“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
“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