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Game Of Golf Quotes


"In golf, humiliations are the essence of the game." - Alistair Cooke

"Golf is a game of precision, not strength." - Jack Nicklaus

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

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

"Golf is a game of coordination, rhythm, and grace; women have these to a high degree." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"Golf is a game of misses, and the winners are those who have the best misses" - Kathy Whitworth

"Golf is a game in which attitude of mind counts for incomparably more than mightiness of muscle." - Arnold Haultain

"Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood." - Samuel Johnson

"The importance of my legacy is not the golf course, it's what my life is, and what my life is intended to be. The game of golf is a game. My family is my life." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of most accurate misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes." - Gene Littler

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

"Golf is a worrier's game, inward, concentrated, a matter of inches, invented by the same people who gave us Presbyterianism." - Robert Hass

"Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe." - Lee Trevino

"After playing Ballybunion for the first time, a man would think that the game of golf originated here." - Tom Watson

"Now that I am no longer President, I find I can no longer win every game of golf I play." - George H W Bush

"There are three types of golf: golf, tournament golf and Major championship golf." - Grantland Rice

"Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is a non-violent game played violently from within." - Bob Toski

"Think ahead. Golf is a next-shot game." - Billy Casper

"Life is a game but golf is serious." - Anonymous

"I've noticed the sound of the golf ball being hit by the golf club is different, and much more realistic, with the hearing aids. The sound with the hearing aids makes sense, and better represents what I know is happening to the golf ball. So you could say that the hearing aids help give me confidence regarding my golf game." - Arnold Palmer

"St. Andrews by far is my favorite golf course in the world. It's where the game all started, it's why we have 18 holes instead of 22 and I think the history behind St. Andrews is amazing. There is no other golf course in the world that can say that every great player who has ever played the game has played that golf course." - Tiger Woods

"Regardless of what the tour pros think, golf is a rich and varied game, and what all of us awkward fools do on weekends is what golf is truly all about." - Dan Jenkins

"Using TrackMan is very important in the development of your golf game because it gives you such good data on what your golf swing is doing and where it needs to go." - Jason Dufner

"Golf is said to be an humbling game, but it is surprising how many people are either not aware of their weaknesses of else reckless of consequences." - Bobby Jones

"Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitudes of measurements it invites the attention of perfectionists." - Heywood Hale Broun

"It provides a different type of element and mental strain athletes love. That's what makes the game of golf so special." - Tiger Woods

"Golf is the cruelest game, because eventually it will drag you out in front of the whole school, take your lunch money and slap you around." - Rick Reilly

"Golf is a diabolical game. It's easy to make fun of something that's so bizarre, so painful, so humiliating... yet so joyous." - Ken Green

"In golf, driving is a game of free-swinging muscle control, while putting is something like performing eye surgery and using a bread knife for a scalpel." - Tommy Bolt

"Programming is similar to a game of golf. The point is not getting the ball in the hole but how many strokes it takes." - Hayley Mills

"You know what the game of golf is, don't you? It's basketball for people who can't jump and chess for people who can't think." - Tom Robbins

"A decision of the courts decided that the game of golf may be played on a Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort." - Bill Vaughan

"There are no absolutes in golf. Golf is such an individual game, and no two people swing alike." - Kathy Whitworth

"Scottish golf is a more public game. It is more reasonably priced and they play faster. It isn't cart golf. The only reason resorts force you into carts is for the money. They are selling off the soul of the game for a few dollars." - Daniel J. King

"Golf is a game, and talk and discussion is all to the interests of the game. Anything that keeps the game alive and prevents us being bored with it is an advantage. Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it, and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead." - Alister MacKenzie

"Golf is a game in which you yell "for," shoot six, and write down five." - Paul Harvey

"Golf isn't a game, it's a choice that one makes with one's life." - Charles Rosin

"Golf is not a fair game, so why build a course fair?" - Pete Dye

"Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course" - Bobby Jones

"How has retirement affected my golf game? A lot more people beat me now." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Golf is a game to be played between cricket and death." - Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie

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

"Golf is a game in which you yell "Fore!", shoot six, and write down five." - Will Harvey

"If we are to preserve the integrity of golf as left to us by our forefathers, it is up to all of us to carry on the true spirit of the game." - Ben Crenshaw

"Golf requires only a few simple Rules and Regulations to guide the players in the true nature of its sporting appeal. The spirit of the game is its own referee." - Robert Harris

"After years of patient study (and with cricket there can be no other kind), I have decided that there is nothing wrong with the game that the introduction of golf carts wouldn't fix in a hurry." - Bill Bryson

