Walter Hagen, fully Sir Walter Charles Hagen

Walter
Hagen, fully Sir Walter Charles Hagen
1892
1969

American Professional Golfer

Author Quotes

Here Eddie, hold the flag while I putt out. [Walter Hagen to the Prince of Wales]

It is the addition of strangeness to beauty that constitutes the romantic character in art.

Make the hard ones look easy and the easy ones look hard.

Miss a putt for $2,000? Not likely!

My dear, did you ever stop to think what a wonderful bunker you would make?

No one remembers who came in second.

Now what you have to understand Bobby is that three bad shots and one good shot still make par. You see, golf is the game of recovery.

That's the easiest 69 I ever made.

There is no tragedy in missing a putt, no matter how short. All have erred in this respect.

They called it golf because all the other four letter words were taken.

WALTER HAGEN: Tell me Bobby why do you play this game? ROBERT TYRE JONES, JR.: I play because I love it.

You don't have the game you played last year or last week. You only have today's game. It may be far from your best, but that's all you've got. Harden your heart and make the best of it.

You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.

Author Picture
First Name
Walter
Last Name
Hagen, fully Sir Walter Charles Hagen
Birth Date
1892
Death Date
1969
Bio

American Professional Golfer