Best Arnold Palmer Quotes of All Time

The best Arnold Palmer quotes originated from the player’s incredible social impact on golf, perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals. His humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite sport. Moving from upper-class pastime to a more populist sport accessible to middle and working classes. Palmer was part of “The Big Three” in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. All are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.

Arnold Palmer quotes

Palmer in 1953. The best Arnold Palmer quotes were often made out on the course. By U.S. Coast Guard. Image is in the public domain via Wikimedia.com

Arnold Palmer was renowned for his unrivaled knowledge of the game and for some of the best quotes in sports.

Our Best Arnold Palmer Quotes

“Hit it hard, boy, go find it, and hit it hard again.”

“When I was in college, I thought about becoming an attorney. But I wasn’t smart enough; I hate being cooped up indoors; and I’m too nice a guy.”

“If you don’t like what you’re doing in life, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it.”

“The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.”

“Putting is a fascinating, aggravating, wonderful, terrible and almost incomprehensible part of the game of golf.”

“I feel I’ve never tried a shot that I couldn’t make. I relished the challenges, no matter how difficult, but I also understood the nature of the risk and the value of the risk involved.”

“You think hard enough about hitting the ball in the hole and you tend to actually do it.”

“I think we can all agree that promoting what we used to call “good American values” is something we can and should support. As I have gotten older, I feel this is increasingly important.”

“I know, win or lose, I enjoyed the prospect of giving it my all.”


ARNOLD PALMER is regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won seven major championships: The Masters four times, the U.S. Open once, and the Open Championship twice. “The King” was the first superstar of the sport’s television age and is one of the athletes credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport. Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998 and, in 1974, was one of the original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He passed away in 2016 after completing his final book A LIFE WELL PLAYED: My Stories.

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