“I get as much fun as the next man from whaling the ball as hard as I can and catching it squarely on the button. But from sad experience I learned not to try this in a round that meant anything.” — Bobby Jones, amateur golfer
“The hardest thing in golf is trying to two-putt when you have to, because your brain isn't wired that way. You're accustomed to trying to make putts. When you change that mind-set, your brain short-circuits, especially under pressure.” Ken Venturi, pro golfer
“A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's a matter of pride.” — Nancy Lopez, professional golfer
“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