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Quotes By Bobby Jones

Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport; he was also a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament. The innovations that he introduced at the Masters have been copied by virtually every professional golf tournament in the world.

I never learned anything from a match that I won.

— Bobby Jones

You swing your best when you have the fewest things to think about.

— Bobby Jones

Golf is the only game I know of that actually becomes harder the longer you play it.

— Bobby Jones

Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball where it lies.

— Bobby Jones

No one ever swung too slowly.

— Bobby Jones

Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears.

— Bobby Jones

The real way to enjoy playing golf is to take pleasure not in the score, but in the execution of strokes.

— Bobby Jones

The toughest opponent of all is Old Man Par. He’s a patient soul who never shoots a birdie and never incurs a bogey. And if you would travel the long road with him, you must be patient, too.

— Bobby Jones

I can play the game only one way. I must play every shot for all there is in it. I cannot play safe.

— Bobby Jones

If ever I needed an eight foot putt, and everything I owned depended on it, I would want Arnold Palmer to putt for me.

— Bobby Jones

Rhythm and timing are the two things which we all must have, yet no one knows how to teach either.

— Bobby Jones

In golf, the customs and etiquette and decorum are as important as the rules of play.

— Bobby Jones

Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards.

— Bobby Jones