“There is no surer or more painful way to learn a rule than to be penalized once for breaking it.” — Tom Watson, golf professional
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” — Basketball coach John Wooden
“Every golfer can expect to have four bad shots in a round and when you do, just put them out of your mind. This, of course, is hard to do when you've had them and you’re not even off the first tee.” Walter Hagen, pro golfer
“Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.” — Jack Nicklaus, pro golfer.
“Golf is hitting an object to a defined area with the least amount of effort and an alert attitude of indifference.” — Moe Norman, Canadian Golf pro and teacher
“If I had my way, every golf green would be made into a huge funnel. You hit the funnel and the ball would roll down a pipe into the hole. I’ve always considered that golf is one game and putting another.” — Ben Hogan, after missing the cut at the 1957 Masters.
“Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.” — John Wooden, basketball coach
“Does anyone find it amusing that the Ben Hogan Award for the Top Male Golfer of the Year is named for a guy who never finished high school?” — Dan Jenkins, sportwriter/author
“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game; no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it — work!” — golfing great Jack Nicklaus
“In tossing your cards after a bad beginning you also undermine your whole game, because to quit between the tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast.” — Pro golfer Sam Snead