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#1 BillyZ2

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:48 AM

If there's one sport that gets into the minds of it's participants, it's got to be golf. Golf lives so much in the deep recesses of one's mind that psychological advice runs rampant. From this, many great golf quotes are born. What are some of your favorites?
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"Golf is like a love affair.  If you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart."
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

"If you're caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron." -Lee Trevino

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:31 PM

a 1000 bucks you slice it in the woods.   Rodney Dangerfield.
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

Golf is a game played on a 5 inch course, the distance between your ears. - Bobby Jones

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

"When it's breezy, swing easy"

Sam Snead I think although I have heard Tom Watson say the same thing.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:31 PM

Just because you're choking, doesn't mean you can't win.

Easier said than done but it does awake the inner fight in us all when we feel the wheels starting to get wobbly.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

"The most important shot in golf is the next one."
- Ben Hogan

"The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face."
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:05 PM

"Golf is a good walk spoiled" Mark Twain
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:26 PM

Claudia Trevino:  Get back out there and play, those clubs don't know how old you are.

Lee Trevino:   Who cares how I take it back, you don't hit a golfball with your backswing.

Eddie Lowery (in the movie):   easy peasy, lemon squeezy. (From a British TV Ad)  

Carl Spackler:  Cinderalla story. Outta nowhere.  A former greenskeeper, now about to become the Masters champion.

Carl Spackler:  So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet.  and I get on as a looper at a course in the Himalayas.

& the most famous golf quote in history, by Roberto DeVincenzo:   What a stupid I am.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

"Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose."- Winston Churchill

"I know I am getting better at golf because I'm hitting fewer spectators." - Gerald Ford

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

"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf." -Bob Hope

"They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken." - Raymond Floyd

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#11 BillyZ2

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:11 PM

If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf.  ~Percey Boomer

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

"On a recent survey, 80 percent of golfers admitted cheating. The other 20 percent lied."

"I read the greens in Spanish, but I putt in English."

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:00 PM

Mrs. Tiger Woods when asked how many time she hit Tiger's SUV with the 9-iron....

"uhhh...put me down for a 5.
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:53 PM

"If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death."

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:09 PM

"I miss, I miss, I miss, I make."
Seve Ballesteros

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:38 AM

Take dead aim - Harvey Penick
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:56 AM

Golf is the most exciting leisure activity with clothes on - unknown

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 11:53 AM

As my Grandmother taught me the game, and her teacher was a protege of Mr. Penick's, I heard a lot of his beliefs, thoughts & axioms on both the golf swing and life  back in the  60ís/70's-

A lot went in one ear and out the other because, as a typical 7-12yo, I wasn't big on swing or life thoughts, lol

My only thought was hit it and chase it-

For me to pick just one quote is impossible, so I'll be adding a few, though this is one of my 3 faves from Mr. Penick, probably because it was far and away the one most repeated to me by my Grandmother, lol:

"Practicing your short game will help your long game in every way, though practicing your long will not help your short game in any way."

It rings as true today as it did in 1970, when I'd always grab for my driver on the practice tee and my Grandmother would place her hand over it, pull my 9i out with her other, and more or less, say those words, LMAO

It just took me a while to accept it ;) lol

Excellent thread!!

Have a Great season :)


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

"Golf is the hardest game in the world.  There is no way you can ever get it.  Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place." - Ben Crenshaw

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

"I hate this game, and I can't wait until tomorrow to play it again!" -- Jeff Sluman


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

the grass is always greener farther down the fairway
The grass is always greener...
farther down the fairway

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    haha, we don't play for 5's

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:19 PM

Jack knew he was going to beat you. You knew Jack was going to beat you. And Jack knew that you knew that he was going to beat you." ... Weiskopf

I never learned anything from a match that I won ... Bobby Jones

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:33 PM

Some of my favorites,
"It's better than most" -Gary Koch on Tiger's putt at the players
"Be the right club today" -Hal Sutton
"Some body's closeerrrr" -Happy Gilmore
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:40 PM

Lee Trevino talking to an amateur who got angry over a bad shot in a Pro-Am. "Kid, you ain't good enough to get angry."

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

“My dad gave me the best golf advice I ever received, which was to have fun. That’s the reason why, when I practice, I’m always having fun and enjoying it.” —Phil Mickelson

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 03:56 PM

"If you're gonna lay up, lay up."

as in, lay WAY up, not as close as possible to the water hazard.  I think I remember Lee Janzen saying it and it stuck with me as my favorite thought on course management.

If we're going funny, Lee Trevino to his caddy Herman, discussing distances on the tee at the Skins Game - 17th hole at PGA West (Alcatraz, the par 3 with the island green):
Herman: "152 yards, 153"
Trevino: "Well... which one is it?"

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

one of my favorites:

'we are all victims of our best shots.'  - greg norman


no joke, understanding this really helped my course management.



'nother one:
'you get bad breaks from good shots, you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball as it lies.'   - bobby jones

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

If you really want to be good at golf....go back and take it up at a younger age.

Chalant putts and nonchalant putts all count the same.

From a pro I played with years ago.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

"3 miserable shots and one great shot still make par."- Walter Hagen

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