“Golf is the only sport I know where a player pays for every mistake. You can whiff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball or throw an incomplete pass in football and a player still has a chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you.” — Lloyd Mangrum, pro golfer
“When you lip out several putts in a row, you should never think that means you're putting well. When you're putting well, the only question is what part of the hole it's going to fall in, not if it's going in.” — PGA Pro 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