Jack Nicklaus short quotes

There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon. ---->>>

Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules. ---->>>

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.

I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy. ---->>>

Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself. ---->>>

Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation. ---->>>

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work. ---->>>

Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety. ---->>>

All I ever wanted to do was play competitive golf against the best players in the world. ---->>>

Focus on remedies, not faults. ---->>>

The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face. ---->>>

I had polio when I was 13. I started feeling stiff, my joints ached, and over a two-week period I lost my coordination and 20 pounds. ---->>>

The game is meant to be fun. ---->>>

Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from. ---->>>

Golf is a better game played downhill. ---->>>

Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club.

Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club.

Public appearances are a headache. I hold mine down to a minimum. ---->>>

The fact is, I diet every day of my life. I have to work at it. But I diet so I can pig out.

The fact is, I diet every day of my life. I have to work at it. But I diet so I can pig out.

Well, the biggest rival I had in my career was me. ---->>>

Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn't make any difference what the crisis is. ---->>>

It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus. ---->>>

The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning. ---->>>

A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course. Golf teaches you how to behave. ---->>>

Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses. ---->>>

I might cook occasionally, but I'm not a good cook. That's not my passion. ---->>>

I never worried about money, except that I knew that all I had to worry about was golf. As long as I could play, I was going to make money. ---->>>

I think that Pebble Beach is my favorite golf course to go to. I think Augusta is my favorite place to go play golf. ---->>>

Writers have told me more than once that I'm a better interview in defeat than in victory, which is a compliment I am extremely proud of. ---->>>

The biggest rival I had in my career was me. I couldn't control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me. ---->>>

The Senior Tour is a good concept, although frankly I'm not astounded at its continued success. It gives a lot of guys an opportunity to extend their careers. ---->>>

Don't be too proud to take lessons. I'm not. ---->>>

A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke. ---->>>

I like trying to win. That's what golf is all about. ---->>>

I love design in general, the creativity. Whether it is golf courses, my apparel line, ads we do or our business with AriZona, design is fun. ---->>>

My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset. ---->>>

I think I fail a bit less than everyone else. ---->>>

The best way to cope with trouble is to stay out of it as much as possible.

The best way to cope with trouble is to stay out of it as much as possible.

Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt. ---->>>

When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster. ---->>>

I've been fortunate over my career to make a little history on the 16th hole at Augusta National. ---->>>

In 1979, when I was 39, I had such a bad year, I thought it was all over. Thankfully it wasn't. ---->>>

See, as much as I love the game, golf was my vehicle to competition. And I love to compete. ---->>>

There are no maladies in my golf game. My golf game stinks. ---->>>

This is a game. That's all it is. It's not a war. ---->>>

Why are we building golf courses? Because we enjoy being outside, bringing man and nature together. ---->>>

You have to trust your kids. They have to experience life, and you just hope you've provided them a foundation for what's right and what isn't. ---->>>

Golf was my vehicle to competition, and I can't play if I can't compete. ---->>>

But if I played well and prepared myself properly, then all I had to do was control myself and put myself in a position to win. ---->>>

And, of course, I'm constantly energized by designing courses around the world. ---->>>

I can barely turn on my computer! ---->>>

I thoroughly enjoy working with kids, whether it's The First Tee or the lesson tee with my grandkids. ---->>>

I'm probably the only bottom-heavy golfer in the country. ---->>>

Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best. ---->>>

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