Golf Philosophy

Danny Crowley, Jr., PGA
PGA Teaching • Coaching Professional


Insights  Quotations

Golfers can experience higher levels of learning in golf through studying the thoughts and insights of great minds that often parallel a common philosophy in the game of golf.

To quote Frank ‘Sandy Tatum, Jr’ former USGA President, “When you reflect on the combinations of characteristics that golf demands of those who would presume to play it, it is not surprising that golf has never had a truly great player that was not of extraordinary character.”

The art of learning in golf relies on the student’s cognitive ability to learn through the use of Critical Thinking Skills, specific to golf, for the reconstruction of each mental and physical experience. Studying the thoughts, insights, and reflections of great minds often leads to a higher order of Critical Thinking in learning. Find the relevance of these quotes and insights to the game of golf and experience greater learning and performance in your game of golf. This selection of quotations will change monthly.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The game of golf is surrounded by more misstatements and misconceptions than any other form of human curiosity.
– Alex Morrison

Any number of players have devoted enough thought, time, and practice to become reasonably good, if they had only started out with an accurate conception of what to do.
– Bobby Jones

Golfers are capable of building a correct powerful, repeatable swing, if they go about it intelligently.
– Ben Hogan

The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
– Thomas Edison

Golf is not, on the whole, a game for realists. By its exactitudes and measurements. It invites the attention of perfectionists.
– Heywood Hale Brown Journalist

The description of the experience and the experience are not the same.
– Eben Dennis

If you wish to hide your character, do not play golf.
– Percy Boomer