Sam Snead was a famous American Professional Golfer.
Top 10 Sam Snead Quotes
Practice puts brains in your muscles. ~ Sam Snead.
You’ve just one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it. ~ Sam Snead.
There are no short hitters on the tour anymore – just long and unbelievably long. ~ Sam Snead.
Golf got complicated when I had to wear shoes and begin thinking about what I was doing. ~ Sam Snead.
Of all the hazards, fear is the worst. ~ Sam Snead.
I was a better player at 50 than I was at 30. ~ Sam Snead.
Golf tip: Lay off for three weeks and then quit for good. ~ Sam Snead.
You have more potential than you think. ~ Sam Snead.
I looked like a monkey trying to wrestle a football. ~ Sam Snead.
What abandoned course is that? ~ Sam Snead.
Famous Sam Snead Quotes
Keep close count of your nickels and dimes, stay away from whiskey, and never concede a putt. ~ Sam Snead.
I give the ball some sweet talk. I tell it that this isn’t going to hurt a bit. I’m a friend and all I’m going to do is give it a nice little ride. ~ Sam Snead.
Those who go along get along. ~ Sam Snead.
Until you play it, St. Andrews looks like the sort of real estate you couldn’t give away. ~ Sam Snead.
If I had cleared the trees and drove the green, it would’ve been a great shot. ~ Sam Snead.
Golf is played with the arms. ~ Sam Snead.
These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. ~ Sam Snead.
You can’t go into a shop and buy a good game of golf. ~ Sam Snead.
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.
Best Sam Snead Quotes
Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot. ~ Sam Snead.
Grip the club as if you were holding a baby bird. ~ Sam Snead.
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.
Don’t just play your way around the course. Think your way around way around the course. ~ Sam Snead.
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.
If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they’d starve to death. ~ Sam Snead.
Make the basic shot-making decision early, clearly and firmly, and then ritualize all the necessary acts of preparation. ~ Sam Snead.
Popular Sam Snead Quotes
When I ask you what club to use, look the other way and don’t answer. ~ Sam Snead.
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.
The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back. The great champions have all come back from defeat. ~ Sam Snead.
That little white ball is always staring back at you, daring you to make a mistake. ~ Sam Snead.
Forget your opponents; always play against par. ~ Sam Snead.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it. ~ Sam Snead.
To quit between tee and green is more habit-forming than drinking a highball before breakfast. ~ Sam Snead.
Most people who play golf have one big trouble: they think too much. To get any real mileage out of this game you’ve got to sit on your imagination. ~ Sam Snead.
Great Sam Snead Quotes
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.
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.
I’d say that golf is about 75% mental. If your state of mind gets out of kilter, you’re worse off than a tomcat floating on a log. ~ Sam Snead.
Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome. ~ Sam Snead.
I’ve been on some fairways that are as good as the greens we putted on back then. We had crab grass. I remember one green where I putted through ants. ~ 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.
I hope I’ll never get too old to want to take part in this event, and I don’t think I will ever age that much. ~ Sam Snead.
Just have a Coke or something and watch the boys go past. ~ Sam Snead.
Quotes about Sam Snead
He brought so much to the game with his great swing and the most fluid motion ever to grace a golf course. ~ Jack Nicklaus.
It was a gift, something you can’t teach. His hands looked like they were born to have a golf club in them. ~ Curtis Strange.
No one will ever duplicate Sam Snead. No one will ever surpass Sam Snead because he was so unique. ~ Tim Finchem.
I don’t think there’s ever been a golf swing as aesthetically pleasing as Sam Snead’s. ~ Phil Mickelson.
Watching Sam Snead practice hitting golf balls is like watching a fish practice swimming. ~ John Schlee.
Sam doesn’t know a damn thing about the golf swing. But he does it better than anyone else.~ Ben Hogan .
He was the best natural player ever. He had the eye of an eagle, the grace of a leopard and the strength of a lion. ~ William Campbell.
Sam Snead is the only person who came into the game possessing every physical attribute – a sound swing, power, a sturdy physique, and no bad habits. ~ Gene Sarazen.
Interesting Sam Snead Quotes
The only reason I ever played in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish. ~ Sam Snead.
Practice your swing until it becomes a habit of mind and muscle. ~ Sam Snead.
But you don’t have to go up in the stands and play your foul balls. I do. ~ Sam Snead.
Of the mental hazards, being scared is the worst. When you get scared, you get tense. ~ Sam Snead.
Thinking instead of acting is the number one golf disease. ~ Sam Snead.
Playing golf is like eating. It’s something which has to come naturally. ~ Sam Snead.
Good golfing temperament falls between taking it with a grin or shrug and throwing a fit. ~ Sam Snead.
The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt. ~ Sam Snead.
The only place that’s holier than St. Andrews is Westminster Abbey. ~ Sam Snead.
So these were the 62 famous quotes about Sam Snead.