Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.— Bobby Jones
Wonderful Golf Ball quotations
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
One travels like a golf ball, hopping from green to green.
After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
Don't bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
I get as much fun as the next man from whaling the ball as hard as I can and catching it squarely on the button. But from sad experience I learned not to try this in a round that meant anything.
Beauty is Nature in perfection; circularity is its chief attribute. Behold the full moon, the enchanting golf ball, the domes of splendid temples, the huckleberry pie, the wedding ring, the circus ring, the ring for the waiter, and the "round" of drinks.
He hits the ball 130 yards and his jewelry goes 150.
You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life.
Go play golf. Go to the golf course. Hit the ball. Find the ball. Repeat until the ball is in the hole. Have fun. The end.
If I can hit a curveball, why can't I hit a ball that is standing still on a course?
I didn't miss the putt. I made the putt. The ball missed the hole.
It's so bad I could putt off a tabletop and still leave the ball halfway down the leg.
There is no such thing as natural touch.
Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.
Coretta Scott King was all about her pearl earrings.
At one point, I'm wearing pearl earrings the size of golf balls. They're enormous! She was bold-she knew that she was the Jackie Kennedy of her community.
You've just one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you've hit it.
Only bad golfers are lucky. They're the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.
I was playing golf. I swung, missed the ball, and got a big chunk of dirt. I swung again, missed the ball, and got another big chunk of dirt. Just then, 2 ants climbed on the ball saying, "Let's get up here before we get killed!"
I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.
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.
You'd think a guy who has broken 35 bones in his body would have a high pain threshold, but mine is pretty low. I got hit in the shin with a golf ball once and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I've had broken bones that didn't hurt as bad.
Here were decent godless people; Their only monument the asphalt road And a thousand lost golf balls.
When you're having trouble and topping the ball, it means the ground is moving on you.
Every golfer should come to the first tee with fourteen clubs, a dozen balls, a handful of tees, and at least one great golf story
Just trust your instincts. There's an old saying in golf, you've studied the swing many times, and you practice and practice, but when you stand over the ball, you just have to trust your swing. And you trust it. And if you don't trust it, you'll ruin it; your brain will take over.
When you make a mistake, the ocean gives you an instant reminder.
You get punished. If golf clubs could shock you every time you hit the ball wrong, we'd probably learn how to play golf pretty well.
The reason I don't play golf is because I was a caddie when I was 13.
Women never gave up a golf ball that was lost somewhere in the trees and thicket and down through the poison ivy. It was during one of these searches that I vowed to the Lord above that if I ever earned enough money I would never set foot on a course again.
The best advice I can give for playing a ball out of water is - don't.
Trouble shots are surprisingly easy if you activate your imagination.
You simply must be able to imagine exactly what flight the ball will take before you can play any shot well.
Don't be in such a hurry. That little white ball isn't going to run away from you.
Bobby JonesConsidered objectively, it is quite obviously a very simple matter to propel a ball with a stick across some specially prepared ground and into a hole which is of sufficient size to accomodate it by a good margin. Simple that is, provided there is no limit upon the time or the number of strokes required.
There is no truth in the idea that the person who hits the most balls will become the best golfer. Golf is a bizarre sport. You can work for years on your game, without making any improvement in your score.