Quotes and Sayings about Golf



"Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin P. Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old)

"Years ago we discovered the exact point, the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net."
- Franklin Pierce Adams
(Related: Age, Golf, Middle age, Old, Years)

"If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Business, Golf)

"Golf is a spiritual game. It's like Zen. You have to let your mind take over."
- Amy Alcott
(Related: Golf, Mind, Spiritual, Zen)

"Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dog's out."
- Princess Anne
(Related: Golf)

"Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none."
- Marc Anthony
(Related: Money, Attention, Fame, Golf)

"If it wasn't for golf, I'd probably still be a caddy."
- George Archer
(Related: Golf)

"Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result."
- Tommy Armour
(Related: Golf, Result)

"It's nice to win. I'll never win again. I may have to take up golf - take on Tiger."
- Lance Armstrong
(Related: Golf, May)

"When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television."
- Mackenzie Astin
(Related: Being, Coffee, Golf, Television)

"I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Chance, Golf, Play)

"Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Golf, Moon)

"You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black."
- Charles Barkley
(Related: Hell)

"For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Golf)

"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Golf, Open, Today)

"Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air."
- Jack Benny
(Related: Golf)

"There is nothing in this game of golf that can't be improved upon if you practice."
- Patty Berg
(Related: Golf, Nothing, Practice)

"You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course."
- Jello Biafra
(Related: Money, People, Football, Golf, Poor)

"Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Men, American, Fun, Golf, Wives)

"Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?"
- Al Boliska
(Related: Golf)

"Retire to what? I already play golf and fish for a living."
- Julius Boros
(Related: Fish, Golf, Living, Play)

"I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

"I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me. It's about the Louisiana Tech family. There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Family, Being, Golf, Name, Nothing)

"I don't like to watch golf on television because I can't stand people who whisper."
- David Brenner
(Related: People, Golf, Television, Whisper)

"Trouble is, I don't get to play a lot at the moment because I've just signed a contract where I've got to do 200 shows a year in pubs, so the golf's fallen away a bit."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Golf, Play, Trouble)

"I play a lot of charity golf mainly. I'm a bandit 18 if I play two or three times a week."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Charity, Golf, Play)

"Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose."
- Abigail Van Buren
"I get in my golf cart with my dogs, I have five dogs."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Dogs, Golf)

"A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Golf, Nothing)

"I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago."
- James Caan
(Related: Thought, Golf, Years)

"I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Golf)

"For instance, he says I let him play golf, and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job. Now - that doesn't quite sound right, does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life, I'm not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Life, Time, Work, First, Golf, Job, Now, Play, Right, Sound)

"I know bugger all about golf."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Golf)

"But we do have a golf course near by and I play fairly regularly."
- Perry Como
(Related: Golf, Play)

"You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I can honestly say that I'd rather have won the U.S. Open Golf Tournament."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Golf, Open)

"I met my wife through playing golf. She is French and couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak French, so there was little chance of us getting involved in any boring conversations - that's why we got married really quickly."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Wife, Chance, English, Golf)

"Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will."
- Henry Cotton
(Related: Chance, Confidence, Golf, Will)

"Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place."
- Ben Crenshaw
(Related: Golf, World)

"I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There's no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way."
- Ben Crenshaw
(Related: Fun, Golf, Play)

"My golf is woeful but I will never surrender."
- Bing Crosby
(Related: Golf, Surrender, Will)

"I was out on the golf course, a guy came riding out in a golf cart and said, Did you know that Elvis died? And I just said, Well, there you go. It was like I had kinda been expecting it."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Golf)

"It is no secret that the Golf Foundation has had its difficulties."
- Peter Dawson
(Related: Difficulties, Golf)

"Our championship committee pledged to review entry conditions and to assess how women golfers might compete on equal terms with men for a place in the Open."
- Peter Dawson
(Related: Men, Women, Committee, Open)

