Golf Quotes

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G.K. Chesterton
“I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.”
G.K. Chesterton
tags: golf

Dave Barry
“Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.”
Dave Barry

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

Hank Aaron
“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.”
Hank Aaron

James Ross
“Stay true to yourself and listen to your inner voice. It will lead you to your dream.”
James Ross

Lorii Myers
“Sometimes not getting what you want is a brilliant stroke of luck.”
Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success

Tiger Woods
“The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that's how I look at my life. I will be a better golfer, I will be a better person, I will be a better father, I will be a better husband, I will be a better friend. That's the beauty of tomorrow.”
Tiger Woods

P.G. Wodehouse
“To find a man's true character, play golf with him. ”
P.G. Wodehouse
tags: golf

Winston S. Churchill
“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”
Winston S. Churchill

P.G. Wodehouse
“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
tags: golf

Dean Martin
“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.”
Dean Martin

Alice Cooper
“Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player.”
Alice Cooper

Tiger Woods
“if you gone come in second, you're just the first loser!”
Tiger Woods

P.G. Wodehouse
“The least thing upset him on the links. He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows. ”
P.G. Wodehouse

George W. Bush
“I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Thank you. Now watch this drive.”
George W. Bush
tags: dumb, golf

P.G. Wodehouse
“Golf, like measles, should be caught young.”
Wodehouse
tags: golf

Gerald R. Ford
“I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.”
Gerald Ford

Lorii Myers
“The value of routine; trusting your swing.”
Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success

Jay Griffiths
“And we were taught to play golf. Golf epitomizes the tame world. On a golf course nature is neutered. The grass is clean, a lawn laundry that wipes away the mud, the insect, the bramble, nettle and thistle, an Eezy-wipe lawn where nothing of life, dirty and glorious, remains. Golf turns outdoors into indoors, a prefab mat of stultified grass, processed, pesticided, herbicided, the pseudo-green of formica sterility. Here, the grass is not singing. The wind cannot blow through it. Dumb expression, greenery made stupid, it hums a bland monotone in the key of the mono-minded. No word is emptier than a golf tee. No roots, it has no known etymology, it is verbal nail polish. Worldwide, golf is an arch act of enclosure, a commons fenced and subdued for the wealthy, trampling serf and seedling. The enemy of wildness, it is a demonstration of the absolute dominion of man over wild nature.”
Jay Griffiths, Wild: An Elemental Journey

Ewan McGregor
“I started watching golf for the first time yesterday. I`m really worried about myself. I was actually enjoying it.”
Ewan McGregor

James Barrett Reston
“Golf: A plague invented by the Calvinistic Scots as a punishment for man's sins.”
James Barrett Reston, Uncle Anthony's Unabridged Analogies: Quotes and Proverbs for Lawyers and Lecturers

Mike Bove
“The good characters in my book are loosely based on folks I know. All the bad stuff is made up.”
Mike Bove, Willowtree A Bruce DelReno Mystery

Shawn Klomparens
“These golf people seem unnaturally obsessed. They dress kind of funny too, and it's become a running joke for Gretchen and I to e-mail the most ridiculous golfing pictures back and forth to each other. Sometimes she adds hysterical captions. She never puts them on PitchBitch, though. We can't threaten the gravy train.”
Shawn Klomparens, Jessica Z.

Lorii Myers
“A good golfer’s métier is his or her golfing skill.

A great golfer’s métier is his or her golfing skill, coupled with the mastery of good sportsmanship, rendering him or her an ambassador for the sport.”
Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

Lorii Myers
“Consider the value of doing what you love and being paid for it!

This is truly a golfer’s dream.”
Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

“I believe in reverencing anything in the life of man which has the testimony of the ages as being unexcelled, whether it be literature, paintings, poetry, tombs -- even a golf hole.”
C.B. MacDonald
tags: golf

Christopher Hitchens
“The President is also captured in a well-worn TV news clip, making a boilerplate response to a question on terrorism and then asking the reporters to watch his drive. Well, that's what you get if you catch the President on a golf course. If Eisenhower had done this, as he often did, it would have been presented as calm statesmanship. If Clinton had done it, as he often did, it would have shown his charm.”
Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

John Updike
“Ich habe in diesen Tagen viel über Liebe nachgedacht, und darüber, wie ich das Wort hasste und es ständig wieder gebrauchte, und mir fällt ein - eine der vergänglichen Offenbarungen der Schlaflosigkeit - dass wir, ehe wir etwas lieben, uns so etwas wie eine Nachbildung davon machen müssen, ein Erinnerungsgebilde aus flüchtigen Eindrücken und Augenblicken, das alsdann seine äussere, ziemlich langweilige Erscheinung durch eine sternbildhafte Verinnerlichung ersetzt, phosporeszierend, bequem und tragbar und am Ende unempfindlich gegen den rüden Raubbau der Wirklichkeit.”
John Updike
tags: golf, liebe

Molly Ringle
“An expanse of short green grass undulated around sand traps and manicured trees. Up ahead, a multi-winged clubhouse loomed.

“Jesus God,” I muttered. “Ninth circle of hell.”

“I think they have eighteen at courses like this,” Andy said.

“Ha.”
Molly Ringle, All the Better Part of Me

“Stay cool, stay focused, learn from your failures and celebrate your success each time you have one. By doing these things, you're unstoppable.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

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