My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch.— Lee Trevino
Useful Golf Swing quotations
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.
After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.
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.
I'm not saying my golf game went bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced.
Who can say I have a bad swing? The only thing that matters in golf is the score you put on the board. You don't have to look pretty out there, you have to win. Look at my record and tell me who has a better swing than mine.
I'm about five inches from being an outstanding golfer.
That's the distance my left ear is from my right.
A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing.
Golf is the only sport I know of where a player pays for every mistake.
A man can muff a serve in tennis, miss a strike in baseball, or throw an incomplete pass in football and still have another chance to square himself. In golf, every swing counts against you.
It is more satisfying to be a bad player at golf.
The worse you play, the better you remember the occasional good shot.
The first time I played the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.
If you think your hands are more important in your golf swing than your legs, try walking a hole on your hands.
When I have a match to play, I begin to relax as soon as I wake up.
Everything I do, I do slow and easy. That goes for stroking the razor, getting dressed, and eating my breakfast. I'm practically in slow motion. By the time I'm ready to tee off, I'm so used to taking my time that it's impossible to hurry my swing.
Golf is the most fun you can have with out taking your clothes off.
Sex is the most fun you can have without smiling.
Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at it.
I see things written about the golf swing that I can't believe will work except by accident .
Rhythm is best expressed in any swing directed at a cigar stump or a dandelion head.
I expect to play golf until I am 90-even longer if anybody figures out a way to swing a club from a rocking chair.
Because golf exposes the flaws of the human swing - a basically simple maneuver - it causes more self-torture than any game short of Russian roulette.
Tempo is the glue that sticks all elements of the golf swing together.
Just trust your instincts. There's an old saying in golf, you've studied the swing many times, and you practice and practice, but when you stand over the ball, you just have to trust your swing. And you trust it. And if you don't trust it, you'll ruin it; your brain will take over.
The only thing you should force in a golf swing is the club back in the bag.
Swing hard in case you hit it.
I think the golf swing is all about rotation, all about trying to keep the club on plane.
Having a great golf swing helps under pressure, but golf is a game about scoring. It's like an artist who can get a two-inch brush at Wal-Mart for 20 cents or a fine camel-hair brush from an art store for 20 dollars. The brush doesn't matter - how the finished painting looks is what matters.
I've heard people say my swing's not perfect, and I know that.
But golf's a natural sport, very sensitive. It's played a lot by feel. I don't care if my swing is too flat. If it works, I don't have to change it.
My golf swing is a bit like ironing a shirt.
You get one side smoothed out, turn it over and there is a big wrinkle on the other side. Then you iron that one out, turn it over and there is yet another wrinkle.
It goes without saying that it is no good having a perfect setup, perfect grip and perfect golf swing if the whole thing is misaligned. It sounds obvious but many players simply do not spend enough time getting themselves on target.
If I could straighten it out (his golf swing), I'd be pitching at Dodger Stadium tonight.
If we had to play Augusta National in one hour, the best athlete would win the Masters. But as it is, they give us time to hang ourselves. Every swing is a 'thought shot'. So instead of the best athlete, you end up with the best thinker as the winner.
Columbus went around the world in 1492. That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course.
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.
As far as swing and techniques are concerned, I don't know diddly squat.
When I'm playing well, I don't even take aim.
Everybody can see that my swing is homegrown. That means everybody has a chance to do it.