It’s hump day…

So a little humor…


  • Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.
  • Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.
  • When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
  • If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.
  • The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.
  • No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.
  • The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all of your many other errors.
  • If it ain’t broke, try changing your grip.
  • Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot.
  • A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponents’ luck.
  • It is surprisingly easy to hole a fifty foot putt for a 10.
  • Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.
  • Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.
  • It’s not a gimme if you’re still away.
  • The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree.
  • There are two kinds of bounces; unfair bounces and bounces, just the way you meant to play it.
  • You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two inch branch 90% of the time.
  • If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age.
  • Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three.
  • When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again.
  • Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe.
  • If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard.
  • To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his back-swing by his handicap;
  •    i.e., back-swing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing = 300 mph.
  • There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.
  • Hazards attract; fairways repel.
  • You can put a draw on the ball, you can put a fade on the ball, but no golfer can put a straight on the ball.
  • A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.
  • If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.
  • It’s easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the yard.
  • Sometimes it seems as though your cup moveth over.
  • A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game.
  • Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday because you always end up having to pray a lot.
  • A good golf partner is one who’s always slightly worse than you are… that’s why I get so many calls to play with friends.
  • That rake by the sand trap is there for golfers who feel guilty about skipping out on lawn work.
  • If there’s a storm rolling in, you’ll be having the game of your life.
  • Golf balls are like eggs. They’re white. They’re sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week.
  • A pro-shop gets its name from the fact that you have to have the income of a professional golfer to buy anything in there.
  • It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.
  • If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven, he probably shot an eight (or worse).
  • You probably wouldn’t look good in a green jacket anyway!  A sweatshirt will do just fine.
  • It takes longer to learn to be a good golfer than it does to become a brain surgeon.  On the other hand, you don’t get to ride around on a cart, drink beer, eat hot dogs and fart if you are performing brain surgery.


It’s hump day… — 10 Comments

  1. Not a golfer but I found these funny. To me a golf course uses land better suited for a rifle range. Just my opinion of course.

  2. My golfer friends have mentioned several of these over the years, but not all at once. Excellent compilation.

  3. Hey Old NFO;

    Everytime I think of Golf, I think of another expensive hobby I don’t want to get involved with because shooting is bad enough and then when I hear of the Masters coming to Augusta again, I think “Oh yeah it is Old NFO’s annual pilgrimage to mecca again”, LOL how we become conditioned.

  4. I haven’t played much golf. One of the last times I did was when I was invited to play at a bachelor party weekend at the Colorado River. I bought a bucket of range balls and took them with me on the cart and hit them toward/at passing boats.

    It was fun. You just need a river with boats on it or a freeway with cars on it — in range. And if you slice, there is more than one boat on the river.

  5. Best version of the game is hit the ball then have
    your opponent hit the ball with his rifle.

    Back yard version is wiffle ball and air rifle.

    That makes it a good excuse to test two skills and get percussive relaxation.


  6. Translation: Take up something that isn’t golf. It might not be any better, but it should at least be slightly less confusing.

    • I will admit bias in two places, minimum:

      I never cared for ANY sport (women’s wrestling is THEATER… just like men’s, really).


      Pa spent some time as a local TV station cameraman (for two different stations) and the one job he LOATHED (mere hatred was for more declared & obvious evils) was covering golf. DULL. So VERY DULL. So bad it made BOWLING seem exciting. DULL! In fact the ONLY time he had anything good to comment about golf was that covering over a landfill to become a golf course was perhaps the best use of the wasteland.

      Then, I consider pretty much any [outdoor] sport (other than hockey/skiing – and NOT that I like those any, either) as being a way to make watching grass grow into something dull.

      • I used to think that way about soccer. I worked for a German company for 34 years. I would sometimes chide my European friends that Soccer (footbawl) was what Europeans would watch in order to wind down from an exiting day of watching grass grow.

        (I know. Soccer is a fine workout – if you’re a player. As a spectator, it’s still duller than golf. What other game regularly goes 2 hours with the score still 0 to 0?)

  7. All- Thanks for the comments. Yes, some find flog, er…golf boring. I find it to be good exercise! I usually get in 4-5 miles chasing my @%$$(( ball… sigh

    Posted from my iPhone.

  8. I have found that golf is 95% mental, the other 5% is mental