Brendan Sudol
July 2017

Golfing Wit

I just read Golfing Wit, a tiny, little book of quips and quotes I found when visiting my parent’s house last week.

Many of the observations weren’t the best, tending toward banality or sexism, but there were a few sharp and glittering gems.

Here are ten I liked:

The number of tees in your bag is always less than 3 or more than 600.

– Michael Ryan

Winning isn't about making a lot of great shots. It's about making very few bad ones.

– Tommy Armour

My most notable trait is snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory.

– Doug Saunders

Golf tips are like aspirin. One may do you good but if you swallow the whole bottle you'll be lucky to survive.

– Harvey Pennick

Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser.

– Gary Player

All of us believe that our good shots are the norm, and our bad ones aberrations.

– Alec Morrison

Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.

– Bob Hope

Is it any accident that 'God' comes just before 'golf' in the dictionary?

– Dave Allen

My career started slowly, then tapered off.

– Gary McCord

The only thing I ever learned from losing was that I don't like it.