The 60 Best Golf Quotes of All Time

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At Golfers Authority we are here to not only help you with your physical golf game, but your mental golf game too. That is why we wanted to put together our list of the 60 best golf quotes of all time. These quotes are here to inspire you, gain more confidence, or simply just make you laugh. If you find that we are missing one of your favorite golf quotes be sure to comment in the section below. Note that the quotes are not listed in any particular order. So please read, share, and enjoy.

Golfers Authority Best Golf Quotes of All Time

Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life not to let bad shots ruin a good game you’re supposed to enjoy.

 Amy Alcott

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.


Golf is good for the soul you so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. 

Will Rogers

In golf life it is the follow through that makes a difference.


The worst day of golf beats the best day of work. 


Life is better when you’re golfing. 


Success in this game depends on strength of body than strength of mind and character.  

Arnold Palmer

Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.  

Arnold Palmer

I have a tip to take 5 strokes off anyone’s game … It’s called an eraser. 

Arnold Palmer

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

Arnold Palmer

Putting is like wisdom partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience. 

Arnold Palmer

Track and field is tougher physically, but golf is tougher mentally. 

Asher Eaton

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.

Ben Hogan

The most important shot in golf is the next one.   

Ben Hogan

I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad. 

Ben Hogan

A good player who is a great putter is a match for any golfer. A great hitter who cannot put is a match for no one. 

Ben Sayers

The only thing a golfer need is more daylight. 

Ben Hogan

He that can have patience can have what he will.  

Ben Franklin

Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf. 

Ben Hogan

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.  

Billy Graham

Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.  

Ben Hogan

Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course: The distance between your ears. 

Bobby Jones

Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitudes of measurements it invites the attention of perfectionists.  

Heywood Hall Broun

Everybody can see that my swing is homegrown. That means everybody has a chance to do it. 

Bubba Watson

Golf’s three ugliest words … Still your shot.   

Dave Marr

Golf is a science, the study of a lifetime, in which you can exhaust yourself but never your subject.  

Dave Forgan

A routine is not a routine if you have to think about it. 

Davis Love Jr.

It’s about hitting the ball in the center of the club face and hitting it hard.  

Bubba Watson

I’ve taken up golf … or golf has taken me up. 

Dennis Farina

Hit the shot you know you can hit, not the one you think you should.  

Dr. Bob Rotella

Acting is like golf: Analysis leads to paralysis.      

Peter Falk

A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for breaks. 

Gary Player

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. 

President Gerald Ford

Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your won as well as your opponent’s. 

Grantland Rice

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon at the golf course.  

Hank Aaron

For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.  

Harry Vardon

While playing golf today i hit two good balls … I stepped on a rake. 

Henry Youngman

The best quick tip in golf is to focus on your rhythm and balance.  

Hal Irwin

If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. 

Jack Lemmon

Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.   

Jack Nicklaus

It’s emotional highs and lows in the game of golf.  

Jason Day

Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You’ve got to believe.  

Jack Nicklaus

In golf, “close” is like the north and south rim of the Grand Canyon.  

Johnny Miller

The value of routine; trusting your swing.   

Lorii Myers

Golf is a good walk spoiled. 

Mark Twain

It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. 

Mark Twain 

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.      

Napoleon Hill

Golf is a game in which you yell “fore”, shoot six, and write down five. 

Paul Harvey

I’ve always said, the harder the golf course, the better I play.  

Paula Creamer

The object of golf is not just win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. 

Phil Mickelson

One thing that golf teaches you is humility. 

Robert Wagner

Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.  

Sam Snead

If I have to believe in myself. I know what I can do, what I can achieve.  

Sergio Garcia

Forget your opponents; always play against par.  

Sam Snead

I always think under par. You have to believe in yourself.  

Sergio Garcia

I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for, getting paid for doing what you love.  

Tiger Woods

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. 

Tiger Woods

Achievements on the golf course are not what matters, decency and honesty are what matter. 

Tiger Woods

I’m addicted. I’m addicted to golf. 

Tiger Woods

Golf will grow so long as it’s fun.  

Tom Watson

The game of golf is fragile and I respect that. I think it’s a mirror image of life itself.   

Steve Stricker

I just played, and I played my heart out.  

Lee Trevino

The 60 Best Golf Quotes of All Time

Wow you made it to the end. I hope you enjoyed our list of the Best Golf Quotes of All Time. So what is your favorite golf quote? Please share in the comments below. If you have a quote that we are missing please let us know, we may add it to the list so we can share it with our readers! 

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Jack Lemmons. “If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. “

Paul Liberatore

Oh, now that is a great one for sure !!

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