Gene Littler Quotes

Gene Alec Littler (born July 21, 1930) is an American professional golfer and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Known for a solid temperament and nicknamed "Gene the Machine" for his smooth rhythmical swing, he once said that, "Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of the best misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes."

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Gene Littler


I probably hit the ball as far today as I did 40 years ago. That just shouldn't be.

Gene Littler


It never occurs to Arnold that the ball won't go in the hole, but I'm always surprised when it does.

Gene Littler


Palmer was the big gun as far as getting the tour to where it is today. He was the most charismatic player ever. He did everything the public wanted him to do.

Gene Littler


“I remember it as a narrow course, where you had to hit the ball straight. It was a 'position' course, like those a lot of us old guys grew up on. That's the way I was brought up, learning to hit the ball to Point A before you can hit it to Point B. These days, it's just crunch-crunch.”

Gene Littler


I can't ever remember anyone winning a tournament like that.

Gene Littler


Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of most accurate misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes.

Gene Littler


I don't like all the glory, hand-shaking and general run of things after a tournament.

Gene Littler


“Golf is not a game of great shots. It's a game of the most misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes.”

Gene Littler