An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Hank Aaron (1934-, American baseball player)


Although Golf was originally restricted to wealthy Protestants, today its open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.


Dave Barry (1947-, American humorist, author)


I go into the locker room and find a corner and just sit there. I try to achieve a peaceful state of nothingness that will carry over onto the golf course. If I can get that feeling of quiet and obliviousness within myself, I feel I can't lose.


Jane Blalock (1945-, American golfer)


Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?


Al Boliska


Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.


Winston Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman, Prime Minister)


I throw a ball and get paid for it. Others do it by throwing the bull.


Jerome Dean


If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.


Paul Gallico


Elderly gentlemen, gentle in all respects (kind to animals, beloved by children, and fond of music) are found in lonely corners of the downs, hacking at sandpits or tussocks of grass, and muttering in a blind, ungovernable fury elaborate maledictions inextricable from them by robbery or murder. Men who would face torture without a word become blasphemous at the short fourteenth. It is clear that the game of golf may well be included in that category of intolerable provocations which may legally excuse or mitigate behavior not otherwise excusable.


A. P. Herbert (1890-1971, British author, politician)


If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.


Bob Hope (1903-2003, American comedian, actor)


A typical day in the life of a heavy metal musician consists of a round of golf and an AA meeting.


Billy Joel (1949-, American musician, piano man, singer, songwriter)


Magellan went around the world in 1521, which is not too many strokes when you consider the distance.


Joe Laurie Jr.


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


Jack Lemmon (1925-, American actor)


Drive for show, but putt for dough.


Bobby Locke


The pressure makes me more intent about each shot. Pressure on the last few holes makes me play better.


Nancy Lopez (1957-, American golfer)


I used to get out there and have a thousand swing thoughts. Now I try not to have any.


Davis III Love (1964-, American golfer)


Golf is the pursuit of the infinite.


Jim Murray (American author)


Aggressive play is a vital asset of the world's greatest golfers. However, it's even more important to the average player. Attack this game in a bold, confident, and determined way, and you'll make a giant leap toward realizing your full potential as a player.


Greg Norman (1955-, Australian golfer)


All is fair in love and golf.


American Proverb (Sayings of American origin)


Anyone who likes golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens.


Andy Rooney (1920-, American television news personality)


Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag.


Adlai E. Stevenson (1900-1965, American lawyer, politician)


When I joined the Tour I studied the best players to see what they did that I didn't do. I came to the conclusion that the successful players had the Three Cs: Confidence, Composure, Concentration.


Bob Toski (1926-, American golfer)


Golf is a good walk spoiled.


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


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


Author Unknown


Life is a game but golf is serious.


Author Unknown


Golf -- a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.


William Wordsworth (1770-1850, British poet)


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