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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Gary Player on inspiration, golf, hope, luck, time, game, win, success, failure, luckier, work, life and human.

28 Inspiring Quotes By Gary Player That You Can’t Afford To Miss

Quick Facts

Famous As: South African golfer

Born On: November 1, 1935

Born In: Johannesburg, South Africa

Founder / Co Founder: Gary Player Design

The famous South African golfer Gary Player is counted among the best players the nation has ever had. He started playing Golf at an early age of 14 and was included in the professional circuit within few years. He has carved a very successful career which lasted for as long as six decades. All through his career, Gary has won nine major championships on a regular tour and six major champions tour victories. He has been the only non-American to win all four majors popularly known as the career ‘Grand Slam’. He has altogether won 165 tournaments globally and was induced in the ‘Golf Hall of Fame’ in 1974. He has traveled around 25 million kilometers and continues to hold the position of the most traveled athlete in the world. Apart from this he is also a reputed ‘Golf Course Architect’ and has contributed to more than 325 projects globally. This legendary player is also a philanthropist and he runs an organization called ‘The Player Foundation’ which aims at providing basic necessities to underprivileged children. The eloquent and well-spoken golf champion is idolized for his thoughts and wisdom pertaining to his game and life. We bring to you the thoughts and quotes by Gary player where he tends to teach some important lessons of life through the perspective of a golfer.
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Simply by making the effort to start something, you will be miles ahead of almost everyone else.

Gary Player

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Gary Player

You must work very hard to become a natural golfer.

Gary Player

As we all know... golf is a puzzle without an answer.

Gary Player

The harder I practice, the luckier I get.

Gary Player

I've traveled more than any human being who's ever lived.

Gary Player

Golf is a puzzle without an answer. I've played the game for 40 years and I still haven't the slightest idea how to play.

Gary Player

If there's a golf course in heaven, I hope it's like Augusta National. I just don't want an early tee time.

Gary Player

The more I practice, the luckier I get.

Gary Player

If you think your hands are more important in your golf swing than your legs, try walking a hole on your hands.

Gary Player

We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts.

Gary Player

A strong mind is one of the key components that separates the great from the good.

Gary Player

It's a marriage. If I had to choose between my wife and my putter, well, I'd miss her.

Gary Player

I am a South African, a nation which is the result of an African graft on European stock and which is the product of its instinct and ability to maintain civilized values and standards amongst the aliens'.

Gary Player

When travelling, I make a point of eating a proper diet no matter where I am in the world. It is getting much easier to eat a vegetarian or vegan based diet.

Gary Player

I've studied golf for almost 50 years now and know a hell of a lot about nothing.

Gary Player

The player who expects a lesson to 'take' without subsequent practice just isn't being honest with himself or fair to his professional.

Gary Player

There is absolutely nothing humorous at the Masters. Here, small dogs do not bark and babies do not cry.

Gary Player

Enjoy the game. Happy golf is good golf.

Gary Player

That loss was to breed an independence, a toughness of spirit, and an awareness of adversity and discipline that have never left me,.

Gary Player

Wind is part of the British Open. It is an examination and it took me a long time to pass the examination. Eighty per cent of the fellows out there have not passed the test.

Gary Player

The ideal build for a golfer would be strong hands, big forearms, thin neck, big thighs and a flat chest. He'd look like Popeye.

Gary Player

Perhaps the most important thing I can tell you about equipment is to experiment and keep an open mind.

Gary Player

I got so strong I felt like a giant.....When I stood on the tee with Arnold and Jack, I was tiny compared to them. But I never believed they were bigger than me. So the mind is so fascinating.

Gary Player

I am tired of all these golfers who are happy with second place. The only one who will like you if you come in second place is your wife and your dog. And that is only if you have a good wife and a good dog.

Gary Player

If you are going to keep company with me, don't embarrass me.

Gary Player

To succeed in life one must have determination and must be prepared to suffer during the process. If one isn't prepared to suffer during adversities, I don't really see how he can be successful.

Gary Player

The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.

Gary Player