165 Golf Life Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Golf Life Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life. — B. C. Forbes

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

Golf is 20 percent mechanics and technique. The other 80 pecent is philosophy, humor, tragedy, romance, melodrama, companionship, camaraderie, cussedness and conversation. — Grantland Rice

I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced. — Lee Trevino

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

Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course — Bobby Jones

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. — Jack Nicklaus

I really stay busy [in retirement]. I often have to cancel my golf games on the weekends to go play in tennis tournaments. — Richard Davies

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. — Mike Weir

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

Short Golf Life Quotes

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  • You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules. — Bobby Jones
  • Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get. — Brian Tracy
  • My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch. — Lee Trevino
  • It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it. — Jack Nicklaus
  • You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about. — Bobby Jones
  • I never learned anything from a match that I won. — Bobby Jones
  • The most important shot in golf is the next one. — Ben Hogan
  • The woods are full of long drivers. — Harvey Penick
  • What do you think you're doing? — Ben Aaronovitch
  • You don't know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket. — Lee Trevino

Golf Life Image Quotes

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Golf life quote by Ben Hogan

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

Golf life quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Golf Is Like Life Quotes

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Golf is like a chain. You always have to work on the weakest links. — George Archer

A golf ball is like a clock. Always hit it at 6 o'clock and make it go toward 12 o'clock. But make sure you're in the same time zone. — Chi Chi Rodriguez

Playing golf is like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture. — Winston Churchill

Golf life quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

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

You hang around with good people, you play a lot of golf, and you have a pretty good life. That's what success is all about. It's getting people you like, who want to take the hill with you, who want to win, who have the passion. This is not rocket science. — Jack Welch

They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. It's more complicated than that. — Gardner Dickinson

Golf life quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

You may be sick of what you did the first half of your life, but you don't just have to walk around and play golf or do nothing... It's not like fifty is the new thirty. It's like fifty is the new chapter. — Sharon Stone

Golf is a lot like life. When you make a decision, stick with it. — Byron Nelson

Golf is like 99.9 percent of my life, and then there's school. I don't get much time to go out with my friends. — Lydia Ko

Like life, golf can be humbling. However, little good comes from brooding about mistakes we've made. The next shot, in golf or in life, is the big one. — Grantland Rice

My Golden Life Quotes

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The golden hours on angel wings Flew o'er me and my dearie, For dear to me as light and life Was my sweet Highland Mary. — Robert Burns

Looking back at my life's voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip. — Ginger Rogers

Such a slender moon, going up and up, Waxing so fast from night to night, And swelling like an orange flower-bud, bright, Fated, methought, to round as to a golden cup, And hold to my two lips life's best of wine. — Jean Ingelow

Golf life quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

I feel great that I've been given a chance in the golden years of my life. To me, it's the last battle, and I've been given a chance to get stuck in some good armament, some good power, and there's a chance that now I can finish off my working years with my head held high. — Eric Burdon

I wasnt born with a golden spoon in my mouth. It was a really tough life. — Yohan Blake

I just live and let live and live my life pretty much according to the Golden Rule. And it turns out well for me. — Dean Cain

Golf life quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

The lessons this life has planted in my heart pertain more to caring than crops, more to Golden Rule than gold, more to the proper choice than to the popular choice. — Kirby Larson

My fellow citizens, our nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right, and do it with all our might. Let history say of us: "These were golden years - when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best." — Ronald Reagan

It is important to remember that life is not a dress rehearsal and that none of us should waste our time on doing things that don’t spark fires within us. My golden rule for business and life is: We should all enjoy what we do and do what we enjoy. — Richard Branson

I've often been described more than once in my life as very much like a golden retriever. Just sort of happy and excited to do whatever it is even if it's as simple as retrieving a ball and bringing it back ad nauseum. — Chris Carmack

Golf Day Quotes

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But in the end it's still a game of golf, and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands with your opponents and still be friends, then you've missed the point. — Payne Stewart

