Golf Quotes

Some of the best golf quotes about the game, life, humour and from the movies.

Golf Quotes on Life

I always felt a man’s grip on his club just like a man’s grip on his world.

Bagger Vance from the Legend of Bagger Vance.

I always felt a man’s grip on his club just like a man’s grip on his world.

Bagger Vance from the Legend of Bagger Vance.

To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.

PG Wodehouse

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.

Arnold Palmer

“If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf.”

Percey Boomer

“I don’t think it’s healthy to take yourself too seriously.”

Payne Stewart

‘They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.’

Gardner Dickinson

“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.”

Bob Rotella

Golf Instructional Quotes

60% to 65% of all golf shots occur inside 100 yards of the hole.

Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible

Hit the ball high, there’s no bunkers in the sky.

Gordon Cunningham, professional Troon Municipal

Tip from the hip to build the grip.

Luther Blacklock

Drive for show, putt for dough.

Bobby Locke

You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.

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

“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.”

Bobby Jones

I look into eyes, shake their hand, pat their back, and wish them luck, but I am thinking, I am going to bury you.

Seve Ballesteros

‘The more I practice the luckier I get.’

Gary Player

Focus on remedies, not faults.

Jack Nicklaus

No matter how good you get, you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.

Tiger Woods

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death.

Sam Snead

A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.

Jack Nicklaus

“I never learned anything from a match that I won.”

Bobby Jones

Funny Golf Quotes

One good thing about the rain in Scotland is that it ends up as scotch.

Peter Alliss

‘If you’re 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

‘They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken.’

Ray Floyd

“Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off.”

Chi Chi Rodriguez

‘Golf is a fascinating game. I’ve taken nearly 40 years to discover that I can’t play it.’

Ted Ray

‘Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn’t float too well.’

Craig Stadler

‘If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don’t have to waste energy going back to pick it up.’

Tommy Bolt

Golf Quotes from movies

Tap in it.

Happy Gilmore

Three bad shots and one good shot still make par. You see, golf is a game of recovery.

Fictitious Walter Hagen from Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius. 

It’s a game that can’t be won, only played.

Bagger Vance from the Legend of Bagger Vance.

I play for the moments yet to come.

The old Hardy Greaves voiced by Jack Lemmon, The Legend of Bagger Vance.

 Other Golf Quotes

‘Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.’

Harry Vardon

I did it my way.

Nick Faldo, 1992 Open Championship speech.

Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.

Sam Snead

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.

Arnold Palmer

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.

Winston Churchill

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.

Pete Dye

‘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 

‘Golf is a good walk spoiled.’

Mark Twain