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
Fascinating Golf Course quotations
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.
Emerald as heavy as a golf course, ruby as dark as an afterbirth, diamond as white as sun on the sea.
Follow one course until successful.
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course
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.
It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.
Even the smallest person can change the course of the course of the future.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
I never learned anything from a match that I won.
In order to win, you must play your best golf when you need it most, and play your sloppy stuff when you can afford it. I shall not attempt to explain how you achieve this happy timing.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
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.
If there is one thing I have learned during my years as a professional, it is that the only thing constant about golf is its inconstancy.
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.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
You know I need that cockiness, the self-belief, arrogance, swagger, whatever you want to call it, I need that on the golf course to bring the best out of myself. So you know once I leave the golf course, you know that all gets left there.
I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced.
The woods are full of long drivers.
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
No-one will ever have golf under his thumb.
No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you a playing a game. You are playing old man par.
Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics.
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.
Of course, money matters to everyone even if some don't want to admit it.
If I won the Race to Dubai, I look at that prize money and think it could pay off my new house or the range I'm building. I am privileged to play golf for a living - look around St Andrews, that's my office.
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.
I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
Marathon running, like golf, is a game for players, not winners.
That is why Callaway sells golf clubs and Nike sells running shoes. But running is unique in that the world's best racers are on the same course, at the same time, as amateurs, who have as much chance of winning as your average weekend warrior would scoring a touchdown in the NFL.
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.
Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.
The fun you get from golf is in direct ratio to the effort you don't put into it.
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?
A good golf course makes you want to play so badly that you hardly have the time to change your shoes.
Golf is a game that needlessly prolongs the lives of some of our most useless citizens.
One reason golf is such an exasperating game is that a thing we learned is so easily forgotten, and we find ourselves struggling year after year with faults we had discovered and corrected time and again.
In my opinion, no young player can develop his or her game to its highest potential if he or she rides around the course in a golf cart.
Once you play a tournament, you're playing against the golf course, you're playing against yourself and trying to do the best you can.
A shot that goes in the cup is pure luck, but a shot to within two feet of the flag is skill.
I feel it's important to be active. People who retire, sit by their swimming pool and golf course and plan to relax have a very empty life.
Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class…involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, ownership of motor vehicles, golf courses, small electric appliances, home and work place air-conditioning, and suburban housing are not sustainable...