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

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

Golf life quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

Golf is like love. One day you think you are too old and the next day you want to do it again. — Roberto De Vicenzo

Golf isn't like other sports where you can take a player out if he's having a bad day. You have to play the whole game. — Phil Blackmar

Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. — Harry Vardon

Golf life quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

Don't force your kids into sports. I never was. To this day, my dad has never asked me to go play golf. I ask him. It's the child's desire to play that matters, not the parent's desire to have the child play. Fun. Keep it fun. — Tiger Woods

Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. — Roger Ailes

I was a pitcher, and my dad played in college. The hardest day of my life was telling him I was going to quit to focus more on golf. But with golf, I felt like the game can't be perfected, and that motivated me. — Jordan Spieth

The whole secret to mastering the game of golf - and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro - is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top. — Arnold Palmer

Playing Golf Quotes

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A smart girl is one who knows how to play tennis, golf, piano -- and dumb. — Marilyn Monroe

I used to play golf. I wanted to be a better player, but after a while I realized I'd always stink. And that's when I really started to enjoy the game. — Don Rickles

The real way to enjoy playing golf is to take pleasure not in the score, but in the execution of strokes. — Bobby Jones

Golf life quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

I wasn't this nervous playing golf when I was drinking. It's the first tournament I've won on the PGA Tour in a sober manner, so it's a great feeling knowing I can do it sober. I don't think two years ago I could have pulled this off. — John Daly

When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars - that's heaven here on earth. — Bernie Mac

Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it. — Bobby Jones

Golf life quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

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. — Chi Chi Rodriguez

The rewards of golf, and of life too I expect, are worth very little if you don't play the game by the etiquette as well as by the rules. — Bobby Jones

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. — Bobby Jones

I'd like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everybody would have to play from the rough, not just me. — Seve Ballesteros

Golf Love Quotes

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All is fair in love and golf. — American Proverbs

I used to think that elder love, if it even existed, was confined to rocking chairs or golf carts, that it had to be a dull business because of the physical limitations of age. — Nora Johnson

My dad's method in his madness was to try every sport and then observe what I liked. I played football, tennis, golf, cricket but I loved my snooker. — Ronnie O'Sullivan

Golf life quote Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

Golf is the most fun you can have with out taking your clothes off. — Chi Chi Rodriguez

Sex is the most fun you can have without smiling. — Madonna Ciccone

I love baseball, but being here (in the United States), I've been able to play golf every day. I can't play in Japan because every course has caddies, and the caddies all want autographs and don't want to let me golf. — Ichiro Suzuki

Golf life quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

Does Grandpa love to baby-sit his grandchildren? Are you kidding? By day he is too busy taking hormone shots at the doctor's or chip shots on the golf course. At night he and Grandma are too busy doing the cha-cha. — Hal Boyle

Swing hard in case you hit it. — Dan Marino

They say Yogi Berra is funny. Well, he has a lovely wife and family, a beautiful home, money in the bank, and he plays golf with millionaires. What's funny about that? — Casey Stengel

Golf is a nice game, but that's all. It's never going to be an exciting game to watch on TV. It's not a circus and never will be one. The audience for golf is not going to change significantly. It's always going to be people who play it, understand it, and love it. — Jack Nicklaus

Good Golf Quotes

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It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. — Mark Twain

All seasoned players know, or at least have felt, that when you are playing your best, you are much the same as in a state of meditation. You are free of tension and chatter. You are concentrating on one thing. It is the ideal condition for good golf. — Harvey Penick

Golf tips are like aspirin. One may do you good, but if you swallow the whole bottle you will be lucky to survive. — Harvey Penick

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. — Bobby Jones

I am tired of all these golfers who are happy with second place. The only one who will like you if you come in second place is your wife and your dog. And that is only if you have a good wife and a good dog. — Gary Player

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

John certainly gives it a good hit, doesn't he? My Sunday best is a Wednesday afternoon compared to him. — Nick Faldo