"We can get so much out of golf. I know I have, and I'd like to see the same for you. Golf is the game of a lifetime, one in which you can get better and better. It's not what you do that counts, but what you attempt to do." - George Knudson

"Golf is the pursuit of the infinite." - James Murray

"The average player would rather play than watch. Those who don't play can't possibly appreciate the subtleties of the game. Trying to get their attention with golf is like selling Shakespeare in the neighbourhood saloon." - Bob Toski

"night after night I went to sleep murmuring, 'To-morrow I will be easy, strong, quick, supple, accurate, dashing and self-controlled all at once!' For not less than this is necessary in the Game of Life called Golf." - Ethel Smyth

"Seve was one of the most talented and exciting golfers to ever play the game. His creativity and inventiveness on the golf course may never be surpassed. His death came much too soon." - Tiger Woods

"Most people who play golf have one big trouble: they think too much. To get any real mileage out of this game you've got to sit on your imagination." - Sam Snead

"No-one will ever have golf under his thumb. No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you a playing a game. You are playing old man par." - Bobby Jones

"The great Jack Nicklaus summed things up neatly during a charity match on the Old Course at St. Andrews where he and I were playing against Ben Crenshaw and Glen Campbell. I asked him what he considered to be the most important factor to overcome in the game of golf. His reply, "It's an unfair game."" - Sean Connery

"We've got to abide by the rules. We have to protect it. The game of golf at a professional level is so clean. We are our own judge, jury and executioner. If we don't do what we think is right, the game might get away from us." - Greg Norman

"I notice a lot of hitters fraternize with pitchers. I see guys laughing and giggling before the game. These are the same pitchers who are trying to beat them. I've never seen Roger Clemens talking to hitters before the game. Bob Gibson was the same way. Man, I don't even see (Greg) Maddux playing golf with hitters." - Albert Belle

"The emblem on the necktie reserved for the members of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews - The Vatican of golf - is of St. Andrew himself bearing the slatier cross on which, once he was captured at Patras, he was to be stretched before he was crucified.Only the Scots would have thought of celebrating a national game with the figure of a tortured saint." - Alistair Cooke

"I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced." - Lee Trevino

"Golf is a game where guts and blind devotion will always net you absolutely nothing but an ulcer." - Tommy Bolt

"Golf is a game where white men can dress up as black pimps and get away with it." - Robin Williams

"I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: it's called an eraser." - Arnold Palmer

"Golf is the one game I know which becomes more and more difficult the longer one plays it." - Bobby Jones

"Show me a man with a great golf game, and I'll show you a man who has been neglecting something." - John F Kennedy

"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

"Golf is a difficult game, but it's a little easier if you trust your instincts. It's too hard a game to try to play like someone else." - Nancy Lopez

"A golf swing is a collection of corrected mistakes." - Carol Mann

"Thinking instead of acting is the number one golf disease." - Sam Snead

"On the value of blind shots to golf course design." - Alister MacKenzie

"Golf: The most ... perfect expression of National Stupidity." - Max Beerbohm

"Many bad golfers marry, feeling that a wife's loving solicitude may improve their game. But they are rugged, thick-skinned men, not sensitive and introspective. It is one of the chief merits of golf that non-success at the game induces a certain amount of decent humilty, which keeps a man from pluming himself too much on any petty triumphs he may achieve in other walks of life." - P G Wodehouse

"Golf is not a wrestle with Bogey; it is not a struggle with your mortal foe; it is a physiological, psychological and moral fight with your self; it is a test of mastery over self; and the ultimate and irreducible element of the game is to determine which of the players is the more worthy combatant." - Arnold Haultain

"To get an elementary grasp of the game of golf, a human must learn, by endless practice, a continuous and subtle series of highly unnatural movements, involving about sixty-four muscles, that result in a seemingly natural swing, taking two seconds to begin and end." - Alistair Cooke

"Golf giveth and golf taketh away. But it taketh away a hell of a lot more than it giveth." - Simon Hobday

"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

"Golf is the ultimate avoidance activity for the dysfunctional dad. A game so nonsensically difficult, so pointless, so irrationally time consuming, the word golf itself can only stand for 'Get Out, Leave Family.'" - Jerry Seinfeld

"Golf is the only game where the worst player gets the best of it. He obtains more out of it as regards both exercise and enjoyment, for the good player gets worried over the slightest mistake, whereas the poor player makes too many mistakes to worry about them." - David Lloyd George

