Watch a golfer plan the final shot. Eyes on the flag stick; putter firmly in hand. The tension is palpable; yet it does not unnerve the golfer's composure. It takes loads of practice and years of hard work to attain such self-control. Golf inculcates values such as tenacity and fortitude. Read these famous golf quotes to see things in the right perspective.
- Tommy Armour
Love and putting are mysteries for the philosopher to solve. Both subjects are beyond golfers.
- Pete Dye
The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.
- Billy Graham
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Bobby Jones
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course -- the distance between your ears.
- Gerald Ford
I know I am getting better at golf because I'm hitting fewer spectators.
- Brent Musburger
I'd play every day if I could. It's cheaper than a shrink and there are no telephones on my golf cart.
- Bob Hope
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
- Harvey Penick
Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have.
- Chuck Hogan
Go play golf. Go to the golf course. Hit the ball. Find the ball. Repeat until the ball is in the hole. Have fun. The end.
- William Wordsworth
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- Henry Longhurst
They say "practice makes perfect." Of course, it doesn't. For the vast majority of golfers it merely consolidates imperfection.
- Jim Bishop
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Bob Hope
Drugs are very much a part of professional sports today, but when you think about it, golf is the only sport where the players aren't penalized for being on grass.
- Bob Ryan
A passion, an obsession, a romance, a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand, and water.
- Paul Gallico
If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.
- Sam Snead
Forget your opponents; always play against par.
- Gardner Dickinson
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
- Will Rogers
I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
- Arnold Palmer
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
- P. J. O'Rourke
Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick.
- Dean Martin
If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
- G. K. Chesterton
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Grantland Rice
Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent's.