Murray


The only sure rule in golf is - he who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie.
    ~ Mickey Mantle


Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them.
    ~ Kevin Costner


You can't go into a shop and buy a good game of golf.
    ~ Sam Snead


If some players took a fork to their mouths the way they take the club back, they'd starve to death.”
    ~ Sam Snead


There are no short hitters on the tour anymore—just long and unbelievably long.
    ~ Sam Snead


One hundred years of experience had demonstrated that the game is temporary insanity practiced in a pasture.
    ~ Dave Kindred


To play golf you need goofy pants and a fat ass.
    ~ Happy Gilmore


Real pressure in golf is playing for $10 when you've only got $5 in your pocket.
    ~ Lee Trevino


Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.
    ~ Ben Crenshaw


Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none.
    ~ Marc Anthony