43 Total Quotes

Gary Player Quotes

The harder you work, the luckier you get.
Gary Player
#South African Athlete #Golf

I play in this part of the world because I love it. I think it's a paradise. It's got to be the most beautiful part of the U.S.
Gary Player
#Love

I'm using exactly the same clubs, other than No. 4. I was brainwashed into believing it would be abnormal with all the changes. But we're hitting the same club Jack Nicklaus did. I remember Jack hitting 5-iron on No. 11. The greens weren't as fast, but the fairways were lousy.
Gary Player
#Abnormal

I try to work with God as a partner.
Gary Player
#God

You can say thank you on the course by tipping your hat, but I thought their enthusiasm was tremendous.
Gary Player
#Enthusiasm

That loss was to breed an independence, a toughness of spirit, and an awareness of adversity and discipline that have never left me,
Gary Player
#Adversity

All in all, ... it doesn't matter whether you're a Masters champion teeing off here this week or you haven't played well recently; it's what you do this week.
Gary Player
#Champion

All in all, ... it doesn't matter whether you're a Masters champion teeing off this week, or you haven't played well recently; it's what you do this week. It's a brand new week.
Gary Player
#Champion

If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National. I just don't want an early tee time.
Gary Player
#South African Athlete

I've got too much I want to do in life.
Gary Player
#Life

Sometimes in golf you come up against buzz-saws. There's just nothing you can do.
Gary Player
#Golf

Isn't that amazing? He took heed of my advice, and I think it's fantastic. He looks great, he's strong and he's swinging the club much smoother.
Gary Player
#Advice

Golf is such a humbling game.
Gary Player
#Golf

It's a strange game, ... as the Scottish people say.
Gary Player
#People

Ernie is as tough as can be, and I think his performance in the last two majors left him highly motivated. I wouldn't be surprised if he won at St. Andrews.
Gary Player
#Performance

The big thing the administrators of golf -- the RNA and the USGA -- are falling down in their responsibilities with, is realizing the costs of making these golf courses longer,
Gary Player
#Golf

They have done a very good job here. They have improved the accuracy from the tee 30- to-40 percent. It's a big improvement.
Gary Player
#Accuracy

When you get to 70, if you can break 80, it's a victory.
Gary Player
#Victory

Obviously shooting your age really depends on both how old you are and how good you are. I would say that a pro should be able to shoot his or her age in their mid 60s, and an amateur in their early to mid 70s. If you're a weekend hacker, you simply may never do it.
Gary Player
#Age And Aging

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.
Gary Player
#South African Athlete #Golf

Each shot is important.
Gary Player
#Golf #Importance

A good golfer has the determination to win and the patience to wait for the breaks.
Gary Player
#Patience

We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.
Gary Player
#South African Athlete

You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.
Gary Player
#South African Athlete

The more I practice, the luckier I get.
Gary Player
#American Athlete Quotes

[In his 1993 autobiography] To Be the Best, ... What I have learned about myself is that I am an animal when it comes to achievement and wanting success. There is never enough success for me.
Gary Player
#Autobiography

As President Eisenhower once said to me, America is a global society. I think that everybody in the world should be thinking about it as a global society. The Presidents Cup is played in different parts of the world, not just America and Europe. It's going around the world gradually and fostering the game of golf, which we all love and want to see happen.
Gary Player
#Game