quote by Dean Martin

If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt.

— Dean Martin

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If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.

Never concede the putt that beats you.

Chad was in the right spot. He got a little aggressive with the third shot there. He probably didn't want that putt he had there for the par. And you don't want to put it back there where Casey and Sergio did because you have 20 feet of break there.

Jim played - he had a great stretch in the middle of the round there, and Chad made that long putt on 16. Almost got that match. We ended up losing, but we almost won it, too.


Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.

A tap-in is a putt that is short enough to be missed one-handed.

Yeah, after each of my downhill putts.

I didn't miss the putt. I made the putt. The ball missed the hole.

It's so bad I could putt off a tabletop and still leave the ball halfway down the leg.


A good player who is a great putter is a match for any golfer.

A great hitter who cannot putt is a match for no one.

If ever I needed an eight foot putt, and everything I owned depended on it, I would want Arnold Palmer to putt for me.

I've heard people say putting is 50 percent technique and 50 percent mental.

I really believe it is 50 percent technique and 90 percent positive thinking, see, but that adds up to 140 percent, which is why nobody is 100 percent sure how to putt.

Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt.

It's so ridiculous to see a golfer with a one foot putt and everybody is saying "Shhh" and not moving a muscle. Then we allow nineteen year-old kids to face a game-deciding free throw with seventeen thousand people yelling.


I don't know why that putt hung on the edge. I'm a clean liver. It must be my caddie.

The least thing upset him on the links.

He missed short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows.

I shot a wild elephant in Africa thirty yards from me, and it didn't hit the ground until it was right at my feet. I wasn't a bit scared. But a four foot putt scares me to death.

If you don't believe you can make every putt, why bother trying?

In golf, a player can step and mar the line of his adversary's putt.

A player can also hit his adversary or his caddie intentionally with his ball and claim the hole - but it isn't usually done.


Find a man with both feet firmly on the ground and you've found a man about to make a difficult putt.

The weather's cold. My club's bad. My knee hurts. I can't putt no more. I'm off my diet. My wife is nagging me. Other than that, everything's great.

Hagen said that no-one remembers who finished second.

But they still ask me if I ever think about that putt I missed to win the 1970 Open at St. Andrews. I tell them that some times it doesn't cross my mind for a full five minutes.

Even when times were good, I realized that my earning power as a golf professional depended on too many ifs and putts.

Short putts are missed because it is not physically possible to make the little ball travel over uncertain ground for three or four feet with any degree of regularity.


My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered.

There are far more important things in life than making a putt or missing a putt or winning a championship or losing a championship.

Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts.

When you lip out several putts in a row, you should never think that means that you're putting well. When you're putting well, the only question is what part of the hole it's going to fall in, not if it's going in.

How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It's simple - I missed a four foot putt for an eleven.


There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.

It's just a matter of hitting the ball where I want to hit it and hopefully making some putts.

So smile when you read a headline that says "Investors lose as market falls.

" Edit it in your mind to "Disinvestors lose as market falls-but investors gain." Though writers often forget this truism, there is a buyer for every seller and what hurts one necessarily helps the other. (As they say in golf matches: "Every putt makes someone happy.")

If you are a bad putter, you will not make a putt.

If you have a tendency to chili-dip wedges, you'll be chili-dipping them all over the place for sure. Whatever your weakness, it will come up in spades during the Ryder Cup.

The basic philosophy behind [switch putting] is you always want a hook putt.

So for a left-to-right breaking putt, you're going to want to hit it left-handed and vice versa.

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