1959 Tournament of Champions winner
In football every play is good for a touchdown if each man blocks perfectly. Similarly, in golf, if every shot goes where you plan and you get to the green in the fewest possible shots and hole your putt, it's a perfect game. This is possible but it will never be played because of human failings.
Two-time U.S. Amateur champion
To me, an amateur, a perfect game of golf is a par score on any course. Since it is humanly impossible to hit the ball perfectly every time, I would not give this as a definition of the perfect game. I prefer to say that whenever I break par, I've played better than a perfect round.
Former U.S. Open and PGA champion
Defray Beach, Fla.
No perfect game is possible in any sport. In golf there will always be something to spoil a perfect game. Tee to green you may be perfect, but then perhaps you'll fall down on the greens. On a full drive the clubhead moves 20 to 22 feet. I'm happy if I can hit five perfect drives in a round.
Pro at the Greenbrier Country Club
White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
Of course, it's got to be within the realm of possibility. The perfect game of golf should be par on any course. Then a better than perfect game, in my opinion, would be getting on each green in less than the number of strokes required for par and holing each green in two putts or less.