87+ Best Golf Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Golf is a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible. Profoundly inspirational golf quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Golf Quotes

Golf is like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. Arthur Daley

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. G.K. Chesterton

The value of routine; trusting your swing. Lorii Myers

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it’s open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. Dave Berry

The most important shot in golf is the next one. Ben Hogan

Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money. Lee Trevino

If you focus only on the target you’ll play darn good golf. Dr. Bob Rotella

Golf A plague invented by the Calvinistic Scots as a punishment for man’s sins. James Barrett Reston

The first thing golf teaches is humility, the second; empathy, and the third patience. Kirs E Wilson

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

If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play at it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf. Bob Hope

If you’re 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

Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six, and write down five. Paul Harvey

Golf, like measles, should be caught young. P.G. Wodehouse

Golf is 90 percent inspiration and 10 percent perspiration. Johnny Miller

I started watching golf for the first time yesterday. I`m really worried about myself. I was actually enjoying it. Ewan McGregor

The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law. H.G. Wells

Pressure is when you play $5 a hole with only $2 in your pocket. Lee Trevino

You know what they say about big hitters the woods are full of them. Jimmy Demaret

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. Gerald R Ford

Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain

The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie. George Deukmejian

Mulligan invented by an Irishman who wanted to hit one more twenty yard grounder. Jim Bishop

I have a tip that can take off five strokes of anyone’s golf game. It’s called an Eraser. Arnold Palmer

If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is. Horace G. Hutchinson

If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt. Dean Martin

I don’t let birdies and pars get in the way of having a good time. Angelo Spagnolo

The older you get, the stronger the wind gets; and it’s always in your face. Jack Nicklaus

Golf tips are like Aspirin One may do you good, but if you swallow the whole bottle you’ll be lucky to survive. Harvey Penick

To find a man’s true character, play golf with him. P G Wodehouse

Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off. Chi Chi Rodriguez

Swing hard in case you hit it. Dan Marino

They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. Raymond Floyd

The better you putt, the bolder you play.  Don January

Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. Bruce Crampton

I am not feeling really well, I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. Groucho Marx

There are no shortcuts on the quest for perfection. Ben Hogan

Much of anyone’s game is played or should be played in the short six inch course between the ears. Louise Suggs

Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character. Arnold Palmer

Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting. Peter Dobereiner

Golf is a game you can never get too good at. You can improve, but you can never get to where you master the game. Gay Brewer

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger. Arnold Palmer

Golf is the loneliest sport. You’re completely alone with every conceivable opportunity to defeat yourself. Golf brings out your assets and liabilities as a person. The longer you play, the more certain you are that a man’s performance is the outward manifestation of who, in his heart, he really thinks he is. Hale Irwin

Forget your opponents. Always play against par. Sam Snead

Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot. Sam Snead

Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You’ve got to believe. Jack Nicklaus

If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf. Percy Boomer

I smile at obstacles. Tiger Woods

You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about. Bobby Jones

Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference. Tom Watson

Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake. A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you. Lloyd Mangrum

Life is better when you’re golfing. Arnold Palmer

The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things. John Updike

The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two. Bobby Jones

Every shot counts.  The three foot putt is as important as the 300 yard drive. Henry Cotton

Golf is not a game, it’s bondage. It was obviously devised by a man torn with guilt, eager to atone for his sins. Jim Murray

The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things. John Updike

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. William Wordsworth

Tempo is the glue that sticks all elements of the golf swing together. Nick Faldo

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

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course. Hank Aaron

There are no shortcuts on the quest for perfection. Ben Hogan

A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke. Jack Nicklaus

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain. Celine Dion

Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots. Dr. Bob Rotella

I never learned anything from a match that I won. Bobby Jones

Never concede the putt that beats you. Harry Vardon

He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin

The mind messes up more shots than the body.Tommy Bolt

A kid grows up a lot faster on golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave. Jack Nicklaus

One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot  the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something. Peter Jacobsen

This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money. Robert Kiyosaki

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. Arnold Palmer

Golf is a game of endless failure and frustration. Michael Greenberg

A leading difficulty with the average player is that he totally misunderstands what is meant by concentration. He may think he is concentrating hard when he is merely worrying. Bobby Jones

Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management. Ben Hogan

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger. Arnold Palmer

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

Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps. Tiger Woods

Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots. Dr. Bob Rotella

Golf’s ultimate moral instruction directs us to find within ourselves a pivotal center of enjoyment relax into a rhythm that fits the hills and swales, and play the shot at hand  not the last one, or the next one, but the one at your feet, in the poison ivy, where you put it. John Updike

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. Tiger Woods

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. Billy Graham

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death. Sam Snead

Art is not predictable. Art is not golf, as great as that may be. There are 360 degrees of choice to make. Tina Weymouth