Arnold Palmer Quotes

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Arnold Palmer Quotes

What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
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Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.

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What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.

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To me, wearing glasses is no pleasure, but once I conceded that I simply couldn't properly judge distance without them, I began to experiment. I tried glasses and found them uncomfortable. I switched to contact lenses, and they also bothered me.

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You don't go to Palm Springs in the summer unless you're building a golf course.

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I started flying because I had a fear of it early on. I figured if I learned to fly, I would understand better what was happening and started taking lessons in the late 1950's, once I had made some money on tour.

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I had a system, and the system worked.

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Timing is everything in life and in golf.

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When I was in college, I thought about becoming an attorney. But I wasn't smart enough; I hate being cooped up indoors; and I'm too nice a guy.

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One thing I've learned over time is, if you hit a golf ball into water, it won't float.

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That's another thing about my father. He made me very conscious of the fact I wasn't very good and I had to prove to him that I was good. And that hung with me, and I always wanted to play golf with him and show him. He said Never, Never tell anyone how good you are. Show them!

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I can only tell you one thing that I do know for sure, I am a dreamer. There are not many people that will recognize or want to recognize the fact that they are dreamers in their own life ... I continue to get up in the morning,enthusiastically, and go pick up a golf club with a thought that I can somewhere find that secret to making the cut. That's just an example, but it applies to other things in life, too, and that's the way I live and the way I think and the way I feel.

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The game is so fantastic, and people who get into it love it so much ... I'd be pleased with that. There's no game like it.

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When I was growing up, they had just found radio.

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When you get into competition and get under pressure, and get over that ball and are looking at it, and know you have to hit it, it is having that system to depend on to get that ball to where you want it to be.

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My father started on this golf course at Latrobe when he was sixteen years old. He was digging ditches when they were building the golf course.

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I was playing cowboys and Indians in the trees, and then I started hitting the golf club with clubs father sawed off for me, and I began playing right here with my father.

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I was the first son and first child. When my sister came along, well, she was two years younger, and I had to go to the golf course because my mother couldn't handle all the action going on. So I came with father to the golf course since I was a year and a half old and I spent the day with him here, and it worked in naturally. And it was fun for me being with my father, and doing things that a kid did it was great.

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