"The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie."
- George Deukmejian
(Related: Government, Lie, Difference, Golf)

"I can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time and getting loopy on our prescription drugs. Driving golf carts around. I can't wait."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Age, Time, People, Beach, Day, Driving, Drugs, Golf)

"Hit the ball pretty solid. Haven't played a lot of golf this year, so was really unsure of what it would be like. I've been playing pretty well lately, especially hitting the ball solid."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Golf, Pretty)

"There are some guys out here that can really play golf, but it has not been their focus for that long."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Focus, Golf, Play)

"I had very low expectations. Honestly, I think I had 11 rounds of golf the entire year in before this tournament, and I had hit balls maybe four or five times."
- Trent Dilfer
(Related: Expectations, Golf)

"Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain."
- Celine Dion
(Related: Balance, Golf, Meditation, Perfection)

"Stan said he used to keep Hardy late, make him miss his golf game, and really get him mad."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Golf)

"I like going there for golf. America's one vast golf course these days."
- Edward VIII
(Related: America, Golf)

"My wife, she still gives me a hard time, and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much. And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Time, Wife, Golf, Play, Right)

"They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken."
- Ray Floyd
(Related: Golf, Words)

"I'm used to the golf course playing soft, so tomorrow I'm going to have to pay attention a little bit more."
- Raymond Floyd
(Related: Attention, Golf, Tomorrow)

"I guess what was going to come back came back on Monday. Of course now I've played a different golf course. I've played two practice rounds and two tournament rounds all kind of the same and now today I've played a different golf course."
- Raymond Floyd
(Related: Golf, Now, Practice, Today)

"How can you get tired of playing golf?"
- Raymond Floyd
(Related: Golf)

"They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken."
- Raymond Floyd
(Related: Golf, Words)

"For example, in my district there are visitors from all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches, recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Example, Golf, Wildlife, World)

"Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Life, Golf)

"The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Life, Golf, Praise, Right)

"I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Golf)

"Pretty it's pretty good for me because I'm over here in the winters. It's really improved my golf game."
- Peter Forsberg
(Related: Golf, Pretty)

"I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Day, End, Golf, Play)

"My doctor asked me if I smoked, and I said only when I'm working, golfing, or drinking. Then I realized the only time I don't smoke is when I'm home. I didn't even realize I'd become a smoker."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Time, Home, Drinking)

"If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out."
- Paul Gallico
(Related: Golf, Man, Will)

"Prior to that I produced a couple of TV movies for CBS, but the truth of the matter is that I burned out for a couple of years. I didn't do anything for a while, apart from taking up golf, for which I got a four handicap."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Movies, Truth, Golf, Years)

"I have a project at HBO and one at the Family Channel coming that are being looked at. Aside from that I am not doing much more than playing golf and some skiing."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Family, Being, Golf, Project)

"The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing."
- Vince Gill
(Related: Beauty, Dad, Life, Mom, Ballet, Baseball, Golf, Key, May, Writing)

"All I want to do is do my shows and play golf."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Golf, Play, Want)

"A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Golf, Space, Universe)

"I've been writing a lot, I've a few projects I'm trying to finance, I do some acting, I do some directing... Apart from that, if I could get lower that a ten handicap on my golf game I'd be thrilled."
- Paul M. Glaser
(Related: Finance, Acting, Golf, Projects, Trying, Writing)

"Let the machine take care of the machines, and I'll go spend more time with my family, or golf."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Time, Family, Care, Golf, Machine, Machines)

"It was cool for a couple of weeks, but how much bad golf can you play?"
- John Goodman
(Related: Golf, Play)

"The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Time, Golf)

"My first calendar was a combination of photos taken from different shoots including golf and casual."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: First, Golf)

"One travels like a golf ball, hopping from green to green."
- John Gunther
(Related: Golf)

"Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much."
- Buddy Hackett
(Related: Fun, Golf, Walking)

