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Motivational Golf Quotes

By Sam Oleksak

Finishing up another weekend of the Nextgengolf City Tour action in the heat of the summer,  you may need some extra motivation to skip out on the beach to hit a few balls (and make sure your next round goes as planned). With that in mind, here is a look back on some of the best motivational golf quotes to be coined over the years.

  • “Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 50 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea of how to play.” - Gary Player
  • “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.” - Bobby Jones
  • “Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent's.“ - Grantland Rice
  • "If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is." - Horace G. Hutchinson
  • “As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” - Ben Hogan
  • "If you're caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron." - Lee Trevino
  • “Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision.” - Bernhard Langer
  • “This is a game of misses. Whoever misses the best is going to win.” - Ben Hogan
  • “No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part” - Tiger Woods
Well, they are not all motivational. However, if I have learned anything from golf it is that you have to find the silver lining in negative situations. Afterall…
  • "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

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