Best Golf Quotes Of All Time

March 24, 2021

It’s been said that each round of golf is a mini life lesson — and we couldn’t agree more.

Discipline, hard work, sportsmanship, focus and pure love of the game…you’ll find all of this and more each time you step on the greens. We could wax poetic about golf all day, but we’ll leave it to the pros.

Check out our favorite golf quotes below for some inspiration, motivation and humor!


“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.”

-Jack Nicklaus


“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”

-Gary Player


“The most important shot in golf is the next one.”

-Ben Hogan


“People don’t understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented, I was never the biggest, I was never the fastest, I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that’s been what has gotten me this far.”

-Tiger Woods


“If you worry about making bogeys, it makes the game that much more difficult. You put more pressure on yourself without even noticing it. It makes a difference to take it easy when things aren’t going right.”

-Sergio Garcia


“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


“I never learned anything from a match I won.”

-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


“Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player.”

-Alice Cooper


“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


“The mind messes up more shots than the body.”

-Tommy Bolt


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

-Ben Hogan


“I smile at obstacles.”

-Tiger Woods


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

-Amy Alcott


“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 you have to play the ball where it lies.”

-Bobby Jones


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