A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 17, 2019
“If it goes right, it’s a slice. If it goes left, it’s a hook” (golf saying)

"If it goes right, it’s a slice. If it goes left, it’s a hook. If it goes straight, it’s a miracle” is a jocular golf saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1989, when it was printed on T-shirts.


20 August 1989, The Advocate (Newark, OH), “T-shirts’ messages range from hilarious to raunchy” by Sue Sheets, pg. 4B, col. 1:
Humorous “tees” for golfers include: “If it goes right, it’s a slice. If it goes left, it’s a hook. If it goes straight, it’s a miracle”

20 January 1990, Star-Phoenix (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), “Did you know?” by Heather Macdonald, pg. 3, col. 2:
Smile: Dreaming of warmer weather, I read about the golfer who said: “If it goes right it’s a slice. If it goes left it’s a hook. If it goes straight it’s a miracle.”

22 January 1990, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch, “Eye Openers” by Dan Caesar, pg. 6C, cols. 2-3:
NORM FROSCHER of the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun sums up his tee shots:

If it goes right, it’s a slice.
if it goes left, it’s a hook.
If it goes straight, it’s a miracle.

Google Books
Golf, It’s Just a Game:
The Best Quotes & Cartoons About Golf

By Bruce Lansky
New York, NY: Meadowbrook Press
1996
Pg. ?:
If it goes right, it’s a slice.
If it goes left, it’s a hook.
If it goes straight, it’s a miracle. —T-shirt

Twitter
Luca_de_Monte_Carlo
@LarnacaLad
I’ve finally figured out Golf: if it goes right, it’s a “slice.” If it goes left, it’s a “hook.” And if it goes straight, it’s a miracle!
11:09 AM · Feb 20, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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TGC Golf
June 21, 2019 ·
If it goes right, it’s a slice.
If it goes left, it’s a hook.
If it goes straight, it’s a miracle.

Twitter
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
@HRHtenerife
If it goes right, it’s a slice.
If it goes left, it’s a hook.
If it goes straight, it’s a miracle.
Let´s play some golf today!!
#HardRockHotel #HRHTenerife
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6:45 AM · Jul 28, 2019·AgoraPulse Manager

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New York CitySports/Games • Saturday, August 17, 2019 • Permalink