“My father told me something that developed into the style that has been my way of playing the game ever since. He said: ‘Hit it hard, boy. Go find the ball and hit it hard again.’” —Arnold Palmer
“When teeing off, don’t stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it.” —Russ Lewis, CEO, New York Times Company
“Whether you hit the ball slowly, soft, or hard, everyone needs tempo. With it, you should be able to drive the ball smoother and the same distance with a seven iron as you can with a six and a five iron. Tempo is the glue that sticks all elements of the golf swing together.” —Nick Faldo
“‘Trusting it’ is the goal of every swing coach, every sports psychologist, and every touring professional. With enough practice, you can patent any motion and let nature take its course.” —Kelly Tilghman, anchor/reporter, The Golf Channel
“My dad gave me the best golf advice I ever received, which was to have fun. That’s the reason why, when I practice, I’m always having fun and enjoying it.” —Phil Mickelson
“One time I was complaining that my shot was going to wind up in the water. So my friend Kevin Carroll told me that I should think positive. I told him okay, I was positive my shot was going to wind up in the water.” —Yogi Berra
From the Hardcover edition.