Golf is a good walk spoiled. — Mark Twain

It is more satisfying to be a bad player at golf. The worse you play, the better you remember the occasional good shot. — Nubar Gulbenkian

A strong mind is one of the key components that separates the great from the good. — Gary Player

Golf Quotes

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As I watched the seagulls, I thought, That's the road to take; find the absolute rhythm and follow it with absolute trust. — Nikos Kazantzakis

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

I believe nicotine plus caffeine equals protein. — John Daly

I look into eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, I am going to bury you. — Seve Ballesteros

There are only two types of player-those who keep their nerves under control and win championships, and those who do not. — Harry Vardon

The main idea in golf as in life, I suppose is to learn to accept what cannot be altered and to keep on doing one's own reasoned and resolute best whether the prospect be bleak or rosy. — Bobby Jones

This fitness thing is blown out of proportion. What am I going to do on a treadmill - smoke a cigarette and drink a diet Coke? — John Daly

When it blows here, even the seagulls walk. — Nick Faldo

Do not be tempted to invest in a sample of each golfing invention as soon as it makes its appearance. If you do, you will only complicate and spoil your game - and encumber your locker with useless rubbish. — Harry Vardon

Emerald as heavy as a golf course, ruby as dark as an afterbirth, diamond as white as sun on the sea. — Anne Sexton

Great Golf Quotes

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The older I get, the better I used to be. — Lee Trevino

Never concede the putt that beats you. — Harry Vardon

For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind. — Harry Vardon

The older I get, the better I was. — Van Dyke Parks

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. — Sam Snead

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

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

I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right. — Ben Crenshaw

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top. — Pete Dye

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

Golf Course Quotes

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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. — Jello Biafra

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. — Bobby Jones

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. — Rory McIlroy

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. — Bobby Jones

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. — Sayings

Exercise? I get it on the golf course. When I see my friends collapse, I run for the paramedics. — Red Skelton

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. — Lee Trevino

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. — Groucho Marx

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. — Chuck Hogan

The fun you get from golf is in direct ratio to the effort you don't put into it. — Bob Allen

Golf Humor Quotes

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Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. — Amy Alcott

Golf is a game that needlessly prolongs the lives of some of our most useless citizens. — Bob Hope

Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them. — Kevin Costner

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!" — Henny Youngman

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf. — Gene Perret

Those years on the golf course as a caddie, boy, those people were something. They were vulgar, some were alcoholics, racist, they were very difficult people to deal with. A lot of them didn't have a sense of humor. — Martin Sheen

Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at it. — Jimmy Demaret

Golf seems to me an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dogs out. — Anne, Princess Royal

I don't fear death, but I sure don't like those three-footers for par. — Chi Chi Rodriguez

I had a wonderful experience on the golf course today. I had a hole in nothing. Missed the ball and sank the divot. — Don Adams

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More Golf Life Quotes

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There are two things you can do with your head down - play golf and pray. — Lee Trevino

I mean, I can actually say goodbye to the game of golf, never hit another golf shot the rest of my life and I'd be happy because I can get back in life without any rotation. — Greg Norman

A hole in one is amazing when you think of the different universes this white mass of molecules has to pass through on its way to the hole. — Mac O'Grady

Life is full of many minor annoyances, and few matters of real consequence. — Harvey Penick

A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing. — Payne Stewart

The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. — Tiger Woods

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

There is one thing in this world that is dumber than playing golf. That is watching someone else playing golf. What do you actually get to see? Thirty-seven guys in polyester slacks squinting at the sun. Doesn't that set your blood racing? — Peter Andrews

You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may help to touch on your own objective approach to life. — Grantland Rice

Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision. — Bernhard Langer

Golf is the cruelest game, because eventually it will drag you out in front of the whole school, take your lunch money and slap you around. — Rick Reilly

What's nice about our tour is you can't remember your bad shots. — Bob Bruce

If I can hit a curveball, why can't I hit a ball that is standing still on a course? — Larry Nelson

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