Ben Hogan Quotes is our tribute to a man considered one of the PGA Tour's greatest players and biggest stars, even though his career was interrupted once by World War II, and then again by a devastating car accident that robbed him of more playing time. Although he recovered enough to play again, his game was never quite the same and his time commitment was reduced due to circulatory problems.
Ben Hogan was only 17 years old when he turned pro in 1929, but didn't join the PGA Tour until 1932. Ben Hogan was a fierce competitor who struggled through a hook producing swing through his early career, but worked hard to overcome that hook swing and developed his swing to produce a controlled fade that then dominated his game and produced his championship career. In his own words, Ben Hogan was quoted to have said, he "dug it out of the dirt", and from that change forward in 1940 Ben Hogan began winning.
Following are just a handful of the more memorable Ben Hogan Quotes.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management.
Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.
I could not wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.
I don't like the glamour. I just like the game.
I have always felt and said that a man who can be a champion in one era could be a champion in any other era because he has what it takes to reach the top.
I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad.
I never played a round when I didn't learn something new about the game.
I play golf with friends, but we don't play friendly games.
Like most professional golfers, I have a tendency to remember my poor shots a shade more vividly than the good ones.
May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.
Placing the ball in the right position for the next shot is eighty percent of winning golf.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club don't you?
Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
Selecting a stroke is like selecting a wife. To each his own.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
There are no shortcuts in the quest for perfection.
There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.
A shot that goes in the cup is pure luck, but a shot to within two feet of the flag is skill.
All other things being equal, greens break to the west.
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