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  I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.  
 -  Louis Bacon
  

  It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.  
 -  Michael Jordan
  

  I did 'Formula 51' because I got to run around Liverpool in a kilt, with golf clubs.  
 -  Robert Jackson
  

  When I'm not working, I like to play golf.  
 -  Robert Jackson
  

  Golf is like life in a lot of ways - All the biggest wounds are self-inflicted.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.  
 -  Sam Snead
  

  One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President.  
 -  Lyndon B. Johnson
  

  Golf is a good walk spoiled.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Few would deny that blacks have become very dominant in athletics: football, basketball, track, now dominant in tennis and dominant in golf.  
 -  Jesse Jackson
  

  Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Yes, I applied a lot of what I did in football to golf.  
 -  Hale Irwin
  

  New Zealand has a great reputation in America for golf.  
 -  Hale Irwin
  

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

  Obama's the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn't public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time.  
 -  Roger Ailes
  

  Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.  
 -  Robert Ballard
  

  It's nice to win. I'll never win again. I may have to take up golf - take on Tiger.  
 -  Lance Armstrong
  

  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.  
 -  John Updike
  

  I still don't get golf.  
 -  Lance Armstrong
  

  I didn't know much about golf growing up.  
 -  Yogi Berra
  

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

  I give a speech to the black freshmen at Harvard each year, and I say, 'You can like Mozart and ice hockey...' - and then I used to say 'golf,' but Tiger took over golf! - 'and Picasso and still be as black as the ace of spades.'  
 -  Henry Louis Gates
  

  I'm probably the only bottom-heavy golfer in the country.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  I like trying to win. That's what golf is all about.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Golf is a wonderful exercise. You can stand on your feet for hours, watching somebody else putt.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

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

  Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.  
 -  Tiger Woods
  

  It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  On the Old Course at St. Andrews: This is the origin of the game, golf in its purest form, and it's still played that way on a course seemingly untouched by time. Every time I play here, it reminds me that this is still a game.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  Golf is typical capitalist lunacy.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Golf will grow so long as it's fun.  
 -  Tom Watson
  

  A great deal of unnecessarily bad golf is played in this world.  
 -  Harry Vardon
  

  Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.  
 -  Ben Hogan
  

  I quit flying myself last year and that was difficult for me because I enjoy it as much as playing golf. It was an adjustment sitting in the back of the plane, rather than at the controls, but I've grown accustomed to it and enjoy reading a book, doing some work or challenging my wife to a game of dominos.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  I think I've heard somebody say that I was a well-dressed golfer. I guess that has something to do with the fact that a lot of people who play golf don't dress very well.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

  Golf challenges you mentally at any age, and when you become my age, it's a challenge physically to try to make your game work as well as it ever did. That's close to impossible, but that doesn't keep you from trying to hit the ball where you used to hit it and make the putts you used to make all the time.  
 -  Arnold Palmer
  

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

  Why are we building golf courses? Because we enjoy being outside, bringing man and nature together.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  See, as much as I love the game, golf was my vehicle to competition. And I love to compete.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Golf is a better game played downhill.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  All I ever wanted to do was play competitive golf against the best players in the world.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  I've wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I've played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I've always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Did you know there's probably more golf played in Iceland than most places in the world? They play 24 hours a day in the summertime and the northern part is warmer than the southern part.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Mostly I built golf courses the way I played golf, which was left-to-right. But I learned very rapidly that people wanted to see more than just the way I played golf and that I had to balance up what I was doing, right-to-left, left-to-right, etc.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  I think that Pebble Beach is my favorite golf course to go to. I think Augusta is my favorite place to go play golf.  
 -  Jack Nicklaus
  

  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
  

  I did envisage being this successful as a player, but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.  
 -  Tiger Woods
  

  One of my school friends' parents owned a minigolf course, and a bunch of us kids would play there all day in the summer. Two-under deuces was a good score.  
 -  Jack Nicholson
  

  I've spent more time playing golf than anything else the last 18 years. Just wanted to be an 80s-shooter. Got there, too.  
 -  Jack Nicholson
  

  It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.  
 -  A. A. Milne
  

  We all know, the ones who play golf, know what a wonderful game it is and what a great past-time it is.  
 -  Bernhard Langer
  

  You know, why the game of golf is popular? Very easy, it's a great game.  
 -  Bernhard Langer
  

  Wherever we play golf, people come out here to get autographs. They obviously come out to watch us play and see us in action, but they also want to interact with us.  
 -  Bernhard Langer
  

  That's the difference between golf and many other sports. You go to some other sporting events, they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.  
 -  Bernhard Langer
  

  Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.  
 -  Roger Kahn
  

  A lot of people like to think that golf is a lazy man's sport. Or it's a rich man's sport, or it's a sport that they can't be involved in.  
 -  Shia LaBeouf
  

  When golf used to be a rich man's sport, if you were poor you could not step foot on a course.  
 -  Shia LaBeouf
  

  And yeah, my handicap was down to a 10 when we were at the thick of it. I trained for six or seven months, golfing every day for six hours, seven days a week, with eight trainers. It was intense.  
 -  Shia LaBeouf
  

  If he's got golf clubs in his truck or a camper in his driveway, I don't hire him.  
 -  Lou Holtz
  

  The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  One of the big changes in the Congress since I first came to Washington is that all of these folks go home every weekend. They used to play golf together; their families got to know each other, go to dinner at each other's homes at weekends - and these would be people who were political adversaries.  
 -  Robert M. Gates
  

  I enjoy now doing what I do... playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life.  
 -  Yogi Berra
  

  I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago.  
 -  James Caan
  

  I don't like golf. It's not for me, it's too quiet.  
 -  Mario Balotelli
  

  Forty percent of the United States drains into the Mississippi. It's agriculture. It's golf courses. It's domestic runoff from our lawns and roads. Ultimately, where does it go? Downstream into the gulf.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  I grew up in New Jersey and my father was a golf pro, so I was groomed for sports, but I wasn't very good, so my interests lay elsewhere.  
 -  Joe Dante
  

  I'm just a seasonal guy. Basketball, football, baseball, boxing, golf. Give it to me all the time.  
 -  Jerry Ferrara
  

  I've been playing golf as long as I've been dancing, since I was 13 or 14. I play off six. I like to get out on a golf course as often as I can.  
 -  Anton du Beke
  

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

  My wife, she still gives me a hard time, and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much. And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do.  
 -  Brett Favre
  

  I still play hockey every now and then, and I still golf. But my biggest exercise is walking my big dog in the park every day.  
 -  Michael J. Fox
  

  I never mixed with golfers when I was playing, mainly because I didn't want to talk golf all night.  
 -  Nick Faldo
  

  I'm just more into playing golf. It's a great thing.  
 -  Kenny G
  

  I've never really played golf. With the sax, I learned technique well enough so that it feels like part of my body, and I just express myself. That's where I want to get in golf.  
 -  Kenny G
  

  I gravitate toward the team thing. I'm not a golfer - I much prefer basketball.  
 -  Michael Eisner