quote by Ben Hogan

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

— Ben Hogan

Cheerful Fairway quotations

I'd like to see the fairways more narrow.

Then everybody would have to play from the rough, not just me.

In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the fairway and hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron.

Control is the main thing, and the tee shot is the most important shot in golf.

You've got to hit the fairway before you have a good chance of putting the ball close to the pin. You can be the greatest iron player in the world, but if you're in the boondocks it won't do you any good.

I don't want to brag, but I do more homework on the course than any other announcer. I chart the greens to get all the breaks. I walk down into the greenside bunkers. I walk into the fairway bunkers to see whether a player can reach the green from them.

I love to crunch numbers. I look at how many fairways I hit, how many greens I hit. I plan my way around the golf course.

Lights of ships moved in the fairway-a great stir of lights going up and going down. And farther west on the upper reaches the place of the monstrous town was still marked ominously on the sky, a brooding gloom in sunshine, a lurid glare under the stars.

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.

It was a morning when all nature shouted Fore! The breeze, as it blew gently up from the valley, seemed to bring a message of hope and cheer, whispering of chip shots holed and brassies landing squarely on the meat. The fairway, as yet unscarred by the irons of a hundred dubs, smiled greenly up at the azure sky.

I don't think much about my physical body going off into the long, green fairways of heaven to play golf.

A golf ball can stop in the fairway, rough, woods, bunker or lake.

With five equally likely options, very few balls choose the fairway.

I want to improve my bunker, fairway and putting status because that's been my weakness over the last three years. If I can just focus on this, then everything else will come.

The fourth tee brings out a mixture of excitement and anticipation, for about 220 yards down the fairway you catch a glimpse of Stillwater Cove, and realize you'll be walking along this spectacular meeting of land and sea for the next two hours.

When you get up there in years, the fairways get longer and the holes get smaller.

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.

I hope we've got a lot of fairways and greens. We'll go from there.

When Ballesteros triumphed at the British Open in 1979, for his first major win, he hit so few fairways off the tee that he was often mistaken for a gallery marshall.

I'm not very good at practice. But if you tell yourself you love the hole and love hitting it on the fairway, it's a big difference.

I've been on some fairways that are as good as the greens we putted on back then. We had crab grass. I remember one green where I putted through ants.

When you're not finding the fairway, it's hard to be consistent.

[Right now] I'm comfortable and I'm not so comfortable, if that makes sense.

It was neat to see a plaque on the 18th fairway, and go up there and kind of look at the green and just remembering the moment.

My new long anhyzer disc and controlled fairway driver.

It gets the same beautiful flippy hyzer S shot as my Surge, I just don't have to throw it as hard. This makes it the most valuable to me on uncertain terrain where my footwork is compromised. A stand-still driver shot is now no longer a problem.

The fairways were so narrow you had to walk down them single file.

Fairway: a narrow strip of mown grass that separates two groups of golfers looking for lost balls in the rough.

That's great. They should put the hole in the fairway.

Obviously a deer on the fairway has seen you tee off before and knows that the safest place to be when you play is right down the middle.

Indeed, the highest pleasure of golf may be that on the fairways and far from all the pressures of commerce and rationality, we can feel immortal for a few hours.

Vice President Spiro Agnew can not cheat on his score : because all you have to do is look back down the fairway and count the wounded.

The only times you touch the ball with your hand are when you tee it up and when you pick it out of the cup. The hell with television towers and cables and burrowing animals and the thousand and one things that are referred to as 'not part of the golf course'. If you hit the ball off the fairway, you play it from there.

Hitting a golf ball and putting have nothing in common.

They're two different games. You work all your life to perfect a repeating swing that will get you to the greens, and then you have to try to do something that is totally unrelated. There shouldn't be any cups, just flag sticks. And then the man who hit the most fairways and greens and got closest to the pins would be the tournament winner.

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