We live in a highly competitive society, each of us trying to outdo the other in wealth, in popularity or social prestige, in dress, in scholastic grades or golf scores. [...] One is often tempted to say that conflict, rather than cooperation, is the great governing principle of human life.s. i. hayakawa
Well, they’re Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn’t dream of interrupting you at golf.harper lee
It's amazing how many people beat you at golf now that you're no longer president.1996 In the Sunday Times, 22 Dec.
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
I would rather play Hamlet with no rehearsal than TV golf.Jack (John Uhler) Lemmon
It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf.Robert Lynd
I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies.will rogers
Be funny on a golf course? Do I kid my best friend's mother about her heart condition?Quoted in Michael HobbsThe Golf Quotation Book (1992).
Three months later, on September 5, 2001, at a pro-am event preceding the Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal golf Club, I was invited to play a round with Tiger Woods. Nothing in the game of politics had ever been as nerve-racking as that game of golf.jean chrétien
A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe; a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible.jean giraudoux
My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements.ernest hemingway
It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus.jack nicklaus
The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself.jerry ford
There has to be a better use for titanium than golf clubs.rob payne
...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
The uglier a man's legs are, the better he plays golf. It's almost a law.Bealby: A Holiday (1915)
There has to be a better use for titanium than golf clubs.Chapter 19, p. 154 (Working Class Zero (2003))
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one – particularly if he plays golf.Bertrand Russell, Introduction to The New Generation (1930).
golf always makes me so damned angry.Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
golf is a game that is played on a five inch course the distance between your ears.Bobby Jones
golf is not and never has been a fair game.Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
The IncomeTax return has made more Liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make one out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a Crook or a Martyr.will rogers
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