Women golfers have been making their mark on the sport for centuries. From the dawn of competitive golf to today, female golfers have left behind inspiring quotes that can motivate and encourage any golfer looking to improve their game.
Here is a collection of some of the most inspiring women golfer quotes that capture the spirit of determination and passion that these female athletes have exhibited throughout their careers.
The Top 47+ Women Golfer Quotes
Inspirational: Motivating Women Golfers
1 “Golf is very much like a love affair, if you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun, if you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.” – Louise Suggs
2 – “I have always had a drive that pushed me to try for perfection, and golf is a game in which perfection stays just out of reach.” – Betsy Rawls
3 – “When I play my best golf, I feel as if I’m in a fog, standing back watching the earth in orbit with a golf club in my hands.” – Mickey Wright
4 – “There are no absolutes in golf. Golf is such an individual game, and no two people swing alike.” – Kathy Whitworth
5 – “I build confidence when I practice a variety of shots – hitting it high or low, working the ball. A lot of golfers go to the range and just hit full shots. That doesn’t build on-course confidence, because you won’t always hit full shots out there. My confidence is built on knowing I can effectively work the ball in any circumstance.” – Joanne Carner
6 – “Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.” – Nancy Lopez
7 – “On the first tee I kept telling myself, trust yourself, you can do it.” – Annika Sorenstam
8 – “You go through slumps in this game, and you just have to work through them. You’re going to miss putts out on an LPGA tour and have bad rounds. You just have to think to yourself that you always have tomorrow, and you’re lucky enough to be out here just playing golf for a living.” – Lexi Thompson
9 – “Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.” – Paula Creamer
10 – “I’m not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.” – Michelle Wie
Challenges: Overcoming Hardships
11 – When I play, my mindset is that I can beat everyone.” – Michelle Wie
12 – “When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.” – Patty Berg
13 – “If you’re 70th or 80th on the money list, it’s not very motivating.” – Stacy Lewis
14 – “I’m not really interested in sports psychology. It makes me feel like a crazy person.” – Michelle Wie
15 – Living everyday in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage.” ― Min Jin Lee
16 – ” But we’re doing all the right things and there’s nothing wrong with having some great personalities and rivalries and some friction. I think that’s really good for the sport. I did everything I could do and tried as hard as I could. In light of how I putted, I guess second place will do.” – Cristie Kerr
17 – “The first time I grabbed a golf club, I knew that I would do it for the rest of my life.” – Michelle Wie
18 – “Speak quickly. My patience wanes.” ― Rose Reid
19 – “You have to make lots of birdies and give your opponent no chance.” – Michelle Wie
Accomplishments: Celebrating Successes
20 – “Being nervous is not something you should be ashamed of. Nervous means you care, you really want to do well.” – Paula Creamer
21 – “The fire catches shortly after, lapping up the dry wool, engulfing it like sweets” ― Rose Reid
22 – “You have to love it and be willing to put in the time. I like to hit the ball where I’m aiming, but I’m never afraid of trouble.”
23 – “I’m kind of in-between a goody-goody and a rebel. I’m not bad, but I’m not good either. I’m a little crazy.” – Michelle Wie
24 – “There are no absolutes in golf. Golf is such an individual game, and no two people swing alike.”
