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
Breathtaking Inspirational Golf quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
You can't win them all but you can try.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
I never learned anything from a match that I won.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
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.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
I really stay busy [in retirement]. I often have to cancel my golf games on the weekends to go play in tennis tournaments.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.
Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play.
Practice puts brains in your muscles.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at it.
Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf.
May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
Swing hard in case you hit it.
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an ever smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
Leaving golf aside for the moment, I'd choose Roger Federer as a sporting role model, Muhammad Ali for a sporting and non-sporting role model and Nelson Mandela as a true and lasting inspiration.
I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.
That's life. The older you get, the tougher it is to score.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
Fifty years ago, 100 white men chasing one black man across a field was called the Ku Klux Klan. Today it's called the PGA Tour.
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. It's more complicated than that.
Golf is to me what his Sabine farm was to the poet Horace - a solace and an inspiration.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
A man who went to the 'footie' match on Saturday afternoon and played eighteen holes of golf was really doing his duty by the nation.
I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.
Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills.
The pain will leave once it has finished teaching you.
I've drawn a lot of inspiration from people who have supported me, golfers who have helped me. If it wasn't for the game of golf I'd probably be mowing the greens back in Latrobe.
Rail-splitting produced an immortal president in Lincoln, but golf hasn't produced even a good Congressman.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Such is putting! 2% technique, 98% inspiration or confidence or touch.
..the only thing great putters have in common is touch and that is the critical ingredient...none of them found it through mechanizing a stroke, nor do I believe they could maintain it that way.