All seasoned players know, or at least have felt, that when you are playing your best, you are much the same as in a state of meditation. You are free of tension and chatter. You are concentrating on one thing. It is the ideal condition for good golf.
I never pray to God to make a putt. I pray to God to help me react good if I miss a putt.
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.
Playing golf is like chasing a quinine pill around a cow pasture.
Never bet with anyone you meet on the first tee who has a deep suntan, a 1-iron in his bag, and squinty eyes.
I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose.
Talking to a golf ball won't do you any good, unless you do it while your opponent is teeing off.
Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at it.
Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you're not good at them.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
While playing golf today, I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake.
One thing about golf is you don't know why you play bad and why you play good.
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies.
It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.
No game designed to be played with the aid of personal servants by right-handed men who can't even bring along their dogs can be entirely good for the soul.
I'll always remember the day I broke ninety. I had a few beers in the clubhouse and was so excited I forgot to play the back nine.
It is more satisfying to be a bad player at golf. The worse you play, the better you remember the occasional good shot.
John certainly gives it a good hit, doesn't he? My Sunday best is a Wednesday afternoon compared to him.
A good golf course is like good music or good anything else; it is not necessarily a course which appeals the first time one plays over it, but one which grows on the player the more frequently he visits it.
They throw their clubs backwards, and that's wrong. You should always throw a club ahead of you so that you don't have to walk any extra distance to get it.
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