1. Golf

Golf is good for your soul. You got so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. Will Rogers

(高爾夫有益於心靈. 因為會讓人氣自己氣到忘了去憎恨對手.)

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenous idleness. William Wordsworth


Golf is deceptively simple yet endlessly complicated. Arnold Palmer

(高爾夫看似單純, 卻是無止盡的複雜.)

Golf is a game of finding what works losing it, and find it again. Ken Venturi

(高爾夫是一種找出解決之道, 然後再失而復得的遊戲.) 

Golf is the "only-est" sports. You're completely along with every conceivable opportunity to defeat yourself. Hale Irwin

(高爾夫是最最獨一無二的運動. 因為是完全獨自地以任何想得到的機會來戰勝自己.)

Golf is a game of endless predicaments. Chi Chi Rodriguez


Golf is like love affair. If you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. Arnold Daly

(高爾夫像是戀愛一場. 若不認真以待則無福可享; 一旦真的全心投入則又落得心碎徹骨.)

2. The pleasure of golf

It's not your life, it's not your wife, it's only a game. Lloyd Mangrum

(既非老命, 也非老婆, 它只是一場遊戲.)

The game is meant to be fun. Jack Nicklaus


What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. Arnold Palmer

(其他人於詩歌或美術館內所發現的, 我卻在一記美好開球的翱翔姿態中找到.)

You're never too old to play golf. If you can walk, you can play. Louise Boros

(打高爾夫永不嫌老. 走得動就打得了.)

Hit the ball and when you find it. Don January

(擊球, 然後找到球後再擊球.)

Keep your sense of your humor. There is enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. Amy Alcoot

(要隨時保有幽默感. 因為在未來的生命中還有多得是的緊迫狀況, 會讓打壞了的幾桿搞砸了本該盡情享受的球局.)

Always keep it fun. If you don't have fun, you'll never grow as a person or player. Tiger Woods

(總要在打高爾夫時保有樂趣. 若是趣味盡失, 則無法成長為人或是球友.)

The constant undying hope for improvment makes golf exquisitely wroth playing. Bernard Darwin


Golf is a great and glorious game. Even those of us who earn our livings at it play it more for the pleasure than for the money. Arnold Palmer

(高爾夫是項既偉大又榮耀的遊戲. 即使我們這些靠打球吃飯的也多是衝著其中的樂趣而非獎金而來.)

It's difficult to excel at something you don't truly enjoy. Jack Nicklaus


Enjoy the game. Happy golf is good golf. Gary Player

 (於高爾夫中盡情享樂吧! 打得快樂才算打得出色.)

3. Good advice

Know your strengths and take advantage of them. Greg Norman


The most successful way to play golf is the easiest way. Harry Vardon


My strategy? Playing safe and within myself. Billy Casper

(至於我的策略嗎? 規避風險並量力而為即是.)

Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot. Sam Snead

(沒人會問你長得怎樣, 而是打了幾桿.)

If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt. Dean Martin

(喝了酒, 就別用一號木開球. 連推桿也別想!)

(譯者註: 借用"酒後不開車"之雙關語.) 

Don't give advice unless you're asked. Amy Alcott

(除非被問及, 否則千萬別給人忠告.)

I always advice people never give advice. P. G. Wodehouse


Only fools live in the past or carry envy into the present. Chi Chi Rodriguez


Visualize winning. Gary Player


4. Attitude

Never tell yourself you can't make a shot. Remember, we are waht we think we are. Gary Player

(千萬別告訴自己打不好這桿. 記住, 自己怎麼認為就會那樣地成為.)

The first thing anybody has to do to be any good at any thing is believe in himself. Gay Brewer


A buoyant, positive approach to the game is as basic as sound swing. Tony Lema

(對高爾夫而言, 無憂無慮又正向積極的態度與良好的揮桿同等重要.)

Be decisive. A wrong decision is generally less disastrous than indecision. Bernhard Langer

(要能果斷. 即使錯誤的決定通常也比猶豫不決所造成的傷害要來得輕.)

Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there is no chance you will. Henry Cotton

(高爾夫攸關信心. 若是自暴自棄的話, 則連門兒都沒有.)

To play well you must feel tranquil and at peace. I have never been troubled by nevers in golf because I felt I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Harry Vardon

(球要打得好, 心中一定得有寧靜與祥和之感. 我從未在打球時受困於緊張的心情, 因為自認不但一無所失還無所不得.)

Some people think they are concentrating when they'er merely worrying. Boddy Jones


Most golfers prepare for disaster. A good golfer prepares for success. Bob Toski

(大多數的球友為應付災難做準備. 而高手卻為獲得成功而準備.)

You need a fantastic memory to remember the great shots and a very short memory to forget the bad ones. Mac O'Grady

(好球要牢記, 壞球快忘記.)

