Quotes from Sam Snead:
"Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease."
"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."
"The only reason I played golf was so that I could afford to go hunting and fishing."
"Practice puts brains in your muscles."
"Correct one fault at a time. Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome."
"If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club, they'd starve to death."
"These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow."
"Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot."
"The fairways were so narrow you had to walk down them single file."
"You can not go into a shop and buy a good game of golf."
"There are no short hitters on the tour anymore, just long and unbelievably long."
"The three things I fear most in golf are lightning, Ben Hogan and a downhill putt."
"When I swing at a golf ball right, my mind is blank and my body is loose as a goose."
Quotes about Sam Snead:
USGA president William Campbell: "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."
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem: `"No one will ever duplicate Sam Snead. No one will ever surpass Sam Snead because he was so unique."
Curtis Strange on Snead's swing: "It was a gift, something you can't teach. His hands looked like they were born to have a golf club in them."
Ben Hogan on Snead: "Sam doesn't know a damn thing about the golf swing. But he does it better than anyone else."
Jack Nicklaus: "He brought so much to the game with his great swing and the most fluid motion ever to grace a golf course."
Phil Mickelson: "I don't think there's ever been a golf swing as aesthetically pleasing as Sam Snead's."
John Schlee, U.S. Open runner-up in 1973: "Watching Sam Snead practice hitting golf balls is like watching a fish practice swimming."