Inspirational Golf Quotes About Life and Golf

golf quotesHere’s a list of golf quotes about life and golf in general. Like most other sports, golf is as much of a mental game as it is a physical skill game. What do you do when you’re having a bad day and starting out a game poorly? Do you just call it a day or do you give it your best effort to turn things around? In life, things aren’t always going to go the way he had hoped or planned. During these times, you can either make the best out of the situation or not. This is really a game of you versus you. Regardless of who is playing against you for the prize, the goal is to close the gap of how you’re currently playing and how you played on your very best day.

Just like in life, sometimes, a little luck can go a long way:


“No matter what happens, never give up a hole. In tossing in your cards after a bad beginning you also undermine your whole game, because to quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast.” – Sam Snead

“One of the things that my parents have taught me is never listen to other people’s expectations. You should live your own life and live up to your own expectations, and those are the only things I really care about it.” – Tiger Woods

“This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.” – Ben Hogan

“The mind messes up more shots than the body.” – Tommy Bolt

“Golf is very much like a love affair, if you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun, if you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.” – Louise Suggs

“No golfer can ever become too good to practice.” – May Hezlet

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

“I miss. I miss. I miss. I make.” – Seve Ballestero

“It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.” – Arnold Palmer

“There is no such thing as a natural touch. touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.” – Lee Trevino

“Don’t be too proud to take a lesson. I’m not.” – Jack Nicklaus

“Practice puts brains in your muscles.” – Sam Snead

“The worst advice in golf is, ‘Keep your head down.'” – Patty Sheehan

“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

“I’ve always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that i didn’t have a chance to win.” – Arnold Palmer

“Golf isn’t a game it’s a choice that one makes with one’s life.” – Charles Rosin

“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 the loneliest sport. You’re completely alone with every conceivable opportunity to defeat yourself. Golf brings out your assets and liabilities as a person. The longer you play, the more certain you are that a man’s performance is the outward manifestation of who, in his heart, he really thinks he is.” – Hale Irwin

“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

“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’m a very intense person. When I go after something, I want to go after it with everything I have. I want to push myself to the edge.” – Greg Norman

“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 are playing a game. You are playing old man par.” – Bobby Jones

“There is no room in your mind for negative thoughts. The busier you keep yourself with the particulars of shot assessment and execution, the less chance your mind has to dwell on the emotional. This is sheer intensity.” – Jack Nicklaus

“You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.” – Gary Player

“Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision.” – Bernhard Langer

“Remember that someone, somewhere, is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.” – Edward Macauley

“Don’t let the bad shots get to you. Don’t let yourself become angry. The true scramblers are thick-skinned. And they always beat the whiners.” – Paul Runyan

“Forget your opponents; always play against par.” – Sam Sneed

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