Famous Golf Quotes

I look into [my opponents’] eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, ″I am going to bury you″. –Spanish professional golfer Seve Ballesteros

Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result.-Scottish-American professional golfer Tommy Armour,

They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them: golf is more complicated than that. –American professional golfer and golf course architect Gardner Dickinson

Golf [is] the art of driving hard, avoiding the rough, surmounting traps and hazards, aiming straight, and arriving on the green at last, only to end up in a hole in the ground before your companions. The favored pastime of businessmen and their cronies, probably without a full appreciation of its metaphorical implications. — American humorist and essayist Rick Bayan

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf.- Northern Irish essayist Robert Wilson Lynd

“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

“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

“Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.” –Bruce Crampton

“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

“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

“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

“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.”                    — Jack Nicklaus

Golf is supposed to be fun, but I don’t think anything is fun if you’re not doing it reasonably well. –Fred Couples

Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game. –Nancy Lopez

“if you are going to come in second, you’re just the first loser!”― Tiger Woods

“The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.”― H.G. Wells

“I don’t let birdies and pars get in the way of having a good time”― Angelo Spagnolo

“A well hit golf shot is a feeling that goes up the shaft, right through your hands and into your heart.”― Ben Hogan

If I had cleared the trees and drove the green, it would’ve been a great shot. – Sam Snead

You’ve just got one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it.– Sam Snead


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4 Replies to “Famous Golf Quotes”

  1. Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety. –Jack Nicklaus
    Maybe that’s why all troubles disappear on the golf course, as you have mentioned.

  2. Confidence is a fine antidote to anxiety. –Jack Nicklaus
    Maybe that’s why all troubles disappear on the golf course, as you have mentioned.

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