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    The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: golf 
     
    When I ask you what club to use, look the other way and don't answer.
    — Sam Snead
    If I had cleared the trees and drove the green, it would've been a great shot.
    — Sam Snead
    Make the basic shot-making decision early, clearly and firmly, and then ritualize all the necessary acts of preparation.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: decision 
     
    You have more potential than you think.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: potential 
     
    Golf course architects make me sick. They can't play themselves, so they rig the courses so nobody else can play either.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: golf 
     
    What abandoned course is that?
    — Sam Snead
    Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt.
    — Sam Snead
    There is an old saying: if a man comes home with sand in his cuffs and cockleburs in his pants, don't ask him what he shot.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: men 
     
    In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: golf 
     
    What did I want with prestige? The British Open paid the winner $600 in American money. A man would have to be two hundred years old at that rate to retire from golf.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: men  money  golf  american  year 
     
    These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
    — Sam Snead
    But, no, I don't feel my career has not been fulfilled because I didn't win the US Open. It's like the guy said: You going to crucify a man because he missed a putt to win a tournament? Does a three-foot putt mean his whole life? Another guy said, well, he couldn't win the big one. Well, Jesus, what do you call those others? What's big and what's small?
    — Sam Snead
    tags: men  career  jesus 
     
    Thinking instead of acting is the number one golf disease.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: thinking  golf 
     
    No matter what happens - never give up a hole....In tossing in your cards after a bad beginning you also undermine your whole game, because to quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: bad  drinking  games  breakfast 
     
    Don't just play your way around the course. Think your way around way around the course.
    — Sam Snead
    The fact that Slammin' Sammy couldn't win the Open made it all the more valuable for the players that did win. Gave it a special quality. I'd say a part of the sheen on that trophy comes from my sweat.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: facts  quality 
     
    Practice puts brains in your muscles.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: brain 
     
    Golf tip: Lay off for three weeks and then quit for good.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: golf 
     
    Never let up. The more you can win by, the more doubts you put in the other players' minds the next time out.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: time  doubt  mind 
     
    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.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: death  right  wild  africa 
     
    If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: death  people  golf 
     
    You've just one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you've hit it.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: problem 
     
    Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: fear 
     
    Forget your opponents; always play against par.
    — Sam Snead
    Of the mental hazards, being scared is the worst. When you get scared, you get tense.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: mental 
     
    To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happens to you on the golf course. This is not indifference, it's detachment.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: golf 
     
    But you don't have to go up in the stands and play your foul balls. I do.
    — Sam Snead
    The only reason I ever played in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish.
    — Sam Snead
    First and fore-most, you must have confidence. Your second mental problem is concentration. Think the shot through in advance before you address the ball. Draw a mental image of where you want it to go and then eliminate everything else from your mind, except how you are going to get the ball into that preferred spot.
    — Sam Snead
    Just have a Coke or something and watch the boys go past.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: past  boys 
     
    A bad putter is like a bad apple in a barrel. First, it turns your chipping game sour. Then it begins to eat into your irons and finally it just cleans the head off your driver.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: bad  games 
     
    Playing golf is like eating. It's something which has to come naturally.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: golf 
     
    If I could have shot 69 in the last round every time, I would have won nine U.S. Opens. Nine!
    — Sam Snead
    tags: time 
     
    The only place that's holier than St. Andrews is Westminster Abbey.
    — Sam Snead
    The only thing I fear on a golf course is lightning...and Ben Hogan.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: fear  golf 
     
    Over the years I've studied the habits of golfers. I know what to look for. Watch their eyes. Fear shows up when there is an enlargement of the pupils. Big pupils lead to big scores.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: fear  eyes  year 
     
    Practice your swing until it becomes a habit of mind and muscle.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: mind 
     
    I've gotten rid of the yips four times but they hang in there. You know those two-foot downhill putts with a break? I'd rather see a rattlesnake.
    — Sam Snead
    tags: time 
     
    Good golfing temperament falls between taking it with a grin or shrug and throwing a fit.
    — Sam Snead
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    sam snead
    Birth    : May 27, 1912
    Death  : May 23, 2002
    Occupation  : Golfer