Day Brightener – My Annual Collection Of The Reminders And The Idiosyncratic Nature Of The Game Of Golf We Love

  • Golf balls are like eggs – they’re white, they’re sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy more.
  • The pro-shop gets its name from the fact that you must have the income of a professional golfer to buy anything in there.
  • It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps with house or yard work will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps. – Did you ever notice that it’s a lot easier to get up at 6:00 a.m. to play golf than at 10:00 to go to church?
  • It takes longer to become good at golf than it does brain surgery. On the other hand, you seldom get to ride around in a cart, drink beer and eat hot dogs while performing brain surgery.
  • A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game.
  • A good golf partner is one who’s slightly worse than you.
  • The rake is always in the other trap.
  • If there’s a storm rolling in, you’ll be having the game of your life.
  • If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight.
  • Golf appeals to the child in all of us. This is proven by our frequent inability to count past the number 5.
  • It’s easy to keep your ball in the fairway if you don’t care which fairway.
  • If profanity had any influence on the flight of a ball, most everyone would play better.
  • The greatest sound in golf is the “Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh” of your opponent’s club as he hurls it across the fairway.
  • A recent survey shows that of all jobs, caddies live the longest. They get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and if there’s ever a medical emergency, a doctor is always nearby.
  • It’s difficult to decide which is more stressful – hitting 3 off the tee or lining up your 4th putt
  • With practice and strength training you can easily get more distance off the shank.
  • The only sure way to get a par is to leave a 4-foot birdie putt 2 inches from the hole.
  • Nothing straightens out a nasty slice like a sharp dogleg to the right.
  • Golden Rule: Never wash your ball on the tee of a water hole.
  • No matter how badly you are playing, it’s always possible to get worse.

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