Jack Nicklaus Golf Quotes

“Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.” -Jack Nicklaus

“I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I see the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing. Then there is a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality.” -Jack Nicklaus

“I like trying to win. That's what golf is all about.” -Jack Nicklaus

“A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Focus on remedies, not faults.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.” On teeing up versus tee shot off ground. -Jack Nicklaus

“Golf is a better game played downhill.” -Jack Nicklaus

“My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.” -Jack Nicklaus

“How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.” -Jack Nicklaus

“There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.” -Jack Nicklaus

“He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.” -Jack Nicklaus

“When the British Open is in Scotland, there's something special about it. And when it's at St. Andrews, it's even greater.” -Jack Nicklaus

“There are no maladies in my golf game. My golf game stinks.” -Jack Nicklaus

“The game is meant to be fun.” -Jack Nicklaus

“This is a game. That's all it is. It's not a war.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.” -Jack Nicklaus

“I wish I had kept my damn mouth shut.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Ask yourself how many shots you would have saved if you never lost your temper, never got down on yourself, always developed a strategy before you hit, and always played within your own capabilities.” -Jack Nicklaus

“I guess that's why they call it Hell.” -Jack Nicklaus

“When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster.” -Jack Nicklaus

“It's hard not to play golf that's up to” -Jack Nicklaus

“He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.” -Jack Nicklaus

“He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Essentially, he has been retired since he was 21.” -Jack Nicklaus

“For the first time I felt like they used to feel when they played with me - Mark hits it so hard and far, I felt totally inadequate.” -Jack Nicklaus

“A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.” -Jack Nicklaus

“The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.” -Jack Nicklaus

“When asked 'You really know your way around the course. What's your secret?' The holes are numbered.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Don't be too proud to take lessons. I'm not.” -Jack Nicklaus

“Over the first three rounds you're playing the course. In the final round, if you're in contention, you're playing the man.” -Jack Nicklaus

"Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work." -Jack Nicklaus

"I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy." -Jack Nicklaus

"It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus." -Jack Nicklaus

"My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset." -Jack Nicklaus

"Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best." -Jack Nicklaus

"The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face." -Jack Nicklaus

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