25 – “We cannot help but be interested in the stories of people that history pushes aside so thoughtlessly.” ― Min Jin Lee
26 – “If you like precision you’ve got to like to watch this 28-year old young woman play.” – Judy Rankin
27 – “You have to focus or you won’t play the way you want to.” – Michelle Wie
28 – “I think it has been a remarkable performance from both players. Georgia with her putter and her determination. Pornanong with her precision off the tees and how she picked apart this golf course with her long game.” – Karen Stupples
29 – “So far today Phatlum’s tee shots have been quite easy. Nothing but straight shots. Pretty simple.” – Karen Stupples
30 – “If you grow up normal, you’ll only be normal. I don’t want to be normal, I want to be something else.” – Michelle Wie
Role Models: Legends of the Game
31 – “I did a lot of growing up in 2011. Going out on tour was like being thrown into the deep end of the pool, and I was not prepared for what pro life is like. I was still in high school and had a hard time finding balance. But I got some advice from Jack Nicklaus at the end of the year, and he put a lot of things in perspective. He told me that balance is the most important thing in life – and when I start mastering that is when I’m going to be the happiest.” – Jessica Korda
32 – “What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win.” – Patty Berg
33 – “The Queen of Crimson. And, in time, Death’s Herald, Ghost of Grimway, and Butcher of Brindale. My name has been public knowledge only for a short time but my reputation was crafted the day I massacred an entire envoy.” ― Rose Reid
34 – “a man must learn to forgive—to know what is important, that to live without forgiveness was a kind of death with breathing and movement.”― Min Jin Lee
35 – “When you are not the longest player in the field, regardless of the golf course, you have to play within yourself. You have to know exactly where your swings are. She has done that with the driver off the tee.” – Rankin
36 – I don’t mind hitting it in the woods. I think of it as an adventure. That’s when golf really starts to get interesting.” – Michelle Wie
37 – “You kind of look for these players who have that ability to rise to the occasion and she is sure doing that this week.”- Rankin
38 – “She is a player that if this is a team game, you would want to give her the ball. She would want the ball and you’d want it to go in her hands if you need somebody to make that point.” – Stupples
39 – On dealing with repeated injuries during her career: “It’s just one of those situations where I’m not, you know, I’m not entirely sure how much more I have left in me. So even on the bad days I’m just like trying to take time to enjoy it. But it’s tough.” – Michelle Wie
40 – “Can you imagine how that must tickle a player to get a message from him?” – Rankin
Mentorship: Passing on Knowledge
41 – “I think we take a lot of things for granted, but there’s so much to be grateful for. You can lose sight of that and become unhappy if you forget to be grateful.” – Michelle Wie
42 – “It was much harder than the first two days. My long game wasn’t quite on it today but I putted very, very well and I holed the putts when I needed to.” – Georgia Hall
43 – “I don’t think about too much in the future. I think do every hole as it comes. 18 holes is a lot and anything can happen on that golf course. I am just going to go out there and play every shot as it comes and just kind of stay within myself and not look what is going on too much.” – Georgia Hall
44 – You want to see a very bad man? Make an ordinary man successful beyond his imagination. Let’s see how good he is when he can do whatever he wants.” ― Min Jin Lee
45 – “She is a streaky player. At times when she is on a hot streak, the sky is the limit. Other times she can look ordinary. The moment sometimes gets the better of her. If she walks away with a trophy it wouldn’t surprise anyone, most notably her peers.” – Jerry Foltz
46 – “She is a great, great young player who came to professional golf and just has been a struggle. She has been back and forth and up and down. Recently, she said she’s trying to learn to play golf without thinking so much. Guess what. Lots of success.” – Rankin
47 – “Learn everything. Fill your mind with knowledge—it’s the only kind of power no one can take away from you.” Hansu never told him to study, but rather to learn, and it occurred to Noa that there was a marked difference. Learning was like playing, not labor.” ― Min Jin Lee
48 – “The level of shot making down the stretch at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was off the charts. We are seeing it again here.” – Lerner
49 – “What an honor and a treat. And the time had come for the players in women’s golf to get to play this wonderful rotation of golf courses, and for people to see them play so many of the historical courses here in Britain.” – Rankin
50 -“History has failed us, but no matter.” ― Min Jin Lee
51 – “He is brave enough to turn his back on me. His mistake. I run up behind him and jump onto his back before he can open the door. Swinging my legs around his body, I spin him so quickly that he is thrown to the ground. I jump to my feet, moving quickly as self preservation kicks in, and reach for the door handle.” ― Rose Reid
Empowering Women in Golf
Empowering women in golf are essential to creating an inclusive and equitable environment within the sport.
Women are not only faced with a gender gap in terms of participation or access to resources but also with a lack of recognition for their contributions to the game.
However, numerous organizations and initiatives have taken up the challenge of promoting gender equality in golf, such as The LPGA Foundation’s “Women on Course” program.
Best Golf Gifts For 2023
Golfers everywhere are looking for the best golf gifts to give their loved ones and friends. Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, there are plenty of great options in 2023. One popular gift this year is the golf simulator.
This state-of-the-art technology brings the game of golf indoors, allowing players to practice and improve their skills from any location.
It also offers an immersive gaming experience with realistic graphics that make it feel like you’re on the course.
With various game modes available and adjustable settings for different skill levels, it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular gifts among golfers this year. You can even find multi-player versions that allow multiple people to compete simultaneously!