Sometimes you can learn more about a subject, merely by reading some quotes, and golf is no exception
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
Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
- A.A. Milne
Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
- Grantland Rice
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.
- Gardner Dickinson
Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into a even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
- Winston Churchill
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
- Mark Twain
Golf is played with a number of striking implements more intricate in shape than those used in any form of recreation except dentistry.
- E.V. Knox
Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.
- Bobby Jones
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead
Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon
If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.
- Dean Martin
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.
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 a playing a game. You are playing old man par.
- Bobby Jones
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
Golf is more fun than walking naked in a strange place, but not much.
- Buddy Hackett
Golf is the only game where the worst player gets the best of it. He obtains more out of it as regards both exercise and enjoyment, for the good player gets worried over the slightest mistake, whereas the poor player makes too many mistakes to worry about them.
- David Lloyd George
Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of most accurate misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes.
- Gene Littler
Golf is the only game in which a precise knowledge of the rules can earn one a reputation for bad sportsmanship.
- Patrick Campbell
Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.
- Arnold Palmer
Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.
- Jack Nicklaus
Golf is a funny game. It's done much for health and at the same time has ruined people by robbing them of their peace of mind. Look at me, I'm the healthiest idiot in the world.
- Bob Hope
Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.
- Bobby Jones
Golf is a diabolical game. It's easy to make fun of something that's so bizarre, so painful, so humiliating... yet so joyous.
- Ken Green
Golf is a game you can never get too good at. You can improve, but you can never get to where you master the game.
- Gay Brewer
Golf is a game invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe.
I have seen men who have won a dozen or more tournaments, upon teeing off for their first USGA Open Championship, come close to vomiting. And golf is no easy game when you are trying to hole a downhill three-footer and throwing up at the same time.
- Charles Price
Playing golf is like raising children. You keep thinking you'll do better next time.
- E.C. McKenzie
Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
- P.G. Wodehouse
Learning to play golf is like learning to play the violin. It's not only difficult to do, it's very painful to everyone around you.
- Hal Linden
Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake. A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you.
- Lloyd Mangrum
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
Golf is the most useless outdoor game ever devised to waste time and try the sprit of man.
- Westbrook Pegler
If you think golf is relaxing, you're not playing it right.
- Bob Hope
Golf is the hardest game in the world to play, and the easiest to cheat at.
- Dave Hill
Golf is said to be an humbling game, but it is surprising how many people are either not aware of their weaknesses of else reckless of consequences.
- Bobby Jones
Golf is a game which brings out the peculiarities and idiosyncrasies of human nature. It permits no compromises, recognises no weaknesses and punishes the foolhardy. Yet the apparent simplicity in hitting a small white ball from A to B lures all potential golfers into a false sense of security. Every instinct in the human psyche says the game looks easy, therefore it must be. That, for many of us, is where the trouble starts.
- A.J. Dalconen
It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many strokes to realize it.
- Robert T. Jones, Jr