"You can win tournaments when you're mechanical, but golf is a game of emotion and adjustment. If you're not aware of what's happening to your mind and your body when you're playing, you'll never be able to be the very best you can be." - Jack Nicklaus

"Men who would face torture without a word become blasphemous at the short fourteenth. It is clear that the game of golf may well be included in that category of intolerable provocations which may legally excuse or mitigate behaviour not otherwise excusable." - A P Herbert

"Everything we play when we are growing up, is team related. In this game (of golf) you can find all the answers yourself. You don't need to throw the ball in the air and play catch with yourself. You get a bucket of balls and go out there with your clubs, and you hit and learn and you get better. And there's no top." - George Lopez

"Obviously my game wasn't too good at Augusta, I had a couple of technical faults, the posture wasn't too good. It's a bit unfortunate because I was playing a lot of good golf, but when I got sick (flu) before The Masters, that was bad timing and I wasn't quite myself." - Ernie Els

"There are interesting times. The game is more fun when you are experimenting. One day yuor great, the next day scatterlog. But your learning. No that's not right. I probably have forgotten more about golf than I will ever learn. What you do is remember some of the things you thought you would never forget." - Jack Nicklaus

"I've been in some seriously bad places playing golf and it's just part of the game. You're going to hit bad shots, you're going to be in bad spots, and each course, when you learn it, you learn where not to go." - Tiger Woods

"Golf isn't like other sports where you can take a player out if he's having a bad day. You have to play the whole game." - Phil Blackmar

"Remember you have to be comfortable. Golf is not a life or death situation. It's just a game and should be treated as such. Stay loose." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"As far as golf being athletic, I would say, go try it, let's see how well you do. It's a hard game." - Matt Kuchar

"Show me a man with a great golf game, and I"ll show you a man who has been neglecting something." - John F Kennedy

"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

"Everybody who plays top-level sport, whether it's golf or football, or whatever, needs to get into 'The Zone'... For me personally, on the morning of a round, preparation is always about getting into the zone. The less I communicate with other people, the better. I'm trying to rehearse in my mind what I am working on in my game: going through my swing keys, going through my putting keys. When I get to the course I get the pin positions for the day and I'll analyze those. I'll make a strategy for the golf course and look how I'm going to play it" - Paul McGinley

"The game of baseball is a clean, straight game." - William Howard Taft

"If St. Andrews is the home of golf, I think Pebble Beach feels like the home of American golf, like the home of championship golf. It has a real sense of history here." - Stewart Cink

"Golf is a nice game, but that's all. It's never going to be an exciting game to watch on TV. It's not a circus and never will be one. The audience for golf is not going to change significantly. It's always going to be people who play it, understand it, and love it." - Jack Nicklaus

"He knows all the golf lingo. You know? You hit your ball, he's like "there's a golf shot. That's a golf shot." Well of course it's a golf shot; I just hit a golf ball. You don't see Gretzky skating around going "there's a hockey shot, that's a hockey shot."" - Bill Engvall

"My dad was a big believer of having a golf club that fit me. Always have a golf club that fits you, so you don't have to make any swing compensations for that particular golf club." - Tiger Woods

"I've just discovered the secret of golf. You can't play a really hot game unless you're so miserable that you don't worry over your shots. Take the case of a chip shot, for instance. If you're really wretched, you don't care where the ball is going and so you don't raise your head to see. Grief automatically prevents pressing and over-swinging. Look at the top-notchers. Have you ever seen a happy pro?" - P G Wodehouse

"To Sally, who showed me the benefits of the sport of golf." - Steig Larsson

"Life is great and golf has been one of the great parts of it for me." - George Lopez

"Nicklaus plays a kind of golf with which I am not familiar." - Bobby Jones

"The good chip allows you to whistle while you walk in the dark alleys of golf." - Tommy Bolt

"The terrible beauty is that in the brotherhood of golf we are all the same - certifiable." - Sean Connery

"There is no type of miracle that can't happen at least once in golf." - Grantland Rice

"Golf is like life in a lot of ways - All the biggest wounds are self-inflicted." - William J Clinton

"His golf bag does not contain a full set of irons." - Robin Williams

"This is one of the most special golf courses in the planet." - Graeme McDowell

"Golf is fluid. It's always changing. It's always evolving. First of all, you never master it." - Tiger Woods

"In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it." - Sam Snead

"I am very proud of the fact I do not cheat when I'm playing golf." - Barack Obama

"My first calendar was a combination of photos taken from different shoots including golf and casual" - Natalie