"That's what makes the Ryder Cup in golf so much better than the Masters or the U.S. Open. To be a part of something that is not about personal achievement, but about representing everyone and sharing it with the whole country, it's wonderful."
- Scott Hamilton
(Related: Achievement, Country, Golf, Open, Sharing)

"In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base."
- Ken Harrelson
(Related: Home, Baseball, Golf, Right)

"Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Golf)

"Golf is a game in which you yell "Fore!", shoot six, and write down five."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Golf)

"Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Work, Athletes, Baseball, Golf)

"The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Golf)

"Golf may be a hussy, but I love her."
- Don Herold
(Related: Love, Golf, May)

"Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Winning, Golf, Right)

"There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Games, Golf)

"The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Needs)

"Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Golf, Instinct, Will)

"Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?"
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Golf, Play, Relax)

"I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Friends, Games, Golf, Play)

"Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots."
- Ben Hogan
(Related: Golf)

"If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders, he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived."
- Ben Hogan
"If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Golf)

"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Work, Fun, Golf, Play, Recreation)

"I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it."
- Rogers Hornsby
(Related: Golf, Play, Want)

"I'm patient with crossword puzzles and the most impatient golfer."
- Brett Hull
"I've taken up golf in the past five or six years, and most of the time there aren't too many people out there that can drive a ball further than I can."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Time, People, Golf, Past, Years)

"One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Politics, Golf, President, Want)

"No matter what kind of day I've had at school, I always look forward to golf."
- Nick Johnson
(Related: Day, Golf, School)

"Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears."
- Bobby Jones
(Related: Golf, Space)

"The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two."
- Bobby Jones
(Related: Golf)

"It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it."
- Bobby Jones
(Related: Time, Golf, Nothing, Years)

"Tennis and golf are best played, not watched."
- Roger Kahn
(Related: Golf, Tennis)

"The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist. Go out and beat yourself to death."
- Howard Keel
(Related: Death, Golf)

"My hobbies are painting, crafts, and I like golfing."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Hobbies, Painting)

"I'm a terrible golfer."
- Jimmy Kimmel
"There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Life, Sports, Thought, Girls, Golf, Past, Tennis)

"We went around and looked and talked to a lot of foundations with those charities and decided upon the Children's Hospital. They had a golf tournament at the time, but it was a small event that didn't raise a significant amount of money."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Money, Time, Children, Golf)

"It's a piece of property that, if you're going to have a development out here, you need to have a golf course because you need to take care of the effluent water being created by the development."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Development, Being, Care, Golf, Property, Water)

"Golf course design is exciting."
- Tom Kite
(Related: Design, Golf)

"I love swimming, tennis, and I am taking up golf. I am not serious about it, I just go to the range and practice. Other than that, I enjoy going to the movies and hanging out with my friends."
- Mila Kunis
(Related: Love, Movies, Friends, Golf, Practice, Tennis)

"When you look at golf films before us they're all - garbage or satire. A lot of sports films tend to vilify the opposition. Where the opposition becomes this big angry monster, so big you can't beat him."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Sports, Golf, Opposition, Satire)

"And if you're a golfer and you watch a golf film and Matt Damon swing, and it's not great, then you're not going to believe in the golf story, you're not going to believe in the rest of the film. That's the whole movie, so if that swing looks like crap, the movie's crap."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Film, Golf, Rest)

"And yeah, my handicap was down to a 10 when we were at the thick of it. I trained for six or seven months, golfing every day for six hours, seven days a week, with eight trainers. It was intense."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Day, Months)

"I understand why marriages break up over golf. I can't even talk about my own handicap because it's too upsetting."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Golf, Talk)

"I hated golf when we first started, but a big part of the training process was falling in love with this sport, so I went on tour with the UCLA Team."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Love, First, Golf, Training)

"I trained more than anybody ever in a golf film ever made - my swing is pretty hot."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Film, Golf, Pretty)

