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Golf Shot Shapes

Did you know that there are different terms based on the flight of the ball after you hit it, such as draw, fade. slice, hook? Not many people hit the golf ball straight every time.


Here are some quotes from golf pros that really show how difficult the game of golf really can be.


Ben Crenshaw

  1. Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.

  2. I’m about five inches from being an outstanding golfer. That’s the distance my left ear is from my right.

  3. My golf game's gone off so much that when I went fishing a couple of weeks ago my first cast missed the lake.

Bob Toski

  1. Golf is a non-violent game played violently from within.

  2. Most golfers prepare for disaster. A good golfer prepares for success.

Bruce Crampton

  1. Golf is a compromise between what your ego wants you to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do

Byron Nelson

  1. Putting affects the nerves more than anything. I would actually get nauseated over three-footers.

  2. The only shots you can be sure of are those you've had already.

  3. The only thing you should force in a golf swing is the club back in the bag.

Fred Couples

  1. 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.

Gary Player

  1. Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I’ve played the game for 40 years and I still haven’t the slightest idea how to play.

  2. You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.

Harry Toscano

  1. I’m hitting the woods just great, but I’m having a terrible time getting out of them.

Jim Dent

  1. I can airmail the golf ball, but sometimes I do not put the right address on it.

Sergio Garcia

  1. Concentrating for four hours will wear you out mentally.


So, let's heed this advice from Walter Hagen..."You’re only here for a short visit, so don’t hurry, don’t worry, and be sure to stop and smell the flowers along the way." Remember, golf is just a game of fun in the end.

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