* To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his backswing by his handicap. Example: backswing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing 600 mph.
* There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing 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 “draw” on the ball, you can put “fade” on the ball, but no golfer can put “straight” on the ball.
* A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.
* If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is the one in the bunker.
* If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint.
* Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it.
* Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle.
* “I wish I could play my normal game….just once.”
* Golf is harder than baseball, in golf you have to play your foul balls.
* If you do find that you do not mind playing golf in the rain, the snow, even during a hurricane, here’s a valuable tip: Your life is in trouble.
* Golfers who try to make everything perfect before taking the shot, rarely make the perfect shot.
* The term “mulligan” is really a contraction of the phrase “maul-it-again.”
* A “gimme” can best be defined as an agreement between two golfers…neither of whom can putt very well.
* An interesting thing about golf is that no matter how badly you play, it is always possible to get worse.
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