Bobby Jones Golf Quotes

"Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears." -Bobby Jones

"If ever I needed an eight foot putt, and everything I owned depended on it, I would want Arnold Palmer to putt for me." -Bobby Jones

"It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it." -Bobby Jones

"A leading difficulty with the average player is that he totally misunderstands what is meant by concentration. He may think he is concentrating hard when he is merely worrying. " -Bobby Jones

"The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two." -Bobby Jones

“Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But this is certainly not the case.” -Bobby Jones

“Sometimes the game of golf is just too difficult to endure with a golf club in your hands.” -Bobby Jones

“I will tell you privately it's not going to get better, it's going to get worse all the time, but don't fret. Remember, we "play the ball where it lies," and now let's not talk about this, ever again.” -Bobby Jones

“I particularly regretted winning at the nineteenth hole by the aid of a stymie which was almost impossible to negotiate.” -Bobby Jones

No-one will ever have golf under his thumb. No round ever will be so good it could not have been better. Perhaps this is why golf is the greatest of games. You are not playing a human adversary; you are playing a game. You are playing old man par. -Bobby Jones

"You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about." -Bobby Jones

"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots - but you have to play the ball where it lies." -Bobby Jones

"It is nevertheless a game of considerable passion, either of the explosive type, or that which burns inwardly and sears the soul." -Bobby Jones

"I never learned anything from a match that I won." -Bobby Jones

"Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards." -Bobby Jones

"The best exercise for golfers is golfing." -Bobby Jones

"The moment the average golfer attempts to play from long grass or a bunker or from a difficult lie of any kind, he becomes a digger instead of a swinger." -Bobby Jones

"Golf is said to be a humbling game, but it is surprising how many people are either not aware of their weaknesses or else reckless of consequences." -Bobby Jones

"Rhythm and timing are the two things which we all must have, yet no one knows how to teach either." -Bobby Jones

"One reason golf is such an exasperating game is that a thing we learned is so easily forgotten, and we find ourselves struggling year after year with faults we had discovered and corrected time and again." -Bobby Jones

"You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules." -Bobby Jones

- Bobby Jones Quotes

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