"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself." - Bobby Jones

"A big part of managing a golf course is managing your swing on the course." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is a game of endless failure and frustration." - Mike Greenberg

"That was a great game of golf, fellers." - Bing Crosby

"Maintain a childhood enthusiasm for the game of golf." - Chi Chi Rodriguez

"I adore the game of golf. I won't ever retire." - Lee Trevino

"Having a great golf swing helps under pressure, but golf is a game about scoring. It's like an artist who can get a two-inch brush at Wal-Mart for 20 cents or a fine camel-hair brush from an art store for 20 dollars. The brush doesn't matter - how the finished painting looks is what matters." - Jerry Pate

"Dennis Murray is a wonderful Golf Professional who is personable and skillful as an instructor. Dennis helped me work on my golf swing for a full week back in the 80's when I was still playing the PGA Tour. His instruction was great and helped my game very much." - Jerry Pate

"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

"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

""After all, golf is only a game", said Millicent. Women say these things without thinking. It does not mean that there is any kink in their character. They simply don't realise what they are saying." - P G Wodehouse

"You can smoke or drink on a golf course without interrupting the game, and you can take a leak - something you can't do on a squash court and shouldn't do in a swimming pool." - P. J. O'Rourke

"I used to play golf. I wanted to be a better player, but after a while I realized I'd always stink. And that's when I really started to enjoy the game." - Don Rickles

"I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled." - Paul M. Glaser

"I understand golf is a game, and I've never treated it as anything else. Family is something that's very special, and so they all contributed to the room. They all contributed to what my life was, my career was." - Jack Nicklaus

"Results, are the name of the game..." - Jim Rohn

"Excellence is the name of the game..." - Judith Jamison

"Earth ... God's golf ball." - Don Van Vliet

"I would rather get out of the game than stay in the game to change the game." - Danielle LaPorte

"Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots." - Ben Hogan

"Instead of playing the game "Making Life Wonderful", we often play the game called "Who's Right". Do you know that game? It's a game where everybody loses." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"You know why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game." - Bernhard Langer

"You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game." - Bernhard Langer

"The game of golf was bigger than Jack Nicklaus when Jack was dominating the game." - Tim Finchem

"I have a plan of action, but the game is a game of adjustments." - Mike Krzyzewski

"I wrote to Mr. McEnroe, Senior. I said: "Here is the sentence once written by the immortal Bobby Jones. I thought you might like to have it done in needlepoint and mounted in a suitable frame to hang over Little John's bed. It says, The rewards of golf - and of life, too, I expect - are worth very little if you don't play the game by the etiquette as well as by the rules." I never heard from Mr. McEnroe, Senior. I can only conclude that the letter went astray." - Alistair Cooke

"They were real golfers, for real golf is a thing of the spirit, not of mere mechanical excellence of stroke." - P G Wodehouse

"I never used golf as a job. I used it as a game. I always thought if I played the game well, my financial rewards would be there, but it came from, because I played well. But I had to play well to get the financial rewards." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is an open exhibition of overweening ambition, courage deflated by stupidity, skill soured by a whiff of arrogance." - Alistair Cooke

"Golf is not about the quality of your good shots, it is about the quality of your bad shots." - Nick Faldo

"Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag." - Adlai Stevenson

"When you watch the game, be a student of the game." - Don Meyer

"The game we are playing her is closest to the old game of 'Christians and lions.'" - Robert Crandall

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

"The golf swing is among the most stressful and unnatural acts in sports, short of cheering for the Yankees." - Brad Faxon

"Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff." - David Feherty

"Who watches golf on TV? Who calls eight friends over and gets a keg of beer? Landscapers, I guess. They sit around the TV, yelling, "Will you look at that golf path?Pure pea gravel."" - Jeff Cesario

"Nine holes of golf will take you one-and-a-half, two hours. I run in 20 minutes, I feel better off. So the cost benefit made me drop golf." - Lee Kuan Yew

"It takes having your golf peak four different times throughout the year. You have to like all four golf courses. You've got to be the best of that week for the four weeks" - Karrie Webb

"Golf is a game of integrity. And golf is a game of forgiveness. I think the high standards of golf remind people of how lucky they are, or how fortunate they are, to be able to play the game." - George W Bush

"I never went into a tournament or round of golf thinking I had to beat a certain player. I had to beat the golf course. If I prepared myself for a major, went in focused, and then beat the golf course, the rest took care of itself." - Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is typical capitalist luncay." - George Bernard Shaw



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