You tend to get impatient with less-than-perfect shots, but you have to remember less-than-perfect shots win Opens. Curtis Strange

(美中不足的球往往令人失去耐性, 但要切記, 美中不足的球卻贏得了大公開賽.)

I don't blame the golf gods for a bad swing. I balme Chi Chi Rodriguez. Chi Chi Rodriguez

(揮桿不佳時我不怨天尤人, 怪只怪我自己.)  

Focus on remedies, not faults. Jack Nicklaus


The greatest single lesson to be learnd from golf is mental discipline. Louise Suggs


What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration, and the will to win. Patty Berg

(冠軍的能耐為何? 不外渴望, 付出, 決心, 專注與求勝的意志.)

To win, you must treat a pressure situation as an opportunity to succeed, not an opportunity to fail. Gardner Dickinson

(要贏球就必須將壓力的處境視為獲得成功, 而非招致失敗, 的機會.)

Don't look for execuses to loose. Look for execuses to win. Chi Chi Rodriguez

(別找藉口輸球. 要找理由贏球.)

A bad attitude is wrose than a bad swing. Payne Stewart


Do your best, one shot at a time and then move on. Remember that golf is just a game. Nancy Lopez

(要盡力而為. 一次打上一桿然後繼續前進. 記住, 高爾夫只是一場遊戲.)

5. Bad situation

Start each hole with an awareness that there may be subtle or mysterious elements waiting to sabotage your game. Robert tTrent Jones, Sr. (譯者按: 已故世界知名球場設計師)


To be consistently effective, you must put a certain distance between yourself and what happen to you on the course. This is not indifference-it's detachment. Sam Snead

(要想穩定持續地發揮功效, 必須將自己與在球場上發生於自己身上的事之間騰出一段距離. 這不叫打迷糊仗-而是超然而不執著.)

One bad shot does not make a losing score. Gay Brewer


As I get older, I try to think of bad things that happen to me on the golf course as "tests". They're not hurdles; they're not bad marks or punishments. They're things I need in my life, things that bring me back to reality. Frank Beard

(隨著年事漸長, 我會試著將球場上所發生不利於己的事視為一項考驗. 既非阻礙, 也非不良紀錄或懲罰. 而是於生命中能使自己回歸現實之所需.)

Recovering from a bad hole can be the difference between success and failure. Gay Brewer


When you're playing poorly, you start thinking too much. That's when you confuse yourself. Greg Norman

(當球打得七零八落時, 就會開始想太多. 這就是自我混淆的時刻.)

My reaction to anything that happens on the golf course is no reaction. There are no birdies or bogeys, no eagles or double bogeys; there are only numbers. If you can learn that, you can play golf. Jim Colbert

(我對於高球場上所發生任何事情的反應就是沒反應. 既無小鳥或柏忌, 也沒老鷹或雙柏忌; 有的只是數目字罷了. 若能有此認知, 就可以打高爾夫了.)

You can talk strategy all you want, but what really matters is resiliency. Hale Irwwin

(隨便你怎麼高談打球策略都行, 但真正關鍵的其實是抗壓力.)

Focus not on the commotion around you, but on the opportunity ahead of you. Arnold Palmer

(別在乎於週遭的喧嚷, 而是專注於前方的機會.)

Take your lies as they come. Take the bad bounces with the good ones. Ben Crenshaw

(照打所遇之球位. 球落地時幸運與不幸的彈跳也都一概接受.)

You are meant to play the ball as it lies, a fact that may to touch on your own objective approach to life. Grantland Rice

(你就是得按照球停下來的球位來擊球, 如同個人面對人生所能持有的適當態度一樣.)

The wrose you're performing, the harder you must work mentally and emotionally. The greatest and toughest art in golf is "playing badly well". All the true greats have been masters at it. Jack Nicklaus

(表現愈糟時, 就得在心理層面與情緒上多費苦心. 最高超與艱深的高球藝術就是打得一蹋糊塗時仍表現得可圈可點. 所有真正的高手都精於此道.)

Make the total effort, even when the odds are against you. Arnold Palmer

(即使情勢不利於己, 還是得要全力以赴.)

A hungry dog hunts best. Lee Trevino

(飢犬狩獵, 斬獲最豐.)

When in trouble, play the shot you know you can play, not the shot you hope you can play. Jack Burke, Jr.

(遭遇麻煩時, 打自己認為有把握的球, 而非自己希望能打出的球.)

A bogey can be like a wake-up call. It can snap you back mentally. Peter Jacobsen


I like the feeling of trying my hardest under pressure. Tiger Woods


Every great player has learned the two Cs: how to concentrate and how to maintain composure. Byron Nelson

(每位了不起的高手都知道兩件C事: 如何專注與保持沉著.)

