The genius of Bobby Jones: Discovering the secret of golf
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The genius of Bobby Jones: Discovering the secret of golf



Quotes by Bobby Jones

“I’ve never met any champion in any field who did not operate according to principles he had solidified when very young but, as I said before, we tend to modify these rules from our own experience.”

“An effective golf swing can be made without rigid adherence to a prescribed routine. There is always room for differences in physical structure and capabilities. Always, emphasize naturalness in your learning processes.”

“Golf is played by striking the ball with the head of the club. The objective of the player is not to swing the club in a specified manner, not to execute a series of complicated movements in a prescribed sequence, not to look pretty while he is doing it, but primarily and essentially to strike the ball with the head of the club so that the ball will perform according to his wishes.”

“The player should feel himself alert, sensitive to impulses and ready to move in either direction. If a man will concentrate on hitting the ball on the line which he thinks is the right one and with a speed which he deems proper he will soon find that he is a much improved putter.”

“The left hand and forearm are responsible for keeping the swing on track and the right hand and forearm is the agent responsible for bringing the movement to a well-timed climax as the ball is struck.”

“The player must always be aware that he must hit through the ball and not merely at it. In so doing, the club-head must be traveling fast when it reaches the ball. We shall always strive for rhythm and make certain that both the backswing and the start downward are made at a leisurely pace.”

“An effective golf swing can be made without rigid adherence to a prescribed routine. There is always room from differences in physical structure and capabilities. Always, emphasize naturalness in your learning processes.”

“The only way to make a golf ball travel is to strike it mightily and with both hands. The golfer must strike strongly with his right hand, but he must first put his hands, both of them, in position to strike in the desired direction.”

“The balance desired is that of the ballet dancer rather than of the flagpole sitter; dynamic rather than static; balance in motion as opposed to a steadfast immobility. The player’s connection with the ground must be positive and secure, but this requirement should not imply that his feet must take root in the turf.”

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