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80 Most Inspiring Quotes About Golf (SUCCESS)

Top 10 Most Famous Golf Quotes

“If you worry about making bogeys, it makes the game that much more difficult. You put more pressure on yourself without even noticing it. It makes a difference to take it easy when things aren’t going right.”

Sergio Garcia
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for, getting paid for doing what you love. - Tiger Woods
I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for, getting paid for doing what you love. – Tiger Woods
Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game. - Nancy Lopez
Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game. – Nancy Lopez

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”

Arnold Palmer
Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream. - James Ross
Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream. – James Ross
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation. - Jack Nicklaus
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation. – Jack Nicklaus

“Golf… is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.”

P.G. Wodehouse
I think it’s more than whether or not you win or lose. It’s having that opportunity on that final round, final nine, to come down the stretch with a chance to win. - Phil Mickelson
I think it’s more than whether or not you win or lose. It’s having that opportunity on that final round, final nine, to come down the stretch with a chance to win. – Phil Mickelson
Golf is a good walk spoiled. - Mark Twain
Golf is a good walk spoiled. – Mark Twain

“Over the years, golf has evolved from a leisurely game of stick and ball into a competitive sport for highly skilled athletes. Players not only spend countless hours fine-tuning technique on the course, but also improving strength, stability, and endurance in the gym.”

Paige Spiranac

14 Motivational Golf Quotes

“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
I smile at obstacles. - Tiger Woods
I smile at obstacles. – Tiger Woods
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. - Tiger Woods
Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. – Tiger Woods

“You don’t have the game you played last year or last week. You only have today’s game. It may be far from your best, but that’s all you’ve got. Harden your heart and make the best of it.”

Walter Hagen
Everybody can see that my swing is homegrown. That means everybody has a chance to do it. - Bubba Watson
Everybody can see that my swing is homegrown. That means everybody has a chance to do it. – Bubba Watson
For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind. - Harry Vardon
For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind. – Harry Vardon

“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 you have to play the ball where it lies.”

Bobby Jones
There are no absolutes in golf. Golf is such an individual game, and no two people swing alike. - Kathy Whitworth
There are no absolutes in golf. Golf is such an individual game, and no two people swing alike. – Kathy Whitworth
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. - Bob Hope
If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf. – Bob Hope

“Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played – skiing, baseball, fishing – there is no greater example than golf, because you’re playing against yourself and nature.”

Robert Redford
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. - Ben Hogan
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. – Ben Hogan
I enjoy now doing what I do… playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life. - Yogi Berra
I enjoy now doing what I do… playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life. – Yogi Berra
No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind. - Tom Watson
No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind. – Tom Watson
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
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

16 Wise Golf Quotes For Beginners

“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.”

Bobby Jones
A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks. - Gary Player
A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks. – Gary Player
Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. - Bruce Crampton
Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do. – Bruce Crampton

“Aggressive play is a vital asset of the world’s greatest golfers. However, it’s even more important to the average player. Attack this game in a bold, confident, and determined way, and you’ll make a giant leap toward realizing your full potential as a player.”

Greg Norman
Success in this game depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character. - Arnold Palmer
Success in this game depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character. – Arnold Palmer
The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get. - Gary Player
The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get. – Gary Player
The value of routine; trusting your swing. - Lorii Myers
The value of routine; trusting your swing. – Lorii Myers
Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject. - David Forgan
Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject. – David Forgan
Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots. - Dr. Bob Rotella
Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots. – Dr. Bob Rotella
Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested. - Tom Kite
Discipline and concentration are a matter of being interested. – Tom Kite
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears. - Bobby Jones
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears. – Bobby Jones
I have to believe in myself. I know what I can do, what I can achieve. - Sergio Garcia
I have to believe in myself. I know what I can do, what I can achieve. – Sergio Garcia
Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent’s. - Grantland Rice
Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent’s. – Grantland Rice
Forget the last shot. It takes so long to accept that you can’t always replicate your swing. The only thing you can control is your attitude toward the next shot. - Mark McCumber
Forget the last shot. It takes so long to accept that you can’t always replicate your swing. The only thing you can control is your attitude toward the next shot. – Mark McCumber
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
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
Golf is a thinking man's game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don't know what to do with them, you've got troubles. - Chi Chi Rodriguez
Golf is a thinking man’s game. You can have all the shots in the bag, but if you don’t know what to do with them, you’ve got troubles. – Chi Chi Rodriguez

2 Golf Quotes on Partners

“Trust is one of the most important qualities in the game of golf. With trust, it feels like you and your golf club are partners dancing as one. Without trust, it feels like you and your golf club are on opposite sides of a tug-of-war.”

