Art said he wanted to get more distance. I told him to hit it and run backward.
Golf is a game in which you claim the privileges of age, and retain the playthings of childhood.
In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base.
If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.
Find a man with both feet firmly on the ground and you've found a man about to make a difficult putt.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
You know you're on the Senior Tour when your back goes out more than you do.
I don't like to watch golf on television because I can't stand people who whisper.
Golf isn't like other sports where you can take a player out if he's having a bad day. You have to play the whole game.
To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice.
The woods are full of long drivers.
They say golf is like life, but don't believe them. It's more complicated than that.
I'd like to see the fairways more narrow. Then everybody would have to play from the rough, not just me.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things.
Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt.
I tried real hard to play golf, and I was so bad at it they would have to check me for ticks at the end of the round because I'd spent about half the day in the woods.
After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.
I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That's the distance my left ear is from my right.
Talking to a golf ball won't do you any good, unless you do it while your opponent is teeing off.
The harder you work, the luckier you become.
Luck is predictable; the harder you work, the luckier you get.
Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.
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