“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
“When you're on a golf course, a couple of things are very interesting. No matter who you're playing with, people want each other to do well.” — Condoleeza Rice, former Secretary of State and avid golfer
“Play the ball as it lies,play the course as you find it,and if you cannot do either, do what is fair. But to do what is fair, you need to know the Rules of Golf." — The R&A and the USGA
“People think if they play better, they will enjoy the game more. In reality, if they enjoy it more, they will play better.” — Joe Parent, mental game coach
“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.” the late John Wooden, former college basketball coach.
“Attitude ... is all about a choice. You can get to a U.S. Open and let it beat you up, complain about it, talk all the bad pins and unfair bounces, but everybody has to play the same course.” — David Toms, pro golfer
“Golf is about how well you accept, respond to and score with your misses much more so than it is a game of your perfect shots.” — Dr. Bob Rotella, sports psychologist
“Inside each and every one of us is our one, true authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that's ours and ours alone.” — Will Smith in "The Legend of Bagger Vance."
“You never fight your eye when you look at the hole. If it looks one way, play it that way. Don't make a big deal out of an easy shot.” — Ben Hogan, pro golfer
“A golf ball is like a clock. Always hit it at 6 o'clock and make it go towards 12 o'clock. But make sure you are in the same time zone.” — Chi Chi Rodriguez, golf pro