25 golf clichés we all love to hate

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Golf is a sport full of clichés. Here's 25 reader-submitted clichés that we hear all the time on the golf course.
By Matt S. Craig

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 | 10:10 a.m.

If you've played or watched golf for any amount of time, then you've heard more than a handful of clichés.

Some are true, some helpful, some funny. Some get really annoying. But it's as much a part of the sport as packing wacky headcovers or making excuses for bad shots.

November 3rd was Cliché Day, and we reached out to our readers on Facebook to ask, "what is your favorite cliché on the golf course?"

Here were your responses:

1. "Drive for show and putt for dough."  -Margaret Rhodes

2. "If I only hit that one straight it woulda been perfect."  -Richard Albano

3. "That was a brilliant shot, right up until the moment it wasn't."  -Benjamin Butterfield

4. "I kept my head in the game, took it one shot at a time, was seeing the breaks, and rolled in a few good ones."  -Jim Bergeson

5. "I know exactly what to do, I just can't do it every time."  -John Kasper

6. "Plenty of green to work with."  -Eileen Clark

7. "If I would've hit that putt, it would've been in."  -Erik Watson

8. "A shot is only as good or bad as the next one."  -Jeff Schauer

9. "You pulled your head up."  -Todd Thomas

10. "They don't ask how, they only ask how many."  -Lou Beisel

11. "Aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time."  -Will Nottell

12. "Be right!"  -Mike Jones

13. "Bite like a bad dog."  -Mark Snover

14. "That's about as good as he could do from that lie."  -Tyler Johnson

15. "Hit a house!"  -Kevin Smeltz

16. "Never up, never in."  -Steve Stalock

17. "Now that's 'cart golf.'"  -Jared Burke

18. "Hit it Alice."  -Rob Barnes

19. "One shot at a time."  -Brian Wetzel

20. "Trees are 90% air."  -Chris Wright

21. "That was par for the course."  -Jimmy Wood

22. "Don't give up the hole."  -Paul Nush

23. "One time!"  -Frank Pasquale

24. "I'm just out here to relax and unwind."  -Tommy Brooks

25. "It's in the hole!"  -Andrea Skaar Rott


Matt S. Craig is a PGA.com intern and a Digital Sports Production student at Ball State University.