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    The only times you touch the ball with your hand are when you tee it up and when you pick it out of the cup. The hell with television towers and cables and burrowing animals and the thousand and one things that are referred to as 'not part of the golf course'. If you hit the ball off the fairway, you play it from there.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: animals  time  hell  golf 
     
    People thought I was cocky because I didn't talk much. When I first turned pro, reporters asked me who was going to win. I'd say, 'I am' because it was the easier than giving some long, drawn-out answer.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: people  thoughts  giving 
     
    When my father spoke, it was to say something meaningful.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: father 
     
    You can't make good scores happen. You've got to let it happen.
    — Ken Venturi
    My father was a man of few words.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: men  father 
     
    I couldn't say my own name when I was 12.
    — Ken Venturi
    Retirement isn't so bad. Give me a tall drink, a plush sofa and a rerun of 'Matlock,' and you can have the rest. Matlock is my hero. He never loses.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: hero  bad 
     
    Sometimes you try to make it happen instead of just letting it happen.
    — Ken Venturi
    I began seeing my wife, Kathleen, while I was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: seeing  wife 
     
    My father always said excuses are the crutches for the untalented.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: father 
     
    Art said he wanted to get more distance. I told him to hit it and run backward.
    — Ken Venturi
    I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: time  young  alone  problem 
     
    All of my decisions I made when I was a kid were decisions, would my mother and father be proud of.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: decision  father  mother  kids 
     
    All of us have an 'inner clock,' a certain pace at which we function most comfortably and effectively.
    — Ken Venturi
    The hardest thing in golf is trying to two-putt when you have to, because your brain isn't wired that way. You're accustomed to trying to make putts, and when you change that mind-set, your brain short-circuits, especially under pressure.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: brain  golf 
     
    The greatest gift in life is to be remembered.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: gift 
     
    There are two great rules of life: never tell everything at once.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: rules 
     
    After you have the basics down it's all mental.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: mental 
     
    My father taught me that the easiest thing to do was to quit. He'd say, 'It doesn't take any talent to do that.'
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: talent  father 
     
    Victory is everything. You can spend the money but you can never spend the memories.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: memory  victory  money 
     
    I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
    — Ken Venturi
    tags: thoughts  believe 
     
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