Dr. Joseph Parent
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. - Jack Benny
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. – Jack Benny

2 Golf Quotes on Patience

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. - Napoleon Hill
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. – Napoleon Hill
He that can have patience can have what he will. - Benjamin Franklin
He that can have patience can have what he will. – Benjamin Franklin

4 Golf Quotes on Money

This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money. - Robert Kiyosaki
This 90/10 rule holds true in almost anything financial. Take the game of golf, for example. Ten percent of the professional golfers make 90 percent of the money. – Robert Kiyosaki
Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none. - Marc Anthony
Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none. – Marc Anthony
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
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
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
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

2 Golf Quotes For Kids

“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
A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave. - Jack Nicklaus
A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave. – Jack Nicklaus

15 Funny Golf Quotes

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
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
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. - Billy Graham
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. – Billy Graham
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. - Jack Lemmon
If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. – Jack Lemmon
I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. - Groucho Marx
I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. – Groucho Marx
If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him. - Lou Holtz
If he’s got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don’t hire him. – Lou Holtz
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. - Gilbert K. Chesterton
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. – Gilbert K. Chesterton
While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake. - Henny Youngman
While playing golf today I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake. – Henny Youngman
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. - John Updike
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five. – John Updike
The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf - it's almost a law. - H. G. Wells
The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf – it’s almost a law. – H. G. Wells
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
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 know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. - Gerald R. Ford
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. – Gerald R. Ford
He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie. - Mickey Mantle
He who has the fastest golf cart never has a bad lie. – Mickey Mantle
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. - Hank Aaron
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course. – Hank Aaron
Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. - James Patrick Murray
Show me a man who is a good loser and I’ll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. – James Patrick Murray
They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. - Raymond Floyd
They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken. – Raymond Floyd

15 Golf Quotes To Ponder

“Leisure time is only leisure time when it is earned; otherwise, leisure time devolves into soul-killing lassitude. There’s a reason so many new retirees, freed from the treadmill of work, promptly keel over on the golf course: Work fulfills us. It keeps us going.”

Ben Shapiro
Arnold’s place in history will be as the man who took golf from being a game for the few to a sport for the masses. He was the catalyst who made that happen. - Jack Nicklaus
Arnold’s place in history will be as the man who took golf from being a game for the few to a sport for the masses. He was the catalyst who made that happen. – Jack Nicklaus
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. - Will Rogers
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. – Will Rogers

“For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.”

Michael Jordan
Golf is a game of ego, but it is also a game of integrity the most important thing is you do what is right when no one is looking. - Tom Watson
Golf is a game of ego, but it is also a game of integrity: the most important thing is you do what is right when no one is looking. – Tom Watson
I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I'll leave those things to the men. - Marilyn Monroe
I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I’ll leave those things to the men. – Marilyn Monroe

“People regularly practice playing a sport like golf or basketball – but few people think about ‘practicing being successful.’ I had practiced meeting the Queen of England – what I would wear, how I would stand, the handshake – so when I did meet her, I was comfortable – for I had practiced the moment for years.”

Dan Pena
I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad. - Ben Hogan
I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad. – Ben Hogan
All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up - Willie Nelson
All I do is play music and golf – which one do you want me to give up? – Willie Nelson
A routine is not a routine if you have to think about it. - Davis Love Jr.
A routine is not a routine if you have to think about it. – Davis Love Jr.
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. - H. L. Mencken
It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. – H. L. Mencken
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. - Ernest Hemingway
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. – Ernest Hemingway
The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. - Phil Mickelson
The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. – Phil Mickelson
Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. - Harry Vardon
Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. – Harry Vardon
To find a man's true character, play golf with him. - P. G. Wodehouse
To find a man’s true character, play golf with him. – P. G. Wodehouse

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