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On ‎12‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 2:02 PM, klineka said:

People make it on the PGA tour because of their physical skills, not because of their mental skills.

Yes, but when they are faced with equals the one with better mental skill prevails. That´s the meaning of competitive golf, players with similar physical skills playing under presure. It apply on every sport at eny level.

One of tiger best skills besides his irons was his mental skills, he was really strong to beat in his head.

Just one case from a great female player of Argentina. Between 10 and 18 years old she won everything inside her age by far and a little more tigth against Argentina´s best players, all ages, between 16 and 20 years old. She finaly decided to go and play in the USA, she was so good that she was invited to play in the US Women OPEN in her early twenties. What happened to her? she turned pro an start losing and she simply just could´t handle it. Just could´t handled the pressure and after a year she quit golf for good and turned into faith. No more golf, just God.
An incredible gifted player.. but with poor mind skills.      

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16 minutes ago, p1n9183 said:

Yes, but when they are faced with equals the one with better mental skill prevails. That´s the meaning of competitive golf, players with similar physical skills playing under presure. It apply on every sport at eny level.

One of tiger best skills besides his irons was his mental skills, he was really strong to beat in his head.

Just one case from a great female player of Argentina. Between 10 and 18 years old she won everything inside her age by far and a little more tigth against Argentina´s best players, all ages, between 16 and 20 years old. She finaly decided to go and play in the USA, she was so good that she was invited to play in the US Women OPEN in her early twenties. What happened to her? she turned pro an start losing and she simply just could´t handle it. Just could´t handled the pressure and after a year she quit golf for good and turned into faith. No more golf, just God.
An incredible gifted player.. but with poor mind skills.      

This isn't the topic to discuss the mental game, but I disagree with just about everything you just said. 

There are multiple topics about the physical vs mental game already, (Including the Overrated/Underrated thread there the current topic is the mental game)

Or the mental game thread

I'd gladly continue this convo with you in one of those threads if you wish.

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Better than most... 

Better than most...

Better than most!!!

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On 12/5/2018 at 1:11 PM, NM Golf said:

I've always like Lee Trevino's quote

“You don’t know what pressure is until you play for five bucks with only two bucks in your pocket"

There should also be a quote about the walk of shame one makes on their way to an ATM after a round.

Lee had a great mindset. He has a ton of good quotes, but one that stuck was something to the effect of ''pros putting for pars are like dogs chasing cars..neither of them will last.''

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There's a Bobby Jones quote which I can never remember the exact words but goes something I this, "one of the problems most golfers have is that having made a perfect stroke once that they believe they can do it again."

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34 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I always liked Gary Player's quote "The more I practice, the luckier I get." 

This is written on a big poster at the school.    

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20 hours ago, nevets88 said:

Not exactly favorites, but used often:

Better lucky than good.

I have 2 uncles who had a big influence on my taking up golf; both were club champions & they both hated that comment.

1 hour ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I always liked Gary Player's quote "The more I practice, the luckier I get." 

This was one of their responses when the better lucky than good comment would be dropped. The other was "You can't count on being lucky"

It took me a while to figure out what they were saying - but I'll still take a bit of luck when it comes around

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12 minutes ago, Bucki1968 said:

Slow is fast....and fast is slow

I always thought this was about shooting haha or am I thinking of "slow is smooth and smooth is fast"

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Some of my favorite Ben Hogan quotes:

  • Golf and tournament golf are as different as baseball and hockey.
  • When I practiced, I practiced to get it right.
  • 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.
  • Golf is not a game of good shots. It's a game of bad shots.
  • 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.

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Attributed to several folks including President Woodrow Wilson:

"Golf is a difficult game of trying to hit an elusive ball into an even more elusive hole with implements ill-designed for the purpose"

From Billy Graham:

"The only time God doesn't answer my prayers is when I'm on the golf course"

From the heavenly to the, er uh:

"Sex and golf are two things you don't have to be particularly good at to enjoy"- could be Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, or Chi Chi-I can't remember

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Can't remember who told me this but here it is.   Playing golf is like owning a cat, it'll only give you enough love to keep you coming back for more.

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On 12/6/2018 at 2:35 PM, nevets88 said:

Better than most... 

Better than most...

Better than most!!!

That's a good one. Way to take it a slightly different direction as well. 

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"You can talk to a fade, but a hook won't listen." Lee Trevino

"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf! " Will Rogers

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