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42 Golf Quotes

Golf is a sport steeped in tradition and wisdom, and its sayings are a testament to its enduring allure. “Drive for show, putt for dough” reminds us that it’s the finesse on the green that truly counts, while “Golf is a game of inches” underscores the precision required in every shot. “The harder you work, the luckier you get” mirrors the dedication required to master this challenging game. “You’re only as good as your last shot” teaches us humility and resilience. From “Keep your head down” to “It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian,” golf sayings offer sage advice and timeless lessons for both the fairway and life itself.

Golf Quotes

Golf Quotes



1. “Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.”

-Arnold Palmer



2. “This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.”

-Ben Hogan



3. “Golf is 90% mental. Once you know how to hold the club, swing it, it’s all in the mind.”

-Dan Jenkins



4. “Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.”

-Jack Nicklaus



5. “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.”

-Arnold Palmer



6. “For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.”

-Harry Vardon



7. “Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter.”

-Tiger Woods



8. “You do what you need to if you’re serious about playing great golf.”

-David Duval



9. “You don’t know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket.”

-Lee Trevino



10. “Golf is a humbling sport.”

-Peter Uihlein



11. “Golf is a working man’s sport in Scotland.”

-Brian Binnie



12. “I’m addicted. I’m addicted to golf.”

-Tiger Woods



13. “There’s so much more to life than golf. Family is always first.”

-Ernie Els



14. “Golf was my vehicle to competition, and I can’t play if I can’t compete.”

-Jack Nicklaus



15. “Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself.”

-Martin Sheen



16. “Golf is evolving, every day, every shot.”

-Tiger Woods



17. “A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.”

-Gary Player



18. “To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.”

-P. G. Wodehouse



19. “Golf has made me and shaped me into the person I am here today.”

-Tiger Woods



20. “Golf is all about patience – one tournament is four days long, 18 holes a day.”

-Lindsey Vonn



21. “Hit the shot you know you can hit, not the one you think you should.”

-Dr. Bob Rotella



22. “Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game.”

-Nancy Lopez



23. “Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears.”

-Bobby Jones



24. “Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.”

-B. C. Forbes



25. “Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”

-Ben Hogan



26. “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.”

-Lee Trevino



27. “It’s nice to win. I’ll never win again. I may have to take up golf – take on Tiger.”

-Lance Armstrong



28. “Forget your opponents; always play against par.”

-Sam Snead



29. “Somehow, it is hard to dislike a man once you have played a round of golf with him.”

-John Updike



30. “A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.”

-Jack Nicklaus



31. “Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject.”

-David Forgan



32. “Golf and dating don’t mix.”

-Larry David



33. “Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.”

-Woodrow Wilson



34. “Golf has always been a game where you have to control both ends of the club.”

-Matt Kuchar



35. “Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you’re the best.”

-Jack Nicklaus



36. “The mental aspect of golf is what makes golf such a great sport.”

-Johnny Miller



37. “The most important shot in golf is the next one.”

-Ben Hogan



38. “Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference.”

-Tom Watson



39. “A golfer has to train his swing on the practice tee, then trust it on the course.”

-Dr. Bob Rotella



40. “The mind messes up more shots than the body.”

-Tommy Bolt



41. “A good player who is a great putter is a match for any golfer. A great hitter who cannot putt is a match for no one.”

-Ben Sayers



42. “I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.”

-Arnold Palmer