No matter what happens, keep on hitting the ball. Harry Vardon

(不管發生什麼事, 只要繼續擊球就是.)

6. Sportsmanship and character

Golf is like solitaire. When cheat, you only cheat yourself. Tony Lema

(高爾夫就像是玩單人紙牌. 耍老千也只是在騙自己.)

You might as well praise a man for not robbing a bank as to praise him for playing by the rules. Bobby Jones

(與其讚賞某人遵守規則打球, 還不如稱讚他老兄沒去搶劫銀行.)

Golf puts a man's character on the anvil and his richest qualities-patience, poise, and restrain-to the flame. Billy Casper

(高爾夫將一個人的性格置於鐵鉆上並將其最高貴的品性, 如耐心, 風度與自制等, 置於火中加以淬煉.)

Golf is a game of honor. If you're not playing it any other way, you're not getting the fullest satisfaction from it. Harvey Penick

(高爾夫乃君子之爭. 若非如此, 則無法由其中獲致最大的滿足.)

Eighteen holes of golf will teach you more about your foe than eighteen years of dealing with him across a desk. Grantland Rice


Don't praise your own good shots. Leave that function to your partner who, if a good sport, will not be slow in performing it. Harry Vardon

(不必吹捧自己打出的好球. 這就交給球伴去做就好了. 有風度者不會於此有所遲疑.)

Never needle, harass, or poke fun at a playing partner who's on the edge of despair. Doug Sanders

(切忌挖苦, 騷擾或打趣瀕臨絕望的球伴.)

Win Graciously. Arnold Palmer


Be brave if you lose and meek if you win. Harvey Penick

(輸球還得勇氣十足, 贏球則要虛懷若谷.)

I never rooted against an opponent, but I never rooted for him, either. Arnold Palmer

(我絕不"唱衰"對手, 但也絕不看好對方.)

I never pray that I may win. I just ask for the courage to do my best. Gary Player

(我從不祈禱能贏球. 而只是祈求有盡力而為的勇氣.)

Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character. Arnold Palmer

(高爾夫上的成功較少取決於身體的力氣, 而較仰賴於心智與性格上的力量.)

7. Practice and preparation

Golf is assuredly a mystifying game. It would seem that if a person has hit a golf ball correctly a thousand times, he should be able to duplicate the performance at will. But this is certainly not the case. Bobby Jones

(高爾夫無疑是種令人迷惑的遊戲. 似乎假如某人已能正確地擊球一千次後, 當可隨時展露其技. 然而實際情況當然不是那麼回事.)

You build a golf game like you build a wall, one brick at a time. Tony Lema

(培養球技如同砌牆壁, 一次只用一磚疊上去.)

Don't be too anxious to see good results on the scoreboard until you've absorbed the principles of the golf swing on the practice tee. Louise Suggs

(直到在練習臺上充分瞭解揮桿原理之前, 別太急切地想在計分板上看到佳績.)

Preparation through steady practice is the only honest avenue to achieving your potential. Chi Chi Rodriguez


The harder you work, the luckier you get. Gray Player

(平時愈努力下功夫, 打球時運氣就愈佳.)

The only way to build realistic confidence in yourself is through practice. Sam Snead


Every day you miss playing or practicing is one day longer it takes to be good. Ben Hogan

(一天沒下場打球或練球, 球技就得多花一日才能精進.)

They say "practice makes perfect". Of course, it doesn't. For the vast majority of golfers it merely consolidates imperfection. Henry Longhurst

(人們說"練習造就完美". 事實當然並非如此. 對絕大多數的球友來說, 那僅僅是在強化不完美罷了.)

The most common practice error is to drift aimlessly to the range and start banging balls at random. This isn't practice. This is a waste of time. The wrose thing you can do is practicing your mistakes. Tony Lema

(練習時最常犯的錯誤就是漫無目標地晃到練習場, 然後開始隨意地K球. 這哪叫練習? 這叫虛度光陰. 練習個人所犯的錯誤是件蠻糟糕的事.)

Every golfer has a fault that falls back into repeatly. The trick is learning what that fault is and how to correct. Ken Venturi

(每位球友都會有個履犯的毛病. 訣竅就在於弄清楚錯誤為何及其矯正之道.)

When practicing, use the club that gives you the most trouble, not the one that gives you the most satisfaction. Harry Vardon

(練習時要練那支最令人傷透腦筋的球桿, 而不是最令人感到滿意的那支.)

Don't be too proud to take lessons. I'm not. Jack Nicklaus

(別跩到不找教練上課. 我就不敢.)

Make a game out of  practice. You're still a child at heart. Harvey Penick

(以玩遊戲的方式練球. 在內心裏, 你仍是個孩子.) 



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