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Favorite quotes in golf

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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.

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"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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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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Hogan:

"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."

Nicklaus:

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

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

"You are not good enough to get mad"

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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

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"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.

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Quote:

"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

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I like the one in my signature. I don't know where it originated though.
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