quote by Bobby Jones

The toughest opponent of all is Old Man Par. He's a patient soul who never shoots a birdie and never incurs a bogey. And if you would travel the long road with him, you must be patient, too.

— Bobby Jones

Most Powerful Birdy quotations

Initially, I wanted to be an ice skater, but then when I was 13 I saw Bye Bye Birdie, and that was it - I wanted to be on Broadway.

We didn't have movies in this little mining town.

When I was 12 my mom took me to New York and I saw Bye Bye Birdie, with people singing and dancing, and that was it.

In 1957, “West Side Story” had introduced the musical to the reckless dark side of teen-age life; “Bye Bye Birdie,” set in Sweet Apple, Ohio, where the citizens apparently dress mostly in chartreuse, mauve, orange, periwinkle, and turquoise, was a walk on the bright side.

I was thrown into a community production of 'Bye Bye Birdie' or something when I was a kid. I wanted to just build the sets, but I wasn't allowed to just build the sets unless I auditioned for the play. So I auditioned for the play and was thrown into the chorus. During the course of that I fell in love with it, and I never really turned back.

The only way to win tournaments is with the short game.

Over half your shots out here are within 30 or 40 yards. Ballstriking is where I'm trying to improve, yes, but more to eliminate big numbers than make birdies.

I don't like to design single objects.

I like my pieces to have a relationship to each other. They can be mother and child, like the Schmoo salt and pepper shakers, or brother and sister like the Birdie salt and peppers, or cousins, like most of my dinnerware sets.

I see no reason that a golf course cannot be played in 18 birdies.

Just because no one has ever done that doesn't mean it can't be done.

If a man can shoot 10 birdies, there's no reason why he can't shoot 18.

Why can't you birdie every hole on the course?

There's no question that the galleries still like to see birdies and eagles.

If you take them all away, it takes some of the dramatics, the excitement of a golf tournament and we [people] don't want to do that.

There isn't a hole out there [Augusta] that can't be birdied if you just think.

But there isn't one that can't be double-bogeyed if you stop thinking.

One impulse of photography, as immediate as its impulse to extend the visible, is to theatricalize its subjects. The photographer's command, Watch the birdie! is essentially a stage direction.

I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose.

A bird in the open never looks Like its picture in the birdie books - Or if it once did, it has changed its plumage, And plunges you back into ignorant gloomage.

He started pushing to make birdies and you don't do that when you're down.

Some birdies were about a family with hardships.

Other days, birdie was a selfless teacher. And birdie from before is my first love.

If that mockingbird don't sing and that ring don't shine, I'm a break that birdie's neck.

I hit the ball really well... had a lot of good looks at birdie all day, it's firm but you could control your golf ball, for sure. Today I controlled my ball very well. The confidence is definitely there. I feel really good about where I'm at and going into tomorrow.

Birdy never felt artistic inclination when armed with a marking implement.

What came to her were words, always words, commentary and criticism and correction and simple vocabulary curios; she scratched a few of them on the smooth red wall.

The spring has sprung, the grass is rizz. I wonder where them birdies is?

A birdie with a yellow bill Hoped upon the window sill, Cocked his shining eye and said: 'Ain't you 'shamed, you sleepy-'ead?

You have to make lots of birdies and give your opponent no chance.

I was in the middle of the golf tournament trying to make birdies and I was just having a blast. So that probably qualifies as having a greater appreciation.

I wasn't originally taking drama, but the drama teacher asked me to audition for Bye, Bye Birdie. I did and got the lead role. Initially I was kind of scared, but once I did it I got bitten by the bug and loved it.

Certainly, if you can't manage your game, you can't play tournament golf.

You continually have to ask yourself what club to play, where to aim it, whether to accept a safe par or to try to go for a birdie. You can't play every hole the same way. I never could.

I wish everyone could wake up with a birdie on your shoulder, reminding them that this could be your last day.

I wish everyone could wake up with a birdie on your shoulder, reminding them that this could be your last day. As you get older, you see how rapidly the years and decades fly by, so I would encourage anyone, no matter the age, to seize their life and be fully present. Savor every moment and go after your dreams. Be relentless in pursuing your happiness.

I love to walk in the forest and take my bike.

I love to watch the little birdies. I'm a green person.

You won't shoot nine under unless you birdie the first two or three holes.

You just start firing at everything.

People are conditioned to just you know, like, you know we're like little birdies going to the bird feeder you know, or the little cows going to the salt lick. We just like what we've seen before.

If golfers can run around and crow when they make a birdie, I think it would be just as proper to lie down on the green and cry when you make a bogey.

I got no pride on the hole. It's a par-5 and I play it that way. A four is a birdie.

Don't talk to me about the world needing cheerful stuff! What the person out of Belsen physical or psychological wants is nobody saying the birdies still go tweet-tweet, but the full knowledge that somebody else has been there and knows the worst, just what it is like.

We didn't name Birdie before she was born.

When she came out I said, 'I think we gotta go with Birdie, I think that's her name.'

A Little Birdie Told Me It's Your Birthday! So Enjoy Your Special Day!