Golf Saying

I have been saying that golf is a good metaphor for life.  Based on this wisdom from people wiser than me, maybe life is a poor metaphor for golf.  See especially Number 5.

The Gospel according to Titliest 

1.      Eighteen holes of  match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with  him across a desk. Grantland Rice
2.      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
3.      It is almost  impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing  golf. Robert Lynd
4.      If profanity had any  influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far  better than it is. Horace G. Hutchinson
5.      They say golf is  like life, but don't believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.  Gardner Dickinson
6.      If a lot of people  gripped a knife and fork as poorly as they do a golf club, they'd starve to  death. Sam Snead
7.      Golf is a day spent  in a round of strenuous idleness. William  Wordsworth
8.      If you drink, don't  drive. Don't even putt. Dean Martin
9.      If you are going to  throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so  you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up. Tommy  Bolt
10.      Man blames fate for  all other accidents, but feels personally responsible when he makes a  hole-in-one. Bishop Sheen
11.      I don't say my golf  game is bad, but if I grew tomatoes they'd come up sliced. Arnold  Palmer
12.      My handicap? Woods  and irons. Chris Codiroli
13.      The ardent golfer  would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flag stick on top. Pete  Dye
14.      I'm hitting the  woods just great; but having a terrible time getting out of them. Buddy  Hackett
15.      The only time my  prayers are never answered is playing golf. Billy  Graham
16.      If you think it's  hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. Jack  Lemmon
17.      It's good  sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.  Mark Twain
18.      Don't play too much  golf. Two rounds a day are plenty. Harry  Vardon
19.      May thy ball lie in  green pastures, and not in still waters. Ben  Hogan
20.      If I hit it right,  it's a slice. If I hit it left, it's a hook. If I hit it straight, it's a  miracle. All Us Hackers
21.     The difference in  golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie. George  Deukmejian

  And  Finally

22.      Golf is a game  invented by the same people who think music comes out of a bagpipe. Lee  Trevino

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