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
Blissful Golf Life quotations
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.
You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course
Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get.
My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.
It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
I never learned anything from a match that I won.
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.
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.
I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life.
The woods are full of long drivers.
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.
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.
You don't know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket.
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.
For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.
What do you think you're doing?
There are two things you can do with your head down - play golf and pray.
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.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
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.
Life is full of many minor annoyances, and few matters of real consequence.
You know what they say about big hitters...the woods are full of them.
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.
A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.
I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer.
That's the distance my left ear is from my right.
The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.
The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today.
The mind messes up more shots than the body.
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?