William Ben Hogan was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game.
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If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.
If you can't outplay them, outwork them.
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.
There's no set time or schedule for developing one's skills as a professional golfer, and it certainly doesn't come overnight. It's a muscle-memory exercise that comes over time.
The truth is, the first golf club I owned was an old left-handed, wooden-shafted, rib-faced mashie that a fellow gave me, and that's the club I was weaned on. During the mornings we caddies would bang the ball up and down the practice field until the members arrived and it was time to go to work. So I did all that formative practice left-handed. But I'm a natural right-hander.
When I practiced, I practiced to get it right.
Control is the main thing, and the tee shot is the most important shot in golf.
You've got to hit the fairway before you have a good chance of putting the ball close to the pin. You can be the greatest iron player in the world, but if you're in the boondocks it won't do you any good.
Hitting a golf ball and putting have nothing in common.
They're two different games. You work all your life to perfect a repeating swing that will get you to the greens, and then you have to try to do something that is totally unrelated. There shouldn't be any cups, just flag sticks. And then the man who hit the most fairways and greens and got closest to the pins would be the tournament winner.
I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad.
The most important shot in golf is the next one.
You never fight your eye when you look at a hole.
If it looks one way, play it that way. Don't make a big deal out of an easy shot.
I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.
I couldn't wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.
When you see an opportunity, you practice and work, at least from sunup to sundown.
I dreamed one night that I had 17 holes-in-one and one two, and when I woke up I was so goddam mad.
There are no shortcuts in the quest for perfection.
May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.
You hear stories about me beating my brains out practising, but the truth is, I was enjoying myself. I couldn't wait to get up in the morning, so I could hit balls. When I'm hitting the ball where I want, hard and crisply, it's a joy that very few people experience.
The average golfer's problem is not so much the lack of ability as it is lack of knowledge about what he should be doing
A shot that goes in the cup is pure luck, but a shot to within two feet of the flag is skill.
Selecting a stroke is like selecting a wife. To each his own.
Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.
Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management.
Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it.
I don't believe there is anything like a natural golf swing.
A golf swing is an unnatural thing, and it has to be developed.
People have always been telling me what I can't do.
I guess I have wanted to show them. That's been one of my driving forces all my life.
I liked to win, but more than anything, I loved to play the way I wanted to play
I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me as it bothers some people.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?
Why that would be like challenging Bing Crosby to a singing contest,wouldn't it
Every day that you don't practice is one day longer before you achieve greatness
This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.
You hear stories about me beating my brains out practicing, but the truth is, I was enjoying myself. I couldn't wait to get up in the morning so I could hit balls. I'd be at the practice tee at the crack of dawn, hit balls for a few hours, then take a break and get right back to it. And I still thoroughly enjoy it. When I'm hitting the ball where I want, hard and crisply - when anyone is - it's a joy that very few people experience.
I play with friends, but we don't play friendly games.
If we could have just screwed another head on his shoulders, he would have been the greatest golfer who ever lived.
Every day you miss playing or practicing is one day longer it takes to be good.
The greatest pleasure is obtained by improving.
There is no similarity between golf and putting;
they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.
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.
Good golf begins with a good grip.
Certainly, if you can't manage your game, you can't play tournament golf.
You continually have to ask yourself what club to play, where to aim it, whether to accept a safe par or to try to go for a birdie. You can't play every hole the same way. I never could.