The Ten Laws of Golf
1. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share
his ideas about the golf swing.
2. Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a rule
is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut.
3. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course
is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a
very large tree.
4. There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces, and bounces
just the way you meant to play it.
5. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make
two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the
6. A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not
7. If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the sand trap,
your ball is in the sand trap.
8. If both balls are in the sand trap, yours is in the
9. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your
mind during your swing.
10. Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot
is actually the beginning of the next group of three.