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Born: 1939-12-01
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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I'm going to win so much money this year, my caddie will make the top twenty money winner's list.

Tags: Money, Win, Winner

I've played golf with three U.S presidents.

Tags: Golf, Played, Three

I've traveled the world and been about everywhere you can imagine. There's not anything I'm scared of except my wife.

Tags: Except, Scared, Wife

If I could do anything over, I'd have spent more time with my first set of children. I would have taken more quality time with them, for sure.

Tags: Children, Sure, Time

Living in Dallas, I root for the Mavericks and the Stars and the Cowboys, but I've always pulled for the Chicago Cubs. I enjoy watching them play.

Tags: Enjoy, Living, Stars

Michael Jordan was a tremendous basketball player.

Tags: Basketball, Jordan, Player

My point is, there's no sense trying to squeeze something out of your swing if you can let your clubs do the shotmaking for you.

Tags: Point, Sense, Trying

No one who ever had lessons would have a swing like mine.

Tags: Lessons, Mine, Swing

Pressure is playing for ten dollars when you don't have a dime in your pocket.

Tags: Playing, Pressure, Ten

Pressure is when you play for five dollars a hole with only two in your pocket.

Tags: Dollars, Five, Pressure

There are two things that won't last long in this world, and that's dogs chasing cars and pros putting for pars.

Tags: Cars, Last, Won

There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of golf balls.

Tags: Create, Golf, Touch

When it comes to the game of life, I figure I've played the whole course.

Tags: Game, Life, Whole

When you really deep down look at it, we go to bed every night, get up every morning, stay here for 70 or 80 years, and then we die.

Tags: Deep, Morning, Night

When you're poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you.

Tags: Future, Goes, Poor

Yes, I think I have the best swing on the Tour. Why have scores comedown in the last ten years? Partly because they are imitating me.

Tags: Best, Last, Why

You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen.

Tags: Listen, Talk, Won

Chi Chi Rodriguez had as good a pair of hands as anybody I ever saw, and more shots than you can imagine. But Chi Chi had a habit of turning simple shots into difficult ones.

Tags: Difficult, Good, Simple

I believe in reincarnation. In my last life I was a peasant. Next time around, I'd like to be an eagle. Who hasn't dreamed they could fly? They're a protected species, too.

Tags: Last, Life, Time

I have an orthopedic pillow that's made out of a sponge material. I have a plate in my throat, and I have to be careful or I could end up with a bad neck in the morning. That pillow is a must everywhere I go.

Tags: Bad, End, Morning

I love watching Anthony Kim play, but I'm not a fan of the way he grips down a good two inches on his full-swing shots. Choking down lightens the club's swingweight and effectively makes the shaft stiffer.

Tags: Good, Love, Makes

I'm actually a very quiet person off the golf course. I talk 150 miles per hour when I'm at the course, but when in private I very seldom ever open my mouth.

Tags: Actually, Off, Talk

If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren't ready when that fish hits, you can't set the hook.

Tags: Bad, Focus, Getting
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Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn't like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do.

Tags: Enough, Good, Path

Only bad golfers are lucky. They're the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.

Tags: Bad, Funny, Good

The most interesting guy I've ever played with was King Hassan of Morocco. I went over there on a trip in the early 1970s, and the King and I played five holes. I've never been that nervous in my life.

Tags: Early, Guy, Life

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.

Tags: Afraid, God, Storm

In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the fairway and hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron.

Tags: God, Hold, Stand

The older I get the better I used to be!

Tags: Older, Used

My wife doesn't care what I do when I'm away, as long as I don't have a good time.

Tags: Care, Good, Time

One of the nice things about the Senior Tour is that we can take a cart and cooler. If your game is not going well, you can always have a picnic.

Tags: Game, Nice, Tour

A hungry dog hunts best.

Tags: Best, Dog, Hungry

I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.

Tags: Four, Hit, Scared

Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn't care, either.

Tags: Against, Care, Nobody

How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.

Tags: Beat, Lightning, Twice

I met Jesse Owens once. He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances.

Tags: Individual, Once, Respect

You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.

Tags: Money, Sports, Work

My divorce came to me as a complete surprise. That's what happens when you haven't been home in eighteen years.

Tags: Divorce, Happens, Home

All my life I had a rapport with black caddies.

Tags: Black, Life, Rapport

Golf isn't just my business, it's my hobby.

Tags: Business, Golf, Hobby

I adore the game of golf. I won't ever retire.

Tags: Game, Golf, Won

I keep lot of my opinions to myself.

Tags: Keep, Opinions

I never think of yesterday. Can't do anything about it.

Tags: Yesterday

I'm not out there just to be dancing around. I expect to win every time I tee up.

Tags: Expect, Time, Win

Putts get real difficult the day they hand out the money.

Tags: Difficult, Money, Real

His nerve, his memory, and I can't remember the third thing.

Tags: Memory, Remember, Third

I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.

Tags: Age, Serious, Until

I stay away from the telephone if at all possible.

Tags: Away, Possible, Stay

I still sweat. My guts are still grinding out there. Sometimes I have enough cotton in my mouth to knit a sweater.

Tags: Enough, Mouth, Sometimes

I think a lot of Jim Thorpe, the Olympian, and his accomplishments.

Tags: Jim, Olympian, Thorpe

I use an Arnold Palmer putter that was probably built back in 1954.

Tags: Arnold, Built, Palmer
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