Golf Quotes

"Good golf begins with a good grip."
Golf Legend – Ben Hogan

"Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purposes."
President – Woodrow Wilson

"Golf is a game played on a 5 inch course – the distance between your ears."
Golf Legend – Bobby Jones

"After you have the basics down it's all mental."
Golf Legend – Ken Venturi

"Golf is an awkward set of bodily contortions designed to produce a graceful result."
Golf Legend – Tommy Armour

"It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it."
Golf Legend – Jack Nicklaus

"Golf is a puzzle without an answer."
Golf Legend – Gary Player

"I used to go to the driving range to practice driving without slicing.  Now I go to practice slicing without swearing."
Author – Bruce Lansky

"The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top."
Golf Course Architect – Pete Dye

"Drive for show, but putt for dough."
Golf Legend – Bobby Locke

"The mind messes up more shots than the body."
Golf Legend – Tommy Bolt

"If you hit a bad shot, just tell yourself it's great to be alive, relaxing and walking around on a beautiful golf course. The next shot will be better."
Golf Legend – Al Geiberger (Mr. 59)

"Be decisive. A wrong decision is usually less disastrous than indecision."
Golf Legend– Bernhard Langer

"I expect to make at least 7 mistakes a round. Therefore, when I make a bad shot, I don't worry about it. It ís just one of those 7."
Golf Legend – Walter Hagen

"Don't be too proud to take lessons. I'm not."
Golf Legend – Jack Nicklaus

"Practice puts brains in your muscles."
Golf Legend – Sam Snead

"You must work very hard to become a natural golfer."
Golf Legend – Gary Player

"It ís a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get."
Golf Legend – Arnold Palmer

"The game was easy for me as a kid. I had to play a while to find out how hard it is."
Golf Legend – Raymond Floyd

"Pressure is playing for $10 when you don't have a dime in your pocket."
Golf Legend – Lee Trevino

"You can talk to a fade but hook won't listen."
Golf Legend – Lee Trevino

"Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing."
Golf Legend – Ben Hogan

"How did I make a 12 on a par 5 hole?  Itís simple.  I missed a 4 foot putt for eleven."
Golf Legend – Arnold Palmer

"How did I 4 putt?  I miss, I miss, I miss, I make."
Golf Legend – Seve Ballesteros

"I've learned to trust the subconscious.  My instincts have never lied to me."
Golf Legend – Tiger Woods

"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you."
Golf Legend – Arnold Palmer

"Winning isn't everything, but wanting it is."
Golf Legend – Arnold Palmer

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them."
Washington Irving

"When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly."
– Michel de Montaigne

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
– Aristotle

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
– Confucius

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Willing is not enough; we must do."
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"They can because they think they can."
– Virgil

"Look within, for within is the wellspring of virtue, which will not cease flowing, if you cease not from digging."
– Marcus Aurelius

"Practice yourself in little things, and thence proceed to greater."
– Epictetus

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
– Albert Einstein

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