Hello and good afternoon golf fans from Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach!
“Ninety percent of the game is half mental.” Yogi Berra may have been talking about baseball, but as any golfer will tell you, the same applies to golf….whatever it means. Many golfers undermine their own success, by becoming too uptight, nervous, and distracted, or by that old negative self-talk such as “I will never be able to sink this putt”. It is said that golf is a game that is played with the body but won in the mind. Would it surprise you if I said that Golf is more of a mental than a physical game.
Berra, who died at 90 late on Tuesday, was one of baseball’s most famous figures, known as much for his memorable quips as for his excellence on the field. But the origin of many of these so-called Yogi-isms is murky — and some he never said at all.
Berra playfully acknowledged the twisted attribution over the decades, characteristically revealing nothing and everything in his responses. (“I might have said ’em, but you never know,” he once said.) In 1998, he published an aptly titled book on the matter, “The Yogi Book: I Really Didn’t Say Everything I Said!”
Here is a sample of his most famous remarks:
“It ain’t over till it’s over.”
“Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.“
“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
“I can’t think and hit at the same time.”
Most of golf’s famous fails occur due to poor decisions, if you want to improve your game above the shoulders, as well as below them, come and see our professionals at Classic Swing Golf School.