If you can't outplay them, outwork them.

— Ben Hogan

The most memorable Ben Hogan quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.


Every day that you don't practice is one day longer before you achieve greatness


The most important shot in golf is the next one.

Ben Hogan quote If you can't outplay them, outwork them.

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.


The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.


Why that would be like challenging Bing Crosby to a singing contest,wouldn't it


Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.


A shot that goes in the cup is pure luck, but a shot to within two feet of the flag is skill.


The greatest pleasure is obtained by improving.


Golf is 20 percent talent and 80 percent management.


May thy ball lie in green pastures, and not in still waters.


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.


About Ben Hogan

Quotes 57 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday August 13, 1912

I don't like the glamour. I just like the game.


All other things being equal, greens break to the west.


I see no reason that a golf course cannot be played in 18 birdies.

Just because no one has ever done that doesn't mean it can't be done.


Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?


There is no similarity between golf and putting;

they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.


If a man can shoot 10 birdies, there's no reason why he can't shoot 18.

Why can't you birdie every hole on the course?


Good golf begins with a good grip.


I never played a round when I didn't learn something new about the game.


Jesus Christ can't hit a golf ball straight. It's virtually impossible - at best it's an accident.


I play golf with friends sometimes, but there are never friendly games.


I have found the game to be, in all factualness, a universal language wherever I traveled at home or abroad.


Shoot a lower score than everybody else.


I dreamed one night that I had 17 holes-in-one and one two, and when I woke up I was so goddam mad.


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.


This is a game of misses. The guy who misses the best is going to win.


I play with friends, but we don't play friendly games.


I'm glad I brought this course, this monster, to its knees.


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


If the Masters offered no money at all, I would be here trying just as hard.


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.


I hate a hook. It nauseates me. I could vomit when I see one. It's like a rattlesnake in your pocket.


You only hit a straight ball by accident.

The ball is going to move right or left every time you hit it, so you had better make it go one way or the other.


You wouldn't have had to call a penalty on me, I would've called I on myself'.

9. “I'm the sole judge of my standards”. 10. “I always outworked everybody. Work never bothered me like it bothers some people. You can outwork the best player in the world.


Golf was my life. I didn't want to give it up. So I went to work!


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.


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.


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 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.


There are no shortcuts in the quest for perfection.


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.


Selecting a stroke is like selecting a wife. To each his own.


Your name is the most important thing you own. Don't ever do anything to disgrace or cheapen it.


Hit the ball up to the hole... You meet a better class of people up there.


I liked to win, but more than anything, I loved to play the way I wanted to play