Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.— Arnold Palmer
The most eye-opening Arnold Palmer quotes that are proven to give you inner joy
It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character.
Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.
Swing your swing. Not some idea of a swing. Not a swing you saw on TV. Not that swing you wish you had. No, swing your swing. Capable of greatness. Prized only by you. Perfect in it's imperfection. Swing your swing. I know, I did.
Always make a total effort. Even when the odds are against you.
If you're stupid enough to whiff, you should be smart enough to forget it.
The whole secret to mastering the game of golf - and this applies to the beginner as well as the pro - is to cultivate a mental approach to the game that will enable you to shrug off the bad days, keep patient and know in your heart that sooner or later you will be back on top.
I'm not much for sitting around and thinking about the past or talking about the past. What does that accomplish?
Always Make a Total Effort, Even When the Odds Are Against You.
Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.
I talk to golfers, I talk to my grand kids about their game, and tell them to develop a system, Now, when they're young. And if they develop that system, it will be the crutch they need to be good. To know that system and make it work for you, know what it is and make it work.
Establish a system you have confidence in and rely on it when you get into tough situations.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive: the white ball sailing up into the sky, reaching its apex, falling and finally dropping to the turf, just the way I planned it.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
What separates great players from the good ones is not so much ability as brain power and emotional equilibrium.
I've noticed the sound of the golf ball being hit by the golf club is different, and much more realistic, with the hearing aids. The sound with the hearing aids makes sense, and better represents what I know is happening to the golf ball. So you could say that the hearing aids help give me confidence regarding my golf game.
There's no question that the galleries still like to see birdies and eagles.
If you take them all away, it takes some of the dramatics, the excitement of a golf tournament and we [people] don't want to do that.
I am against making golf courses obsolete, going to the national Open and playing half the holes with a one-iron.
I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
I think today's athletes generally are spoiled by what's happened to salaries, but I also think that golfers have maintained the best demeanor of any sport.
I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him either.
Golf is a game of inches. The most important are the six inches between your ears.
How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It's simple - I missed a four foot putt for an eleven.
I was playing golf in Palm Springs and after a round I asked the waitress in a restaurant to bring me a glass of iced tea and lemonade. A lady sitting nearby heard me and asked the waitress to bring her a "Palmer," too. The name caught on and the beverage quickly spread around the country.
The game has such a hold on golfers because they compete not only against an opponent, but also against the course, against par, and most surely- against themselves.
I feel more strongly than ever about this.
I would like the professional game freed of golf carts. Golf is a physical game. If we are playing competitive professional golf, we should walk. When I can't walk 18 holes, I'll pack it in.
Golf is deceptively simple, endlessly complicated.
A child can play it well and a grown man can never master it. It is almost a science, yet it is a puzzle with no answer.
When you get into competition and get under pressure, and get over that ball and are looking at it, and know you have to hit it, it is having that system to depend on to get that ball to where you want it to be.
One thing I've learned over time is, if you hit a golf ball into water, it won't float.
The thing I probably love the most is driving out with the championship trophy under my arm.
Trouble is bad to get into but fun to get out of.
If you're in trouble, eighty percent of the time there's a way out. If you can see the ball, you can probably hit it; and if you can hit it, you can move it; and if you can move it, you might be able to knock it in the hole. At least it's fun to try.
First time I met Jack [Nicholas ] I had heard about his golf and prowess - I was playing in the Ohio amateur.
You must play boldly to win.
I remember what a thrill it was to attend my first Champions Dinner.
Just being in the same room with some of the guys I had admired growing up and to be there because I had won The Masters was quite an honor. I still attend the dinner every year and it is one of the highlights of my time at Augusta during Masters week.
Timing is everything in life and in golf.
I'm in love with golf, and I want everybody else to share my love affair.
I was playing cowboys and Indians in the trees, and then I started hitting the golf club with clubs father sawed off for me, and I began playing right here with my father.
When I was playing in a junior tournament one time, I missed a short putt and threw my putter into the trees. I went on to win the tournament and later, instead of my dad congratulating me, he told me that if I ever threw a club again, I'd never play in another golf tournament. I haven't thrown a club since.
I would like to say, however, that a man might be walking around lucky and not know it unless he tries.
When I was in college, I thought about becoming an attorney.
But I wasn't smart enough; I hate being cooped up indoors; and I'm too nice a guy.
When I was growing up, they had just found radio.
If you can see it, you can hit it and if you can hit it, you can hole it.
Golf never ceases to be a challenge, even when it really is just you and the ball out there and nobody else.
I received many years of good advice from my father - how to live, how to play, how to be a gentleman.
I had a system, and the system worked.
As long as I can stay competitive and have fun doing what I'm doing, I guess I'll keep doing it.
I like the Miami because I could play golf all winter.
It is such a disappointment in American political reaction and actions.
When some of our politicians are flying around the country in private airplanes all the time, using public services as their mode of private transportation, and then criticizing us who are in business.