Some Quotes on Putting

Some quotes about putting (and golf) to convey some motivation and share the frustration.

  1. “You drive for show, but putt for dough.” – Bobby Locke
  2. “I don’t fear death, but I sure don’t like those three-footers for par.” – Chi Chi Rodriguez
  3. “Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.” – Lee Trevino
  4. “It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.” – Arnold Palmer
  5. “Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.” – Arnold Palmer
  6. “Putting is a form of wisdom.” – Harvey Penick
  7. “Putting affects the nerves more than anything. I would actually get nauseated over three-footers.” – Jack Nicklaus
  8. “It is not solely the capacity to make great shots that makes champions, but the essential quality of making very few bad shots.” – Tommy Armour
  9. “If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” – Dean Martin
  10. “Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitudes of measurements, it invites the attention of perfectionists.” – Heywood Broun
  11. “I know I’m getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.” – Gerald R. Ford
  12. “Golf is about how well you accept, respond to, and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots.” – Dr. Bob Rotella
  13. “Forget your opponents; always play against par.” – Sam Snead
  14. “Golf is not just an exercise; it’s an adventure, a romance… a Shakespeare play in which disaster and comedy are intertwined.” – Harold Segall
  15. “A putter that you trust is like having a friend you trust.” – Gary Player
  16. “Golf is like a chain, you can’t have any weak links and your short game is a vital link.” – David Duval
  17. “The person I fear most in the last two rounds is myself.” – Tom Watson
  18. “The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.” – Billy Graham
  19. “How has retirement affected my golf game? A lot more people beat me now.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  20. “No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer’s mind.” – Tom Watson
  21. “The hardest shot in golf is the next one.” – Ben Hogan
  22. “Putting is not a science, it’s an art. And like all arts, it can be mastered with practice and patience.” – Unattributed
  23. “The three-foot putt is no longer a physical challenge. It’s purely mental.” – Jack Nicklaus
  24. “A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.” – Payne Stewart
  25. “I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for, getting paid for doing what you love.” – Tiger Woods
  26. “Golf is a game in which the ball lies poorly, and the players well.” – Art Rosenbaum
  27. “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
  28. “I look into my golf bag for the answer and the answer isn’t in there.” – Lee Trevino
  29. “A tap-in is a putt that was almost missed.” – Bobby Locke
  30. “I never missed a putt in my mind.” – Jack Nicklaus
  31. “The whole secret to mastering the game of golf – and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro – is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top.” – Arnold Palmer
  32. “I’m not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they’d come up sliced.” – Lee Trevino
  33. “Golf is not a fair game, so why build a course fair?” – Pete Dye
  34. “Putting is like wisdom – partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.” – Arnold Palmer
  35. “The only thing in my bag that works is the bug spray.” – Bruce Lansky
  36. “A good golfer’s checklist for the 18th hole: Firm grip, loose shoes.” – Tom Mulligan
  37. “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.” – Greg Norman
  38. “The toughest shot in golf is your next one.” – Ben Hogan
  39. “Every shot counts. The three-foot putt is as important as the 300-yard drive.” – Henry Cotton
  40. “Show me a golfer who doesn’t have a mean streak, and I’ll show you a weak competitor.” – Lee Trevino
  41. “In golf as in life, it is the follow-through that makes the difference.” – Dr. Seuss
  42. “If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf.” – Percey Boomer
  43. “When you miss a shot, don’t think of what you did wrong. Take the next shot thinking of what you must do right.” – Tony Lema
  44. “The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.” – Gary Player
  45. “There is an old saying: if a man comes home with sand in his cuffs and cockleburs in his pants, don’t ask him what he shot.” – Sam Snead
  46. “A great putt is a thing of beauty, but a missed two-footer is a tragedy.” – Bobby Jones
  47. “A passion, an obsession, a romance, a nice acquaintanceship with trees, sand, and water.” – Bob Ryan
  48. “In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.” – Sam Snead
  49. “Golf is not just about scoring. It’s a matter of being able to finish a round with a smile and enjoying it.” – Patricia Hannigan
  50. “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.” – Lee Trevino