1. 10

    It takes hundreds of good golf shots to gain confidence, but only one bad one to lose it.

  2. 9

    Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.

  3. 8

    The older you get the stronger the wind gets -- and it's always in your face.

  4. 7

    I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.

  5. 6

    Talent isn't as important as the work and dedication necessary to become competent.

  6. 5

    Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.

  7. 4

    Pursue what you love, what you are passionate about. Don't let somebody else dictate your life's path.

  8. 3

    I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head.

  9. 2

    Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.

  10. 1

    Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.

  11. Last Update: 28 January 2023

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