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Famous Golf Quotes

Tee off to a Great Start With These Famous Golf Quotes


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.

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