"Two things I take very seriously in life. My golf game and my relationship with God. Neither one is simple."
- Cheryl Ladd
(Related: God, Life, Golf)

"We all know, the ones who play golf, know what a wonderful game it is and what a great past-time it is."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Golf, Past, Play)

"Wherever we play golf, people come out here to get autographs. They obviously come out to watch us play and see us in action, but they also want to interact with us."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: People, Action, Golf, Play, Want)

"You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Golf, Popular)

"But I think the guys are very happy to accommodate the people and that's part of golf in general."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: People, Golf)

"That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Sports, Difference, Events, Golf)

"Now I do bowling, golf, and tennis. I want to be a good bowler."
- Andy Lau
(Related: Golf, Now, Tennis, Want)

"Golf may be played on Sunday, not being a game within the view of the law, but being a form of moral effort."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Being, Effort, Golf, Law, May)

"Well, they're Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn't dream of interrupting you at golf."
- Harper Lee
(Related: Home, People, Dream, Coffee, Golf, Nothing, Right, Walking)

"Golf is like solitaire. When you cheat, you only cheat yourself."
- Tony Lema
(Related: Golf)

"You build a golf game like you build a wall, one brick at a time."
- Tony Lema
(Related: Time, Golf)

"If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball."
- Jack Lemmon
(Related: People, Golf, Wrong)

"I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf."
- Jack Lemon
(Related: Golf, Play)

"At one point, I had 14 pairs of golf shoes."
- Tea Leoni
(Related: Golf)

"I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course. Hey, isn't that the point of it all? To keep getting better? Otherwise why do it?"
- Hal Linden
(Related: Challenge, Golf)

"All I've got against golf is it takes you so far from the clubhouse."
- Eric Linklater
(Related: Golf)

"Among golfers the putter is usually known as the payoff club and how right that is! Putting is in fact a game in itself."
- Bobby Locke
(Related: Fact, Right)

"The real success in golf lies in turning three shots into two."
- Bobby Locke
(Related: Success, Golf, Lies)

"I'm gonna be the best dad that ever lived. I'll have a ranch with a race car track and a golf course."
- Jeremy London
(Related: Car, Dad, Golf, Race)

"If you call on God to improve the results of a shot while it is still in motion, you are using 'an outside agency' and subject to appropriate penalties under the rules of golf."
- Henry Longhurst
(Related: God, Golf, Results, Rules)

"Playing golf is like learning a foreign language."
- Henry Longhurst
(Related: Golf, Language, Learning)

"Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game."
- Nancy Lopez
(Related: Time, Golf)

"It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf."
- Robert Wilson Lynd
(Related: Golf, World)

"When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth."
- Bernie Mac
(Related: People, Beer, Chance, Earth, Golf, Heaven, Play)

"You know the way I play golf, it's a good I do these things for charities."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Golf, Play)

"He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie."
- Mickey Mantle
(Related: Lie, Golf)

"You go to work, tape five shows in one day and then go home and play golf for the rest of the week and then start the week all over. I thought if something like that came along, I'd love to do that."
- Wink Martindale
(Related: Home, Love, Work, Thought, Day, Golf, Play, Rest)

"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Feeling, Golf)

"Proposals to forbid golf courses have about the same motivations as proposals to forbid skate boarding, although the rationalizations are different."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Golf)

"You don't go dancing in the day. You don't go golfing in the night."
- Mark McKinney
(Related: Dancing, Day, Night)

"The majority of people who buy homes in golf course communities don't play golf. Golf is way down at the bottom in terms of total numbers and growth."
- Ed McMahon
(Related: People, Growth, Golf, Majority, Numbers, Play)

"Golf courses sell real estate and that's why they're built."
- Ed McMahon
(Related: Golf)

"It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Being, Golf)

"The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win."
- Phil Mickelson
(Related: Gentleman, Golf, Play)

