2017-09-07 / Sports

Tee Time

Legendary comedian and Bob Hope, in his younger days was an excellent golfer. In his later years, he was an enthusiastic golfer. Starting in 1960, Hope hosted a tournament on the PGA Tour that still exists today - the Bob Hope Classic.

"Golf is my real profession. Entertainment is just a sideline. I tell jokes to pay my greens fees."

"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf."

"If you think golf is relaxing, you're not playing it right."

"(Wife) Dolores says there are days when I’m closer to shooting my weight than my age."

"Titleist has offered me a big contract not to play its balls."

"I never kick my ball in the rough or improve my lie in a sand trap. For that I have a caddie."

"I've been playing the game so long that my

handicap is in Roman numerals." "If I'm on the course and lightning starts, I get inside fast. If God wants to play through, let him."

"Golf is a game that needlessly prolongs the lives of some of our most useless citizens."

"Bing (Crosby) always said my swing looked like Grandma Moses trying to keep warm."

"A photographer kept shooting me every time I swung. I was very flattered until I found out he was from Field and Stream."

"(Arnold Palmer) told me how I could cut eight strokes off my score - skip one of the par 3s."

"Golf is a hard game to figure. One day you will go out and slice it and shank it, hit into all the traps and miss every green. The next day you go out and, for no reason at all, you really stink."

"I'd give up golf if I didn't have so many sweaters."

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