10 Fantastic Bobby Jones Quotes
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:23:27 AM America/North_Dakota/Center
Bobby Jones is a legendary and towering figure in the world of golf and for good reason. The man was a lifelong ameteur, playing golf only in spurts in late teens and 20's while picking up various Ivy League degrees. Between 1923 and 1930, Jones entered 20 major championships and won a stunning 13 of them. Going out on top, Bobby Jones retired from championship golf at the age of 28. Perhaps his most lasting legacy is Augusta National Golf Course, which he founded and helped design. Here are some words of wisdom from Bobby Jones, a titan of golf:
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.
"Golf is a game that is played on a 5-inch course."
You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules.
"You swing best when you have the fewest things to think about."
"The real way to play golf is to take pleasure not in the score, but in the execution of strokes."
The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself.
"Golf is the only game I know of that actually gets harder the longer you play it."
"The difference between a sand trap and water hazard is the difference between a car crash and an airplane crash. You have a chance of recovering from a car crash."
I never learned anything from a match that I won.
"Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But such is certainly not the case."
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