"I have come to understand and appreciate writers much more recently since I started working on a book last fall. Before that, I thought golf writers got up every morning, played a round of golf, had lunch, showed up for our last three holes and then went to dinner."
- Phil Mickelson
(Related: Thought, Golf, Writers)

"Only one golfer in a thousand grips the club lightly enough."
- Johnny Miller
"Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: Golf, Popular, World)

"I think golf is a waste of time and a waste of a sunny afternoon. I also stink at it. I have never found anything, including divorce and a sexual harassment suit, more frustrating."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Time, Divorce, Golf, Waste)

"When human beings stop progressing at an endeavor, they stop enjoying it and move on to something else. Not golfers. Masochists, all of them."
- Jay Mohr
"I hate golf. I do not understand how anyone can enjoy it, much less love it."
- Jay Mohr
(Related: Love, Golf, Hate)

"Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss."
- James Patrick Murray
(Related: Boss, Golf, Man)

"Nothing dissects a man in public quite like golf."
- Brent Musburger
(Related: Golf, Man, Nothing, Public)

"We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition, but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: History, Golf, Old, Tradition, Years)

"All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up?"
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Music, Golf, Play, Want)

"There are no maladies in my golf game. My golf game stinks."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf)

"Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Time, Golf)

"It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf, Play)

"I like trying to win. That's what golf is all about."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf, Trying)

"A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf)

"Golf is a better game played downhill."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf)

"He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf, Sound)

"There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid."
- Jack Nicklaus
(Related: Golf, Makeup, Will)

"The reason they call it 'golf' is that all the other 4 letter words were used up."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Reason, Words)

"I wore that same shirt yesterday playing golf. There goes the Nike account."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Golf, Yesterday)

"So my game is solid. So that obviously makes me feel confident, that like anybody else in this field, you name them, I feel like I've got the ability to win the golf tournament just as much as they have, and that's the way I'm going to take it."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Ability, Golf, Name)

"That's why we have practice rounds. We make the adjustments as we go around, try and find out how to play the golf course the best we can. No big deal, it's nothing to me, it's the same for me as it is to everybody and we're all trying to understand it."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Golf, Nothing, Play, Practice, Trying)

"The game of golf doesn't come rushing back to you. Last week I made a couple of fundamental mistakes that I probably wouldn't have made in the heat of the battle back when I was in my heyday, and those things have got to come back."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Battle, Golf, Mistakes)

"My doctor asked me how many golf balls I had hit in my career. I'm lying there in bed calculating somewhere between four and five million golf balls I had hit to do that on my body."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Bed, Body, Career, Golf, Lying)

"Obviously it's my second senior event, and I'm tired obviously coming back from the British Open, from surgery, which was priority No. 1, did that successfully, and each week since the British Open I've felt in pretty good control of my golf game."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Control, Golf, Open, Pretty)

"I've really got no complaints about the way I played, just extremely frustrating with the putter and I'm sure there's a lot of other players saying the same thing except the guy who's going to win the golf tournament."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Complaints, Golf, Saying)

"I'm not interested at all in playing more than 12, 15 tournaments a year on an annual basis because like all the old guys out here on this Tour, we've played golf for nearly 30 years of our lives."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Golf, Old, Years)

"I mean, I can actually say goodbye to the game of golf, never hit another golf shot the rest of my life and I'd be happy because I can get back in life without any rotation."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Life, Golf, Goodbye, Rest)

"I don't see myself playing or adjusting my schedule for senior tournament golf."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Golf)

"I always wanted to be the best I could be at whatever I did. I didn't want to be the number one golfer in the world. I just wanted to be as good as I could be. I work hard, I push myself hard, and I probably even expect too much of myself."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Work, Want, World)

"Being away for the weekends, and me being the international player that I have been for those 30 years, I've spent a lot more time flying around the world, playing different golf tournaments around the world."
- Greg Norman
(Related: Time, Being, Flying, Golf, World, Years)

