Golf is one of the oldest recreation sports on the planet, dating back at least 500 years.
Over that time it has generated scores of great sayings and memorable quotes.
There’s the one about even God not being able to hit a 2-iron.
Then the “Good Walk Spoiled” uttered by Mark Twain
But here are a few lesser known ones to ponder and enjoy.
“Golf is a game in which one endeavours to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose”. Woodrow Wilson
“Golf is not just an exercise; it's an adventure, a romance... a Shakespeare play in which disaster and comedy are intertwined.” Harold Segall
“Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case.” Bobby Jones
“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented”. Arnold Palmer
“Golf is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.” P.G. Wodehouse
“The only sure rule in golf is he who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie.” Mickey Mantle
“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” – Dean Martin