Ever wonder why Jim Bishop said, “Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.” The sarcasm behind these words truly portrays the frustration and competitiveness of this game. Golf is meant to give the body and mind a good workout in the fresh outdoors, but the competitiveness, the course, and the weather can render the experience more intimidating than just fun.
Here are 15 quotes about golf to inspire you to play the game -
“Golf is Good, it means I get some fresh air and exercise, take my mind off work and see some of the landscape of the place I’m visiting” – Harry Connick Jr.
“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course”. - Hank Aaron
“Visualization is an exercise that can be used in the game of golf. It is important to have a mental image of what you want to accomplish before you take the shot. If you can see the shot, and love the shot, then the same result will happen in reality.” – Dexter Francios
“If you watch the game, it’s fun; if you play it, it’s recreation; if you work at it, it’s golf.” – Arnold Palmer
“The more I practice the luckier I get.” – Arnold Palmer
“I had the luxury of playing golf around the world, and I’ve spent a lot of time evaluating how to play all kinds of courses.” – Tiger Woods.
“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 love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it and describe it however you want, but I have love and passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.” - Tiger Woods
“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
“I’ve been around golf my whole life. My father did it all the time, and I resented him for it. But a couple years ago I picked up a golf club and I understood the physics of it. If anyone knows anything about golf, it’s that once you hit a few shots, you’ll become addicted.” - Fred Durst
“Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It’s about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.” – Celine Dion
“The pat on the back, the arm round the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn’t are as much a part of golf as life itself.” – Gerald Ford
“Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game.” – Nancy Lopez
“I challenge myself everywhere, onstage, on the golf course. Hey, isn’t that the point of it all? To keep getting better? Otherwise why do it? ” – Hal Linden
“It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.” – Jack Nicklaus
We hope these 15 quotes about golf inspire you and help to improve your game!
About the author:
Jeffrey Wright is VP Web Services of EZLinks.com in Chicago, IL. EZLinks is a software and marketing company serving golf courses and golfers since 1996. Offering online golf tee times, EZLinks operates the world’s largest network for golf reservations, as well as the highest volume tee time call center in the industry.