"If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman."
- Shaquille O'Neal
(Related: Golf)

"I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Golf)

"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Golf)

"Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Success, Character, Strength, Body, Golf, Mind)

"Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised to waste the time and try the spirit of man."
- Westbrook Pegler
(Related: Time, Golf, Man, Spirit, Waste)

"Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have."
- Harvey Penick
(Related: People, Golf)

"Go out and have fun. Golf is a game for everyone, not just for the talented few."
- Harvey Penick
(Related: Fun, Golf)

"I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible... but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Dad, Time, Golf, Play, Pleasure, Walking)

"I'd like to design something like a city or a museum. I want to do something hands on rather than just play golf which is the sport of the religious right."
- Brad Pitt
(Related: Design, Golf, Play, Religious, Right, Want)

"If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National. I just don't want an early tee time."
- Gary Player
(Related: Time, Hope, Golf, Heaven, Want)

"Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play."
- Gary Player
(Related: Idea, Golf, Play, Years)

"As we all know... golf is a puzzle without an answer."
- Gary Player
(Related: Golf)

"You must work very hard to become a natural golfer."
- Gary Player
(Related: Work)

"I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards. I have no butt. You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball."
- Dennis Quaid
(Related: Golf)

"Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played - skiing, baseball, fishing - there is no greater example than golf, because you're playing against yourself and nature."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Nature, Sports, Life, Baseball, Example, Fishing, Golf, Metaphor)

"You can't completely control the sport - Tiger Woods comes close. The test is against yourself and nature's own way. I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Nature, Control, Golf, Metaphor)

"Golf has become so manicured, so perfect. The greens, the fairways. I don't like golf carts. I like walking. Some clubs won't let you in unless you have a caddy and a cart."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Golf, Walking)

"I'm not interested in a film about golf but I am interested in golf as a metaphor."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Film, Golf, Metaphor)

"I didn't get into this to pick up a new hobby. I don't want to just be a golfer. I want to be the best."
- Gabrielle Reece
(Related: Want)

"I don't have a life, I really don't. I'm as close to a nun as you can be without the little hat. I'm a golf nun."
- Gabrielle Reece
(Related: Life, Golf)

"Few learn golf in a lifetime."
- Grantland Rice
(Related: Golf)

"I tell people retirement isn't what you think. You are going to sit around and waste your life, you can only golf so much. To stay young, you have to stay in the mix."
- Ron Rice
(Related: Life, People, Golf, Retirement, Waste)

"I played golf all over Detroit."
- Smokey Robinson
(Related: Golf)

"When Lee and Jack win, it is good for golf. When I win, it is better."
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Golf)

"Golf is a thinking man's game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don't know what to do with them, you've got troubles."
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Golf, Man, Thinking)

"Golf is the only sport that a professional can enjoy playing with his friends."
- Chi Chi Rodriguez
(Related: Friends, Golf)

"You can't take up golf on a whim and find yourself competing against Tiger Woods in the Masters six months later."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Golf, Months, Whim)

"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."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Enemies, Forget, Golf, Hate, Mind, Nothing, Will)

"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Americans, Tax, Golf, Income)

"Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Golf, Television)

"But I do have time to pencil in golf, and we've got four excellent courses."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Time, Golf)

"I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Enjoyment, Golf, Ruin)

"I move around and play different golf courses. I just enjoy it."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Golf, Play)

"We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf tournament that can be used for minority scholarships and Junior Golf programs. The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable than the work we actually do for it."
- Darius Rucker
(Related: Work, Golf, Minority)

"The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Family, Father, Golf)

"In tennis, you can make a couple of mistakes and still win. Not in golf. I played three rounds in that Tahoe event, and I was drained. Mentally, not physically."
- Pete Sampras
(Related: Golf, Mistakes, Tennis)

"Golfers are forever working on mechanics. My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years."
- Pete Sampras
(Related: Tennis, Years)

