golf quotes for bad rounds

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We’ve all had it happen. You head out to the golf course ready to play your best round ever and – THUNK – you land in the sand. Next you hit it in the trees. Then your ball rolls on into the water and before you know it you’ve shot a 127.

Hopefully these golf quotes will help next time you’ve had a bad day on the course.


1. “If every shot you hit was a hole in one, you’d lose interest. Sometimes you’ve gotta hit a few in the woods.”
– Missy Hardy


2. “The most important shot in golf is the next one.”
– Ben Hogan

3. “Golf is like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.”
-Arthur Daley

4. “The mind messes up more shots than the body.”
– Tommy Bolt

golf quote: the mind messes up more shots than the body

5. “Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You’ve got to believe.”
– Jack Nicklaus

6. “A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.”
-Payne Stewart

inspirational golf quote about attitude

7. “Golf is not a game of good shots. It’s a game of bad shots.”
– Ben Hogan

8. “I never learned anything from a match that I won.”
-Bobby Jones


9. “Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.”
– Sam Snead

10. “It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence but only one bad one to lose it.”
– Jack Nicklaus