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Entry from October 07, 2012
“Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five”

"Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five” is a jocular one-line saying that has been included in many golf books and articles. “Golfer: One who yells “fore,” takes six and puts down five” was cited in the Wall Street Journal in 1958. Later in 1958, Paul H. Gilbert included this as one of his “Daffynitions.”

Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (1918-2009) is frequently credited for the saying. Harvey wrote a golf article in 1967 where he said, “In golf, you shout, Fore!’ shoot six—and write down five.” However, this was nearly a decade after the joke first appeared in print.


7 July 1958, Omaha (NE) World-Herald, pg. 4, col. 3:
Scoring
Wall Street Journal

Golfer: One who yells “fore,” takes six and puts down five.

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22 October 1958, Warsaw (IN) Times-Union, “Strictly Confidential” by Ronald Sharp, sec. 2, pg. 6, col. 1:
Reader Mrs. Douglas Bowser (Leesburg, RFD 1) describes today’s golfing enthusiast as one who yells “four,” takes six and marks down five.

30 November 1958, Seattle (WA) Daily Times, “Daffynitions” by Paul H. Gilbert, Magazine, pg. 13, col. 4:
Golfer: One who yells “fore,” takes six and puts down five.

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11 December 1958, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), “Shop with Sue,” pg. 8, col. 7 ad:
Golfer: One who yells “fore,” takes six and puts down five.

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Speaker’s Encyclopedia of Humor;
Stories, Quotes, Definitions, and Toasts for Every Situation

By Jacob Morton Braude
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1970, ©1961
Pg. 268:
Golfer: one who yells “fore,” takes six and puts down five.

27 October 1961, Springfield (MA) Union, “Police Dept. Golf Tourney Winner Is Capt. Kulig,” pg. 39, col. 3:
A number of golfers who “yell fore, shoot six and mark down a five” were observed among the players.

12 April 1964, Cumberland (MD) Sunday Times, “Byrd’s-Eye View” by Johnny Byrd, pg. 9, col. 1:
THIS is the season when a golfer yells fore, takes six strokes and marks down five on his score card.

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13 May 1967, The Dispatch (Lexington, NC), “Golf: The work they call a game” by Paul Harvey News, pg. 4, col. 5:
In golf, you shout, “Fore!” shoot six—and write down five.

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13 February 1968, The News and Courier (Charleston, SC), “Doing The Charleston” by Ashley Cooper, pg. 1B, col. 1:
MACK McGINNIS, a frequent contributor to this column, has produced a book entitled “Laugh Oil,” by Dr. G. Herbert True.  It’s full of jokes of the Carolina Cackler genre such as, “Golf: a guy shouts fore, shoots six and marks down five.”

20 May 1993, Altoona (PA) Mirror, ‘Special Olympics tourney a success” by Herb Werner, pg. D4, col. 4:
Quotable Golfer: “Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six, and write down five.”—Paul Harvey.

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Good Day!:
The Paul Harvey Story

By Paul Batura
Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc.
2009
Pg. 179:
Paul used to quip that “golf [was] a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six and write down five.”

Google Books
On Par:
The Everyday Golfer’s Survival Guide

By Bill Pennington
New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
2012
Pg. 42:
Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six, and write down five.
BROADCASTER PAUL HARVEY

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