80 Best Golf Quotes

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80 Best Golf Quotes

Golf is one of the most popular and sophisticated games in the world. It is a very interesting game, and we see a lot of successful people playing it. Many golfers and world leaders have said many inspirational things and made interesting quotes about golf. In this article, we’re going to look at 80 of the most famous and best golf quotes by some of the world’s brightest and sharpest minds. So without further ado, let’s get right into it!

  1. My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch.”Lee Trevino
  2. “You’ve got to have the guts not to be afraid to screw up.”Fuzzy Zoeller
  3. “Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golfers become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.”John Updike
  4. “A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.” –Gary Player
  5. “Arnold’s place in history will be as the man who took golf from being a game for the few to a sport for the masses. He was the catalyst who made that happen.” –Jack Nicklaus
  6. “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” –Ben Hogan
  7. “Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject.” –David Forgan
  8. “Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a game you’re supposed to enjoy.” –Amy Alcott
  9. “Golf is a game you can never get too good at. You can improve, but you can never get to where you master the game.” Gay Brewer
  10. “A leading difficulty with the average player is that he totally misunderstands what is meant by concentration. He may think he is concentrating hard when he is merely worrying.” Bobby Jones
  11. “Golf is the loneliest sport. You’re completely alone with every conceivable opportunity to defeat yourself. Golf brings out your assets and liabilities as a person. The longer you play, the more certain you are that a man’s performance is the outward manifestation of who, in his heart, he really thinks he is.”Hale Irwin
  12. “A routine is not a routine if you have to think about it.” –Davis Love Jr.
  13. “If you worry about making bogeys, it makes the game that much more difficult. You put more pressure on yourself without even noticing it. It makes a difference to take it easy when things aren’t going right.” –Sergio Garcia
  14. “The value of routine; trusting your swing.” –Lorii Myers
  15. “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
  16. “I think it’s more than whether or not you win or lose. It’s having that opportunity on that final round, final nine, to come down the stretch with a chance to win.” –Phil Mickelson
  17. “You don’t have the game you played last year or last week. You only have today’s game. It may be far from your best, but that’s all you’ve got. Harden your heart and make the best of it.” –Walter Hagen
  18. “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
  19. Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested.”-Tom Kite
  20. “Everybody can see that my swing is homegrown. That means everybody has a chance to do it.” –Bubba Watson
  21. “Every shot counts.  The three-foot putt is as important as the 300-yard drive.” Henry Cotton
  22. A good player who is a great putter is a match for any golfer. A great hitter who cannot putt is a match for no one.” –Ben Sayers
  23. “I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for, getting paid for doing what you love.” –Tiger Woods
  24. “Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.”-James Ross
  25. “Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” –Bobby Jones
  26. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” –Napoleon Hill
  27. “He that can have patience can have what he will.”-Benjamin Franklin
  28. “I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.” K. Chesterton
  29. “Forget your opponents; always play against par.”Sam Snead
  30. “The game has such a hold on golfers because they compete not only against an opponent, but also against the course, against par, and most surely- against themselves.” ­-Arnold Palmer
  31. “Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” –Arnold Palmer
  32. “Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent’s.” –Grantland Rice
  33. “Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation” –Jack Nicklaus
  34. “Aggressive play is a vital asset of the world’s greatest golfers. However, it’s even more important to the average player. Attack this game in a bold, confident, and determined way, and you’ll make a giant leap toward realizing your full potential as a player.” –Greg Norman
  35. “Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.” Lee Trevino
  36. “Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.” –Ben Hogan
  37. “Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots.” Bob Rotella
  38. “Never concede the putt that beats you.” Harry Vardon
  39. “You know what they say about big hitters…the woods are full of them.” Jimmy Demaret
  40. “When you lip out several putts in a row, you should never think that means that you’re putting well. When you’re putting well, the only question is what part of the hole it’s going to fall in, not if it’s going in.” Jack Nicklaus
  41. “The mind messes up more shots than the body.” Tommy Bolt
  42. “One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot – the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something.” ­-Peter Jacobsen
  43. “Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.” Sam Snead
  44. “I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad.” Ben Hogan
  45. “Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake. A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you.” Lloyd Mangrum
  46. “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.” Arnold Palmer
  47. “Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.” Sam Snead
  48. “Golf is a good walk spoiled” Mark Twain
  49. “No matter how good you get, you can always get better — and that’s the exciting part.” ­­-Tiger Woods
  50. “The woods are full of long drivers.” Harvey Penick
  51. “The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.” Pete Dye
  52. “They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken.” Raymond Floyd
  53. “Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.” Arnold Palmer
  54. “I look into eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, I am going to bury you.” Seve Ballesteros
  55. “I don’t think it’s healthy to take yourself too seriously.” Payne Stewart
  56. “Mulligan: invented by an Irishman who wanted to hit one more twenty-yard grounder.” Jim Bishop
  57. “For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.” Harry Vardon
  58. “You don’t know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket.” Lee Trevino
  59. “The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.” Bobby Jones
  60. “If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.” Horace G. Hutchinson
  61. “If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.” Sam Snead
  62. “What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.” Arnold Palmer
  63. “The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things.” John Updike
  64. Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitude’s of measurements, it invites the attention of perfectionists.” Heywood Hale Broun
  65. “If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf.” Percey Boomer
  66. “Golf tips are like Aspirin: One may do you good, but if you swallow the whole bottle you’ll be lucky to survive.” Harvey Penick
  67. “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”-Arnold Palmer
  68. “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
  69. “Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off.” Chi Chi Rodriguez
  70. “Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.”-Tiger Woods
  71. “One reason golf is such an exasperating game is that a thing we learned is so easily forgotten, and we find ourselves struggling year after year with faults we had discovered and corrected time and again.” –Bobby Jones
  72. “For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.” –Harry Vardon
  73. “Happiness is a long walk with a putter” Greg Norman
  74. “The most important shot in golf is the next one.” Ben Hogan
  75. “Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.” Bobby Jones
  76. “Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.” Dave Berry
  77. “Golf, like measles, should be caught young.”P.G. Wodehouse
  78. “I don’t let birdies and pars get in the way of having a good time” Angelo Spagnolo
  79. “The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.” H.G. Wells
  80. Golf: A plague invented by the Calvinistic Scots as a punishment for man’s sins.” James Barrett Reston

Final Words

We hope we didn’t miss any of your favorite quotes. These quotes are highly inspirational and undoubtedly get you motivated and determined. The quotes directly related to golf are interesting and tell us a lot about the game. The ones relating golf with life are eye-opening and have the power to motivate anyone who is feeling low in his life. We hope you had a good time reading our selected best golf quotes. We have also linked many other websites so you can read more inspirational and motivational quotes by many other such great people. Have a nice day & keep updated about golf!

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