20 of My favorite Golf Quotes

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Sometimes you don’t have a point to make. Sometimes you just want to share something that might make someone smile. These quotes inspire me every time I read them and I hope they will inspire you. Golf is a physically and mentally challenging sport. So, maybe just maybe, these quotes from the greats in golf will help you be a better golfer, or not. Maybe these quotes will just make you smile.

1. “Success in this game depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character.” -Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer

2. “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
Sergio Garcia

3. “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

wodehouse

4. “A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.” -Gary Player
Gary Player

5. “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
Dr. Bob Rotella

6. “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
Bruce Crampton

7. “The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.” -Gary Player
Gary Player

8. “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

9. “For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.” -Harry Vardon
Harry Vardon

10. “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
Peter Jacobsen

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

12. “Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject.” -David Forgan
David Forgan

13. “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
amy alcott

14. “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
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15. “The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that he is neglecting his business. If he’s worse, he’s neglecting his golf.” -St Andrews Rotary Club Member

16. “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
ben sayers

17. “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
Mark McCumber

18. “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
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19. “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
Walter Hagen

20. “Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation” -Jack Nicklaus
jack Nicklaus

I hope you enjoyed reading these quotes from some of the greatest golfers of our time.