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Favorite quotes in golf

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Thread Starter 

What are some of your favorite quotes in golf? Here are some of mine:






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Looks like there used to be a golf course there once.

  - Sam Snead, riding a train past The Old Course at St. Andrews on his way to his first British Open.



Four worst words in golf:  Still your turn again.

   - Me, on multiple occasions over the past two years,  to one of my golf buddies who badly needs a new putter and/or some time on a practice green.

post #3 of 24

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


And my corollary, "The older I get, the farther I used to hit it."

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The more I practice, the luckier I get.
post #5 of 24
Thread Starter 

I remember hearing somebody say, "His swing looks like an octopus falling out of a tree." It might have been said by Feherty about Furyk. 

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


"This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win." 





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

post #7 of 24

I do not remember who said it, think it was Hogan.


"You are not good enough to get mad"

post #8 of 24
Billy,Billy,Billy-Judge Smaills
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“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
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"While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake." - Henny Youngman


“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” – Dean Martin


"Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off." -  Chi Chi Rodriguez


"Golf is a good walk spoiled." - Mark Twain


“The only sure rule in golf is: He who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie.” – Mickey Mantle


“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron


“Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.” – Jack Benny


“I go swimming twice a day. It beats buying golf balls.” - Bob Hope


"Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at." - Jimmy Demaret

post #11 of 24

F#*K!  Every golfer has said that one.

post #12 of 24

"Drive for show, putt for dough"



That one and the Lee Trevino quote in the first post are my favorites.  I have played countless games with not enough money in my pocket...luck was usually on my side.

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" What a stupid I am" -Roberto DeVincenzo,  after signing an incorrect scorecard at the 1970 Masters


My fave, you can't buy that kind of irony.

post #14 of 24
Thread Starter 

"Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at." - Jimmy Demaret


Love this one.

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"If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf." -- Percy Boomer. 


"If profanity had any influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is." -- Horace Hutchinson.


"Golf is popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad." -- A.A. Milne.


"Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 50 years and I still haven't the slightest idea of how to play properly." -- Gary Player.

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"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."


- Winston Churchill

post #17 of 24
I like the one in my signature. I don't know where it originated though.
post #18 of 24

"Happiness is a long walk with a putter" -Greg Norman

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