Friday, January 13, 2017
Because Pap didn't allow the members to practice chipping and putting on the greens, he certainly wasn't going to let me do it, which is one reason why my short game was rather weak in my early amateur days. On the other hand, I tended to be perfectly comfortable hitting shots from places where no other golfer ever wanted to be. It turned out to be an important lesson about the game: you've got to learn to live with trouble, and you've got to learn how to get out of it. In golf, as in life, you get some good breaks and some bad breaks, but if you're going to depend on the breaks always going your way, you're in for a surprise.
-Arnold Palmer, A Life Well Played: My Stories