Here are a few that I use frequently in my instructional sessions, especially in group classes. It is likely I’ve heard them somewhere in the past, but some I came up with in the moment to help a student. Bob Toski had some great ones to help instruct and entertain his students.
“The game of golf requires patience and a sense of humor.”
Some of these quips are specifically meant to support and drive home a point, and others to keep it fun and light, while still effectively bringing awareness to a subject.
First of all, I want to thank the recent Open Champ Cameron Smith for confirming my belief and first “olde saying”….. “ he who makes the putts, gets all the dough!!!
“Chip and putt with dough”. ……For my juniors,(I give them each $2 to keep in their armpits to learn the benefits of ”connection in the short game”
“If you Hit it in lake .. hit it in deep” Meaning…. Let it fly!!!
“Hit your mall bucket on the range or on the first two holes …….. Translation.. Warm up before you play!
“Not bad if you don’t care what you shoot!” …Friendly insult
“Not bad if you don’t care where it goes!”….Friendly insult also
“95 % of the putts that come up short , don’t go in”…. Yogi Berra
“You are always lined up perfectly…… at something”……. My reminder to students on importance of a good set up!
“You can get good rolls in a bakery.”. “Walt Zembriski PGA.. He would always be pissed if he missed a putt and some one said to him ”Nice Roll”
Back to the “salt mine” (work) when you have to get back to work after 9 holes.
“Full Flaps,” ….. “Hit a House …….“whoa nellie”, ….”nothing rolls like a ball,”…… “Juuuusst a bit outside”…… Bob Ueker reference , ……all for when when a player misses by a mile, or blows one way past the hole.
My all time favorites are from the Three Stooges: An Italian imagrant greens keeper comes up to Curly and shouts “ Chop-a chop- a chop… who you think -a -you are? George – a -Wash “ Later after chunking 100 fat shots in a row. Moe says” See , I’m getting better, the pieces are getting smaller!” Please watch Three Little Beers, the 27 minute Three Stooges movie, and you will all understand the game better! It is the film that inspired myself and all of my friends to get involved in the game!!!
The Game is for fun!
Its late, have fun out there!!!!There are a million more. Make up some of your own.
Bob K PGA