"I tend to do golf charity things because it's much safer and you don't get much chance of a broken arm or leg."
- Dougray Scott
(Related: Chance, Charity, Golf)

"If I want to work, I can. If I want to play golf, or ride my motorcycle, I can. But the rest of it is family. Sometimes you're not really needed by your family, but you're there. And my kids like to know I'm there."
- Bob Seger
(Related: Family, Work, Golf, Kids, Play, Rest, Want)

"Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Humor, People, Golf, Sense, Years)

"I am a very conscientious golfer. I count every stroke. I learned to play that way. That is the only way I can play. It taught me to be honest. There is no greater virtue than honesty."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Honesty, Virtue, Play)

"Golf is fundamentally about being honest. I see people hit eight shots and tell me they shot five. I never say a word. It is a reminder to me of what is at stake."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: People, Being, Golf, Word)

"Anybody who plays golf will tell you that you play against yourself."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Golf, Play, Will)

"Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics."
- Red Skelton
(Related: Exercise, Friends, Golf)

"The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish."
- Sam Snead
(Related: First, Fish, Golf, Reason)

"To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Golf, Indifference)

"If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Death, People, Golf)

"Golf is played with the arms."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Golf)

"I play bad golf for good charities like the LA Police."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Golf, Play, Police)

"Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Golf, Play, Trying)

"They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that?"
- Casey Stengel
(Related: Funny, Money, Family, Home, Wife, Golf)

"The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin has a legal right to ride in a golf cart between shots at PGA Tour events. Man, the next thing you know, they're going to have some guy carry his clubs around for him."
- Jon Stewart
(Related: Legal, Court, Events, Golf, Man, Martin, Right)

"This thing is for the game of golf, yeah, but trust me, the Europeans don't have that mentality."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Trust, Golf)

"Invariably something happens at a U.S. Open where the golf course gets out of control one day, they have one pin that's out of control. It always seems to happen. But they've gotten better about the height of the rough."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Control, Day, Golf, Open)

"Tiger is the greatest thing that's happened to the tour in a long time. He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time of year when football and the World Series always take precedence. Everything I've heard about him seems to be true."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Time, Attention, Football, Golf, World)

"But in the end it's still a game of golf, and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands with your opponents and still be friends, then you've missed the point."
- Payne Stewart
(Related: Day, End, Friends, Golf, Opponents)

"My hobbies and leisure activities include cars and golf."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Golf, Hobbies, Leisure)

"In football, there were drinks available everywhere you looked. On a golf tournament, you could find one free anywhere you wanted it. In tennis and NBA basketball, everybody had a hospitality suite, and so you could go there and load up if you wanted to."
- Pat Summerall
(Related: Basketball, Drinks, Football, Golf, Hospitality, Tennis)

"I don't feel badly about that. There's a lot of energy on the golf course. The guys are playing great. I like the pairings in the afternoon. I'm going to take what we've got."
- Hal Sutton
(Related: Energy, Golf)

"You have a lot of time on these tours. As Alice Cooper said, you can either drink all day or golf."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Time, Day, Golf)

"I get way more nervous playing golf in front of 500 people than being on stage in front of 20,000 people."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: People, Being, Golf)

"I like to play golf. I like to shoot hoops."
- Justin Timberlake
(Related: Golf, Play)

"I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Age, Golf)

"Golf isn't just my business, it's my hobby."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Business, Golf)

"I adore the game of golf. I won't ever retire."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Golf)

"There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Golf)

"I've played golf with three U.S presidents."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Golf)

"If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: God, Golf)

"I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth."
- Lee Trevino
(Related: Golf, Open, Quiet, Talk)

"Golf is a good walk spoiled."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Golf)

"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Golf)

"Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five."
- John Updike
(Related: Golf, Past)

"Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty."
- Harry Vardon
(Related: Day, Golf, Play)

