Bobby Jones Quotes
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Bobby Jones Quotes is a collection from the man universally considered the greatest amateur golfer of all time. Credited with holding all four Golf Major Trophies (of his time) at the same time, Bobby Jones is also one of the founding fathers of Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters Golf Tournament.
Having made his living mostly as an attorney, Bobby Jones was a very bright man and his understanding of the game of golf, and the "game" of life, has provided us with a great selection of some of golf's best quotes.
Bobby Jones Quotes
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.
Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears. Bobby Jones Quotesb
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 such is certainly not the case.
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.
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.
Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.bobby
Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.bo
Golf without Jones would be like France without Paris -- leaderless, lightless and lonely. Herbert Warren Wind, about Bobby Jones.
I always like to see a person stand up to a golf ball as though he were perfectly at home in its presence.
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.
I never learned anything from a match that I won.
In order to win, you must play your best golf when you need it most, and play your sloppy stuff when you can afford it. I shall not attempt to explain how you achieve this happy timing.
It is nevertheless a game of considerable passion, either of the explosive type, or that which burns inwardly and sears the soul.
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.
Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards.
No one ever swung too slowly.
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.
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.
Rhythm and timing are the two things which we all must have, yet no one knows how to teach either.
The best exercise for golfers is golfing.
The main idea in golf as in life, I suppose is to learn to accept what cannot be altered and to keep on doing one's own reasoned and resolute best whether the prospect be bleak or rosy.
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.
The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.
You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
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