"To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. I have never been troubled by nerves in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain."
- Harry Vardon
(Related: Peace, Gain, Golf, Nerves, Nothing, Play)

"A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world."
- Harry Vardon
(Related: Golf, World)

"One thing that golf teaches you is humility."
- Robert Wagner
(Related: Golf, Humility)

"Golf will grow so long as it's fun."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Fun, Golf, Will)

"We tournament golfers are much overrated. We get paid to much."
- Tom Watson
"No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Nature, Discipline, Golf, Mind, Wonder)

"Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Being, Confidence, Golf)

"It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Dad, Family, Mom, Grandparents, Pretty)

"It takes having your golf peak four different times throughout the year. You have to like all four golf courses. You've got to be the best of that week for the four weeks."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Golf)

"I've always wanted to be a professional golfer and I'm glad that came true."
- Karrie Webb
"Golf is my boyfriend right now."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Boyfriend, Golf, Now, Right)

"I think travel is probably the downside of playing professional golf, but you've got to do it."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Travel, Golf)

"I think I was given a gift to play golf and to be mentally strong."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Golf, Play)

"This golf course, you miss a shot a little bit off-line, it's going to bite you."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Golf)

"The beauty of golf, you're in charge out here."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Beauty, Golf)

"A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Beach, Girls, Golf)

"If I can raise more money for charities, or get more Canadian kids to play golf, the green jacket will mean even more."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Money, Golf, Kids, Play, Will)

"The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Golf, Law, Man)

"Race horses are like golfers, you're never sure how they're going to come out of the stalls. It's just - hopefully the horses come out of the race all right, just fit and ready to go again in the near future, but 3rd was good. It's paid for its hay."
- Lee Westwood
(Related: Future, Horses, Race, Right)

"No, I don't have any problems leaving disappointments behind. I've had lots of good days at golf and a few disappointments, so you never know what's around the corner."
- Lee Westwood
(Related: Disappointments, Golf, Problems)

"I'm a golfer - not an athlete."
- Lee Westwood
"Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make."
- Tina Weymouth
(Related: Art, Choice, Golf, May)

"I don't like going to the mall. I'm not really like the other girls. I just like to go out on the golf course and play. Golf is fun and feels really good."
- Michelle Wie
(Related: Fun, Girls, Golf, Play)

"Both of us played basketball, and I played tennis and my knees are done. Now if you ask us head-to-head who wins at golf, I'm asking for a couple of strokes."
- Michael Wilbon
(Related: Basketball, Golf, Now, Tennis)

"Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Control, Purpose, Golf)

"Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Related: Success, Character, Wealth, Golf)

"To find a man's true character, play golf with him."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Related: Character, Golf, Man, Play)

"Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Related: God, Knowledge, Golf, Lies, Man, Play, Will)

"Golf, like measles, should be caught young."
- P. G. Wodehouse
(Related: Golf)

"I'm addicted. I'm addicted to golf."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Golf)

"As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess, but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try and somehow make par from them. I thought that was fun."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Thought, Fun, Golf, Trees)

"Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Dad, Sports, Day, Desire, Force, Fun, Golf, Kids, Play)

"Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Honesty, Decency, Golf)

"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Men, Basketball, Golf)

"I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Successful, Being, Golf)

"I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don't know when that day will be."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Day, Golf, Will)

"I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Love, Golf, Living, Play)

"I love to play golf, and that's my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys."
- Tiger Woods
(Related: Love, Golf, Passion, Play, Want)

"Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Day, Golf, Idleness)

"I am relying on the theory that playing golf is just like riding a bike and that I haven't forgotten how."
- Jennifer Wyatt
(Related: Golf, Theory)

"While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Golf, Today)

"You know, when I was a young boy I used to play baseball in my back yard or in the street with my brothers or the neighborhood kids. We used broken bats and plastic golf balls and played for hours and hours."
- Robin Yount
(Related: Baseball, Brothers, Golf, Kids, Play)